Welcome to MCSA's 2021 Robotics Competition Camp!!!
The camp will be for two weeks, Monday through Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please message arrangements for pickup or destination for your camper at the end of each day from camp.
Week 1 – 7/12 to 7/15 Building and programming
Week 2 – 7/26 to 7/29 Designing and competing
The first week will involve the process of building and programming robots for VEX competition tournaments. The second week will focus on competition. During the second week, campers will design, build, and compete with their robots in score-based challenges similar to those seen at VEX-sponsored events.
Any middle school student excited about VEX competition is invited. No experience is necessary for camp, help will be provided so that every participant is successful! Students attending camp will automatically be enrolled as members of the MCSA Robotics 2021 Competition Team.
Registration for camp is $150.00 and includes team membership for 2021. A minimum of 8 campers required for the camp with a maximum of 16 campers allowed.
What is VEX?
VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. The VEX Robotics Competition is the biggest and fastest-growing robotics competition in the world, currently with over 16,000 teams competing in over 40 countries.
What is a VEX Competition?
A VEX competition is an event where the robots play against each other in a match of skill. The robots do not damage each other.
More about the MCSA Robotics Competition Team:
The guiding vision for MCSA Robotics Competition Team is to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM by creating opportunities for them to engage in activities that involve a unique mix of technology and sports. Students will participate in staged team-based robotics contests and learn invaluable team and leadership skills through a fun, enriching, and worthwhile experience.
Standard Matches are played between red and blue robot alliances that compete against each other to score points. Alliances are randomly formed of two robots each. Typically, the team’s robots will get a chance to run several Standard Matches, and Skill Challenge matches, with the robot that gets the highest accumulated score at the end of a competition receiving recognition. Teams can also receive recognition for displaying certain skill sets including, design, creativity, and teamwork.
The MCSA Robotics Competition Team is a parent-run program, and we expect/strongly encourage parents and family members to volunteer to help run the various activities. If we don’t get enough volunteers, especially coaches, we will have to limit team enrollment. No experience necessary for coaches. We’re all learning and exploring together.