SSS Robotics is pleased to announce our Robotics Summer Camp! Learn from the award-wining SSS Robotics Competition Team! Students will build robots in groups of two kids, with one instructor and adult supervisor as they learn to build a robot through the week long camp.  Our summer camp is designed for 4th to 8th grade students.

We offer two different weeks and times of day in July to choose from.  The first week (July 10-14) students can participate in Session A (from 8 am to 12 pm) or Session B (from 1 pm to 5 pm).  The second week (July 17-21) students can participate in Session A (from 8 am to 12 pm) or Session B (from 1 pm to 5 pm).

Rick Phillips and Sharon Dufour lead our FRC (First Robotics Competition) Team #6004 at Smithfield Selma High School.  We are interested in helping younger students get started.  This past year, our team earned first place at a tournament in Raleigh! Some of those same students will also be at this fun robotics summer camp.

Did you know that colleges like to see Robotics on student applications?  FIRST Robotics even offers scholarships to seniors in high school.  Robotics students can go on to pursue successful careers, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)!

Huffington Post states there are 5 main reasons teenagers should join FIRST robotics:

  1. There is no high school activity more like the real world where you are helping to make engineering decisions and learning other skills like leadership and marketing.
  2. The networking opportunities you have with competent, intelligent, hard-working, and ambitious students.
  3. You get to be your wild crazy self (many of the teams have their own colors, uniforms, and even mascots)!
  4. The great scholarship opportunities available from a variety of schools.
  5. The gracious professional environment where students work with and cheer on other robotics teams.

Even if you are new to robotics or you can’t get enough of it, our Summer Robotics Camp is perfect for you! Contact Teacher Mentor Sharon Dufour at Sharondufour@Johnston.k12.nc.us

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