2021 SUMMER CAMP FAQ
Are you offering online summer camps in 2021?
Yes. Rolling Robots will offer online summer camps with variety including Robot Building, Scratch Coding, Python Coding, 3D Printing Design, Minecraft, Roblox and Inventions.
Are you offering in-person, on-site summer camps in 2021?
Yes. Rolling Robots will offer in-person on-site summer camps at 3 locations in the greater Los Angeles area - Glendale, Palos Verdes, and West LA. The in-person on-site camps will be limited in size and number of camps at the same time. See our C-19 Policy.
What is the daily/weekly schedule?
Each summer camp is one week long (Monday - Friday, 5 camp-days total, except if otherwise indicated). For all available camps, campers can enroll in the morning session, the afternoon session, or both sessions. The morning session is from 9am to 12pm, and the afternoon session is from 1pm to 4pm. The full-day session goes from 9am to 4pm with a one-hour lunchtime period from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. For on-site camps, the lunch hour will be complimentary if the camper is enrolled in both morning and afternoon sessions.
The summer camp "VEX V5 Team Boot Camp" is only offered as a full-day option (no separate AM or PM sessions available).
For in-person on-site camps, campers can be dropped off up to 15 minutes before the session begins and be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the session ends. Any drop-offs or pick-ups outside of this 15 minutes window will incur an extra charge of $1 per minute per camper.
For online camps, campers should join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes before the start time of the camp. Be sure to rename the Zoom account to match the following format: CAMP NAME + Camper's First and Last Name. For example, MOD - Jonny Smith.
Is there an extended day option?
For campers enrolled in on-site, afternoon camps an extended day option is available upon request for them to remain on-site up to 6:00pm.
What should my child bring each day?
For on-site camps, half-day campers can bring snacks, whereas full-day campers should bring lunch and snacks for the morning and afternoon breaks. Campers can also bring money to purchase snacks and drinks that we have for sale (ranging from $1 to $5 per item). We also highly suggest campers bring a filled water bottle to stay fully hydrated (water is also available for free on request, but it's always good to have your own available). In consideration of any children who may have a nut/peanut allergy, please DO NOT BRING any food items that may contain nuts or peanuts. It’s recommended for the full-day campers to bring something they would like to do (reading, a drawing book, etc.) for the lunch break.
Will lunch be provided?
For on-site camps, we do not provide lunch. Please pack a lunch (that does not contain any nuts or peanuts) if your child is attending both the morning and afternoon camps. Glasses of water are available at no charge. Bottled water, other drinks, and snacks are available for purchase.
Will my child bring home the robots they build during camp?
For on-site camps, most of the kits we use to build robots will stay at Rolling Robots unless otherwise stated. Please check with us on pricing and availability for the specific item if you are interested in purchasing it.
Will my child bring home the game they created on the computer during camp?
For on-site camps, sure! Campers will be able to take home any games they create during the camp. On the last day of camp, please bring a flash drive with at least 2GB of available space if you wish to do so.
My child has never built a robot or programmed a computer before. Is that OK?
Yes. We pride ourselves on teaching children of all learning backgrounds the core concepts of STEM, robotics, and computer programming/coding. No prior experience is required except for in a few advanced camps. In addition, please use the age guidelines listed when enrolling your child so that he/she will have the best experience possible.
My child is a very advanced, high-tech wizard. Will they be bored?
Maybe for about 5 minutes when we are getting everyone started. Our camps are designed to encourage open creativity and deep exploration, so once your child is engaged in the process they will be challenged to a degree appropriate to their level of skill and experience. In case that your child is truly not enjoying the camp, we are always open to learn about the specific situation and make an adjustment for the best interest of your child.
What is the student-to-teacher ratio?
For on-site camps, we aim for 6 to 8 campers per instructor to ensure that each child gets the attention and instruction that they need.
Do I pay the full amount upfront?
Yes, but you can add additional sessions or the extended-day option later as long as space is still available.
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
To request a cancellation of your summer camp, you MUST email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. After we have received your request through email, we follow these cancellation and refund policies: (1) If you want to change the camp session, we will transfer your camp without extra charge for the first time. (2) If you have to change again, we will transfer you to a new camp with $10 per camp per change after the first time. (3) If you must cancel before the start of the camp, a $25 processing fee per camp will be deducted before the refund. (4) If your child started to attend the camp, but you must cancel, a $50 processing fee and prorated attended-camp days will be deducted before the refund.
Is there a discount if I sign up for multiple sessions?
Yes. After the first camp in each order, each additional camp booked will receive a 10% discount when you enter the coupon code MORETHAN1 before checking out. This discount will not apply to the first camp, only the second camp, and every camp after that in the same order. The multi-session discount cannot be combined with other coupons or promotions. The discount can not be applied after the order has been checked out.
Is there a sibling/friend discount?
Yes. See the rules for discounts on purchasing multiple camps above. The sibling discount coupon code cannot be combined with other coupons or promotions.
Do you have camp during spring or winter break?
Yes, Rolling Robots offers Winter Camps around the Christmas and New Year holidays and Spring Camps when schools are on spring break.
I signed up for an online camp, what supplies do I need?
For all online camps, a computer with internet access is required to join the Zoom meeting. If software is required, the course description contains any information needed. If hardware is required, rental pickups are available at all 3 of our locations - Glendale, Palos Verdes, and West LA; you will be given a date and time for your rental pickup and return. A security deposit may be required to cover late returns or damage to hardware.
I can’t physically pick up hardware for my online camp, is there a shipping option?
Yes, shipping can be arranged upon request if the camp was purchased at least 7 days prior to the start of the camp. Additional shipping and handling fees are required.