Vector Space is excited to partner with Randolph College for their annual computer programming and robotics camp. This year students will spend time at both Randolph College and Vector Space. As always, the camp will be lead by Katrin Schenk, PhD and Associate Professor of Physics at Randolph College. Katrin will be assisted by a YMCA counselor and a Vector Space instructor.
TC3 Kids is a week-long introduction to computer programming and robotics for rising 3rd through rising 8th grade students. Kids will learn the basics of computer programming, computer science and robotics through fun, collaborative and creative activities. The goal is to enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to engage their interest in the relevance of technology in their future academic and career plans. Campers will also get some outside recreation to show the necessity for balance within our highly technical society. No experience with computer programming or computer science is necessary! All levels welcome!
New this year: campers will be spending 1-2 days at Vector Space exploring electronics, computers, and robotics at the makerspace. Vector Space is a makerspace and community workshop with the mission to build an open and collaborative community that fosters innovation, creativity, and the pursuit of science based knowledge.
TC3 Kids Daily Schedule: Every day between Monday 6/25/2018 and Friday 6/29/2018
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Parents may drop off children anytime within this window. There will be Legos and many other educational games available for play.
9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Highly interactive, hands-on computer science and coding coursework.
12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch Each day we have a guest speaker during lunch. These speakers include local engineers and scientists, representatives from Lynchburg City Economic Development Office, and the Future Focus Foundation. These talks will be on topics such as "What is an Engineer?" and "Which Careers use Robots?"
1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m. Outdoor play/activities in gym or active games outside.
1:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Robotics programming activity.
4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Legos and games Note: Children will also be allowed to work on their robotics and/or coding projects during this time.