Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is the age limit for Bot Camp participants?

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.

For Workshops:

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.

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.

Day Camps

When are the session dates?

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.

What are the day 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?

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

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 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.

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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