From the right side of the brain to the left, from the heights of creative visions to the inner details of a robotics program, Fun Bot Lab offers excitement, challenges and fun in our carefully selected set of programs. We are focused on robotics because of their unique ability to excite and motivate kids to grasp programming and engineering concepts, yet we also place equal emphasis on celebrating the digital arts and creativity.
At Fun Bot Lab, we try to draw a bright distinction between using a gadget vs. building one – between playing a video game vs. creating one, – between passively viewing media vs. actively creating it. By emphasizing the built, programmed and created aspects of the technology, Fun Bot Lab campers emerge with a greater confidence about their ability to critically evaluate, shape and control their experiences and gain a clearer vision of what is “behind the curtain” of the electronic images, sounds and experiences they encounter.
All of the programs we run have been tested with students and classes and undergo constant modification and adjustment. We are fun, flexible and patient – and we love and excel at the subjects we teach.
Thanks for taking the time to look at our special camp and its programs.
What We Teach – What We Measure
Our Micro Bots are the youngest group in our program. They usually range in age from rising Kindergarten & rising 1st Grade.
Our Mini Bots Program is for our rising 1st & 2nd Graders. Minis start to take on more and move from the more basic concepts in building, engineering, and programing – to more complex concepts.
Big Bots are just hitting their stride and are able to tackle even more complex programming. Campers are usually rising 3rd & 4th Graders.
Our Mega Bots are exploring deeper storylines in their films and finishing more creative and complex challenges on our Challenge Tables. Mega Bots are typically rising 5th & 6th Graders.
Our Giga Bots program is where the challenges get more intense. Campers are given the most complex problems and are tasked with the greatest challenges in storytelling, building, and creative programming. Giga Bots are rising 6th through 8th Graders.
New this year, we will be launching our Counselor-In-Training Program. This program is designed to bridge the gap between our oldest campers, who have excelled in our program, and wish to become Fun Bot Counselors. This program is for teens, aged 13-17. Counselors-In-Training must commit to a short training and have a proven track record at our Fun Bot Lab camp. More information is coming soon.