Summer Sessions- Manhattan

Our summer sessions are awesome! We teach your children all about the fun of engineering while they build a ton of awesome robots. They even get to take home everything they make! The sessions are for 1st-4th graders.

They run from June 8th through September 4th from 9:00-3:00. There may offer an extended day option till 6:30 if there is enough interest. We are offering three different curriculum for the 2015 summer.

Our NEW Manhattan location is located at 72 Warren Street in Tribeca. Each day we will take the kids outside to Hudson River 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.

OUR PROGRAMS:


Robot Vehicles

IMG_6359Is your child a little engineer? Do they love building with legos and snapcircuits? Then this is the perfect week for them. We designed this week for kids who love to build and want to understand how things work. They will be building 9 different robots throughout the week-long session that move in all sorts of fun and exciting ways!

  • Offered 6 different weeks
    • June 15th-19th
    • June 29th-July 3rd
    • July 13th-July 17th
    • August 3rd-7th
    • August 17th-21st
    • August 31st-September 4th
  • $850/week
  • Extended day available if there is enough interest each week
  • 1st-4th graders, K’s will be accepted if they have already completed a year of full-day preK.
  • Register


Robot Universe

14659795744_8069a7c3af_zDoes your child love to come up with really beautiful, quirky designs and creations? Are they a little artist whose creativity drives their creations? Then this week is the perfect fit. The kids 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.

  • Offered 6 different weeks
    • June 8th-12th
    • June 22nd-26th
    • July 6th-10th
    • July 27th-July 31st
    • August 10th-14th
    • August 24th-28th
  • $850/week
  • Extended day available if there is enough interest each week
  • 1st-4th graders, K’s will be accepted if they have already completed a year of full-day preK.
  • Register


Robot Programming- (1 week only)

We will only be offering one week in Brooklyn and another week in Manhattan of this super awesome session! We will be using the fantastic Hummingbird robotics kit to teach programming. This versatile platform was designed at Carnegie Melon’s CREATE lab.

programmingIt is the perfect introduction to programming as it combines hands-on building and art with real electronics (servos, LEDs, motors, sensors) with programming. No previous programming experience is necessary. The kids will work in small groups and create robots that interact with the other robots and environment.

  • July 20th-July 24th
  • Advanced and beginners are both welcome!
  • Projects will be small groups based. Kids will NOT take home any robots at the end of the week.
  • $850/week
  • Extended day available if there is enough interest
  • 5th-7th graders
  • Register


Age of Students:

Most of the programs are for children entering 1st grade through 4th grades. We make exception for children who are entering kindergarten if they have completed a year of full-day preK. The Robot Programming week is for kids entering 5th-7th grades.

Price:

$ 850 for full week sessions

Extended day will be offered each week if there is enough interest. Extended day cost $15/hour.

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.

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FAQS:

  1. When is drop-off in the morning? 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.
  3. How does extended day work? During registration, you will tell us if you have an interest in doing extended day. If we get enough interest each week, we will offer the option.
  4. How does sign-up and payment work for extended day? If there are enough people who are interested in a given week, we will offer the option. You don’t need to know ahead of time the specifics of when your child will attend extended day, just that they will likely attend. Each day when you sign your child in for the summer session, you can tell us the estimated time your child will be picked up that day. Then when the child is picked up, we will ask you to pay for that day’s extended time.
  5. What will the kids be doing during extended day? Extended day is pretty chill 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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. My child has a bike/scooter. Can they store it at the Foundry while they are in the session? Sure!
  10. Will my child take the robots home? For Robot Vehicles and Robot Universe, kids will be bringing all sorts of robotic projects home. 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. For the Robot Programming session, the kids will be working in small groups on a joint project. The projects will stay at the Foundry at the end of the session.
  11. 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).
  12. What ages do you accept into the sessions? Each week has a different age range but we accommodate kids as young as entering 1st grade and as old as entering 7th grade. 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.
  13. 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 Discovery/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
    • 3:00-6:30 Extended day option
  14. Is there a sibling discount? Yes. You will receive a 10% discount if you register two or more siblings. The discount will occur automatically in your online cart at checkout.
  15. 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.
  16. My child took your summer session last year. Will there be new material this year? Yes, there will be loads of new projects. Feel free to enroll your child again this summer. We use the first day as an introduction and skill refresher. So those two projects may be ones your child has done before. Since the projects are very open ended, we will be able to help them customize the projects in new, fun and exciting ways.
  17. Can my child take multiple weeks of the same curriculum (e.g. two weeks of Robot Vehicles)? We would not recommend this as the weeks will have the same curriculum and your child may become bored. It is best to take two weeks that have a different curriculum. That being said, we have had a some children that liked the sessions so much that they were happy to repeat the activities. Since you know your child the best, feel free to make the call that feels right for your family.
  18. What is the child to teacher ratio? The ratio is about 5-6 children to one adult staff member.
  19. 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.
  20. What is your cancellation policy? From the day you register until 4 weeks before the session, you will not get a refund but you can use that money towards a different summer session, class or birthday party (subject to availability). After that point, all money will be non-transferable and not refundable. In addition, there will be a non-refundable cancellation fee of $150 for any cancellations that occur after April 1, 2015. We reserve the right to cancel a program due to low registration. If this happens, you will be refunded your full amount.
  21. What if my child becomes sick and cannot attend? We will do our best to find someone on the waitlist to fill the spot. If that happens, there will be a small admin fee and then the balance of the session will be given as a credit on your account. If we cannot fill the space, unfortunately we cannot offer a credit. The sooner you know your child won’t make it, the more likely it will be that we can find someone to take the spot. If they miss a day or two of a certain week, we will try to squeeze them in later in the summer to make up those days. If that happens, you will not be given any type of credit.
  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 #19 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.

 

 

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