Summer Camps

Our Robotic Camps create a positive environment in which students are encouraged to develop
as innovators, technology leaders and creative problem solvers. Students will learn coding,
mechanical robot design and creative problem solving in addition to team building skills. Critical
thinking skills, research and imagination skills, as well as problem solving strategies are a few
tools the students will be inspired to use once they master the basic knowledge of robotics. The
FIRST Robotic curriculum strategies will be implemented into this course.
 
“I don’t use kids to build robots.  I use robots to build kids.” Dean Kamen
 
Classes will be conveniently located in West Knoxville at:
West Towne Christian Church
9300 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37931

Due to Covid-19, Beyond a Brick will follow the recommendations set forth by Knox County Health Department, local authorities and the CDC. 

 

CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED

SUMMER 2021

June
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EV3 SUMO Robot
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9:00am-12:00pm

June 14-18

Grades 3rd through 8th rising

Students will use coding and building strategies to earn the highest rank, “Yokozuna” (grand champion) in sumo wrestling. LEGO® Mindstorm EV3 robots are used to challenge the competitor and force them outside the ring. Students will learn how to use sensors like touch and color in the designing of their SUMO Bot, in addition to coding strategies. Do you have the skills to stay inside the ring till the end?  This camp is an introductory level to EV3 robotics.

Fee:

$225

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Junior Robotics LEGO® Engineering Lab 

10:00am-1:00pm

June 7-11

Grades 1st through 3rd rising

Students will be challenged to use creativity to solve unique and fun problems by designing, building, and coding various design challenges. Thinking outside of the box and gaining problem solving confidence with technology is at the center of this camp. These unique challenges will deepen the love for robots, art and creativity.

Fee:

$200

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Brick by Brick, Architectural

1:00pm-4:00pm

June 14-18

Grades 3rd through 8th rising

This camp explores the world of building in LEGO® scale by researching different designs through the ages.  Students will explore the real world by seeing how engineers and architects work together to build world class projects. Urban planning and basic architectural principles will be applied as they design and build a LEGO® CITY.

Fee:

$210

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LEGO® Masters: Build on!

10:00am-1:00pm

June 28-July 2

Grades 3rd through 8th rising

Students will test their building skills by completing daily challenges from the popular LEGO® Master’s television show.  Various techniques and designs will be introduced to help complete the challenge. Daily winners will be chosen and only one team will be awarded the grand prize of LEGO® GRAND MASTER.

Fee:

$210

July
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Brick by Brick, Architectural

9:00am-12:00pm

July 12-16

Grades 1st through 3rd rising

This camp explores the world of building in LEGO® scale by researching different designs through the ages.  Students will explore the real world by seeing how engineers and architects work together to build world class projects. Urban planning and basic architectural principles will be applied as they design and build a LEGO® CITY.

Fee:

$210

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Junior Robotics LEGO® Engineering Lab 

1:00pm-4:00pm

July 19-23

Grades 1st through 3rd rising

Students will be challenged to use creativity to solve unique and fun problems by designing, building, and coding various design challenges. Thinking outside of the box and gaining problem solving confidence with technology is at the center of this camp. These unique challenges will deepen the love for robots, art and creativity.

Fee:

$200

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EV3 LEGO® Battle Robot 

1:00pm-4:00pm

July 12-16

Grades 3rd through 8th rising

Based on the popular robotic competition pitting bots against bots and students will design and code an EV3 robot to compete in a battle type arena. Who will survive to the end? Creativity, teamwork, and are skills that will be strengthened in this unique camp.

Fee:

$225

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Bricks and Architecture

9:00am-12:00pm

July 19-23

Grades 3rd through 8th rising

Students, with the tool of the LEGO® brick, will study the works of famous architects, their designs and the history behind their famous buildings. Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater, as well as some of the world’s most impressive skyscrapers. Students will recreate and reconstruct their rendition of these famous architectural feats using the tool of thousands of LEGOs®.

Fee:

$210