Purdue Columbus offers LEGO camp for kids

Purdue Polytechnic Columbus is inviting children, ages 9 to 14, to explore science, technology, engineering and math concepts while having fun at the LEGO Robotics Summer Camp. The camp will be held July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the ACME Building, Room 140, located at 4444 Kelly Street in Columbus.

Organizers say that campers will work together in small teams and be provided with LEGO products to explore robotics. They say these unique components, which include modular sensors, motors, and electromechanical parts, are used to build robots that are controlled by a programmable LEGO “Brick” computer. The camp teaches children the basic concepts about how real-life mechanical systems operate while inspiring them to use their imaginations and build mechanical robots of their own creation.

The cost of the camp is $60 and will include all materials, t-shirt, snacks, and prizes. Spaces in the camp are limited and may be reserved by registering online at purdue.edu/columbus/visit/summer-camps.

Registration ends July 13th.