Ages 4-14

About our Camps

W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Community Robotics is a not-for-profit organization. Since 2014, we have run LEGO robotics summer camps to suit a variety of ages, experience levels, and interests.

We strive to create programs that blend fun activities with engaging lessons and the hands-on application of learning.  In our camps, students have the opportunity to work on projects independently and in groups for a well-rounded experience.  Our staff is comprised of knowledgeable students and alumni from our robotics teams, and often are able to work one-on-one with students to teach them in their areas of interest. Our camps are designed for small groups of children, with counsellor to camper ratios of 1 to 3-4.

Summer Day Camp questions can be sent to camp@wafflesrobotics.com.

Session Details

  • Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Cost: $325
  • Location: 115 Barrack Street, Street Health Building
  • Food: Students need to bring their own (nut free) lunch, morning and afternoon snack.

No experience necessary, just an eagerness to learn and the ability to focus! Please note: we do not offer aftercare hours.

 

Payment is due upon registration. Spaces are only considered secured upon receipt of payment and email confirmation. Payment is non-refundable, except for medical reasons. Please double check your schedule before signing up.

W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Community Robotics reserves the right to cancel and refund payment due to unforeseen circumstances. Note: Payment is not required for waitlist.

 
Please pay using one of the two methods outline below. We will email you a confirmation once received.

1) Send an e-transfer to info@wafflesrobotics.com and put your child’s name in the description/notes section.

OR

2) Write a cheque made payable to W.A.F.F.L.E.S. Community Robotics and mailed care of: 1370 Sunnyside Road, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4V4. Please put your child’s name in memo section.

2024 Summer Camp Sessions

Session 1: July 8-12 – Young Innovators – Cargo Connect (Ages 4-6 yrs old) ** Now full – register to add name to waitlist

This camp aims to build confidence, learning habits, and teamwork skills with activities designed to harness young minds’ natural curiosity. Using LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO Six Bricks, as well as LEGO Coding Express and WeDo 2.0, campers will explore the world around them. In Cargo Connect children will think and behave like designers and engineers, developing their ability to observe, question, gather information, and ask more questions. Kids love things that move! Planes, trains, ships, trucks. How cargo and packages get sorted and shipped and the simple machines that make it all possible.

 

Session 2: July 15-19 – LEGO Explorers – Aqua Adventure (Ages 6-9 yrs old)  **Now full – register to add name to waitlist

Together we will learn the importance of “Core Values” as we use LEGO to explore the engineering process and build teamwork skills. This camp is designed to introduce the fundamentals of engineering through real-world problem solving. Using LEGO® bricks and powered by the LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential and WeDo kits, students will learn to design, code, and create unique solutions. In Aqua Adventure we’ll explore how we use water at home and in our community, the water’s journey, some challenges and how we might improve a part of this journey.

 

Session 3: July 22-26 – LEGO Challenge – Hydro Dynamics (Ages 9-14 yrs old) **Now full – register to add name to waitlist

Building with LEGO technic, programming using Spike Prime and EV3, as well as teamwork challenges will provide fun learning opportunities for campers. Students will gain valuable time management, communication and problem solving skills as they design and program their LEGO robots to complete a variety of challenges. A range of fun and educational  activities will introduce campers to the world of engineering! In Hydro Dynamics STEM challenges will focus on water. We’ll look at ways people use water every day. Whether it’s directly (drinking or washing) or indirectly (manufacturing the products they use or producing food or energy), humans have a lot of different water needs. 

 

Session 4: July 29 to Aug 2 – LEGO Explorers – Boomtown Build (Ages 6-9 yrs old) **Now full – register to add name to waitlist

In Boomtown Build campers will explore their city. Cities are growing, and people need more places to live, work, and play. Campers will have fun designing and creating their own buildings and spaces for their city. Campers work in teams to construct and program a moving LEGO model to show what they learned!  At the end of the week, campers have the opportunity to share their projects in a friendly setting. Fun games and activities throughout the week keep their minds sharp and bodies active. This camp is a great introduction to basic programming, building, and engineering techniques, while developing teamwork and communication skills. It’s the perfect balance of fun and education! 

 

Session 5: August 5-9 –Young Innovators – Boomtown Build (Ages 4-6 yrs old) **Now full – register to add name to waitlist

This camp aims to build confidence, learning habits, and teamwork skills with activities designed to harness young minds’ natural curiosity. Using LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO Six Bricks, as well as LEGO Coding Express and WeDo 2.0, campers will explore the world around them, reimagining the places where we live, work and play, and put their creativity to work to innovate for a better future. In Boomtown Build campers will explore their city. Cities are growing, and people need more places to live, work, and play. Campers will have fun designing and creating their own buildings and spaces for their city.

 

Session 6: August 12-16 – LEGO Challenge – Cargo Connect (Ages 9-14 yrs old

Building with LEGO technic, programming using Spike Prime and EV3, as well as teamwork challenges will provide fun learning opportunities for campers. Students will gain valuable time management, communication and problem solving skills as they design and program their LEGO robots to complete a variety of Cargo Connect challenges. A range of fun and educational  activities will introduce campers to the world of engineering! In Cargo Connect STEM challenges will focus on things that move. Planes, trains, ships, trucks. How cargo and packages get sorted and shipped and the simple machines that make it all possible.

Camp Coordinator

If additional information is required please email camp@wafflesrobotics.com. All profits will go to support our community-based Robotics Team for high school students in the Kingston area. Bursaries are available for families in financial need while funds remain.