kids with robotics

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.

Course code - 13989


Robotics camp is designed for youth ages 9 to 13. 

Camp details

Date and Times

August 17 to 21, 2020

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

Drop off and pick up will be located on the lower level of the Museum, in the multipurpose classroom. 

  • Drop off: between 8:30 a.m. 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. at a cost of $5.00 per day. 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 multipurpose classroom, on the lower level of the main Museum building. 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, you can now create your own account and register for camps from the comfort of home. To navigate the system quickly, be sure to search using the course code provided above. 

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 Camper Health and Information 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 the Robotics Camp. 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.


Prior to June 15 of each year, City of Peterborough summer camp refund requests are accepted prior to camp start dates and are charged an administration levy of 10% of program fee, or $5 minimum. Refunds are not provided once the program starts unless accompanied by a medical note approved by the program supervisor or Manager designate. Front line teams will refer the request to the program supervisor for approval, and will take no action within the event roster or client account.

After June 15, refund requests will be accepted up to 14 calendar days prior to the camp start date and are subject to a 25% administration fee for each occurrence or event registration as applicable. Refunds will not be provided if the request is received less then 14 calendar days prior to camp start date. If the refund request does not meet the required timeline, no refund will be provided (unless the request is accompanied by medical documentation, in which case a 10% administration fee, or $5 minimum will be applied).