Summer Robotics Camp Accommodated at Harvard University
Harvard Campus Experience!
Classes will be held at: Harvard University*
Residential Students will stay at: Harvard Square
July 15– July 27, 2019 (see calendar below for details please)
* Tentative Dates. Dates might change within July 2019. Exact dates to be finalized and published on this page in October. Please contact us for more information.
Recommended Grade Levels: 4th-8th
Please see our faculty page for our instructors. Our Robotics Camp instructors will be some of the instructors listed on our faculty page or other outstanding teachers with similar credentials.
What Will the Students Learn at our Summer Robotics camp?
NASA’s Mars Rover
- Students will build a replica of NASA’s Mars Rover and test its movements.
- Students will create and test a circuit containing a power source, inputs, outputs and wires, construct a prototype of a self-driving vehicle.
- Systematically categorize the energy of the car for different settings of the slide dimmer by adding a Number Bit in VALUE or VOLTS mode to the circuit.
- Test their prototypes and make improvement, self-assess their work based on the outlined success criteria and constraints.
- Conclude the activity with a class “car show” to allow students to explain and show off the best features of their designs.
LEGO Robotics Topics Covered
- Moving Straight
- Sequences of Commands,
- Block Settings
- Downloading and Running Programs
- Move Steering Block
- Turning Turning
- Types of Turns
- Move Steering vs. Move Tank Block
- Move Until Touch
- Wait For Block
- Touch Sensor
- Move Until Behaviors
- Move Until Near
- Ultrasonic Sensor
- Turn for Angle
- Gyro Sensor
- Compensating for Sensor Error
- Move until Color
- Color Sensor
- Patterns of Behavior
- Conditional Reasoning
- Obstacle Detection Behavior,
- Repeated Decisions Pattern
- Line Follower
- Line Following (a Repeated Decisions Pattern Behavior)
- Final Challenge
- Cumulative Application of Skills and Knowledge
Guest Lectures by Harvard, MIT Researchers
The guest lectures will be held at the 250-year old courtroom at Harvard University on the first day of the camp.
Learn how to get accepted to top colleges from students who currently attend Harvard, MIT and other top colleges.
Harvard, MIT Campus Tours and Lab Visits
Harvard and MIT Campus Tours and laboratory visits are scheduled each year.
We will visit the historical places to see first-hand where the United States was founded and learn about its history. Walk along The Freedom Trail, try many tastes at Quincy Market, when tired of walking hop on a Duck Tour and take a walk along Charles River. Feel smarter (pronounced SMAHTAH) at Harvard Square, join sessions at Harvard and MIT.
Schedule of Activities
|Sun, July 14||Residential and Int. Students Arrive||Orientation, Time at Harvard Square|
|Mon, July 15||Opening, Guest Lecture||Robotics Classes|
|Tue, July 16||Robotics Classes||Robotics Classes|
|Wed, July 17||Robotics Classes||Robotics Classes|
|Thu, July 18||Harvard Campus Tour||Robotics Classes|
|Fri, July 19||Robotics Classes||Robotics Classes|
|Sat, July 20||Robotics Classes||Robotics Classes|
|Sun, July 21||Students’ Forum||Trip: Historical Sites|
|Mon, July 22||Robotics Classes||Robotics Classes|
|Tue, July 23||Robotics Classes||Robotics Classes|
|Wed, July 24||Robotics Classes||Robotics Classes|
|Thu, July 25||Robotics Classes||MIT Campus Tour|
|Fri, July 26||Robotics Classes||Robotics Classes|
|Sat, July 27||Final Project||Award Ceremony|
|Sun, July 28||Domestic Residential Students Depart||Academic Counseling and Study Planning|
|Mon, July 29||Trip to Quincy Market||Trip to Cambridge Galleria|
|Tue, July 30||International Students Depart|
* Domestic residential and international students who will be staying with us overnight at our Summer Robotics camp are expected to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport or at the camp site between 7 am – 7 pm on July 14th. For tuition and fees, please see below.
|7:15 am – 8:15 am||Breakfast||Residential Students Only|
|8:15 am – 8:45 am||Day students arrive|
|9:00 am – 12:15 pm||Morning classes|
|12:15 pm – 1:15 pm||Lunch and Activity time||Conversation with teachers/counselors|
|1:15 pm – 4:30 pm||Afternoon classes|
|4:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Day students depart|
|5:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Free time||Residential Students Only*|
|6:00 pm – 7:15 pm||Dinner||Residential Students Only*|
|7:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Study Time||Residential Students Only*|
|9:30 pm – 10:30 pm||Free Time||Residential Students Only|
|10:45 pm||Lights Out||Residential Students Only|
*Day students who wish to attend supervised evening recreational and academic activities at the residential program may do so for an additional fee. The cost will be $200 (including dinner and all activities).
Activities in Morning and Afternoon Sessions
Morning Sessions: Introduction of Topics and Samples
Afternoon Sessions: Guided Practice and Student Projects
Bus Service for Day Students
We offer bus transportation to our camp site if enough number of students sign up for our Summer Math Camp as day students from the cities listed below. Extra charge will apply and space is limited.
For day students, we provide buses from the following cities: Acton, Lexington, Weston, and Newton
Domestic residential and international students who will be staying with us overnight at our summer math camp are expected to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport or at the camp site between 7 am – 7 pm on the corresponding dates above. For tuition and fees, please see below.
Tuitions and Deadlines
Deposit: A $250 non-refundable deposit will be requested at the time of registration if the student is admitted. The remaining balance will be due April 30th.
|Tuition Type||Deadline||Day Student||Residential Student|
|Super Early Bird||November 1st||$1,750||$3,910|
|Early Registration||April 1st||$1,975||$4,450|
|Regular Registration||June 1st||$2,150||$4,700|
|Late Registration||July 14th||$2,350||$4,950|
Residential Tuition covers classes & activities, accommodation, meals and in-camp transportation.
International Students’ Fee: Additional $585.
Airport Pickup/Dropoff fee: $120
Lunch Fee for Day Students: $240 (Day Students might choose to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at Harvard University.)
You can save up to $790 by registering early!
Summer Robotics Camp Admission and Placement
Please choose your desired course below and apply. Please provide as much detailed information on the student’s background as possible:
* Background Information (not required for returning students): Please provide the student’s background. Please include student’s academic achievements, competition experience, any Honors or AP Courses taken, any year-round or summer advanced courses/camps that the student has participated in.
* Letter of Recommendation(s) from a teacher/advisor/counselor (not required for returning students): Please have your teacher/advisor/counselor email his/her letter of recommendation to email@example.com.
We will get back to you with an admission decision and payment details if the student is admitted. All students will take a placement test in the morning of the first instructional day and assigned to their appropriate groups. We continuously monitor our students’ progress and make adjustments to their assignments when necessary. If you would like to discuss your child’s placement, please do not hesitate to give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Robotics Camp Application
* Subject to agreement with Harvard University. Camp place, dates and times will be finalized after the agreement is signed with Harvard University. This event is not owned, controlled, supervised or sponsored by Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.