Bot Camp - Specialty Robotics Programs

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

10 to 99 (Coed )
Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
0 available; 6 TBD
$49 to $449


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Bot Camp - Specialty Robotics Programs

"Bot Camp is the robotics program I've always dreamed of creating for my own kids: a sports camp, where you build robots that play the sports. Students learn to design, build and program their own robots in a 4 to 1 ratio from the area's best award-winning competitive roboticists. It's the ultimate experience to discover and develop important robotics skills for the future in a fun and engaging way." -Shawn Lim, Founder of Bot Camp and FIRST Robotics Competition World Champion. Programs include: Summer, March break, and PA-day camps; after-school/weekend workshops; and full-year competitive robotics teams. Start at any time with our ultra-flexible scheduling - contact us to customize your program today!

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, 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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Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; currently 0 program available; 6 TBD.

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Ages: 10 - 14
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Computer programming (multi)|Technology|Math|Engineering|LEGO|Robotics|STEM

4789 Yonge St, Unit 919, Toronto, Ontario


Bot Camp - Specialty Robotics Programs
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Reviews & Testimonials

"The Most Fun He Has Had In A Long Time"
Cindy — Parent

Just a quick note to say thank you so much to the Bot Camp team for providing such a great program for my 10 year old son. His week at Bot Camp was the most fun that he has had in a long time, and we have tried a lot of different summer camps around the city. From the minute I picked him up until we got home he couldn’t stop talking about everything he had done at camp that day and what he was looking forward to doing the next day. The week flew by because he was so engaged in the program, had made some friends, liked the staff and felt like a valuable team member. I know without a doubt that he will want to return next summer and I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to join him as well. Keep up the great work!

"One Of The Best Experiences I've Ever Had"
Cheryl — Parent

In the words of my 10-year-old son: ‘It was so cool! I got to build robots that could play soccer and stack blocks, and it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my lifetime! I made lots of new friends AND I also had fun playing Ultimate Frisbee. The leaders were lots of fun, too.’ As a parent, I was glad to be able to offer my son the Bot Camp experience. Thanks, Bot Camp leaders, for your passion, dedication, and care.

"The Bot Camp Staff Pulled The Best Out Of All Of Them"
Mandy — Parent

Without a doubt the best summer camp my three boys ever attended. They were all different ages, different personalities and different characters and yet the Bot Camp staff pulled the best out of all of them, and showed them how to work together as a team. Thank you Bot Camp!

"The Highlight Of My Vacation"
Andrew — Camper

What a thrilling experience it was. I enjoyed discussing with my mentor about building options and game strategies as we were preparing for the challenges. The staff that organized the camp were teachers and mentors from some of the greatest Robotics teams in Toronto. Looking back at my summer, I will say that this camp was the highlight of my vacation.

"The Way School Should Be"
Nathan — Camper

This is the way school should be. Fun! I like the program because it is fun to build robots and have contests and play Ultimate Frisbee. I also like how all the instructors had fun and were all friendly. Thank you for the great week.

Director's Message

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.



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. 

Cost & Financial Aid

Cost: $49 to $449 /session

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

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:


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