growingSTEMS is happy to offer a Combat Robotics summer camp focused around Termite Class Combat Robots! Competitors in grades 3-7th are able to participate in this 2-day camp. Each camp will run on Saturday and Sunday, 10-3PM each day.
- Saturday 10-3 – Introduction / Kit construction & decoration and Driver skills activities
- Sunday 10-3 – Practice Matches and Round Robin Tournament
Camp sessions will be available for the following dates: June 10-11th, July 8-9th, July 29-30th, August 5-6th, and September 16-17th 2023. There will be 12 slots per camp and each camp will be limited to 3 of each robot design. Approximately a month before the camp, a survey will be sent out to all participants to determine their chosen robot type. The survey will ask for a ranked list of the available robot types and we will do our best to give everyone their first choice if possible.
The Termite Class is focused on combat robots that consist of wooden robot kits and small arena (3×3′) with a single knock-out pit. Termite Class robots compete to try and either push their opponent into the arena pit or remove their “kill-switch” magnet (a simple magnet on the back of each robot that can be knocked off during the match) during the 1-minute match. If the match timer ends with both robots still standing, a match judge will make the determination of who won based on how each robot operated, focusing on both driver aggression and control.
More information can be found on our Termite Class Camp Page!