Students Entering Grades 6-8
Dates: June 17-21; June 24-28; July 1-5*; July 8-12 (four one-week sessions)
Times: 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Campus Location: Middle School Building, Room 203
LEGO robots …Sensors, gears and pulleys…Machines that move, crawl, dance and even think. This is summer camp version 2.0 at Landon, and it’s a perfect fit for inventive students who like to tinker, build, and solve problems.
Students build more than battle bots in this camp. They develop friendships and a cooperative spirit through working together on projects, plus an invaluable foundation in engineering and computer programming.
Participants construct robots using LEGO Robotics equipment and test their creations in the NXT-G object-oriented programming environment. Each week finishes with a grand finale of maze races, tournaments and other robot challenges.
Note: Lunch must be brought from home. Refrigeration and heating are not available. Landon School is not a nut-, dairy-, or wheat-free campus.
$300 for one week; *$250 for week of July 1
Instructor: Jack Duquette
At 36 years, Jack may be the longest-running current Landon in Summer employee. He has taught for longer than that. A science teacher at Landon, he holds a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s degree in science from Johns Hopkins. When he is not building robots with his students, he likes to play golf, paint and remodel.
Fun fact: He is a twin!