VEX Student Camps Summer 2018

We are excited to offer 6 VEX camps for Summer 2018! All camps are M-T-W-Th-F, half-days, either in the morning (8:30-11:30 am) or afternoons (1-4 pm). The cost for each camp is $175 and includes a t-shirt and snacks. To ensure effective student-to-instructor ratios, camps will be limited to 20 students each – no exceptions. All camps will feature a competition Friday, which family and friends are welcome to attend! Register now, pay in early May. We’ll keep you posted on the the payment process.

VEX IQ – BEGINNERSession 1: July 9-13, morning session; Session 3: July 16-20, morning session

This camp will be centered around the VEX IQ robotics kit used by many schools in Arkansas. This camp will focus on introducing students to VEX IQ robotics components, programming methods, and construction techniques. Camp is open to all rising 3rd-6th grade students.

GIRL Powered VEX EDRSession 2: July 9-13, afternoon session

The purpose of VEX Girl Powered is to encourage new experiences, a diverse culture, and a more encompassing definition of what a roboticist looks like. In an effort to encourage more middle school/high school girls into robotics, we are providing a girls-only session. The camp will offer the same skills as Session 4 and is open to rising 6th-12th grade girls. 

VEX EDRSession 4: July 16-20, afternoon session

Explore the worlds of engineering, robotics, and coding with the VEX Robotics Design System. Get hands-on experience building a frame and base for the robot and engineer its wiring. Teams must adapt their robots to compete in user-piloted challenges and obstacle courses as well as autonomous robot challenges requiring programming using the ROBOTC software. This camp is open to rising 6th-12th grade boys and girls.

VEX IQ AdvancedSession 5: July 23-27, morning session; Session 6: July 23-27, afternoon session

This camp is for students already familiar with VEX IQ robotics kits, either through their school, last year’s camp, or by attending Sessions 1 or 2. This camp will focus on advance building and programming strategies, including the use of sensors. This camp is open to all rising 3rd-6th grade students. 



Summer 2017: The UA Little Rock STEM Education Center was pleased to offer the first ever VEX IQ Robotics Summer Camp for 30 rising 3rd-6th grade students. The camp ran July 31 – August 4, 8am – 12 am daily and was taught by Sandra Leiterman, the Center’s ADE Math Specialist and noted VEX robotics coach and instructor. Below are some of our pictures from last summer’s camp:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Sandra Leiterman at