KCC offering Spring Break Robotics Camps for 3rd-5th graders in April

Two young boys and a girl work with a robot during a youth robotics camp at KCC's RMTC.

Parents: Click here for the 2017 Spring Break Robotics Camps Registration Form!

Kellogg Community College is offering a pair of Spring Break Robotics Camps in April for youth in third through fifth grades.

Both camps will be held at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center, 405 Hill Brady Road, in Battle Creek. The cost for each camp is $119, though campers may attend both camps for a total reduced rated of $199.

Campers attending both camps should bring their own lunch. Space in each camp is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Camps include:

Sumo-Bots: The Ultimate Battle!
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, April 3-6

Back by popular demand, this high-energy and exciting robotics camp is now offered for our younger future engineers. Under the direction of KCC’s Bruin Bots coach, students will work together using Lego NXT kits to design robots that are sturdy, nimble and strong enough to push their opponents out of the ring. Teams will spend the first part of the week learning about and designing their robot, then program it to use sensors to drive autonomously inside the ring as they start their battle! The week will end with a competition where students can show off their warriors and battle to the end. May the best bot win!

Speed Racer Experience: So Fast and Furious!
1-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, April 3-6

In this camp, students will learn to design Lego NXT drag racers that not only look cool but are engineered to withstand the inevitable crashes and obstacles they will meet on their way to the finish line. Being fast isn’t enough; to be a good engineer you need to be able to build creations that both perform well and are structurally sound. Before Speed Racer is ready to peel out, students will need to understand gear ratios, aspects of structural design and NXT brick programming options that will best help them win the day! The camp will end with elimination drag races between teams until only one is left as the checkered flag is waved. On your mark, get set – go built a bot!


Registration forms for KCC’s 2017 Spring Break Robotics Camps are available online at www.kellogg.edu/camps. Registration is open until the beginning of each camp and can be completed:

  • By mail by completing a camp registration form and waiver of liability and mailing the forms with payment to Lifelong Learning, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, MI. 49017.
  • By phone by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 and registering with a credit or debit card.
  • By fax by sending the completed forms to 269-565-2129.
  • In person at the Lifelong Learning office in room 102 of the Ohm Information Technology Center on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek.

For more information about youth robotics programming opportunities for students, adults and community partners at KCC, contact KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at ll-info@kellogg.edu.

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