Camp provide opportunity for youth to rock with robots

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, along with Mad Science of Kansas City, offers youth a fun, interactive look at the history of robots.

Rockin’ Robots will be held 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 18-21, at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. This camp is open to children eight years-old to 12 years-old and will introduce them to the world of robots. Rockin’ Robots will give campers the opportunity to learn about robot design, sensors, and the programming required for robots to complete tasks.  Students will program a robot to do a series of maneuvers and participate in robot relays. Campers will also build their own working robot to take home. All supplies are included with the registration fee. Cost is $155 per child.

Registration can be done online at or by visiting a Lawrence Parks and Recreation facility, including: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Offices in Historic South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information, please contact Jo Ellis, recreation instruction supervisor, at (785) 330-7355.