Looking for something fun, educational, exciting AND different for your kids to do this summer??? Well, we've got just a few summer camp openings left! For kids ages 6-9, act fast and you may just get one of the 6 spaces left for our 'Summer Camp Jr. - Extra Week' running July 9-13 from 9am-noon each day. For kids ages 10+, your choices are fading fast as we're completely sold out for Weeks 1-4 (July 9-Aug.3). No need to fret as there are still some spots available in Weeks 5, 6 & 7 (Aug. 6-24).
In past years, we've noticed that kids who attend the first couple of weeks of camp have so much fun that they tend to return for the later weeks of camp. The best way to guarantee a camp slot is by registering sooner, rather than later.
For those of you not familiar with New Milford's Annual Fair Days, we invite you to visit the New Milford Town Green Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th for all sorts of family fun. It's like the Big E on a slightly smaller scale. There will be vendors hawking everything from jewlery to hand carved wares to clothing to toys to rugs to you name it! AND THE FOOD.... Suffice it to say, it's impossible to walk away hungry! Add to that, a center stage with a variety of entertainment and demonstrations scheduled, as well as booths where kids can get their faces painted, play games, participate in arts and crafts, etc., etc. and you'll have plenty to keep you busy. Best of all, Robotics And Beyond will have a booth at the Fair, so be sure to stop by and check out what we've brought with us!
If you haven't visited our website lately, then you're in for quite a surprise. We've added over 25 classes including after school programs, out-of-school (for holidays, parent-teacher conferences, and teacher professional development days) programs, homeschool offerings, workshops for kids of all ages, family activities, and two intensive middle- and high school aged programs for which prospective participants may now apply.
All definitely worth reading more about, so be sure to do so using the Programs menu at the top of this page.
We've just finished our first homeschool class offering of step by step™ and we're pretty sure that if you asked the boys who participated, they'd tell you that they LOVED it!
Another feather in the step by step™ cap - our application for review by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)(nsta.org) has been accepted! So, we're really hoping that when you read our Q3 Newsletter, it'll include a link to a very positive review.
And last, but certainly not least, we're very grateful to the Corrine G. Levin Education Fund for recently awarding Robotics And Beyond with a $750 grant toward the further development of step by step™.
All of us at Robotics And Beyond - staff, volunteers, students, and campers - are very thankful to our friends at ATMI, PTC, Goodrich ISR Systems, Duracell, the Conneticut Community Fund, the Goldring Family Foundation, Parker Medical, Inc. (PMI), and several individual donors (you know who you are) for their generous and ongoing support of our programs!
We want to be perfectly clear about this: without these sponsors who donated funds and/or materials and program supplies, this year's camps would have far fewer campers and a lot less materials to build with! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
We currently have over 125+ kids registered in just our summer camps! That's a lot of kids with 1-2 actively (we hope!) employed parents, many of whom may very well work for some of the organizations and corporations from which we solicit grant funding and financial sponsorships.
Perhaps your employer has an employee charitable matching plan or supports not-for-profits that its employees deem important, useful and worthwhile. There's really only one way to find out. We need you to ask!
Without foundational grants and corporate donors to offset the cost of the time, materials, tools, equipment, and technology necessary to run our programs, we won't be able to sustain our low program tuitions. If you think you and your employer can help, please let us know.