Robotics â€śClassesâ€ť Sponsored by the Gruss Life Monument FundÂ is a Rocketing Success at Camp Kaylie!Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Jason Cury, President of the Gruss Monument Life Fund and Judy Lebovits, Director and VIP of CIJE have both been longtime friends of OHEL and Camp Kaylie, and their visits and ongoing friendship are appreciated.Â
During their latest visit, they saw firsthand the Lego robotics and rockets activity of Camp Kaylie, and witnessed the excitement of the campers participating in this unique and much sought after activity. Â They also saw the Computer Room sponsored by Gruss which allows dozens of campers daily to build computer programs, play computer games and be challenged by educational programs.
The rockets and robotics activity at Camp Kaylie affords the campers with a stimulating opportunity to solve problems â€“ together as a team.
Whether it was creating robots or rockets, or building bridges etc, the activity fostered a dynamic environment that helped Kaylie campers develop problem-solving skills that involve math, engineering, physics, and logic. The process helped nurture problem solving and team building skills amongst campers, and a collaborative outlook â€“at Camp Kaylie everyone is part of a team!
Adam Jerozolim, who led the Camp Kaylie robotics classes comments that â€śRobotics sessions became one of the most popular activities in camp, with girls and boys equally loving the program. During our sessions, there was no pressure to compete or be graded â€“ campers learned in a nurturing environment with individualized attention to abilities and needs and infused, best of all, with a fun time.â€ť Â
Jason Cury and Judy Lebovits watched as Sara, a 12 year old with Autism, shot off a rocket and gleefully watched as it made its exiting climb, and dramatic descent. The computer and robotics activities offer children with disabilities unique programs that are not available to them in their special education schools.Â
Eli Brazil, the Director of Camp Kaylie added that â€śThese engaging, hands-on activities, with curriculums that motivate campers to learn science, technology, engineering, and math concepts, equip campers with real-world knowledge and 21st century skills required to be successful in todayâ€™s global societyâ€ť.
OHEL and Camp Kaylie could not ask for a more meaningful learning experience and we are grateful to the Gruss Life Monument Fund.
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages effectively manage disability, surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises