VC-STEM Robotics , Switzerland , Leysin ,

Programme suitable for ages 10-17

This innovative programme has been designed by Village Camps to capture the imagination of campers keen to explore fascinating developments in science and programming relating to ROBOTICS. The programme uses a variety of state-of-the-art tools and targets from curious beginners through to those with existing skills seeking to expand their knowledge.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programme Overview

This programme is an exciting way to learn and develop the fundamentals of building and programming a range of different robots.

Aimed at campers of all abilities from beginners to the more experienced, our innovative Robotics programme offers a chance for young minds to learn and develop skills and teamwork in coding, engineering, mathematics and problem-solving, encouraging imagination and creativity.

The first week of the programme has informative lessons and specific projects that are based on Lego and other carefully selected independent websites.

As the programme develops and all participants gain knowledge and experience, each can use new found skills and experience to work quite independently, to create the ultimate personal robot. that can vanquish the others in the “Robot Wars” on the final day of Camp, provides an opportunity for campers to face each other creations in a full blown competition.

This programmes covers:

Summer Camp The Engineering design process

Summer Camp How to design & build structurally sound robots

Summer Camp LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 visual programming concepts

Summer Camp Gearing ratios and other engineering concepts

Summer Camp Controlling robot responses through sensors and programming

Summer Camp Decision making structures

Summer Camp Team building and problem solving strategies

Our Robotics Programme is accessible to any skill level from beginners to the very experienced.

The role of the counselours team is to set the challenges and provide the required information to ensure that the young participants are equipped to develop the skills required in this increasingly technical world. This is an exciting, rewarding and super fun way of learning and working together.

All the robotic material, blocks, gears, motors, sensors, computers, iPad and software are supplied by Village Camps and will remain at camp.

Accommodation, Excursions & Activities

Campers stay at the Village Camps owned and managed Swiss Alpine Centre. The centre has spacious, mainly en-suite bedrooms for 3-4 campers as well as lounges and recreational areas and impressive dining facilities. The campus is well situated just above the main village and close to its excellent sport and leisure facilities.

There are exciting excursions to Geneva, the lakeside town of Lausanne, a chocolate factory and the Water-Park in nearby Aigle.

There is a variety of afternoon and evening activities both in Camp and outdoors, which campers from all programmes participate together. These all camp activities are organised and supervised by Village Camp counsellors.

Further details on the excursions and on the activities available at the Leysin camp can be found on the Switzerland Overview Page.

Tennis Add-on CHF 650.-

*Not available during 1st session, and not available at all for campers booking the Adventure Camp or LTC

Choose from the available specialty programme and combine it with professional tennis instruction from VC’s top coach, Christine Suard! This additional option allows those that are passionate for tennis to combine their language, art, or multi-sports morning programme with qualified afternoon tennis instruction.

Our highly qualified head-coach has developed a fantastic and innovative tennis programme which has three different categories from beginners to highly trained club players. We wanted to give the opportunity to all campers regardless of programme (Adventure excluded) to opt for an additional 3 hours of tennis instruction in the afternoons!

In the evenings, campers join their peers who have been on afternoon activities for engaging evening programmes which will, at times incorporate the whole camp and other times be age group dependent.

" Dear Counsellors and staff of VC-Leysin, I would like to thank you for the great care and wonderful experience your team had provided to my son Boris. He had so much fun in the camp, and was happy with the meals and clean facilities. The counsellors are caring and professional. The daily journals and photo updates enabled parents to feel comfortable from the beginning to the end of the camp. This has been a good opportunity for my son to experience a different culture and meet new friends. Thank you again! BTW, here is a thank you card that my son would like to present to the Counsellors of Leysin. Kind Regards, Mrs Chan "