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Robotics Camp

Robotics Camp
Put your skills to the test.

Robotics Camp introduces students to the basics of programming, circuitry, and robotics using VEXcode. In addition to learning the fundamentals of electronics, circuit design, electrical components, and programming, students will utilize real-life problem-solving skills to create solutions to design challenges.

VEXcode allows students to get started coding quickly and easily, and it is consistent across Blocks, Python, C++, and all VEX brands. The camp is set up for every student to be on their own educational journey at the speed necessary for them to learn and be successful. At the conclusion of the camp, students will be able to take their kit with them and continue learning from online lessons and tutorials.

Meet the Director

With a career spanning nearly two decades in educational camps and robotics, DJ Weymuth joined the Mercersburg Academy mathematics faculty at the start of the 2023-2024 academic year. His professional journey began at Camp Cody in Ossipee, NH, where he developed a passion for summer camps. Later, with his wife Jeanette, he founded a unique travel adventure camp in Bethesda, MD, that engaged students from across the country in a variety of outdoor activities and fostered a love for adventure and exploration.
 
DJ transitioned into the world of summer robotics by taking the helm of an outdoor summer camp program in Indianapolis, IN. His expertise in the field was recognized by prestigious institutions such as Stanford and Purdue universities, where he directed their idTech camps, shaping the minds of young tech enthusiasts. His subsequent tenure at Camp Wildwood in Bridgton, ME, marked a significant chapter in his career: as head counselor for two years, he played a pivotal role in the camp’s success, nurturing campers with his guidance and mentorship.
 
The transition from summer robotics work to year-round robotics team development marked a new era in DJ’s career, as he led two world-class robotics programs that garnered numerous awards over 13 seasons. His dedication to robotics and education continues to inspire students and educators alike.

Dates:
June 23-27, 2024

Open To:
Ages 10-15, coed

Tuition:
$700 (Commuter)
$800 (Residential)

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A Typical Day

8-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

9-11:30 a.m.

Work stations

12-12:45 p.m.

Lunch

1-4 p.m.

Work stations

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Supervised free time

5:30-6:15 p.m.

Dinner

6:30-9 p.m.

Evening activity (pool party, movie night, ice cream social, games, etc.)

9:15-10 p.m.

Dorm and Lights Out