Garden City students from third to 11th grade will design, build, code and operate robotic creations at Garden City High School’s third annual Summer Robotics camp, starting next week.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for third- through seventh-graders and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23 through 27 for seventh- through 11th-graders. Both camps will be held in the Trade and Health Academy at the high school.

The younger camp will design and build robots in a variety of “Martian settings,” and participate in hands-on activities that simulate space flight. Challenges will range from learning how to design a lander that can keep its cargo safe to programming a robotic arm to manipulate objects.

The older camp will assemble their own powerful metal “Mars rovers” with bluetooth-controlled arms. Campers will compete in teams and explore electronics and coding.  

Each camper will receive a certificate of completion, and awards and prizes will be presented to campers based on the robotics competition results.