Partnership and Inspiration for Engineering Education and Entrepreneurship will host Robot Ruckus, a summer fun-filled camp from August 5-9 and August 12-16, 2019, for 7-12 year-olds whether or not they already build or program robots like LEGO MINDSTORMS.

Youths who attended LEGO Fun camps or similar before with PIE3 will take their skills further and robot rookie campers will be welcome. High school robotics team members, including Robo-Lions FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2199, will help campers build rockets and rovers and explore science, technology, engineering and math with robots, software, laptops and LEGOs.

Robot Ruckus participants may enroll in either the morning session from 9 a.m. to noon or the afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $200 per session and includes a daily snack and one T-shirt. A discount of $10 per session is given for multiple sessions. Robot Ruckus will be held at Freedom Optimist Hall, 6315 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, Maryland. To register, visit Freedom Area Recreation Council’s registration website at

PIE3, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, inspires K-12 graders in Carroll County, Maryland, and surrounding areas to be interested in science, technology, engineering and math through robotics programs especially through For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology or FIRST, a global nonprofit. PIE3 has more than 20 affiliated robotics FIRST teams in Carroll County and Howard County, Maryland.

PIE3 partners include The Kahlert Foundation; Maryland State Department of Education; Carroll County Public Schools; Booz, Allen, Hamilton; Tensley Consulting, Inc.; Carroll Technology Council; Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc (JMT); Freedom District Lions Club; Colavita; Constellation, an Exelon company; Naval Sea Systems Command; Freedom Area Recreation Council; Recreation and Parks Carroll County, MD; Boys & Girls Club of Westminster; Carroll County Public Library; Thrivent; and family of the PIE3 teams and more than 20 affiliated teams.




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