camp eureka

INFORMATION ABOUT JUNE CAMP EUREKA COMING SOON!

What is Camp Eureka?

Camp Eureka is a week-long robotics and engineering camp hosted by our club during school breaks and intercession.  The purpose of Camp Eureka is to spread science and technology information throughout the community and help our club fundraise for trips and parts.  During camp, each student is placed in a group with one or two other students, which is mentored by one of the club members.  This style of teaching encourages cooperation and creativity and provides students with individualized instruction from our members.  It also ensures that all students find our camps educational and enjoyable! You can register for the upcoming Camp Eureka or read the July 2017 Blog Posts by clicking the buttons below! Keep reading this post to find out about our scholarship program!

Scholarship Opportunities

Hilo Viking Robotics will be offering scholarships for students that are unable to pay tuition in whole and are in need of financial assistance. Two scholarships are available.  Forms to register for a scholarship are available!  Please fill out the form in addition to your registration forms by clicking on the button below. The scholarship will cover $125 of the $175 of the fee for one session and will be awarded to applicants who best demonstrate their enthusiasm for robotics and engineering. You will be notified whether or not you got the scholarship by (undecided).  If you are requesting a scholarship for more than one child –please fill out a separate form for each child (limit 2 per household).

The scholarships are meant to provide an opportunity to students who would not be able to experience Camp Eureka otherwise.  If you are able to pay tuition for camp in full, please do not apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Specific details such as time, campus room, and age range vary from camp to camp. The details below are accurate for the upcoming camp.  Details on future camps may vary.

When is it?

Date:
TBD

Time*:
Morning Session is 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Afternoon Session is 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
*Students that sign up for both camps may stay during the 60 minute intercession and take a break along with the mentors.

What is a general overview of what my child will be doing this camp?

Information about the morning and afternoon themes and games will be posted in May 2018. Students in Camp Eureka build, program, and drive robots with their partner and a HVR-member mentor according to the games made for each session.

Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
Drop off and pick up will be in front of the Hilo High School cafeteria. Hilo Viking Robotics mentors will be supervising drop off from 7:15 to 8:15 and 12:30 to 1:15, and pick up from 12:00 to 12:30 and 5:00 to 5:30. All students are accompanied until their parent picks them up.

How do I turn in the registration form and payment?
Please mail the form and payment to the club. If you are using a check, it will go out to Hilo Viking Robotics.

Address:
Hilo Viking Robotics
Hilo High School
556 Waianuenue Ave.
Hilo, HI 96720

If you are unable to mail the form and payment, you can drop it off (in an envelope) at Hilo High School’s front office and direct it to Robotics. If you registered electronically, walking your payment in on the first day of camp will also be accepted.  However, it is preferred to be either mailed to or dropped off at Hilo High School.

Where is it?
Hilo High School Campus, room C-205. On the final day of camp, a competition and potluck will be held at the patio. More information will be released later.

Who can sign up?
Any child 7-12 years old (exceptions offered on a case to case basis).

How much will it cost?
Tuition is $175 per student for each session they attend. Scholarships are available for those who would like to attend but cannot afford the full tuition.

What does my child need to bring to camp?
Students do not need to bring anything to camp. Snacks and water will be provided, but they are free to bring their own food and drink.

Where can I find the registration form?
Online forms will be available soon and be linked on social media. There are also hard copy forms if you do not have access to the online version which will be up next month.

What are acceptable forms of payment?
Cash, personal checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks are all acceptable. Please make checks payable to Hilo High School with the subject/note as “June Camp Eureka”.

Contact Info

If you would like to contact us with questions or comments regarding camp, please email us at hilovikingrobotics@gmail.com, or contact the following:
Corbin Warmbier (Club Secretary) at (808) 494-4767

In the event that the people listed above cannot be reached, you can also contact:
Ryan Nakasato (Club Advisor) at (808) 313-5547, or  r_nakasato@yahoo.com

Thank you for reading! Have a great day!