Robotics (Ages 9 to 13)

kids with robotics

The Peterborough Museum and Archives Robotics Camp is full for summer 2019.

Robots, teamwork, coding and determination are all key words that describe this one-of-a-kind program for children ages 9 to 13. This unique program will teach you the ins and outs of coding as you work through a set of challenges that prepare you for the ultimate test: programming your own robot to compete in a SumoBot matchup! Throughout the week, youth will learn that logic, cooperation and communication are the keys to success. Be prepared to work within small groups as you learn the science behind the computer screen.


Robotics camp is designed for youth ages 9 to 13. 

Camp details

Date and Times

August 19 to 23, 2019

Our camp programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Drop off: between 8:30 to 9 a.m.
  • Pick up: between 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Early bird program (optional): 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Please note that this is only for children in a camp program at the Peterborough Museum and Archives.


  • $250 for the week
  • Early bird program: $5 daily fee, or $25 per week (optional)


Robotics camp is primarily located in the large, air-conditioned, barrier-free Fine Annex on our grounds. Activities associated with our camp may also take place in the beautiful Heritage Pavilion, the galleries and on our child-friendly grounds, including our accessible playground structure.


  • In person at the Peterborough Museum and Archives
  • By telephone (Visa, Mastercard, American Express): 705-743-5180
  • Online: with our PerfectMind program registration system, look under “Museum Camps”.
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What to bring

Please ensure your children come to camp prepared with snacks, drinks, water bottle, a lunch, and weather-appropriate clothing. We promote a nut-free environment.

Personal health form

Each child attending camp must complete and submit a personal health form. We keep this form on file and you only need to complete it once a year. Be sure to submit your health form on or before the first day of camp.

Health concerns

Please notify the instructor about any health or behavioural concerns you may have regarding your child's participation in Junior Summer Discovery. The museum has a protocol for anaphylactic shock and a parental clearance form is required if your child has suffered a suspected concussion.


In the course of all program activities, we may take photos and audio and/or visual recordings. We reserve the right to use all photographs and videos of our programs, participants, special events and facilities for promotional purposes.


You must request a refund up to 5 business days prior to the start of the program and you will pay an administration fee of 10% or a minimum of $5. We will not permit any refunds once the program has started.

robotAbout our camp instructor

Roger Reynolds is an Ontario Certified Teacher who is passionate about science and physical education, and enjoys sharing his passions with children. Roger's camps are always exciting and we thrilled to have him return for another summer of robotics!