Summer Sessions- Manhattan

Summer Sessions at Brooklyn Robot Foundry are back with fun, all-new projects and building challenges! Our week long programs will engage your child with engineering concepts and hands-on building while making their week with us a total blast!

Quick Overview

The sessions run from June 13th through September 2nd from 9:00-3:00. We will offer an extended day option until 6:00 starting June 27th.

Our Manhattan location is located at 72 Warren Street in Tribeca.

Registration

All registration must occur online. If you already have an account, please use your account information to register your child. If you do not yet have an account, you can create one during the registration process.

Please make sure you complete the entire form during registration. One of the last screens of the registration process will be where you enter your email address. If you haven’t reached that screen, you aren’t quite done. The very last screen will be a confirmation screen.

Manhattan 2016 Summer Sessions- Register Now!

OUR PROGRAMS:

Robot World

Sail Cars, Dragons, Coin Flippers, Shadow Bots and more! These projects are sure to capture your child’s imagination! We will be building 9 different robots throughout the week-long session that move in all sorts of fun and exciting ways!

  • $875/week
  • Offered 6 different weeks
    • June 13th-17th
    • June 27th-July 1st
    • July 11th-July 15th
    • July 25th-29th*
    • August 8th-12th
    • August 22nd-26th *
  • Extended Day till 6:00 starting June 27th.
  • Extended day is $30/day extra if done during registration or $40/day if done later.
  • 1st-4th graders for most weeks. 1st-7th graders for * weeks above
  • K’s will be accepted if they have already completed a year of full-day preK.
  • Register

* Robot Programmer spots available. All other weeks have Robot Inventor spots available.

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What are the different registration options?

Most children will enroll under general registration. When you enroll under this option your child will build and take home the 9 awesome projects. We also have two additional options (varies by week)- Robot Inventor and Robot Programmer. These were created to broaden our offerings for more mature students. It also allows different age siblings to be enrolled in the same week.


What is a Robot Inventor?

RobotInventorA Robot Inventor is a child who has attended a bunch of our sessions and now really wants to make their own creations. There is no limit to how many weeks you can register your Robot Inventor for this summer.

Inventors Projects- We are offering four special edition, limited spots to children who are frequent attenders to our programs. Those four students will be able to create and build whatever they want during the session. This option is limited to four kids only.

Inventors Prerequisite: The student must have either attended 2 weeks of summer in 2016 or 1 semester of afterschool in the 2015/2016 school year. They also must be entering at least 2nd grade. There will be NO exceptions made to this prerequisite. Sorry! If you enroll and your child does not qualify, we will unenroll the student.


What is a Robot Programmer?

UF_ROBOTFOUNDRY_016_smallWe are offering a fun new option to allow kids to learn how to program using the awesome Hummingbird robotics kit which was designed at Carnegie Melon’s CREATE lab. This is a really great option because it combines hands-on building and art with real electronics (servos, LEDs, motors, sensors) with programming. The kids will work in small groups and create robots that interact with the other robots and environment.

Programmer Projects- We also are offering four special edition, limited spots to children who want to learn to program. The kids will be working in small groups and therefore will NOT be taking home any of their projects. Please make sure your child understands this in advance so they aren’t disappointed.

Programmer Restrictions: Your child must be at least entering 4th grade. We cap the age at kids entering 7th grade. No programming experience is required.

Robot Adventure

It’s time for an adventure to a land filled with robots! Motor Boats, Electric Screwdrivers, Light-up Shoes, Robotic Plows and more! We will be building 9 different engineering projects and will be given tons of flexibility to morph and change them into their very own custom creations!

  • $875/week
  • Offered 6 different weeks
    • June 20th-24th
    • July 5th-8th*
    • July 18th-July 22nd
    • August 1st-5th- Girls Only!
    • August 15th-19th
    • August 29th-September 2nd
  • Extended Day till 6:00 starting June 27th.
  • Extended day is $30/day extra if done during registration or $40/day if done later.
  • 1st-4th graders for most weeks. 1st-7th graders for * weeks above
  • K’s will be accepted if they have already completed a year of full-day preK.
  • Register

* Robot Programming spots available. All other weeks have Robot Inventors spots available.

No photos available right now.

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What are the different registration options?

Most children will enroll under general registration. When you enroll under this option your child will build and take home the 9 awesome projects. We also have two additional options (varies by week)- Robot Inventor and Robot Programmer. These were created to broaden our offerings for more mature students. It also allows different age siblings to be enrolled in the same week.


What is a Robot Inventor?

RobotInventorA Robot Inventor is a child who has attended a bunch of our sessions and now really wants to make their own creations. There is no limit to how many weeks you can register your Robot Inventor for this summer.

Inventors Projects- We are offering four special edition, limited spots to children who are frequent attenders to our programs. Those four students will be able to create and build whatever they want during the session. This option is limited to four kids only.

Inventors Prerequisite: The student must have either attended 2 weeks of summer in 2016 or 1 semester of afterschool in the 2015/2016 school year. They also must be entering at least 2nd grade. There will be NO exceptions made to this prerequisite. Sorry! If you enroll and your child does not qualify, we will unenroll the student.


What is a Robot Programmer?

UF_ROBOTFOUNDRY_016_smallWe are offering a fun new option to allow kids to learn how to program using the awesome Hummingbird robotics kit which was designed at Carnegie Melon’s CREATE lab. This is a really fun option because it combines hands-on building and art with real electronics (servos, LEDs, motors, sensors) with programming. The kids will work in small groups and create robots that interact with the other robots and environment.

Programmer Projects- We will also offer four special edition, limited spots to children who want to learn to program. The kids will be working in small groups and therefore will NOT be taking home any of their projects. Please make sure your child understands this in advance so they aren’t disappointed.

Programmer Restrictions: Your child must be at least entering 4th grade. We cap the age at kids entering 7th grade. No programming experience is required.

What is Girls Week?

GIRLSPICLast year at our Brooklyn location we offered our first all-girls week and loved it! The kids loved it, the teachers loved it, it was awesome! This year we will be offering the Girls Week in both locations. The projects are the same as we do in the co-ed but the students will all be girls.  If you want to do both weeks (i.e. one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn), the curriculum will be different so feel free to sign up.

Age of Students:

Most of our programs are for students entering first through fourth grade. We can make an exception for students entering kindergarten IF they have completed a year of full day pre-K.

Robot Programmer spots are only for kids entering fourth through seventh grade.

All Robot Inventor spots are open to kids who have completed at least two 2016 summer weeks with us or have done a full semester of afterschool in the 2015/2016 school year.

Price:

$ 875 for each full week sessions

Extended day begins June 27th.

Extended day costs $30/day if done during registration. And $40/day if added on later.

FAQS:

  1. When is morning drop-off? Our doors open at 8:40 am. Class officially starts at 9:00 am.
  2. When is pick-up? Normal class ends at 3:00. Extended day ends at 6:00 (when offered).
  3. Will you be offering an extended day option? We will be offering extended day till 6:00 starting June 27th.
  4. How does sign-up and payment work for extended day? You will be given an option to sign up for extended day when you register. If you pay for extended during registration, the cost is $30/day. If you decide later that you want to add extended day, then the cost will be $40/day. Spots in extended day can only be guaranteed if you sign up during registration. After that point, the spots are first come, first serve.
  5. What will the kids be doing during extended day? Extended day is pretty relaxed and more like choice time at school. The kids will NOT be doing additional electronic projects but can further embellish their robots. We may also take them outside for a bit.
  6. I want my child to be able to build an additional robot in the extended day. Can they do that? Yes, we will be offering One Time Classes from 4:00-5:30 on most weekdays. You can find the precise schedule by clicking on the link above. If you want your child to stay after the normal session is over to do the next class and build another robot, they can. All you have to do is register them for that class on our website. If you do that, then your child can stay right on through until 6:00. You do NOT have to pay any additional money that day for Extended Day.
  7. What should my child bring each day?
    • A packed lunch (that does not contain any nuts or peanuts)
    • At least one snack & 2-3 snacks if the child will be staying for extended day (that does not contain any nuts or peanuts)
    • A water bottle
    • Rain gear & sunscreen if applicable (we will go outside every day)
    • A reusable tote to bring their robots home each day
  8. Will food/lunch/snacks be provided? No, we do not provide food. Please send your child with a packed lunch and snacks that do not contain any nuts or peanuts of any kind. If your child will be staying for extended day, please provide them with 1-2 extra snacks
  9. Some summer sessions that my children attend require medical forms from our doctor. Does your summer session require this form? No, we do not need that form. We just need you to fill out all information during the registration process which includes general medical questions about your child.
  10. My child has a bike/scooter. Can they store it at the Foundry while they are in the session? Sure!
  11. Will my child take the robots home? Yes! One of the criteria we use when designing our activities is selecting materials and projects that kids can continue to work on and tinker with after the program is over. The only time where they will not bring something home is if they sign up for the Robot Programming spots on the select weeks. The Robot Programmers will be building group projects and will not bring anything home.
  12. Will there be outside time each day? We will spend some time outside every day. Please send your child with appropriate clothing (raincoats, sunblock, etc).
  13. Where do we go outside? Each day we will take the kids to Washington Market Park or Bogardus Garden for lunch. We will also be taking the kids on a few field trips to test out their robots and for a scavenger hunt. All field trips are within easy walking distance of the store.
  14. What ages do you accept into the sessions? We accept kids as young as entering 1st grade and as old as entering 7th grade (depending on the week). We can make an exception for children who are entering kindergarten as long as they have gone to a year of full-day preK. Your child has to be comfortable and able to do a full 9-3 day on their own.
  15. What does a typical day look like?
    • 8:40-9:00 Drop off
    • 9:00 Discovery & exploration
    • 9:30 Robot/structure building activity #1
    • 10:30 Snack
    • 11:00 Choice time
    • 12:00 Visit to park to eat lunch
    • 1:00 Robot/structure building activity #2
    • 2:30 Wrap up and clean up
    • 3:00 Pick-up and the start of extended day
    • 3:00-6:00 Extended day option
  16. My child has never built robots before, is that okay? Sure, no problem at all! They don’t have to have any experience, we will teach them all they need to know.
  17. My child took your summer session last year. Will there be new material this year? We use the first day as an introduction and skill refresher but all of the projects are brand new! If your child has attended our programs a ton and they are at least entering 2nd grade, you might want to consider signing them up for the Robot Inventor spots.
  18. Can my child take multiple weeks of the same curriculum? We don’t recommend signing up kids as general registrations for the same curriculum. But if you think your child would/does love our programs, consider signing them up for the Robot Inventor spots. They must be at least entering 2nd grade and have done either a week of afterschool with us in 2015/2016 or have completed two weeks in the summer. But if they meet those criteria, feel free to sign them up for as many weeks as a Robot Inventor as you want!
  19. What is the child to teacher ratio? The ratio is about 6 children to one adult staff member.
  20. Who are we? We started Brooklyn Robot Foundry to inspire and motivate kids by teaching them about the fun of building. We love the idea of learning and coming together through making things. We believe in the DIT—do it together— mentality and the importance of building a community around this common goal. We have backgrounds in mechanical engineering, software, education, music and fine art. We strive to make an environment that is educational, community based and most of all fun.
  21. What is your cancellation policy? We do NOT offer refunds once a camp registration has been completed.
  22. Did my registration go through okay? If you completed the registration process, the last thing you will see is a confirmation screen. You will also receive an email confirming your order. If you didn’t get to a screen where you entered your email address and credit card information, then you didn’t complete the registration.
  23. Do I pay the full amount up front? Yes. See #21 above for cancellation policy.
  24. Why does the Manhattan program cost more than the Brooklyn program? Will the kids be doing the same activities? The curriculum will be the same in both locations. The price difference is because our rent in Manhattan is literally twice our Brooklyn rent.