Robotics Camp is offered for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-9. In the Robotics Camp, each co-ed group will explore Autodesk inventor, Digital Electronics and 3D Printing. Our older age group will dive a little deeper into coding with Java and CAM (computer aided machining). The program is based on competition where campers will be placed in a small group and have their robots compete against one another throughout the summer. This camp is taught by award winning, Robotics and technology expert, Mr. Tai Donovan.
Mr. Donovan earned his teaching degree in Early and Secondary Science Education from the State University of New York at Cortland. During his 20 years of teaching, he has introduced thousands of students to robotics and technology. For the past nine years, Mr. Donovan has taught Science and Robotics at American Heritage School where he is the Director of the Robotics Program helping to design the curriculum and manage the teaching staff. Mr. Donovan is also the founder and Lead Mentor of the award winning FIRST Robotics Competition Team 5472, Stallion Robotics .In 2015 he partnered with LexisNexis to create an internship opportunity for American Heritage students and every year his robotics students create sophisticated autonomous vehicles sponsored by LexisNexis/HPCC. In recognition of his efforts, LexisNexis presented him with an award for Innovative use of HPCC Systems in the community. Mr. Donovan’s love of building robots was further rewarded in 2018 when he had the opportunity to compete on Discovery Channel’s TV show, Battlebots as a member of team Axe Backwards.
Camper groupings vary by program. Day Camp programs will be grouped by age/grade/gender, Specialty Programs are grouped together by age, interest, and/ or skill level. Programs are not guaranteed and require a minimum enrollment. Campers are supervised at all times by our energetic and fully-trained staff. Our counselors are carefully selected based on experience, character, and leadership. Every staff member is background checked, as we continue to maintain the highest level of safety and security on campus. At American Heritage Day Camp we do our very best to make sure our staff is placed with the appropriate age group to ensure a successful and fun summer. A well-balanced lunch and healthy snacks are provided in all full-day programs. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us.