Introductory Robotics

Are you a problem solver, a tinkerer, a builder? Are you interested in robotics and programming? We are so excited to offer a wonderful series of challenges and instruction to get you started. Don’t know how to code? No problem, we will teach you the ins and outs of basic code to get your robot moving. Through the week, we will have coding lessons and practice as well as build examples and challenges. Through a series of virtual classroom instruction and group online meetings, you will find everything you need to know to make a robot that’s sure to impress. Throughout the week we will be joined by several professionals in the field and end Friday with a project showcase.

Ages: 11-14

Course Date Info:

Online camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.


Camp - $400

This course is designed for all students with no prerequisite requirements.


Kylie Anderson is going into her fourth year at UGA with a double major in Computer Science and Sculpture along with the sustainability certificate. She has been mentoring and leading robotics teams for four years. Her academic interests include agro robotics, kinetic sculpture, and machine learning. This is Kylie’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Clay McElheny is from Byron, Georgia. He earned his B.A. from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, his M.A.T. from Georgia College and State University, and EdS in Science Education from the University of Georgia. He currently teaches at North Oconee High School where he runs the Engineering pathway. He believes in hands-on learning as well as community-based projects. He loves spending time with his wife Mariharden and two daughters Mariclay and Luciella. This is Clay’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

In this camp, we will use the Makeblock Programmable mBot Ranger Robot Kit to build and program our robots. Since this camp will now be offered online, you will need to purchase your own kit.

To buy the kit:
You will need to purchase the Makeblock Programmable mBot Ranger Robot Kit. It is available at Amazon or you can purchase elsewhere.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent four weeks before your camp.