Frequently Asked Questions

General

Do I need a PayPal account to register?

No, you canregister without one by clicking on the “Pay with Credit Card or Visa Debit” button near the bottom of the payment screen. After entering your payment information, you will have the option of creating a PayPal account, but this is also optional. No PayPal accounts are necessary to register, nor do you have to create one after registering.

What is the age limit for Bot Camp participants?

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.

What is the cancellation, refund and change policy?

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 info@bot-camp.com. Additional costs may be charged to your account where applicable.

Summer Camps

When are the session dates?

Bot Camp summer camps run during the months of July and August. The sessions vary based on location. Please click Register at the top of the page, and select a location to view available session dates.

What are the summer camp hours?

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.

What are the drop-off and pick-up times?

Bot Camp staff will be on hand to greet you on your first day of camp. You may drop your children off as early as 8:00 am and pick them up as late as 4:00 pm.

What is the instructor to student ratio?

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.

What is the maximum number of students per session?

Summer camp sessions are limited to a maximum of only 16 students.

What is the ratio of students to robotics kits?

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.

What should students bring?
  • 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
What if we lose an item at Bot Camp?

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.

What if students require special medication?

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.

Are visitors or parents permitted in the robotics lab?

Visitors and parents are not permitted in the lab during instructional time. Students are permitted to invite their parents into the lab after 3:30pm, during the pick-up period, to show them what the students have created.

Will students get physical activity during the day?

There are three breaks structured in to the daily summer camp schedule, all of which include a supervised, organized, full-participation outdoor game of ultimate frisbee or other activity. The games are extremely friendly, and are catered to all skill levels by our instructors. Participants are expected to get up and exercise multiple times throughout the day by participating in these games.

Can students register for multiple sessions?

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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