Robots, Drones, and ROVs Camp

Come to Robotics Camp at Gould!
You’ll pilot Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in nearby Songo Pond

Welcome to Robotics Camp at Gould!

Please note that all residential camps have been canceled for 2020. Some may be offered as August day camps. Please contact Casey Morey if you would like to be notified about August camps.

July 12 – 17, 2020
Cost: $900*
Coed ages 12­-15

* includes lodging, meals, and transportation during stay

The Vex Competition Field for Robotics Camp.
The Vex Competition Field in the IDEAS Center

We are excited to welcome you to the Gould Academy campus for an exciting week of leading-edge Robotics, Drones, and ROVs Camp. In this camp, you will design and build Vex Cortex Robots, Fly DJI Drones, and build and operate underwater Remote Operated Vehicles. The IDEAS Center has the Vex Competition Field that students will be able to utilize. You will learn to fly UAS Drones and take high-quality aerial video. You will be able to take advantage of the beautiful nearby ponds and lakes to operate your ROVs and create underwater videos. Below is some information that will help you prepare for your time here on campus.

Build your own Vex Robots at Robotics Camp
You’ll design & build your own Vex Robots

Sample Daily Robotics Camp Schedule

7:45 amBreakfast
8:30 – 11:30 amClass Work
11:45 amLunch
1:00 – 3:00 pmStudy Time
3:00 – 5:30 pmRecreation (Hike, Swim, etc.)
5:30 pmDinner
6:30 – 9:30 pmEvening Activities
9:30 pmIn Dorm / Lights Out

Packing List

  • Clothes for the classroom
    • Closed-toe shoes/sandals
    • Long pants/shorts
  • 2 sweatshirts or fleece jackets (it’s often chilly at night)
  • Rain jacket
  • Swimsuit, towel, water shoes or sandals
  • Bedding or sleeping bag/pillow
  • Toiletries -toothbrush/soap/towel
  • Personal medication (to be handed in at check-in, all medication forms must be completed and on file)
  • Sunscreen, sun hat
  • Water Bottle
  • $40 or so for snacks and optional activities (like mini-golf)
We have all the parts and pieces you'll need at camp!

Love building robots and piloting drones?

Camp Director

Paul Haberstroh

B.S., Saint Mary’s College of California
Director of the Marlon Family IDEAS Center
Underwater Robotics Leader
Mountain Biking Coach


Mr. Haberstroh is a passionate Innovation and Design Thinking teacher strongly committed to STEM Education. He comes to Gould with extensive experience developing Innovation Labs and Design Engineering Curriculum. He is very involved in the global Digital Fabrication community and has presented at several Educational Technology Conferences. Equally passionate about athletics and the outdoors, Mr. Haberstroh rowed crew and played rugby at Saint Mary’s College, and is a former competitive mountain bike racer. He lives on campus with his wife, Jean.