Shawn Lim, Founder
We started Bot Camp in 2014 with a simple goal in mind: to create the perfect robotics program - one that I would send my own kids to.
It would be modelled around our “ideal” sports camp.
Imagine a hockey camp where students could spent a week with an elite NHL player, like Sidney Crosby, in a 4 to 1 ratio. Each day would be a personalized mentoring experience spent learning skills, techniques, strategies, and tips and tricks from an elite athlete first-hand. The ability to interact face-to-face, to watch and learn, to ask any question and get every answer at any moment in time – all from the most skilled and accomplished individuals at their craft. That was the dream summer camp.
Bot Camp is our attempt at realizing this dream.
Students work in a 4 to 1 ratio with our award-winning competitive roboticists in a week-long summer program where they design, build, program and pilot robots to compete in a series of robotics sports tournaments. Our personalized approach allows us to tailor instruction to different skill and experience levels. If you have never built a robot before, our instructors will ensure you are taught everything you need to build your very first robot. If you are an experienced roboticist, our instructors will work with you to improve the functionality of your robots, pushing you to your limits.
This is the program I wish I had as a child, and am thrilled to be able to share it with you.
Founder of Bot Camp
Shawn is a former robotics teacher at Crescent School, winners of the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championships. He was a founding member of FRC team 188, the very first Canadian high-school competitive FRC robotics team. He attended university at General Motors Institute on the first-ever robotics scholarship awarded to a Canadian student. He served on the Board of Directors of FIRST Robotics Canada for 8 years, and as Director of District Implementation. Most recently, he taught at St. Clement's School, delivering robotics and computer science programming specifically for girls. He has been an active participant, mentor and leader in the educational robotics community for over 22 years.