Robotic Arts Camp

Robotic Arts at St. Michael’s Summer 2022

An exciting new summer program for rising 5th-8th graders is offered by SMS Science Teacher Jennifer Tyndall and URI’s Benjamin Rahming.

Camp Description

Over these 5 days, learn to wire and program circuits using breadboards, sensors, and Arduinos. We’ll create games along the way and even modify them for an extra challenge. This camp culminates in a real-world science and engineering project. In week 1 we’ll build our very own weather station and arcade games. In week 2 we’ll build a remote control car and arcade games.

Can’t wait to see you in August!

Counselor Bios


I am a third generation educator with a passion for science, technology engineering, art and mathematics.Originally from Milwaukee, WI, I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. At WashU I completed research projects in helicopter wakes using numerical solutions, co-authoring peer reviewed papers and presenting research. I also completed an internship at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Troy, MO, tracking defects on engine cylinder heads. My senior year of college, I worked at Challenger Learning Center St. Louis, leading imitation space missions, engineering design challenges and summer camps for students. After graduating, I taught 5 years, starting with middle school science then branching out into robotics, art, music and chess. For Robotics, I designed curriculums aligned with MO state science standards. I have two teacher certifications in progress, mathematics from grades 5-12 and physics from grades 9-12. I currently attend the University of Rhode Island as a doctoral student in ocean engineering. I focus on underwater robotics. I really enjoy fabricating and teaching others to do the same. Outside of work I enjoy drumming, playing soccer and riding my bike.


I grew up in California’s Bay Area. I attended Saint Mary’s College where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2009, while competing as a four year D1 rower. After graduating I joined the Lasallian Volunteers, an Americorps program, and taught middle school in Camden, NJ and St. Louis, MO. I have been a classroom teacher for 13 years covering science, math, art, physical education, swimming, and robotics. I coached my school’s robotics team in St. Louis for 2 years. One of my favorite things about teaching is creating projects that make students really use what they have learned to problem solve a real world solution. I am currently the middle school science teacher at St. Michael’s Country Day School and I love it! Outside of school I enjoy riding my bike, swimming, frisbee, and rowing.

Sign Up Information

Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9-3 pm

Camp Cost: $600 per week


  • Session 1 August 1-5: Weather Station & Arcade Games
  • Session 2 August 8-12: Remote Control Cars & Arcade Games

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SMCDS Robots Camp Sign-Up (Session 1)
Thank you for joining us for RoboticArts 2022! We can't wait to have you with us! This summer, we have 2 sessions to offer you over the course of 5 weeks. We are working closely with the school’s administration, health, and maintenance teams to ensure a safe and fun experience within the guidelines given to us by the RI state health officials. If those guidelines necessitate that we shift our plans to a scaled-down version of camp, we will offer spaces to campers already registered, in order of their RoboticArts registrations. To register your camper for one or more sessions, please fill out the form below, and follow through all the pages until you can click "submit." Your registration will be complete when we receive payment (a non-refundable $100 deposit per session or the full amount) in addition to this form. If you have any questions, please contact Camp Director Jennifer Tyndall at See you this summer!

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