Robotics Day Camp in Rockford Oct. 11

Staff Report

Rockford, Ill. — Area youth are invited to attend the Robotics Day Camp presented in Rockford by University of Illinois Extension.

Youth will invent, design, and program fully-functioning robots using everyday items. Engaging youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has been proven effective in positive youth development, and this camp provides the perfect opportunity to introduce these concepts to young children. The highlight of the day will be an introduction to new 3D printing technology through which participants will print a functioning race car.

The camp will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Clarcor Pavilion at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford.

The cost is $5 per participant, which includes supplies to build the robots, and the event is open to youth ages 9-12.

To register, visit or call (815) 986-4357. Space is limited, so register early. Deadline is Oct. 9.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the U of Extension office in Winnebago County at (815) 986-4357. For more information about the camp, contact U of I Extension youth development educator, Elliott Lawrence, at or (815) 235-4125.

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