Course Description:

Using the latest release, VEX IQ Robotics System, students will be taught foundational building and programming concepts as well as, the importance of the Engineering/Iterative Design Process with problem-solving for specific mission challenges. Working in teams of two, students will build and program smart robots, including navigation and manipulation, using the different Sensors and Motors with programming in graphical RobotC. Students will also learn about basics of Gear Systems as well as effective Chassis and Attachment design concepts, how to test the functionality of their robots, problem-solve, etc.

In addition, the VEX IQ Robotics System provides for team driver/remote control navigation with a strong emphasis on structural & mechanical engineering design and performance. Incorporating actual competition requirements, student teams will also be encouraged to strategically collaborate – in real time – throughout their assigned team alliance matches.

Since students will be working in teams of two, campers may wish to enroll with a friend, relative, or VEX IQ Robotics teammate to specifically partner with. If this is the case, please note the requested partnership on the (required) Learning Styles Inventory Form posted below – thank you!

If your camper is entering Grade 4 in the Fall AND has been accepted to compete on a specific VEX IQ Robotics Team utilizing the VEX IQ Robotics System, please contact for consideration of being granted a “g!rade level enrollment exception.”


Designed for students, entering Grades 5 thru 8, who perform well in school with no behavioral concerns that could impact his/her ability to participate in an academically rigorous course requiring application of high-level computer programming and problem-solving skills, sustained attention to detail with completing specific assignments and project challenges, along with effective student collaboration & teamwork with innovating solutions to the problems they are posed.


VEX IQ Camp Procedures

REQUIRED FORMS – Please complete & return after registering your camper:

AUTH AND REL _AC – Be sure to do a SAVE AS prior to filling in!

LS_VEX_IQ – Be sure to do a SAVE AS prior to filling in!




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