The Gunnery’s Summer Robotics Camp offers students in grades 7-12 a fun and positive environment. Three one-week sessions will be offered in June and July for students. Students will work in a team to design and build a task-based robot. They will learn how to develop a concept, select and make components, wire the control system, program the device, and then test their product. The project will depend on the number of weeks that a student attends the camp, with a smaller project for single weeks and a larger project for those attending for 2 weeks. The Gunnery's Robotics Camp will emphasize:
The development of a mindset for creative thinking
Being creative and innovative when solving problems
The importance of attitude, knowledge, imagination, and evaluation when finding solutions
The principles for improving divergent thinking - how to brainstorm, make connections, link ideas and work "outside the box"
Please note that the camp application, physical/immunization record, permission to treat, and patient record of disclosure must be completed. The exact physical/immunization form provided does not have to be used--the same physical/immunization record you provided to the camper's school is fine. The allergy forms and authorization for medication administration forms do not have to be filled out if they do not apply. However, if your child takes any prescription medication, the appropriate forms must be completed. Please note that any camper with prescription medication MUST have authorization from their physician for self-administration. All records must be current within the preceding 36 months.
A Montreal native, Monte graduated in 1981 with a degree in Engineering and went on to work for manufacturing companies in Canada, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. After 30 years as a Plant Automation Engineer, he made the decision to go back to school, this time to become a teacher. Currently, he is the Director of the I.D.E.A.S.(Innovation, Design, Engineering, and Applied Scholarship) program where he teaches engineering and design courses. Before joining The Gunnery he spent two years in the junior boarding school world, teaching at Cardigan Mountain School. In his free time, Monte enjoys cooking, chess, hiking, and travel. Monte lives in Bourne, where he is the head dorm parent.
Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.