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EDMO Robotics Club (ERC)
Grades: 5 - 8

Explore the world of robotics and join the EDMO™ Robotics Club!  In this two-week integrated tech/maker program, campers will learn how to connect sensors, motors and LED’s to a microcontroller, and then program it to make a movable robot!  Working in the popular Arduino programming language, campers will learn the fundamentals of computer science, including like functions, variables, loops, and conditionals, in order to bring their mechanical marvels to life.  Construct a robot that plays a guitar. Design a car or truck that transports material across the classroom. Build an animated art installation. Or create a totally original robotic invention. In the EDMO™ Robotics Club, the possibilities are endless!

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Collaboration, Creativity, Problem Solving, Responsibility, Initiative. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method™.

Fun Fact. In 2018, there was a 30% increase in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills developed for those who attended two weeks of Camp EDMO™ and a 39% increase for returning EDMO™ families over new families!

Please note that video footage of the robotics showcase that takes place at the end of the camp week will be accessible via a Dropbox link, which will be shared after the final day of camp.  Please note that this is an experiential program and campers will be working in teams using a reusable robotics kit.

Sample Projects

Make the Connections

Make the Connections

Campers will connect servos, various kinds of motors including a vibrating motor, single crankshaft motor and dual crankshaft motor, LED’s and sensors to a microcontroller.

Campers will learn about the purpose and features of the Arduino microcontroller, as well as the various input and output components that go into constructing their robots.

Program Your Bot

Program Your Bot

Once all of their hardware components are connected, campers will dive into their robot’s coding environment to define how their robot will act and react.

Using the “drag and drop” Arduino coding environment called ArduBlock, campers will learn fundamental computer science concepts such as functions, variables, loops, and conditionals.

Build Your Custom Bot

Build Your Custom Bot

After we’ve covered the basics of hardware and software, campers will decide on a complex task for their robot to tackle and spend the second week of camp designing and tinkering with their creations.

Campers will learn how to work in collaborative teams to solve a problem as they work their way through the engineering design process.

Sample Schedule

  • A Day in the Life...

Some kids thrive on routines and harmony. Others not so much. Good news! We’ve found the secret recipe that works for all EDMO campers!

Day/Time Click Each Activity Below to Learn More
8:00-9:00AM AM Program

During our EDMO Pro AM Program, campers will have time in the “Hang Time” room with access to music, games, computers, and maker supplies.  The AM Program allows campers time to engage and wake up for the day.

8:50-9:00AM Drop-Off

Be greeted by name or a high five by a professional staff member…dressed in a mermaid costume or a Viking hat. In a hurry? Pull up and we’ll open the door for you. In no rush? Park your car, come right in and shake your counselor’s fin.

9:00-9:30AM Opening Huddle

Your morning Huddle will get your gears spinning and your thoughts pumping.  Get to know your fellow campers and jump start the day with games, high fives and jokes.

9:30-10:30AM Lab 1

During this enrichment lab time, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers delve into the weekly subject, learn new skills and design and create weekly projects.

10:30-10:45AM Snack

Active minds lead to hungry bellies! Don’t forget to pack a healthy snack for your camper every morning…with no nuts of course! Remember: If you ordered a delicious lunch you automatically receive a healthy morning snack!

10:45-11:15AM Real Time

Each day EDMO Pro campers will have 20-30 minutes of team and leadership building.

11:15AM-12:15PM Lab 2

During this enrichment lab time, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers delve into the weekly subject, learn new skills and design and create weekly projects.

12:15-12:45PM Lunch

Lunch available at your location?  It’s a snap to add a delicious lunch each day! Just click/check the lunch box on your enrollment form and a quality lunch will be delivered to camp daily. Packing you own lunch? Please just do not bring any products that contain: cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts or heaven forbid, the “Mother of All Nut Allergies”—the peanut.

12:45-1:20PM Hang Time

Each day EDMO Pro campers will have 20-30 minutes of free choice time. EDMO Pro campers can spend time outside playing games and will also be able to spend time in the “Hang Time” room with access to music, games, computers, and maker supplies.  

1:20-2:40PM Lab 3

During this enrichment lab time, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers delve into the weekly subject, learn new skills and design and create weekly projects.

2:40-3:00PM Closing Huddle

Closing Huddle is your daily wrap up!  This is the part of the day when you can really let your campy side out with songs, skits and improv! Make sure you save all of your projects before you’re rolling on the floor laughing! #roll

3:00-3:15PM Pick-Up

Have your camper check themselves out and/or pull up or walk up, whichever you fancy. Either way we’ll make a point to let you know something special about your child’s day. Look out for our daily email from the Camp Director detailing the activities at your camp location, along with a reminder to visit EDMO At Home to see what to look forward to tomorrow and suggested activities, books, websites, museum exhibitions, and more ways to keep the curiosity going.

3:15-6:00PM PM Extended Day, PM Snack & Free Play

Need a little more time in your day? Our PM Extended Day Program is a great option. While you’re away, campers can enjoy a little more free time with each other and staff. They’ll also have the option to spend time in the “Hang Time” room with access to music, games, computers, and maker supplies. PM Extended Day goes from 3 PM – 6 PM but parents can pick up whenever works for them…but no later than 6 PM please! Our staff needs to get home too.

“My daughter loves EDMO. I can't express it enough. She wants to be the first one there and the last one to get picked up . She brags about the counselors and all the creative things they do daily. I don't know how this camp is different from others but however you all train your counselors and come up with creative things for these children, continue it! ”
– 5th Grade, Berkeley Parent