Students grades 6th-12th are invited to a Summer Engineering and Manufacturing (SEaM) Camp hosted by Central Lakes College.
The camp runs 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6-10 at CLC’s Staples campus. A daily bus will transport campers from Brainerd to Staples.
The camp gives students a chance to get some hands-on experience in electronics, motor controllers, computer aided drafting, manufacturing machining and robotics automated systems.
In teams, students will start building their “battlebots” on the first day of camp. On the last day, they’ll compete, maneuvering their battlebots through an obstacle course. Students will also compete in robot hockey and the main event: The Battlebot Demolition Derby. Awards will be given for top competitors.
Students get help from mentors and CLC robotics instructors throughout the whole process.
It’s a great chance for kids to learn about robotics, science, manufacturing and teamwork, said Chris Hadfield, dean of Career and Technical Education.
Plus, it’s a chance to get a firsthand look into high wage, high tech and high growth careers, he said.
SEaM Camp is sponsored by CLC and the Center of Excellence of Bemidji State University.
The cost is $200 per camper. Need-based scholarships are available.
For more information call 1-800-247-6836 and ask for the SEaM Camp registration line.