Camp Newaygo will once again play host to our annual Summer Camp. This is our sixth year running a camp focused on the current year VEX EDR Challenge. The camp, which has been run by RoboDawg head coaches Mike Evele and Doug Hepfer for seven consecutive years, will run from Sunday, August 4 through Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Camp details are below. Capacity is limited – to register, use this link:
This year’s camp will be back in the main lodge at Camp Newaygo, and all campers will stay in air-conditioned bunk rooms with full access to indoor restroom and shower facilities. Our build and competition space will be in the new Leadership Lodge. Campers will spend time each day in outdoor camp activities.
This camp will be all about the bots. Working in small teams, students will use the VEX® Robotics Design System to compete in fun daily challenges based on the 2019-2020 VEX Challenge. The VEX® Robotics Design System is both user-friendly and powerful. It’s the same system used in major regional and national robotics competitions, as well as in many high school and university-level robotics classes.
Campers will use the VEX® Robotics Design System to build a frame and base, interchange wheels and treads, create geared armatures and engineer wiring. Your team’s bot will have to adapt to compete in autonomous and user-piloted challenges based on the 2019-2010 VEX Challenge. This camp will require that participants design and build complex mechanical devices, and that they complete programming. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about building with complex robotic sensors, advanced robot arms, and geared drive trains. At the end of the camp, students will have a fully-developed strategy for the VEX Challenge announced in April, 2019, and they will have experience with the mechanical and programming concepts required to build a highly competitive robot.
The youngest students accepted into the camp will be entering 7th grade in the fall, and the oldest camp attendees will start their freshman year of college in the fall.