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Area students invited to CLC’s SEaM Camp

Area students are invited to a Summer Engineering and Manufacturing Camp, or SEaM Camp, at Central Lakes College’s Staples campus. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 10-14.

The camp is a one week adventure for students grades 6-12, and it gives them an opportunity to experience hands-on electronics, motor controllers, computer aided drafting, manufacturing machining and robotics automated systems. Students build “battlebots,” all while gaining expert instruction in computer aided drafting and robotics automated systems. At the end of the week, students will compete in a battlebot competition, including an obstacle course, robot hockey and the battlebot demolition, Awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

“Kids should attend this camp because it’s a week long camp where they can explore and actually build a ‘robot car’ of their own design. It’s kind of like when I was a kid, playing and building with my Erector set,” said Nathan Peterson, CLC Robotics instructor. “Here the kids can build, connect RC controls, and enter a demolition derby at the end of the week.”

The cost is $200 per camper, and scholarships are available. Transportation from Brainerd to the Staples campus is also available. Register by June 23.

The camp is sponsored by CLC’s Staples campus and the Center of Excellence of Bemidji State University.

To sign up or for more information, contact Jill Albie at 218-894-5138 or JAlbie@clcmn.edu.

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