Summer Program

Shrewsbury Robotics Summer Program

Rockets

Science and Engineering play a big part in our everyday lives and in the world. We  teach students about Science and Engineering by using Lego Robotics, Solar Powered Robots, Rockets and middle school level engineering challenges. They also get to have fun in the process and learn valuable team working skills.

Shrewsbury Robotics offers 4 weeks of summer activities each summer. The 4 weeks are broken down into one week sections. Each student will participate in multiple activities:

  • Lego Robotics
  • Rockets or Solar Powered Robots
  • A variety of middle school science projects

Each activity teaches students different aspects of Science, Engineering and Technology. All activities teach students about Teamwork, Compromise, Success, Failure and much much more!

The program is available to students entering Grades 4 to 8. There is no residency requirement.

We operate a full week program, 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.

The students are grouped into teams, each team is coached by one or more high school students who are members of the Robotics team and in most cases have been Lego League competitors themselves. The program is overseen by adult mentors from the Robotics team.

Students need to bring a packed lunch with them, we have refrigerator space available for them to store it and a microwave if it is required.

A typical day might be scheduled as follows:-

  • 8:30 arrival and team discussions
  • 8:45 Lego robot building
  • 10:00 recess
  • 10:15 Solar robots or rocket building
  • 11:30 lunch then recess
  • 12:15 Lego robot building
  • 1:30 recess
  • 1:45 Lego or special project or solar robot/rocket
  • 3:00 pack up

We make adjustments to this schedule as needed to ensure the students get adequate time to finish their rockets or solar robots. The solar robots and rockets are tested at the end of the week usually either Thursday or Friday, again this sometimes has to change if the weather looks unfavorable. Recess is outside when the weather is suitable, we play team games during recess and the students are encouraged to participate. If the weather is bad either wet or too hot we will play games or have other activities indoors instead.

On Friday we provide the students with a pizza lunch, this is included in the price. During Friday afternoon the students compete against the other teams using the Lego Robots they have been building during the week. This competition is based on the FIRST Lego League competition from the preceding season.  Parents are welcome to come and watch this.

All adult mentors working with the Shrewsbury High School Robotics team are CORI checked by Shrewsbury Public Schools.

SUMMER 2017 information
This year’s Lego competition is based on the FLL competition from fall 2016 – Animal Allies.

Dates – Times: (All weeks run Monday to Friday)

  • June 26th-30th 8:30am to 3:30pm (Lego Robotics & Rockets)
  • July  10th-14th  8:30am to 3:30pm (Lego Robotics & Solar Powered Robots)
  • July  17th–21st  8:30am to 3:30pm (Lego Robotics & Rockets)
  • July  24th –28th  8:30am to 3:30pm (Lego Robotics & Solar Powered Robots)
Location:
Shrewsbury High School.
64 Holden St. Shrewsbury MA, 01545

Price:

Each week costs $260, this includes a Pizza lunch on Friday. You may sign-up for as many weeks as you want. Registration is not confirmed until we receive payment, you will receive a confirmation email. Checks (with registration print out) should be made out to “Shrewsbury Robotics” and mailed to:

Shrewsbury Public Schools
Attn: Shrewsbury Robotics or Carol McInally
100 Maple Ave
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Registration:

Registration is now open. To register, please Click Here

Shrewsbury Robotics is a part of Shrewsbury Public Schools and as such is a tax exempt organization.

Our tax ID is 04-6001300W