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    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 22-Oct-2018
    Subject:  2018 Summer Camp Reviews
    Comment:  Age of child: 6.5 Summer 2018 Review: Loved the different projects, playing outside.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 03-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Although at the young end of the age spectrum, my kid loved Brooklyn robot foundry. And the things they made were pretty cool! We will be back next year.Age of child: 4 (entering kindergarten)Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Jul-2017
    Subject:  Advice needed: mini camps 8/28-9/8
    Comment:  We love love love Brooklyn Robot Foundry! It's brilliant . Our son enjoys it so much. He is getting so many skills and learning through this fun program.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 03-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Review from Kids Birthday and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party Survey - 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 4Venue Review: Fantastic. We had approximately 16 four year olds, and they had a fantastic time with the activity (parachute robots) - it was a great, age appropriate party that we (and so many other) parents loved.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 03-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Review from Kids Birthday and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party Survey - 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 5Venue Review: My son loves the Brooklyn Robot Foundry (in general) and he was very excited to have his 5th birthday party there. It is a small venue but definitely workable. We invited 10 kids and parents were welcome to stay as well. They can accommodate up to 20 kids (with no parents). The party itself is short (1.5 hours) and it is solely focused on each child building their own Robot and decorating it. They confirm via email one week prior to your party, the number of participants to ensure they have enough staff to accommodate the kids. All the kids seemed to have a great time. I will say the staff is pretty low affect but that was not a problem for us. It could also be because we were the last party of the day and they were exhausted by then... As for the gift bags. I supplemented the ones they hand out and I am glad I thought to do so. The BRF gave out squishy circuits but I'd say it was not so much fun for the kids. I added Robot themed micro toys and it made the gift bag better IMHO.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Re: Brooklyn Robot Foundry- girl's week summer camp
    Comment:  My daughter (at ages 5 and 6) attended Brooklyn Robot Foundry for one week during the summer. She loved it. She was engaged and learned new concepts as demonstrated by her talking about what she did. She specifically asked to go again. She'll be attending again this summer. She didn't do the girls only week -- but again, she thoroughly enjoyed and learned from the other sessions!
    Reviewed by 2014Reviews
    On 02-Sep-2014
    Subject:  2014 Summer Camp Review
    Comment:  Program: Brooklyn Age of Child: 7 Likes: He liked making things and seemed to enjoy it. What would you change? It is extremely expensive for a day camp at more than $550 a week and that only covers from 9 to 3. They don't have a good outside activity figured out just taking the kids to files at jj Byrne but with no structure. Our child stayed till 6 one day (zither charge an extra 10 each hour) and we forgot a snack but the camp didn't help with that. I also didn't think they were very welcoming when we dropped him off in the morning. The experience very much felt like a business. We had been there one summer 2 years ago and the projects were ok and it didn't feel as corporation as it does now. My child also went to beam --warmer environment, better projects and overall good experience. Would you send your child(ren) again? Do you recommend? No Do you have any other information to add?
    Reviewed by
    On 16-Feb-2014
    Subject:  RE: lego robotics
    Comment:  It's not Lego, but check out the Brooklyn Robot Foundry for afterschool programs and holiday minicamps. My 7-year old went once so far and was wild about it. (Review submitted Jan 2014)
    Reviewed by
    On 16-Feb-2014
    Subject:  RE: lego robotics
    Comment:  The Brooklyn Robot Foundry has classes where they make robots, although they are not built from Legos,but other materials.
    Reviewed by
    On 14-Jan-2014
    Subject:  ISO: birthday party venue
    Comment:  recommended without full review
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 28-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience
    Comment:  Age of Child: 6Likes: Construction the robots.What would you change? I think the owner needs to brush up on her inter-personal skills. Just because you know about electronics does not make you qualified to run a camp. Counselors need more training in interpersonal skills; they need to learn to greet the campers and introduce themselves. Same goes for the owner. We are leaving our children with you; please give us a sense that you care about the kids and that you are enthusiastic about teaching them. Acting apathetic and introverted will not score points with either the parents or the kids.Would you send your child(ren) again? NoDo you recommend? Do NOT recommendDo you have any other information to add? I sincerely cannot recommend this camp. While the subject matter may be interesting and the children may enjoy learning about electronics and robotics, the owner of this camp needs to learn how to foster a warmer, friendlier camp atmosphere. First, by greeting new campers and parents and introducing herself (she is at the front desk and checks people in). While I greeted this person, I was met with no smile and no introduction or welcome. The counselors only follow the owner's lead. They did not show any enthusiasm, except for one male counselor, and barely greeted my child each morning. Apathy is the only way I can describe it. This is in stark contrast to some other camps we've tried out, both brand new and established. I really feel that the owner has to learn that opening a camp is not just about knowing the subject matter, it's also about making the child feel welcome and the parent feel at ease.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 27-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience
    Comment:  Program: 1 week 5 year oldAge of Child: 5Likes: My daughter was eager to go to this camp each day. She thoroughly enjoyed flexing her creative muscle building robots. What would you change? I was happy all the way around so I do nto feel anything needs to be changed.Would you send your child(ren) again? YesDo you recommend? Highly recommend
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 23-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience
    Comment:  Program: Fort CitiesAge of Child: 7Likes: daily sense of accomplishment contributing to big project counselors cool projects/activities What would you change? Not much. Maybe to build in a little more outdoor time or a weekly trip day.Would you send your child(ren) again? YesDo you recommend? Recommend
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 24-Sep-2012
    Subject:  2012 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Camp Robot Foundry Third Avenue Day Care or Sleep Away-- Day CampProgram: Vehicle Robots Age of Child: 4 Likes: He enjoyed the projects and the counselors. I liked that there was a project he took home from every class. I think the classes were mixed ages, but seemed to be very individualized. He had a notebook where he drew pictures and the staff wrote down his thoughts. What would you change? Would you send your child(ren) again? Do you recommend? Highly recommend Do you have any other information to add?Review from 2012 Summer Camp Experience
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 28-Jun-2012
    Comment:  My daughter went to a bday party there a few months ago, and had so much fun, she's still talking about it. They are smart folks, they managed to get a big group of kids to focus on building some very cool robots. I give them a big thumbs up.