Robotics Camps Available This Summer at OCtech
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 9-13, and for rising fifth- through seventh-graders Monday through Friday, July 16-20.
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 14. For more information, contact Debbie England at 803-535-1308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 18-21, 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 camps and workshop are sponsored by the National Science Foundation and OCtech.