Senior student leaders of the robotics team at Westminster Christian Academy participated in ADA Camp EDI, the Gloria Hirsch Camp for Children with Diabetes this summer.
Camp EDI (Exercise, Diet, and Insulin) is based in Fredericktown, Missouri, and directed by the American Diabetes Association. The camp was established in the 1950’s and is currently directed by endocrinologist, Dr. Abby Hollander. Camp EDI serves 125 children with type I or type II diabetes each year.
This unique camp experience allows campers the opportunity to participate in fun camp activities in a medically safe environment. Students can swim, boat, hike, design arts and crafts, and learn diabetes self-management skills.
At the camp, Westminster students Brianna DeGroot, David Hartmann, and James Zandstra led a presentation about the First Robotics program. They shared their experiences in the 2012 and 2013 robotics competitions, demonstrating the abilities of the robot built for the 2013 game “Ultimate Ascent” to include throwing Frisbees and climbing a steel tower.
Fellow campers were able to see the robot up close and ask Westminster students questions about its design and programming.