Newport News June camp- Lessons learned. CHECK. Robotics programmed. CHECK. Counselors sat upon. CHECK.

Our week long camp has come to an end, but we are left with great friendship forged and great battles fought and won.  Thanks to all our campers for making this week worthwhile.  We are looking forward to our August camp!

IMG_0148 IMG_0155 IMG_0179From free build to robotics programming, campers were excited about all the aspects of camp that had them moving, creativing and problem solving.

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The campers overcome Arik. (Thanks for being a great sport Arik.)

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Newport News Robotics Camp! June 15-20, and Aug. 17-21, 2015

IMG_3292IMG_9318   Learn robotics!  FLL (First Lego League) is one of the very best programs I have done with my children. I’ve seen programs promise to deliver math, science and engineering, but we never had one tool deliver with such fun, effectiveness and enthusiasm,  all while offering open ended, solution-focused creativity to the mix as when we started using the Lego robotics NXT Mindstorm. 

For the summer of 2015!  All new experiments and programs! 
Using legos and programming to win on the field of STEM.  Students will learn how 5 different sensors works, how machines understand their world and what it takes to for machines to beat machines. With mazes, electronic rock- paper-scissors bots and robotic crocodiles, students will explore robotics in fun and challenging way.
#6193 FTC team, the Electrical Invaders, is holding a camp where the team will help teach the STEM skills they have honed over the last 5 years of robotics to other kids, 7-13, under the guidance of Brandy Bergenstock, their coach and experienced camp counselor for the past 12 years.
Who: For anyone interested in making a functioning robot
Where: 415 Youngs Mill ln, Newport News Va 23602 (in the UUFP building)
When:  June 15-19th
              Aug 17- 21st
Camp 1 (7-10 years old) 9:30-1 pm.
Camp 2- (10-13) 12:30-3:30 pm (Yes, there is overlap; that’s intentional 🙂
All day camp- 9:30-3:30
(before (8-9:30 ) and after camp (3:30-5:30) care available)
Cost: 1/2 day camps: $110 (without laptop)  or $130 with a rental laptop.
Full day camp- $175 (without laptop rental), $195 with laptop rental.
$25 for before or after school care, $50 for both.
Key Learning Values:
  • Using input and output devices and producing a simple set of sequential instructions, as well as parallel programming! 
  • Developing and testing a system to monitor and control events
  • Using intuitive prediction tools to get first hand experience with making hypothesis
  • Using the scientific inquiry process when gathering and analyzing data sets
  • Integrating Maths and Science using physical constants, units of measurement, coordinate systems, min, max, mean and linear formulas. Understand light and sound waves and consider how the robot computes them into data.
  • Using ultrasonic, touch, light and servo sensors to control and command the robot. 
  • Did we mention we have sumo robot battles ? 
 All day campers will spend the first half the day working on lego engineering projects and free building, and the second half the day programming and directly engaging with the robots.
Our team has successfully run 5 summer camps inviting all children to simultaneously learn basic computer programming and robotics fundamentals.   We hope you will consider joining us this summer.
If you can not access the google document, please copy and paste the information below to : Bergiemoore@gmail.com when registering
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Registration form for Newport news Lego robotics Summer camp 2014 –

June 15-19th and Aug 17- 21st, 2015

Send payment and this form to:

Brandy Bergenstock

305 Boyd Circle

Newport News, Va 23608

Child 1/age______________________________

Child 2/age______________________________

Child 3/age______________________________
Parent/Guardian’s name:___________________
Address:______________________________
City & Zip:___________________________
Phone #:______________________________
E-mail ________________________________
Special diet, allergies (especially food allergies), or medications: 
($110 if you bring your own laptop, $130 if use one of our rented ones. Full day camp- $175 (without laptop), $195 with laptop rental.$25 for before or after school care, $50 for both. )
June 15- 19th camp :__________
  Aug. 17-21st  camp: _________ (returning AUG campers save $15 on a half day camp and $25 on a  whole day camp. Must take a June 2015 camp to be eligible.)
Camp 1- 9:30-1 pm (7-10 years old) ______ (Siblings can stay together in the camp they choose)
Camp 2- 12:30-3:30 pm (10-13 years old) ______
All day camp – 9:30-3:30 _________
Before camp care  ____________
After camp care    ____________
Total number of campers: ______
Total payment: ______
Form of payment: Cash___ Check ___ Paypal ___ (payable to vestafaire@yahoo.com Please include $2 more for using paypal)
A light snack can be brought for both camps- apple slices, goldfish, etc. No messy snacks please- gogurts, chocolate kisses, etc.  There is no lunch for Camp 2 kids, so they should arrive fed and ready to work. All day campers and camp 1  should bring a lunch to eat.Camp is held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 415 Youngs Mill Ln, Newport News Va 23602
 Please fill this out and attach it back to us at bergiemoore@gmail.com Or print two copies of this for your records- one to send in to us with your payment and one to keep for your records.  You can also pay online at paypal.com to the account vestafaire@yahoo.com.
 Since this camp is a fundraiser for our First Tech Challenge team, no refunds will be given after Aug 1st. Partial refunds will be given before that date.
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Williamsburg Robotics Camp!! June 8-12th, 2015

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Learn robotics!  FLL (First Lego League) is one of the very best programs I have done with my children. I’ve seen programs promise to deliver math, science and engineering, but we never had one tool deliver with such fun, effectiveness and enthusiasm,  all while offering open ended, solution-focused creativity to the mix as when we started using the Lego robotics NXT Mindstorm. 

For the summer of 2015!  All new experiments and programs! 
“Robotic Battles”- Using legos and programming to win on the field of STEM.  Students will learn how 5 different sensors works, how machines understand their world and what it takes to for machines to beat machines. With mazes, electronic rock- paper-scissors bots and robotic crocodiles, students will explore robotics in a fun and challenging way.  No experience necessary.
Using legos and programming to win on the field of STEM.  Students will learn how 5 different sensors works, how machines understand their world and what it takes to for machines to beat machines. With mazes, electronic rock- paper-scissors bots and robotic crocodiles, students will explore robotics in fun and challenging way.
#6193 FTC team, the Electrical Invaders, is an Adavnced Lego Robotics camp for  kids, 7-12, under the guidance of Brandy Bergenstock, their coach and experienced camp counselor for the past 12 years.
Who: For anyone interested in making a functioning robot
Where: 200 John Tyler, Williamsburg, VA 23188 (Williamsburg Christian Church)
When:  June 8-12th, 2015 from 12:30-3pm
Cost: 1/2 day camp $110 (without laptop)  or $130 with a rental laptop.
           Full day camp- $175 (without laptop)  or $195 with a rental laptop.
           $25 for before or after school care, $50 for both.
Key Learning Values:
  • Using input and output devices and producing a simple set of sequential instructions, as well as parallel programming! 
  • Developing and testing a system to monitor and control events
  • Using intuitive prediction tools to get first hand experience with making hypothesis
  • Using the scientific inquiry process when gathering and analysing data sets
  • Integrating Maths and Science using physical constants, units of measurement, coordinate systems, min, max, mean and linear formulas\
  • using ultrasonic, touch, light and servo sensors to control and command the robot. 
  • Did we mention we have sumo robot battles ? 

All day campers will spend the first half the day working on lego engineering projects and free building, and the second half the day programming and directly engaging with the robots.

 Our team has successfully run 6 summer camps, inviting all children to simultaneously learning basic computer programming and robotics fundamentals.   We hope you will consider joining us this summer.

Please copy and paste the information below to : Bergiemoore@gmail.com when registering

Registration form for Williamsburg Lego robotics Summer camp 2015 -June 8-12th, 2015

Send payment and this form to:

Brandy Bergenstock

305 Boyd Circle

Newport News, Va 23608

Child 1______________________________

Child 2______________________________

Child 3______________________________

Parent/Guardian’s name:________________________________

Address:______________________________

City & Zip:___________________________

Phone #:______________________________

E-mail ________________________________

Special diet, allergies, or medications:

(1/2 day camp $110 (without laptop)  or $130 with a rental laptop.

Full day camp- $175 (without laptop)  or $195 with a rental laptop.

           $25 for before or after school care, $50 for both. )

1/2 day Camp – 12:30-3:30 pm (7-12 years old) ______

Full day camp 9:30-3:30 (7-12 years old)            ______

Extra camp care                         Before _____   After ______

                                     Total number of campers:  ______

                                                          Total payment: ______

Form of payment: Cash___ Check ___ Paypal ___ (payable to vestafaire@yahoo.com Please include $2 more for using paypal)

Gold fish Snacks will be provided mid-camp session. There is no lunch period for 1/2 day Campers, so they should arrive fed and ready to work.

Camp is held at the Williamsburg Christian Church, 200 John Tyler Ln,, Williamsburg, VA 23188 

Please fill this out and attach it back to us at bergiemoore@gmail.com

Or print two copies of this for your records- one to send in to us with your payment and one to keep for your records.  You can also pay online at paypal.com to the account vestafaire@yahoo.com.

Since this camp is a fundraiser for our First Tech Challenge team, no refunds will be given after May 1st. 1/2 refunds will be given before that date.

LEGO night out/ Parent’s night out

The Electrical Invaders have this absolutely brilliant idea. We think that parents might want a night out to date while their children play with Lego’s and eat pizza and goldfish all night!  Sounds awesome right!? We will play with Lego’s and do group challenges! You can go out and dance or eat or watch that movie you really wanted to; something not animated with infectious musical numbers. (and now we’re all humming “Let it Go”. Thanks Disney.)

Who: We are FTC team 6193- Electrical Invaders, who runs the community Lego robotic’s camps in June 🙂
What: Parents’ night out (aka Qualified child care)
When:  October 17 5:15- 9:30
Where: at the UUFP (415 Youngs Mill Ln, Newport news Va 23602)
Why: as a fundraiser to pay for tournaments, parts and material for a robotics team.
https://electricalinvadersblog.wordpress.com/ (we have lots of tips and tricks from our 3 years as a FLL team on the site as well 🙂
Cost: $20 per child, $5 discount for multiple Lego maniacs

If this interests you, please respond back to bergiemoore@gmail.com.

Spread the word!

Coach Brandy

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Williamsburg Lego Robotics Camp: Advanced Programming for beginners using NXT

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Learn robotics!  FLL (First Lego League) is one of the very best programs I have done with my children. I’ve seen programs promise to deliver math, science and engineering, but we never had one tool deliver with such fun, effectiveness and enthusiasm,  all while offering open ended, solution-focused creativity to the mix as when we started using the Lego robotics NXT Mindstorm. 

For the summer of 2015!  All new experiments and programs! 
“Robotic Battles”- Using legos and programming to win on the field of STEM.  Students will learn how 5 different sensors works, how machines understand their world and what it takes to for machines to beat machines. With mazes, electronic rock- paper-scissors bots and robotic crocodiles, students will explore robotics in a fun and challenging way.  No experience necessary.
Using legos and programming to win on the field of STEM.  Students will learn how 5 different sensors works, how machines understand their world and what it takes to for machines to beat machines. With mazes, electronic rock- paper-scissors bots and robotic crocodiles, students will explore robotics in fun and challenging way.
#6193 FTC team, the Electrical Invaders, is an Adavnced Lego Robotics camp for  kids, 7-12, under the guidance of Brandy Bergenstock, their coach and experienced camp counselor for the past 12 years.
Who: For anyone interested in making a functioning robot
Where: 200 John Tyler, Williamsburg, VA 23188 (Williamsburg Christian Church)
When:  June 8-12th, 2015 from 12:30-3pm
Cost: 1/2 day camp $110 (without laptop)  or $130 with a rental laptop.
           Full day camp- $175 (without laptop)  or $195 with a rental laptop.
           $25 for before or after school care, $50 for both.
Key Learning Values:
  • Using input and output devices and producing a simple set of sequential instructions, as well as parallel programming! 
  • Developing and testing a system to monitor and control events
  • Using intuitive prediction tools to get first hand experience with making hypothesis
  • Using the scientific inquiry process when gathering and analysing data sets
  • Integrating Maths and Science using physical constants, units of measurement, coordinate systems, min, max, mean and linear formulas\
  • using ultrasonic, touch, light and servo sensors to control and command the robot. 
  • Did we mention we have sumo robot battles ? 

All day campers will spend the first half the day working on lego engineering projects and free building, and the second half the day programming and directly engaging with the robots.

 Our team has successfully run 6 summer camps, inviting all children to simultaneously learning basic computer programming and robotics fundamentals.   We hope you will consider joining us this summer.

Please copy and paste the information below to : Bergiemoore@gmail.com when registering

Registration form for Williamsburg Lego robotics Summer camp 2015 -June 8-12th, 2015

Send payment and this form to:

Brandy Bergenstock

305 Boyd Circle

Newport News, Va 23608

Child 1______________________________

Child 2______________________________

Child 3______________________________

Parent/Guardian’s name:________________________________

Address:______________________________

City & Zip:___________________________

Phone #:______________________________

E-mail ________________________________

Special diet, allergies, or medications:

(1/2 day camp $110 (without laptop)  or $130 with a rental laptop.

Full day camp- $175 (without laptop)  or $195 with a rental laptop.

           $25 for before or after school care, $50 for both. )

1/2 day Camp – 12:30-3:30 pm (7-12 years old) ______

Full day camp 9:30-3:30 (7-12 years old)            ______

Extra camp care                         Before _____   After ______

                                     Total number of campers:  ______

                                                          Total payment: ______

Form of payment: Cash___ Check ___ Paypal ___ (payable to vestafaire@yahoo.com Please include $2 more for using paypal)

Gold fish Snacks will be provided mid-camp session. There is no lunch period for 1/2 day Campers, so they should arrive fed and ready to work.

Camp is held at the Williamsburg Christian Church, 200 John Tyler Ln,, Williamsburg, VA 23188 

Please fill this out and attach it back to us at bergiemoore@gmail.com

Or print two copies of this for your records- one to send in to us with your payment and one to keep for your records.  You can also pay online at paypal.com to the account vestafaire@yahoo.com.

Since this camp is a fundraiser for our First Tech Challenge team, no refunds will be given after May 1st. 1/2 refunds will be given before that date.

FUN!….DRAISING (PARENTS NIGHT OUT!!) (*DEC. 6PM-9PM*)

So we, The Electrical Invaders, have this absolutely brilliant idea. We think, that parents might want a night out to date, or wrap a present or two while their children play with Lego’s and eat food with about as much nutritional value as McDonald’s(probably pizza)! Sounds awesome right!? We will play with Lego’s and do group challenges! You can go out and dance or eat or watch that movie you Really wanted to, but couldn’t on the off-chance your child would walk in and be scared for life.

Who: We are FTC team 6193- Electrical Invaders, who runs the homeschooled Lego robotic’s camps in June 🙂
What: We will be offering an early December parents’ night out
When:  Dec 6th from 6-9
Where: at the Williamsburg Christian Church (200 John Tyler Lane, across from the Walsingham Academy.).
Why: as a fundraiser to pay for tournaments, parts and material for a robotics team.
https://electricalinvadersblog.wordpress.com/ (we have lots of tips and tricks from our 3 years as a FLL team on the site as well 🙂
Cost: $20 per child, $5 discount for multiple Lego maniacs

If this sounds like a small bit of heaven  to you, email this account “bergiemoore(at)gmail.com” with the title of ‘Dec. 6 Lego Night‘  Thank you! 🙂