The City of Lake Charles, in partnership with the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation, will host a series of one-week robotics camps this summer.

Students attending the camps will follow an educational standards-based curriculum designed to increase student confidence, interest and proficiency in both math and science.

“Learning loss over the summer months is always a concern, and never more so after our children have been so deeply impacted by COVID-19 and the string of natural disasters that have impacted our community in recent years,” said Mayor Nic Hunter. “Last year’s launch of our robotics camps was a tremendous success and we are thrilled to once again partner with the REC Foundation this summer to provide a robotics camp that will allow students the opportunity to collaborate, think computationally, troubleshoot and innovate—all fundamental skills for 21st century learners and future professionals.” 

The program, funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, is free of charge to attend, but spaces are limited, and students must meet eligibility requirements to be considered for acceptance into the program. 

To be eligible to attend the camps, students must be a 4th or 5th grade student in August of 2023 and must live inside the City limits of Lake Charles and they must be a member of a low-to-moderate income household.

Sessions will take place as follows:

Riverside Park’s Mary Morris Community Center:             June 26-June 30, 2023

                                                                                            July 3-July 7, 2023

                                                                                             July 10-14, 2023 

Interested parents and/or guardians can apply online. Online applications are being accepted via the form below now through Tuesday, June 6, 2023. An applicant’s eligibility is not determined until after the application process is complete.

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