Bot Camp – Specialty Robotics Programs

4789 Yonge Street, Unit 919 Toronto, Ontario, M2N 0G3 (view map)

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10 to 14 (Coed )
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Day Camp, Program
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Robotics
Cost:
$49 to $449

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Bot Camp – Specialty Robotics Programs
 

Bot Camp is an affordable, best-in-class robotics program founded by FIRST Robotics World Champion and high school robotics teacher Shawn Lim.

CAMPS
Our flagship program is a week-long robotics day camp for students 10-14 years. Structured in a similar way to a sports camp, except students build robots that play sports.

WORKSHOPS
Take an 80-minute robotics workshop at our Yonge and Sheppard robotics lab located above Whole Foods. We offer 15 different workshops covering a variety of topics, challenges and skill levels. Drop by and try one today!

TEAMS (Invitation Only)
Serious about robotics? Bot Camp invites our top students to join our official VEX IQ teams in a full-year elite-level competitive robotics program.


The Our Kids review of Bot Camp – Specialty Robotics Programs

 

As in so many camps, the real value of the programming comes from the people that campers meet when they attend, and that’s especially true in this instance. At Bot Camp they’ll work with peers who share their passions and aptitude for STEM. They’ll also enter an environment of champions; all of the instructors are award-winning, competitive robotics athletes. And they think of it in that way—it’s a sport, and they approach it as you would any sport, with drive, passion, and a thirst for challenge. The program is designed, developed, and run by Shawn Lim, who is himself an elite athlete in the world of robotics and programming. As director of district implementation for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Canada at Georgian College, he has a deep experience and history with competition, having competed in the very first event in 1998. He’s vibrant, and inspiring, and runs the programs in that vein. The camp is committed to providing girls opportunities, with ample gender peers and mentors.


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weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 10 - 18+
Robotics $49 to $49
Computer programming|Technology|Math|Engineering|LEGO|Robotics|STEM
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Ages: 10 - 14
Robotics $0 to $449
Computer programming|Technology|Math|Engineering|LEGO|Robotics|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
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Ages: 10 - 14
Robotics $4,999 to $4,999
Willowdale,ON
4789 Yonge Street, Unit 919
May 06, 2019-Apr 23, 2020$4,999
Computer programming|Technology|Math|Engineering|LEGO|Robotics|STEM

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Upcoming Events

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  • February 01, 2019Robotics Lab - Grand Opening
    Bot Camp, 4789 Yonge Street, Unit 919, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Friday, February 01 from 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

    We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our robotics lab at Yonge and Steeles, located above Whole Foods. Bot Camp is expanding, and isn't just a robotics summer camp anymore! We offer 80-minute workshops at our robotics lab during after-school hours and during the day on weekends.

    There are 15 different workshops covering a variety of different robotics concepts, skills, mechanisms and skill levels. Each workshop features instruction, robot building/programming, and a challenge activity or tournament.

    Our workshops are an excellent way to learn robotics on a flexible schedule. Drop in and try one! Pre-registrations are available online.

    Workshops are held at the following times:
    Monday - Friday: 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM
    Saturday + Sunday: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM 

    Free parking is available on level P2 with a $15 purchase at Whole Foods.



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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.

 

Sincerely,

Shawn Lim

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. 


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Cost: $49 to $449 /session

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SK Creations: Girls Inspired To Change The World, One Robot At A Timeexpand

Samantha Sedran and Katrina Usmar are Bot Camp alumni from the summer of 2016. After attending Bot Camp, they started their own all-girls VEX IQ robotics competition team called "SK Creations". They have had one of the most successful seasons we have ever seen. Here is a list of their accomplishments this year:

  • Judges Award @ Crescent School Qualifer
  • Amaze Award @ Simcoe County VEX IQ Qualifier
  • Tournament Champion @ Simcoe County VEX IQ Qualifier
  • Design Award @ PACE VEX IQ Qualifier
  • Excellence Award @ PACE VEX IQ Qualifier
  • Tournament Champion @ PACE VEX IQ Qualifier
  • Design Award @ Brampton Qualifier 
  • Create Award @ Ontario Provincial VEX IQ Championship
  • STEM Research Project Award @ Ontario Provincial VEX IQ Championship
  • Excellence Award @ Ontario Provincial VEX IQ Championship
  • Tournament 2nd Place @ Ontario Provincial VEX IQ Championship
  • Design Award @ US Open VEX IQ Championship

This was an incredible awards haul by SK Creations. We are extremely proud to call Samantha and Katrina Bot Camp alumni, but we can't say we're surprised one bit. They are awesome!

The best part is SK Creations wants to share their success and robotics experiences with as many girls as possible. The reality is even in 2018, girls are often discouraged from pursuing STEM-related actitivities and careers. To counteract this, SK Creations has launched their "16 by 16" campaign to send 16 girls to robotics camp before Samantha and Katrina turn 16 years old.

Promoting girls in STEM is something Bot Camp feels passionate about too. We think we have some of the best robotics programs for girls to participate in, and go out of our way to make that happen. Our instructors are incredible role models, including Andrea Valenzuela, the newly promoted Camp Director of our St. Michael's Campus, who is pictured above with Samantha and Katrina. We want as many girls as possible to experience Bot Camp, and have committed $800 of in-kind robotics camps towards their campaign.

For more information about SK Creation's "16 by 16" campaign, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/16-by-16-robotics

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December 4, 2018 - 5 Girls Receive Scholarships From SK Creations

This summer, a talented cohort of five girls attended Bot Camp thanks to full-scholarships provided by SK Creations. ...



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