Tree City Homeschoolers
Summer camp dates:
May 20-23 from 3-4pm at Community Church
August 5-8 from 3-4pm at Community Church

General Information about Robotics Club


First LEGO League (FLL) is an accessible, guided, beginner' robotics competition that encourages teamwork, discover, innovation, and problem-solving.  The FLL competition is comprised of three components:  the Robot Game, an Innovation Project, and Core Values.  The Robot Game is an annual theme-based challenge that encourages kids to think of technology solutions to real-world problems.  Teams design and program an autonomous robot that scores points on a themed table-top playing field.  Past challenges have been inspired by environment, transportation, accessibility, and exploration.  FLL team members engage in brainstorming, research, design, and coding while practicing the engineering design process of building, testing, re-building, re-testing, etc. Students will work with LEGO Education Spike Prime robotics components and use drag-and-drop coding blocks to program their robotis on laptop computers.

FLL members have fun with friends, encourage and support each other, and learn the art of gracious competition.  In addition to the robot challenge, FLL team members compete in short, on-the-spot challenge problems in the Innovation Project phase of the competitions.  FLL is also known for its philosophies of "gracious professionalism" and "cooperation" which are expressed in the organization's Core Values of discovery, innovation, impact, inclusion, teamwork, and fun.  Teams are also judged on how well they promote and exhibit these core values.


TCH is planning to have 2 competing teams that will be comprised of a minimum of four (4), maximum of six (6) students each.  If there are more than a total of 12 students interested, we will start a waiting list.  Additional team(s) will only be considered if parents are willing to volunteer.


Students must be homeschooled and members of Tree City Homeschoolers to participate in the Tree City Homeschoolers Robotics Club.  They must also be in 4th - 8th grade*.  (Grade* is defined by student's age-based enrollment if he/she were in traditional school without acceleration, skipping, or delayed entry).  The grade will be based on the 2024-2025 school year.


No experience is required!


The team(s) will meet at Community Church on Tuesdays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm during te fall competition.  Additional hours and times may be required during the fall season.  The teams will participate in an initial competition sometime in November, with the potention for another competition in December and then again (potentially) in January.  A detailed schedule will be available when we get closer to the start of the school year.  We will be meeting over the summer a little bit as well to prepare, learn the programming, and doing a little team building.  The current plan is to have 2 weeks (Monday-Thursday) over the summer (not consecutive) that will act as a little robotics summer camp.  More details to come.


The team(s) may need additional parent(s) to serve as mentors and assist with overall meetings.  If you are interested in staying and helping feel free to reach out to me and let me know!  Teen volunteers (13+) who have experience with FLL will be welcomed as assistant coaches.  Any additional teams would also need all volunteer mentor and coach roles filled before getting started.


The cost of participation is $20 for the 2024-2025 school year.  No additional dues will be required this year courtesy of a grant received from the Decatur County Community Foundation.


If anyone have any additional questions feel free to email me at [email protected]

Useful Links

Here's some useful information of First LEGO League!


Past Challenges

Core Values

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