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.

ANNOUNCING: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR Female Students, entering grade 6, 7, or 8

Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners from Honeoye Falls-Lima MS and Penfield MS!

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Summer Camps is now OPEN!

Our Summer 2017 Camp Sessions for this specific course are posted below. Since our summer courses typically fill up and close out quickly, contact to be WAIT-LISTED in the event your child is closed out of any of our camp sessions.

NOTE: This course now requires an application process as well as program acceptance PRIOR to registering.

TO APPLY for Admission into this course: click directly on a specific Camp Session below:

AC Session #1 June 26 – June 30 – SESSION FILLED!
AC Session #6 July 31 – Aug 4 – session filling up fast!

Location: Allendale Columbia School, 519 Allens Creek Road, Rochester
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages: Students Entering Grades 5 – 8, Fall 2017
Cost: $225.00

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!

For an optional, full-day camp experience, campers can bring their lunch and register for the Supervised Lunch Program along with, registering for other exciting afternoon and full day camp programs as well as, Before & After Care Programs offered through the Allendale Columbia School Summer Camp Programs.

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