Students building a robot

FRC Camps

9:30 a.m. Monday, August 1 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022

This autonomous-only programming camp is for high school students who crave more time developing autonomous programs for their robots. Participants will take functional FRC robots and write autonomous programs for game challenges using sensors, camera, PID loops and vision tape.

During this one-week course, students wil use the programming language - JAVA). They will have the chance to compete in 15-second and 45-second challenges with trophies on the line. Note: Basic FRC programming knowledge (ability to program a moving drive train) is required.

As a residential camp where students reside on-campus, additional evening activities may include: campus tour, engineering degree program presentations, Mobility Research Center activities, programming and flying drones and more.

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $600 

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9:30 a.m. Monday, August 1 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022 

This autonomous-only programming camp is for high school students who crave more time developing autonomous programs for their robots. Participants will take functional FRC robots and write autonomous programs for game challenges using sensors, camera, PID loops and vision tape.

During this one-week course, students wil use the programming language - JAVA). They will have the chance to compete in 15-second and 45-second challenges with trophies on the line.

Note: Basic FRC programming knowledge (ability to program a moving drive train) is required.

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $300 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Experience what it's like to be behind the glass before you ever attend an event! Participants will be given the opportunity to work one-on-one with Clinton Bolinger, an FRC Drive Coach with over 1,200 matches in 16+ Years. Training will include pre-match best practices, field strategy, skills courses and instructional feedback to improve in-match performance.

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $100

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Friday, August 19, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Participants will be given the opportunity to work one-on-one with Clinton Bolinger, an FRC Drive Coach with over 1,200 matches in 16+ Years. This camp will concentrate on accelerated in-match strategy and advanced Robot Driver skills (FRC Drive Team Training Camp not required, but recommended first). Focus will include efficient game piece acquisition, field navigation, improving Drive Team communication and increasing competitive advantage.

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $100

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Experience what it's like to be behind the glass before you ever attend an event! Participants will be given the opportunity to work one-on-one with Clinton Bolinger, an FRC Drive Coach with over 1,200 matches in 16+ Years. Training will include pre-match best practices, field strategy, skills courses and instructional feedback to improve in-match performance.

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $100

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9:30 a.m. Monday, July 25 - Noon Friday, July 29, 2022

Raise your leadership skills with timeless lessons from top experts. From the power of communication to the art of negotiation, each day we'll explore a new topic about the components and challenges of leadership. And we'll do it all through interactive activities that put learning into action.

Whether you choose the online or residential option, you'll be constantly interacting with others and learning in a hands-on way. The residential option includes housing, meals, and additional activities on the Kettering University campus.

Daily Focus:
Day 1: Self Discovery
Day 2: Communication, Leadership, & Motivating People
Day 3: Components of Leadership: Vision, Strategic Planning, Decision Making & Conflict Resolution
Day 4: Components of Leadership: Assessment, Accountability, Balance, Challenges of Leadership & Team Building
Day 5: Negotiation, Networking & Problem-solving

You will also have the opportunity to go on a campus tour, work with drones, robots and see our labs. Spend time in the recreation center, eat in the cafeteria, lot's of fun experiences.

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $425

Register Now

9:30 a.m. Monday, July 25 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2022

Intake Systems Build Camp is part one in a series of Mechanical Design Challenge Workshops. Attendees will start with a pre-built chassis, and be tasked with designing, prototyping, building, testing and iterating an intake system using off the shelf items and common materials. Instructors will provide mentoring for best build practices and teach basic engineering principles. Java-based Default Code will be pre-deployed. Expand your skills and use your robot again at the Above Chassis Build camp. 

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $750

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9:30 a.m. Monday, July 25 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2022

Intake Systems Build Camp is part one in a series of Mechanical Design Challenge Workshops. Attendees will start with a pre-built chassis, and be tasked with designing, prototyping, building, testing and iterating an intake system using off the shelf items and common materials. Instructors will provide mentoring for best build practices and teach basic engineering principles. Java-based Default Code will be pre-deployed. Expand your skills and use your robot again at the Above Chassis Build camp. 

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $450

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9:30 a.m. Monday, August 8 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2022 

Above Chassis Systems Build Camp is part of the Mechanical Design Challenge Workshop series (Intake System Camp not required, but recommended first). Attendees will start with a pre-built chassis and intake system, and be tasked with designing, prototyping, building, testing and iterating a game piece delivery system using off the shelf items and common materials. Instructors will provide mentoring for best build practices and teach basic engineering principles. Java-based Default Code will be pre-deployed.

Note: Kettering supplies and keeps the kit and robots.

Grades: 9-12

Cost: $400

Register Now

  • Autonomous Java Camp - Residential
    9:30 a.m. Monday, August 1 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022

    This autonomous-only programming camp is for high school students who crave more time developing autonomous programs for their robots. Participants will take functional FRC robots and write autonomous programs for game challenges using sensors, camera, PID loops and vision tape.

    During this one-week course, students wil use the programming language - JAVA). They will have the chance to compete in 15-second and 45-second challenges with trophies on the line. Note: Basic FRC programming knowledge (ability to program a moving drive train) is required.

    As a residential camp where students reside on-campus, additional evening activities may include: campus tour, engineering degree program presentations, Mobility Research Center activities, programming and flying drones and more.

    Grades: 9-12

    Cost: $600 

    Register Now

  • Autonomous Java Day Camp
    9:30 a.m. Monday, August 1 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022 

    This autonomous-only programming camp is for high school students who crave more time developing autonomous programs for their robots. Participants will take functional FRC robots and write autonomous programs for game challenges using sensors, camera, PID loops and vision tape.

    During this one-week course, students wil use the programming language - JAVA). They will have the chance to compete in 15-second and 45-second challenges with trophies on the line.

    Note: Basic FRC programming knowledge (ability to program a moving drive train) is required.

    Grades: 9-12

    Cost: $300 

    Register Now

  • Drive Team Training
    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Experience what it's like to be behind the glass before you ever attend an event! Participants will be given the opportunity to work one-on-one with Clinton Bolinger, an FRC Drive Coach with over 1,200 matches in 16+ Years. Training will include pre-match best practices, field strategy, skills courses and instructional feedback to improve in-match performance.

    Grades: 9-12

    Cost: $100

    Register Now

  • Advanced Drive Team Challenge
    Friday, August 19, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

    Participants will be given the opportunity to work one-on-one with Clinton Bolinger, an FRC Drive Coach with over 1,200 matches in 16+ Years. This camp will concentrate on accelerated in-match strategy and advanced Robot Driver skills (FRC Drive Team Training Camp not required, but recommended first). Focus will include efficient game piece acquisition, field navigation, improving Drive Team communication and increasing competitive advantage.

    Grades: 9-12

    Cost: $100

    Register Now

  • Drive Team Training
    Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

    Experience what it's like to be behind the glass before you ever attend an event! Participants will be given the opportunity to work one-on-one with Clinton Bolinger, an FRC Drive Coach with over 1,200 matches in 16+ Years. Training will include pre-match best practices, field strategy, skills courses and instructional feedback to improve in-match performance.

    Grades: 9-12

    Cost: $100

    Register Now

  • FIRST Residential Leadership Camp Plus
    9:30 a.m. Monday, July 25 - Noon Friday, July 29, 2022

    Raise your leadership skills with timeless lessons from top experts. From the power of communication to the art of negotiation, each day we'll explore a new topic about the components and challenges of leadership. And we'll do it all through interactive activities that put learning into action.

    Whether you choose the online or residential option, you'll be constantly interacting with others and learning in a hands-on way. The residential option includes housing, meals, and additional activities on the Kettering University campus.

    Daily Focus:
    Day 1: Self Discovery
    Day 2: Communication, Leadership, & Motivating People
    Day 3: Components of Leadership: Vision, Strategic Planning, Decision Making & Conflict Resolution
    Day 4: Components of Leadership: Assessment, Accountability, Balance, Challenges of Leadership & Team Building
    Day 5: Negotiation, Networking & Problem-solving

    You will also have the opportunity to go on a campus tour, work with drones, robots and see our labs. Spend time in the recreation center, eat in the cafeteria, lot's of fun experiences.

    Grades: 9-12

    Cost: $425

    Register Now

  • Build Camp 1 - Intake System (Residential)
    9:30 a.m. Monday, July 25 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2022

    Intake Systems Build Camp is part one in a series of Mechanical Design Challenge Workshops. Attendees will start with a pre-built chassis, and be tasked with designing, prototyping, building, testing and iterating an intake system using off the shelf items and common materials. Instructors will provide mentoring for best build practices and teach basic engineering principles. Java-based Default Code will be pre-deployed. Expand your skills and use your robot again at the Above Chassis Build camp. 

    Grades: 9-12

    Cost: $750

    Register Now

  • Build Camp 1 - Intake System (Day Camp)
    9:30 a.m. Monday, July 25 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2022

    Intake Systems Build Camp is part one in a series of Mechanical Design Challenge Workshops. Attendees will start with a pre-built chassis, and be tasked with designing, prototyping, building, testing and iterating an intake system using off the shelf items and common materials. Instructors will provide mentoring for best build practices and teach basic engineering principles. Java-based Default Code will be pre-deployed. Expand your skills and use your robot again at the Above Chassis Build camp. 

    Grades: 9-12

    Cost: $450

    Register Now 

  • Build Camp 2 - Above Chassis System
    9:30 a.m. Monday, August 8 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2022 

    Above Chassis Systems Build Camp is part of the Mechanical Design Challenge Workshop series (Intake System Camp not required, but recommended first). Attendees will start with a pre-built chassis and intake system, and be tasked with designing, prototyping, building, testing and iterating a game piece delivery system using off the shelf items and common materials. Instructors will provide mentoring for best build practices and teach basic engineering principles. Java-based Default Code will be pre-deployed.

    Note: Kettering supplies and keeps the kit and robots.

    Grades: 9-12

    Cost: $400

    Register Now