Explore Robotics This Summer at OCtech

Photo from 2016 summer robotics camp
Campers work on their robot during last summer’s VEX Robotics
Summer Camp at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.
Two sessions of the camp, sponsored by the National Science Foundation
and OCtech, will be offered again in July.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College will host robotics day camps for students in July and a special workshop for teachers in June.

The VEX Robotics Summer Camp for rising eighth- through 12th-graders will be held Monday through Friday, July 10-14, and for rising fifth- through seventh-graders Monday through Friday, July 17-21.

Sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday. Parents are required to attend a 30-minute introductory session at the start of camp and encouraged to attend a brief presentation and awards session on the last day of camp.

A non-refundable $50 camp fee includes snacks and lunch. Camps are limited to 20 participants. Payment must be included with the registration form, which is available at www.octech.edu.

Registration deadline is Monday, May 15. For more information, contact Debbie England at 803-535-1308 or englanddl@octech.edu.

A VEX Robotics Professional Development Workshop for certified third- through 12th-grade STEM teachers who would like to add robotics to their curriculum will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 19-22, on the OCtech campus. Participants will explore grade level-specific activities that are aligned to S.C. Academic Standards.

Teachers who successfully complete the workshop will receive a $200 stipend. A limited amount of travel and/or lodging support funds are available to participants living more than 50 miles from campus.

The deadline to apply for the workshop is Wednesday, April 26. Applications are available online at www.octech.edu. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Payne at 803-535-1231 or payneje@octech.edu.

The camps and workshop are sponsored by the National Science Foundation and OCtech.