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June 13th, 2022 -  July 8th, 2022

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 am - 12 pm

Exception: July 4th session moved to July 5th (same times)

Early Bird Registration (until March 31st): $750

Late Registration (until May 30th):  $850

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.

All slots have been filled.

Summer Camp

Event

 

Are You a Student
Interested in STEM?

Want to explore the fundamentals of designing, engineering, programming, teamwork, and more? Join us in a unique educational experience from experienced and award-winning VEX teams! No prior experience is needed.

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Requirements

  • Incoming 6th to 9th Grader

  • Attends a School in the Bay Area

  • Interest in STEM!

Why Join?

By the time the students finish the camp, they will have learned practical engineering, physics, and programming skills. Students will collaborate in close-knit teams to complete challenges, program hardware, and, at the end, build an original robot from scratch and compete against other teams in a final tournament.

 

Students will be taught by DVHS Robotics Club members who have world-class robotics experience in designing, building, and programming advanced robots. We have consistently been one of the top robotics clubs in the state and we have had 10 teams (and counting!) qualify for the VEX World Championships over the past 15 years. If your student would like to get a head start in competing at the high school level, we strongly encourage you to join! This is one of the best ways for rising 6 to 9th graders to prepare for high school-level robotics while enjoying their summer through participation in a variety of fun STEM-related activities! 48 hours of instruction!

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There will be one session (AM). Sessions will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 am to 12 pm. Signups are limited so sign up fast! Payments can be made on the DVHS Webstore under the DVHS Robotics Tab (linked below).

  • Pay on the DVHS Webstore (linked below) and write your student's name in the comments

    • You'll need a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover credit or debit card to pay via the online webstore

    • Use ID number 99999 at checkout

    • Enter "Public" under the "Last Name" field

  • Fill out the online form 

  • If you have any questions please reach out to adarshsheth@dvhsrobotics.com

More information will be emailed to all participants around May 30th, once registrations close. Please do not create an account on this website - the members area is used by the competitive program and all information regarding the summer camp will be sent via email.

Registration Instructions

How is our Program Structured?

We teach students about building, programming, and various other robotics-related topics through informative and interactive lessons. They are able to discuss these subjects with us and their peers in a practical and enjoyable way. The summer camp has a 1:4 ratio with lessons to hands-on activities, so participants begin working on their robots to solve challenges that they are given after the brief lessons.

Activities utilize VEX IQ robotics kits, which are tailored to students who are just getting started in robotics. IQ contains plastic components that are great for building robots ranging with simple to sophisticated systems.

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Want to Mentor?

Our mentors are world-class competitive members from our club who have a passion to teach STEM.

Mentors and Volunteers!

Apply by filling out the google form below and going through an interviewing process! You must be a competitive member within the club to apply.

Safety Contracts!

Safety Contracts (embedded in the summer camp registration form)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who Can Join?

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Who Can Join?

  • Incoming 6th to 9th graders (current 5th to 8th graders)

  • Students in the Bay Area

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How do I Register?

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How do I Register?

  1. Fill out the registration form (link above)

  2. Make a payment on the DVHS Webstore (link above)

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Why is it so Expensive?

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Why is it so Expensive?

Expenses as a school club:

  • Teacher Supervision ($45/hour)

  • Custodial Services ($45/hour)

  • World-Class Mentors ($15/hour x 5 mentors)

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Mentor Eligibility

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Mentor Eligibility

  • Experienced club competitive members can apply (link above)

  • Interviews will be scheduled

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Partial Availibility

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Partial Availibility

Can't stay for the full duration? No worries! Add a note when filling out the registration form. We'll catch your child up on everything they miss.

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Refund Policy

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Refund  Policy

  • Refunds until 5/1/2022

  • Any days that your child misses will not be refunded, so please plan accordingly

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Adult Volunteers

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Adult Volunteers

We are getting adult supervision from DVHS Staff members, so we don't need parent volunteers. It would also cause crowding, but we'll allow parents to join on tournament day! More details will be emailed.

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Absence Policy

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Absence
Policy

  • Can miss up to 3 sessions and we will try our best to catch participants on what they missed

  • Refunds are not offered for absences

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Camp
Class Size

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Camp
Size

  • About 35 students will be in the summer camp

  • They will get taught by the mentors and will work in teams of 4-6 members/per team

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# Students
# Mentors

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# Students
# Mentors

  • There will be a student:teacher ratio of about 1:5

  • ~35 students and ~7 mentors

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Session Dates and Times

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Complete List of Summer Camp Dates and Timings

  • Complete list of dates: 6/13, 6/15, 6/17, 6/20, 6/22, 6/24, 6/27, 6/29, 7/1, 7/5, 7/6, 7/8

  • Sessions on the dates above from 8 am to 12 pm

Get a complete list of all dates and times when there will be summer camp sessions!