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About Robotics Camps

Robotics Day Camps (coed, grades 1-12)

Robotics Day Camps explore the realms of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum utilizing applied robotics and the latest software packages. Working with various software packages, campers design, build, and program autonomous & remote-controlled robots to explore challenges that are only as limited as your camper’s imagination. Every camper takes home a USB drive containing the programs they created for their robot in order to continue creative robotics exploration. Some sections are MAKE & TAKE that allow campers to work on their own unique robot and then take it home along with the USB drive.

Robotics Day Camps offer sessions in LEGO® WeDo™ using the new 2.0 kits, the VEX™ IQ Challenge, and WRO™.

The Cranbrook Schools Robotics Program during the school year regularly advances its VEX™ IQ, VEX™, FTC, and WRO™ teams to state- and world-level championships. As an extension of our long history of superior robotics achievements, Cranbrook Robotics Day Camps offer VEX™ IQ and WRO™ staffed by members of our Schools' team coaches who help campers build robots to compete in the official league tournaments.

Swimming* is an included activity in this camp.

*UPDATE - Swimming will be available all weeks of camp. During the last week (July 31-August 4), the pool will close beginning Wednesday, August 3rd; alternate activities will be provided.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition: $470 per week (WeDo & VEX IQ); $1,045 (WROOpen); $1,085 (WRO™ Regular)
Fees: $160 Make & Take* (WeDo); $350 Make & Take* (WRO)
Discounts: $50 each additional week; 10% week of July 4; $100 personal materials (VEX IQ only)
Includes: Camp t-shirt (one per camp); lunch; AM/PM snacks
Options: Bus Service and Extended Care for additional fees; No-fee Payment Plan available
*Make and Take fees are only charged in the first selected week of attendance.

For more information on the Schools’ camps, request information or contact Special and Summer Programs at or (248) 645-3674.

Program Details

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  • LEGO® WeDo™

    MAKE & TAKE – At the end of their first week, campers take home the unique robot they created and programmed. Attending additional weeks allows for further development and enhancement of the robot. This camp offers a continuing exploration of robot design and programming techniques using LEGO® materials. Exploration, imagination and skill development are the focus. Designed for younger campers, WeDo™ introduces campers to robot design and programming concepts utilizing basic machine principles to create robots capable of performing simple tasks. Exciting new STEM topics are introduced as campers attend additional weeks and explore electrical circuits, aeronautics and quadcopters, renewable energy and other engaging new aspects of robotic design and building, all evolving from the starter MAKE & TAKE robot they construct in their first week. Campers may start their robot design beginning in any week.
  • VEX™ IQ

    This robotics platform is designed to be simple and easy for campers new to robotics, yet flexible and powerful to allow for a wide range of exploration in all aspects of STEM. Structural pieces snap together and come apart without tools allowing for quick build times and easy modifications. A variety of gears, wheels and other assemblies allow for complete mechanical customization of VEX™ IQ robots. The platform is compatible with a variety of programming options like Python, RobotC, and visual block programming (e.g. ModKit). Cranbrook Robotics’ Team coaches will help guide students to begin building robots capable of competing in school-year VEX™ IQ competitions. Any robotics experience is an asset, but no prior VEX™ IQ experience is necessary. A discount of $100 may be taken for campers who provide their own equipment. Required equipment: VEX™ IQ Starter Kit with Controller (P/N 228-3060)
  • WRO™

    The WRO is an annual robotics competition series which focuses on autonomy and real-world applications of robotics. Campers in both of the WRO programs will have the opportunity to enter their robot/project into a local qualifying competition event held on the Cranbrook campus at the end of the summer. WRO is open to a wide range of ages and experience, and is especially appropriate for those with a strong interest in computer science and/or the impact which robotics can have on human society.

    WRO Regular Category
    The WRO Regular Category gives campers a concrete challenge to be executed by a fully autonomous robot. A new challenge is created annually, and announced near the end of Winter. The challenge is tied to that year’s theme for the whole WRO series. For example, the 2016 theme was “Rap the Scrap - robots for reducing, managing, and recycling waste” and the corresponding autonomous challenge was to create a robot which could sort units of waste into their proper location according to color.

    WRO Open Category
    Campers who elect to participate in the WRO Open Category will pursue research into a real-world problem and devise a potential solution which uses robotics. Their topic of research and the problem they choose to tackle is up to their choosing, but must be related to the annual WRO theme. The 2017 theme is soon to be announced and students may start thinking about their research as soon as it is released. At the WRO event, Open Category groups will have the opportunity to present their work much like at a science fair - with a posterboard, a spoken presentation, and the accompanying robot to model their proposed solution.

Dates, Times & Locations

Robotics Day Camps


Week 1: June 26 - June 30, 2017
Week 2: July 3 - July 7, 2017*
Week 3: July 10 - July 14, 2017
Week 4: July 17 - July 21, 2017
Week 5: July 24 - July 28, 2017
Week 6: July 31 - August 4, 2017

WRO Open Category
June 26 - July 14, 2017*

WRO Regular Category
July 17 - August 4, 2017

at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School - Cranbrook
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

*No camp July 4, 2017

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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