KCC offering Robot Soccer, BattleBots summer camps for youth in July

Youth robotics campers prepare robots for a "sumo" battle on a round board during a KCC Robotics Camp at the RMTC.

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Kellogg Community College is offering two brand-new unique robotics camps for youth ages 8 to 12 in July.

KCC’s Ball in Play! Robot Soccer Challenge and BattleBots robotics camps will run from Monday, July 10, through Thursday, July 13, at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus, 450 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek. Details about each camp follow.

Ball in Play! Robot Soccer Challenge
8:30 a.m. to noon July 10-13
Cost: $99

Robots can do just about anything, including play soccer! In this camp, students will learn how to build robots that are quick, nimble and durable in order to outplay their opponents and score the winning goal. Using VEX robotic kits, the first part of the week will be focused on the engineering and design aspects of creating soccer-playing robots. The week will conclude with tournament play, during which each student will control their bot as it competes against other teams to kick, score and win!

12:30 to 4 p.m. July 10-13
Cost: $99

What kind of robot does it take to withstand intense competition in the ring? Should it be indestructible? Fast? Nimble? Super strong? In BattleBots camp, students will answer those questions by learning to design and build robots that are up to the challenge of a BattleBots competition. Using Lego NXT kits, students will spend the week preparing and testing their robot. The camp will end with a grand battle to crown the champion that has outlasted all the others. There can be only one!

Individuals signing up for both camps can register at a reduced rate of $175; students signing up for the full day of camps should bring a lunch to each in a supervised lunch area on campus from noon to 12:30 p.m. Space in each program is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Registration is open until July 3 or until the camps are full and can be completed entirely online at www.kccbruinyouth.com. In addition to the option of registering online, participants can register:

  • By phone by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 and registering with a credit or debit card.
  • 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.

KCC’s Bruin Youth Programming, administered through the College’s Lifelong Learning Department, was launched last year to expand the College’s regular offerings of sports camps and Bruin Bots robotics initiatives held throughout the year on campuses in Battle Creek, serving kids from first grade through high school.

For more information about Bruin Youth Programming at KCC, contact KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at ll-info@kellogg.edu or call 269-965-4134.

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