Robodogs Informational Meeting for Summer Camp and FLL

Are you going to be in grades 5th-8th grade next year? Are you someone interested in presentations, building, designing, programming, making props, research and developing new solutions to problems in the world, and making new friends all at the same time? If you answered YES!, then you need to come learn about the Bettendorf Robodogs.

Welcome to our Robodogs Summer Camp page. We are so glad that you are interested in joining our camp. We have been running this camp for over 6 years and over time we have developed a camp that excites students to work through problem solving and coding.

Each year we develop new challenges to keep things fresh. We offer a variety of challenges that meet the needs of students who are brand new to robotics with zero experience to those who have years of experience.

We believe in working together to challenge students. Our camp ensures that each student works with the robot as well as the programming. We have plenty of robots to meet the numbers of students.

At this time we are offering two sessions. We will cap each session at 30. This is a first come, first serve opportunity so don’t delay. We have sold out the last three years.

The Robodogs are having a mandatory Robodog meeting to discuss details about the upcoming summer camp, expectations of the camp, as well as details about the Robodogs team and the season. This is a very highly motivated, full commitment, high expectation program and team that we would like for you to consider being part of for the next season for First Lego League.

A mandatory parent/student informational meeting will take place at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria at Bettendorf Middle School on April 13th. During this meeting we will go over expectations, format, and answer any questions you have.

Based on the summer camp we will select team members for the Robodogs First Lego League season. This camp and our selection process is looking for the best of the best! Our summer camp is open to any student from any school, but our Robodog team is limited to only Bettendorf students.

We look forward to another amazing year of learning robotics, speaking skills, research development, and creating solutions to real world problems. We hope to see you at the meeting. Spread the word and let your friends know about this opportunity.

If you have questions please contact one of the following coaches

Dan Drexler –

Aaron Maurer –

Shannon Budde –


When you are ready to sign up for camp follow these steps:

Step 1: Registration Form

Fill out this Google Form that will provide us the information of parents/guardians and student.

Step 2: Payment

Cost for camp is $90

Send payment to the following:

Aaron Maurer

c/o Bettendorf Middle School

2030 Middle Road

Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Please make checks payable to Bettendorf CSD Lego Camp

We will email when money is received. You can drop off money in front office or have your student bring it to my classroom also.

Step 3: Information Meeting

We will be holding an information meeting for parents and students to learn more about camp and the Robodogs on Monday, April 13th from 6:00 – 7:00 in Bettendorf Middle School Cafeteria.

Step 4: Get Started

Feel free to download the programming software for free and get used to how things work.

Check out our resource page

Check out our Tutorial page

Check out our past Robodog teams(we are migrating things over to this page, but in the meantime you can see past team results and robots.

Learn more about First Lego League

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