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Demopolis Robotics hosting camp next week

Published 10:44am Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Demopolis Robotics Team will host a science and engineering camp beginning Monday, June 23.

The camp is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, and it will focus on pre-engineering and trying to get children interested in robotics.

“Our goal is to expose kids to robotics and engineering and to pique their interest so they will want to join the team when they get into middle school,” said Ashley Brock, Demopolis robotics coach. “Kids aren’t exposed to this type of camp like they are football or baseball camps. It’s an opportunity for them to see if this is something they might be interested in.”

During the camp, children will work with Lego robotics kits and K’Nex kits.

“We’ll give them certain supplies to make something in a certain time limit to show them how the robotics team works,” Brock said.

The cost of the camp is $100 per student, and registration will be open through Monday morning when the camp begins. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon through Friday, June 27.

“With the BEST competition, we not only need to raise money to compete in the competitions, but we also have to do some sort of outreach, and this is our outreach program,” Brock said. “The students from the middle school robotics team will be the ones leading the camp, and I’ll just be there mainly to supervise. This is their camp.”

The camp will be held at Demopolis Middle School in room 17, and Brock said she will have registration forms available before the camp starts.

If anyone is interested in registering a child before Monday, contact Brock at abrock@dcsedu.com.

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