Frequently Asked Questions
For Camps and Teams:
Participants must be aged 10-14 at some point during same calendar year as the Bot Camp session. It is possible for students to be 9 or 15 during the Bot Camp session provided that they were, or will be 10-14 at some time during the same calendar year.
Participants must be aged 10 years or up at some point during same calendar year as the Bot Camp workshop. Bot Camp instructors will endeavour to pair students in appropriate age groups, or have them work independently if this is not possible.
No refunds will be issued for cancellation or camp days missed for any reason. Program changes can be accommodated if space is available, by contacting Bot Camp at [email protected]. Additional costs may be charged to your account where applicable.
Bot Camp day camps run during the months of March, July and August. The sessions vary based on location. Please click the Schedule button at the top of the page, to view available session dates.
Instruction begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 3:30 pm Monday to Friday, including an hour for lunch, snacks and physical activities breaks.
You may drop your children off at our lab as early as 8:30 am and pick them up as late as 4:00 pm.
Alternatively, our building has a lobby with security staff where students can wait. Security staff is available during the following times:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Summer camps are staffed with a maximum student to instructor of 4 to 1, giving your child the advantage of personal instructor attention and a small camp size.
Summer camp sessions are limited to a maximum of only 16 students.
Students will work in pairs to build robots. Each pair of students will be provided with at minimum one VEX IQ Super Kit and one VEX IQ Competition kit , plus much more.
- Running shoes for safety and comfort (not sandals)
- A filled water bottle (labelled with participant’s name)
- Nutritious snacks and lunch (nut-free)
- Electronic devices are permitted to be used before and after camp hours only
Please remember to label personal items for easy student identification. A lost & found box will be located at Bot Camp. Bot Camp does not assume responsibility for damages or loss to personal items. Please do not bring valuables to Bot Camp.
In most cases, Bot Camp staff are not professional nurses or doctors, and have not been trained in medicine. Students needing injections (insulin, hormones, etc.) will be required to self-administer their medication.
Visitors and parents are permitted in the waiting area during instructional time, but are not allowed in the laboratory area. A video feed of the competition fields is available for parents to view the robots from the waiting area.
Yes, absolutely! We cannot possibly teach everything there is to know about robotics in only 5 days. Students wishing to return for multiple sessions are encouraged to do so, and our instructors will teach them progressively higher level skills each time.
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