KCC offers Lego engineering, robotics camps over spring break

Participants watch robots battle during a Lego Robotics camp held last summer at the RMTC.

Participants watch robots battle during a Lego Robotics camp held last summer at the RMTC.

Are your school-aged children looking for something fun and scientific to do over spring break in Battle Creek? A pair of youth day camps at Kellogg Community College might be the answer.

KCC’s Lifelong Learning Program is offering “The World of Lego Engineering” and “The World of Lego Robotics” April 1-4 for students in sixth, seventh or eighth grade. The camps are designed to build on the success of KCC’s youth robotics programs and stimulate even more creativity, imagination and the use of Lego structures and robots.

“At our engineering and robotics camps, students will not only have a great time, but they will also learn a lot about robotics planning and design as well as engineering principles,” said Kim Andrews-Bingham, program coordinator for Lifelong Learning. “KCC is working to continually grow opportunities for local youth to be engaged in learning experiences that connect them to a whole new world of science, technology, engineering and math.”

“The World of Lego Engineering,” which focuses on the building of complex Lego structures, is Monday through Thursday, April 1-4, from 8 a.m. to noon at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center, 405 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek.

“The World of Lego Robotics,” which focuses on the construction and use of robots, is April 1-4 from 1 to 4 p.m., also at the RMTC.

Classes are $125 apiece or $229 for both. Lunch is not provided, but a supervised eating area will be available from noon to 1 p.m. each day.

“These camps will be really hands-on, but it doesn’t matter what a student’s level of experience is with Lego robotics,” said Robb Cohoon, coach of the KCC Bruin Bots. “We plan to use different kits and materials to meet students where they are. We’re going to make sure everyone has a great time and walks away with some new knowledge and skills.”

For more information, contact Kim Andrews-Bingham at andrewsk@kellogg.edu or 269-565-2802.

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