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Quarkmine Summer Camps (Gr. 1-12)

About the Camps

Quarkmine has been involved with northern Michigan's outstanding robotics teams from the beginning and continues to shape STEM in northern Michigan.

From starting teams to helping students learn the skills to advance to state and world championships, Quarkmine knows what it takes to get students excited about solving problems and learning the skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing world.

These camps are a great way to dive deeper into STEM while having fun. Options range from casual exploration to competitive robotics team preparation for the 2018-2019 season.

Camp Location

All summer camp sessions will be held at:

  • Quarkmine Space
    2074 W. South Airport Road
    Traverse City, MI 49684

VEX IQ Grades 2-8

VEX IQ Fun Camp

Have you heard the buzz about VEX IQ robotics and STEM? Are you wondering how to get your student started? Do you have a student who loves tinkering, building, and programming? This is the camp for you!

Students will spend the week learning about robotics, building their own creations, and programming. All of these will build to Friday - the day when they will compete in the Quarkmine Ultimate Robotics Extravaganza 9000 - you will have a chance to see their creations in action!

Early drop off (8:00 a.m.) and late pickup (noon) option available if you want to give your student extra time to build or need for scheduling. $100 for Monday-Friday.

  • June 18-22, 2018
    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Cost: $199
    Experience Level: No experience / beginners / intermediate

External LinkRegister for VEX IQ Fun Camp
 

VEX IQ Challenge Camp

Competitive robotics is an engaging and fun way to learn the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing workplace. This camp will prepare students for the 2018-2019 VEX IQ season - students will tackle the new season challenge head-on.

Use our equipment or bring your own - if you want to use your robot in the competitive season you should bring your own!

Class includes an optional Saturday scrimmage (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) where both VEX IQ and VEX VRC will be getting ready for the upcoming season - Parents are encouraged to come see their students in action on Saturday!

Early drop off (8:00 a.m.) and late pickup (noon) option available if you want to give your student extra time to build or need for scheduling. $100 for Monday-Friday.

  • July 23-27, 2018 with July 28th Scrimmage OR
  • August 20-24, 2018 with August 25th Scrimmage
    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Cost: $225
    Experience Level: Beginner / intermediate / advanced

External Link Register for July Challenge Camp OR External Link Register for August Challenge Camp

VEX VRC Grades 6-12

VEX VRC Skills Camp

Do you have a middle school or high school student who is interested in robotics? Have you seen the metal robots and wondered how they can get involved? This camp is a great entry point to VEX Robotics. Robotics concepts, construction, and programming will be covered in a fun and easy way.

  • June 18-22, 2018
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Cost: $199
    Experience Level: No experience / beginners / intermediate

External LinkRegister for VEX VRC Skills Camp
 

VEX VRC Challenge Camp

Competitive robotics is an engaging and fun way to learn the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing workplace. This camp will prepare students for the 2018-2019 VEX VRC season - students will tackle the new season challenge head-on.

Use our equipment or bring your own - if you want to use your robot in the competitive season you should bring your own!

Class includes an optional Saturday scrimmage (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) where both VEX IQ and VEX VRC will be getting ready for the upcoming season - Parents are encouraged to come see their students in action on Saturday!

  • July 23-27, 2018 with July 28th Scrimmage OR
  • August 20-24, 2018 with August 25th Scrimmage
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Cost: $225
    Experience Level: Beginner / intermediate / advanced

External LinkRegister for July VRC Challenge Camp OR External LinkRegister for August VRC Challenge Camp

STEM Week Grades 1-5

Join us and embrace the many exciting sides of STEM during Quarkmine STEM Week!
STEM week is a fun way for younger students to get creative in solving problems using their creativity to interact with the world around them. Sign up for as many or as few sessions as you’d like!

New activities will be explored during each session! (This week will not focus on robotics.)

  • August 6-10, 2018
    Multiple sessions per day
    Early drop off and late pickup available

External Link More STEM Week Information and Registrations