Parents looking for fun and educational summer activities for their kids can enroll them in South Florida State College’s StemQuest program.

SFSC’s STEMQuest will host two weeklong camps (Aug. 3-7) centered on using LEGO® sets to teach robotics and master building techniques to kids ages 6 to 13.

Parents can enroll children in one of two camps to be held on SFSC’s Highlands Campus in Avon Park: Robotics or Master Builder. Both camps start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., with pickup no later than 3:30 p.m.

Robotics Camp

The robotics camp teaches the art and science behind being a robotics engineer. The camps starts off teaching the basic robotics engineering skills sets. Next, the camp transitions into the LEGO Mindstorm® NXT Robotics set and then the Mindstorm® EV3 set.

Kids learn to create and command robots.

LEGO® Master Builders

This camp will teach children the building tips and techniques from LEGO’s best designers and builders – the LEGO Master Builders.

Children will learn the secrets behind the popular builds they’ve become familiar with. This camp will feature stable building techniques to micro design to wheeled autos.

This camp will feature the LEGO® Master Builder Academy Sets, Series 1-12.

The curriculum used for all camps is based on content from LEGO® Education. Instructors from iBrick Academy will lead all camp sessions.

STEMQuest is SFSC’s summertime program that introduces area schoolchildren to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

To register for these camps, visit ibrickacademy.com.

The registration fee for the camp is $219 and includes snacks, tee shirt, and a bag of fun stuff. Children must bring their own lunch. A refrigerator is available to store lunches.

For more information about the camps’ content or registration, contact the iBrick Academy at fun@ibrickacademy.com or call 407-230-6100. Or, contact Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert at battyhek@southflorida.edu or 863-784-7329.