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Earth from Space
Earth from Space

Ages 12 - 15

Accepting a maximum of 30 students (with a waitlist) 

July 8th - July 12th

8:00AM - 3:00PM

A special competition will be held on Friday! Parents are welcome. 

$750 per student

Covers cost of materials/labor. See below for our 2024 scholarship opportunity!

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About Our Summer Program

Special thanks to:

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What is "FORCE in 5 Days" (Fi5D)?

In this five-day summer program, students aged 12-15 will learn how to code, design, fabricate, and iterate their creations with XRP robots, training with award-winning FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 1073! Located at Hollis-Brookline Middle School, students will use Team 1073's facilities to find their specialty, exploring new frontiers! The cost of the camp is $750. 

FIRST® Education: Pilot Program

FRC Team 1073: The Force Team is proud to announce that our summer program was created in conjunction with developed materials from FIRST® HQ's Education Team, and uses new XRP robot kits provided by FIRST® New Hampshire. As a pilot program, we hope to provide insight to further STEM Education with the XRP robot kits and development tools as we work with members of FIRST® New Hampshire to support robotics in local school systems.

We are also excited to be able to eliminate potential access barriers, fostering an environment where STEM education can change the life of any kid. If you or your family believe that you may be ineligible for our summer program due to financial hardship, please click the spaceship icon below to fill out our 2024 scholarship form.

If you’d like more information, get in touch today or see our FAQ section below.

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What is FIRST®? What is XRP?

You can learn more about FIRST® Inspires and the FIRST® Robotics Competition by clicking here, and about XRP (experiential robotics platform) and their bridge to FIRST robotics by clicking here. 

Where will the program be held?

Fi5D will be held in Room 107, 1073's shop, and various classrooms inside Hollis-Brookline Middle School. The primary entrance is the door to Room 107 - which 1073 members frequently use during meetings - and will be the designated drop-off area. It is located in the back of Hollis Brookline Middle School (HBMS) near the Mini-Gym. We will post signage closer to the beginning of the program.

When are the deadlines for registration and payment?

Registration for Force in 5 Days (Fi5D) in 2024 opens May 24th and closes on June 24th. We ask that all participants pay the $750 program fee by June 24th at 11:59 PM EST to leave extra time for transactions. If you have been placed on our waitlist, we ask that you do not pay the registration fee until you have a confirmed spot. 

How do I pay the $750 program fee?

We prefer to be paid through checks, as we are a non-profit and PayPal charges a large transaction fee. Checks can be made out to "HBRB" with "Fi5D" in the memo line (to differentiate between donations) and mailed to: ​

FRC 1073
P.O. Box 1073 
Hollis NH, 03049

You can also pay through our donation page. In the payment through the “Donate” button or on your check, please make sure your name matches the name that you inputted in the registration form so that we can keep track of your payment!

How many students will be participating?

We are hoping to have between 15-30 students at Fi5D in 2024. These students will be split into groups based on their interests, and will work together with the support of 1073 members, adult mentors, and industry professionals to train with the team. 

How does the waitlist work?

If we reach our 30 student capacity, we will close registration and a waitlist will be created on a first-come first-serve basis. If a potential participant has failed to pay the program fee by June 24th or has notified us that they can no longer attend the program, we will send an email to all members of the waitlist. The first to respond will be offered a place. 

Does my student need any experience in FIRST® or robotics to be a part of the program?

No prior experience is needed! Students will train with Team 1073 over the course of the week, and we will actively meet each student at their skill level(s). Although it can't hurt to have participated in FIRST® or other STEM programs in the past, it is not a requirement.

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