S.T.E.M. Class

Sphero: Robotics and Programming

Grades: After School 3-6, Summer 4-7

Stop. Code. And Roll!

Dive into robotics with Sphero, a powerful rolling robot! Learn coding fundamentals, program Sphero for maze competitions and challenges, build robo-boats, and explore the history of robotics. Perfect for code-loving, robot-enthusiast nerds!

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Q: Why did the robot take a vacation? A: Because he needed to recharge his batteries!


Get Rolling with Sphero Robotics Camp! Join us for an action-packed adventure where you’ll dive into the exciting world of robotics using the power of Sphero, the rolling robot!

Nerds will unleash their critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they learn to program Sphero robots to navigate mazes, conquer coding challenges, and tackle thrilling robot competitions. From building ro-boats to mastering the art of ro-bowling (yes, puns are encouraged!), every day will be filled with excitement and discovery.

With Sphero’s intuitive programming interface, you’ll learn the basics of coding and robotics in a fun and interactive way, and you’ll even learn some fancy codes, like using the accelerometer to trigger behavior!

But that’s not all! Dive deeper into the world of robotics as we explore the history of robotic technology and uncover the latest developments used in industries, healthcare, and space exploration. Discover how robots are revolutionizing our world and get inspired to create your own innovative solutions for the future.

Nerds who love coding will love this class because of the immediate feedback your robot gives as you iterate your code. Coding games on the computer is fun too, but it’s a bit more of a rarity to see your code come to physical life! Of course, nerds who love robots will also LOVE this class.

  • Robot peripherals such as racing chariots, Mars rovers, and animatronic costumes
  • Mazes, courses, and tracks
  • Code! You’ll make lots and lots of code!
  • current robot technologies
  • how robots are used in industry and exploration
  • how robots work
  • coding fundamentals like loops, conditional logic, and functions
  • advanced coding skills like using sensor input
Our Big Nerds classes for grades 4-7, are engaging and exciting and vary greatly in content and structure, but in some form there is always direct instruction from the teacher, guided practice, and independent or small group work with help and support from peers and staff. We usually begin the day with a team building activity and move into our first lesson. Next is a hands-on activity or project. Halfway through the class, kids will take a brief recess and snack break. A second lesson follows break and the kids will do another project/activity or continue one they were working on. It’s always fun and engaging with hands-on projects!

SUMMER & BREAK CLASSES ONLY: Class is 3hrs each day, so bring a snack for break time. Also, bring your own refillable water bottle. Don’t have one? Add our Nerding water bottle to your order and pick up on first day of class!


Your nerd will build and discover like these nerds have.


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Locations, dates, and times vary by time of year.

Summer Camp

$145 - $225



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