Alpha Bench Coding and Robotics STEM Program


Kids learn and have fun with engaging, hands on activities designed to introduce them to programming and robotics. They will learn programming patterns common to all languages using the powerful yet easy to learn Python programming language. In addition, they will build and program Raspberry Pi controlled robots. Camp days will be split evenly between programming and robotics. You can expect your child to learn about the three pillars of programming: Sequence, Selection and Repetition. The curriculum covers good coding practice, variables, data structures, looping, branching and debugging. We will be writing computer games and graphic generating programs utilizing procedural and functional programming styles, and finish the week with an introduction to object oriented programming. Alpha Bench summer camp is designed for children ages 10 – 15. Students will need to bring a laptop with Python 3.6 installed; both Windows and MAC OS are fine. Students should have administrative privileges to allow for the installation of any missing Python libraries. Camps will be held on the Campus of Bentley University.

Additional Information

Gender Coed

Minimum Age 10

Maximum Age 15

Camp Dates 7/9 - 7/13, 7/16 - 7/20, 7/23 -7/27, 7/30 - 8/ 3, 8/6 - 8/10 8:30 - 4:30

Camp Cities Waltham

Year Established 2015

Camp Capacity 10

Camp Length 1 week

Cost Per Week $535 (includes lunch)


175 Forest St
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452
United States

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  • Promotes problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration

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