Robotics II: Programming

Category: Enrichment


The future will be full of robots and automation. Who will design, build, manage, and repair the advanced technology we will depend on? Northridge Robotics is training those future scientists, business leaders, and engineers — helping them to decide what career in STEM to pursue. This camp is one of a two part series: Robotics I: Mechanics is designed as a prerequisite for campers who wish to participate in this camp. 

Week Two: Programming: Fully Autonomous Competition

The second week of camp focuses on writing computer code to give robots autonomous capabilities. Campers learn:

  • Basic Computer Programming
  • Human-Robotic Interaction
  • Specifics of FTC’s OnBot Java Coding Environment

Why Robotics?

In this two-week camp, campers will design, construct, and pilot their own robots using computer code. Campers are divided into teams; each designing their own robots to compete against each other in FIRST Tech Challenge Robotic Competitions. Campers will develop skills in:

  • Planning & Design
  • Mechanical Intuition
  • Teamwork
  • Programming

Camp Counselors

Camp Counselors consists of robotics team veterans — both current members and alumni members. They are role models who are passionate both about STEM and helping students. And many are pursuing STEM careers themselves in college.

Camp Leadership

mike stengel
  • About:

    Mr. Mike Stangel, High School Math Department

    Mike teaches precalculus and physics at the high school level and Algebra I to all middle school students. With a background in engineering and an emphasis on critical thinking, he challenges students to think outside the box while using fundamental rules and principles in approaching problems. Teaching at both the high school and middle school levels has given Mike insight into approaching complex topics in an easy to understand manner. You can contact Mike Stangel at

Camp fee: $385

Session 1: June 24 - June 28

Hours: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Entering Grades: 7, 8, 9

Enrollment cap: 20

Camp location: Northridge

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