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Robotics Programs – 2023-2024 School Year

Camp Fire’s after school robotics programs are all about problem solving, getting creative, exploring new ideas, and having fun! From introductory robotics and coding to preparation for competition in a FIRST® LEGO® League team (in fall), these programs build important life-skills, instill confidence, and help kids find their sparks.

Our robotics programs are customized by experience level and age group, with sessions in Bend and Redmond. 

Information for the Upcoming Season Coming Soon!


A camper shows her LEGO robot
A camper holds up a LEGO robot

Tech Tinker Team | Grades 1-2

Youths with no robotics experience are invited to join Camp Fire to explore and learn all about the world of robotics! We will learn how to use the LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 kit. We will build various fun robotic projects using motors and sensors and then use coding software to animate our robots. 

Three-week sessions offered in Bend and Redmond.

COST: $120. (Now on sale at just $90!) All reservations include a $10 non-refundable fee.

Tuesday Tech Tinker Team – Bend

DATES: Tuesdays, March 5-19, 2024
HOURS: 3:15-5:15 p.m.
WHERE: Sunlight Solar Building in central Bend

Thursday Tech Tinker Team – REDMOND

DATES: Thursdays, April 25-May 9, 2024
HOURS: 3:45-5:45 p.m.
WHERE: Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 SW Black Butte Blvd, Redmond, OR 97756

Tuesday Level Ones – Bend

DATES:

  • Grades 2-3: April 9-23, 2024
  • Grades 4-6: May 7-21, 2024

HOURS: 3:15-5:15 p.m.
WHERE: Sunlight Solar Building in central Bend

Thursday Level Ones – REDMOND | Grades 2-3

DATES: May 16-30, 2024
HOURS: 3:45-5:45 p.m.
WHERE: Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 SW Black Butte Blvd, Redmond, OR 97756

Level Two Robotics | Grades 2-3 and 4-6

Youth with experience with LEGO® Robotics or who have completed a Level 1 program will build an advanced driving base LEGO® robot and program it to perform exciting missions. Campers will learn how to create more complicated programs that utilize sensors and will create their own challenges to overcome.

Three-week sessions, with separate sessions for 2nd-3rd graders and 4th-6th graders.

Cost: $120. (Now on sale at just $90!) All reservations include a $10 non-refundable fee.

Tuesday Level Twos – Bend | Grades 4-6

DATES: January 30-February 13, 2024
HOURS: 3:15-5:15 p.m.
WHERE: Sunlight Solar Building in central Bend

Monday Level Twos – Bend | Grades 2-3

DATES: April 8-22, 2024
HOURS: 3:15-5:15 p.m.
WHERE: Sunlight Solar Building in central Bend


Bit(e) of Robotics Drop-in | All ages

Want to learn more about what robotics is all about? Drop into our free Bit(e) of Robotics program to play around with different types of robots including the LEGO® robotics as well as other types of robots!

Open to any age and free to all. Don’t be late; these events are first come, first serve.

Bend Bit(e) of Robotics dates:

  • April 5, 2024
  • May 10, 2024
  • May 31, 2024

HOURS: 3:15-5:15 p.m.
WHERE: Deschutes Public Library, 507 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97703

Redmond Bit(e) of Robotics dates:

  • Tuesday, March 26
  • Tuesday, April 2 
  • Tuesday, April 30 

HOURS: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Redmond Public Library, 2127 S. Hwy 97, Redmond 97756

Registration

Don't wait to register! High-quality youth programs are in high demand and Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great adult:youth ratio and create the best learning experience possible. That means space is limited and many sessions sell out quickly. If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the waitlist.

Register for a Robotics Session

We strive to make all of our programs available to as many youth as possible, regardless of the ability to pay.

Learn about and apply for Financial Assistance.

Because we schedule staff, invest in supplies, and plan for expenses based upon the number of youth we are expecting, we must adhere to our cancellation policies.

Most of our fee-based programs require a $10-25 non-refundable fee at registration (unless specifically noted in the program description).

More about cancellation policies.

Don't wait to register! High-quality youth programs are in high demand and Camp Fire programs are kept small to ensure a great adult:youth ratio and create the best learning experience possible. That means space is limited and many sessions sell out quickly. If the program is sold out, please add yourself to the waitlist.

Read about our registration policies, including making payments, our cancellation policy, and our refund policy.

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