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campMODA - Mars 2020: Space Rover Design with LEGO Robotics

  • Georgia Tech College of Design 245 4th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30318 United States (map)
Image courtesy of Nasa via Wikimedia.

Image courtesy of Nasa via Wikimedia.

Mars 2020: Space Rover Design with LEGO Robotics

For Rising 4th to 7th Graders

What will you be doing in 2020? That’s the year that NASA scientists will launch a Mars Rover mission to investigate the surface of the planet —and to gather evidence that will help us figure out if there has ever been life on Mars!

This summer, campers who participate in MODA’s Mars 2020: Space Rover Design Camp with LEGO Robotics will learn more about robotically operated vehicles already hard at work exploring space and the challenges scientists and engineers face in designing them. Then, they’ll brainstorm other things that robots can do in space.

Over the course of the week, campers will prototype, refine, and test their robots using LEGO NXT. As they do, they’ll learn the technological ins-and-outs of LEGO Robotics (or refine those skills if they already have them), use the Common Block Palette to code their builds, explore the sensors and mechanics needed to make their Space-Bots successful, and practice design and engineering skills.

At the end of the week, campers will present what they’ve designed to friends and family.

Campers will:

  • Learn about robots currently at work exploring space

  • Adopt and practice using design and engineering mindsets

  • Become familiar with and expand LEGO Robotics knowledge

  • Develop engineering skills

  • Work collaboratively in teams

  • Prototype, iterate, and test robots to improve their functionality

  • Become familiar with the intentions and functionality of space rovers

  • Develop creative confidence

  • Develop programming skills

Date and Location

This is a week long camp for rising 4th to 7th grade students that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. This camp is being held at Georgia Tech's College of Design, 245 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332.


  • SALE: Member Price -$371 - reflects 20% discount off original price

  • SALE: Non-Member Price - $396 - reflects 20% discount off original price

Camp member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit or contact

Exemption Notice

This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to or call 404.657.5562

Minimum Enrollment

Should the program you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least one month prior to the start of your camp session.

Food Allergies

Should campMODA need a food allergy action plan for your camper, please contact the camp administrator at

Special Needs

Campers with learning differences and behavioral needs are welcome at campMODA! Please contact Blair Banks at 404.979.6455 so that we can have a conversation and discuss your camper’s unique potential, and how to best celebrate their strengths and accommodate their challenges.

Cancellations and Refunds

Once campMODA confirms your camper's enrollment:

  • Registrations that are cancelled 2 weeks prior to the start of the session will result in a refund of the amount paid minus the $100 non-refundable registration fee (Amount paid - $100 non-refundable registration fee = Refund).

  • No refunds will be available for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the session.

  • If you have any last minute emergencies, do not hesitate to contact MODA's Education Coordinator at or 404.979.6455 so that we can discuss the best options for you and your camper.