Meet the Teams & Clubs

FIRST LEGO League Competition Teams
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BotForce #34302 is a competition team that participates in FIRST LEGO League. The team has won multiple Regional and Super Regional Awards, including Champions Award and Innovation Project Award. The team practices on Tuesday and Wednesday after school at the LS/MS campus from August through January. One practice is mandatory and the second practice is strongly recommended. Grades 5-7 welcome to sign-up.  

STEM GEMS #32696 is a competition team that participates in FIRST LEGO League. The team has won multiple Regional and Super Regional Awards, including Champions Award. The team practices on Tuesday and Wednesday after school at the LS/MS campus from August through January. One practice is mandatory and the second practice is strongly recommended. Grades 5-7 welcome to sign-up.  

FIRST Tech Challenge Competition Teams
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Batteries Not Included #10219 is part of the FIRST Tech Challenge Competition and meets at the Upper School campus of Mt. Bethel Christian Academy. The team has won multiple State Championships and made it to the World Championships three times.

The competition team meets multiple times each week to prepare for Regional, State and World Championships. Other teams (e.g. outreach) have different participation requirements. Grades 9-12 welcome to join.    

Classes & Clubs
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The Fix-Its #17241 is an 8th grade elective class that teaches the fundamentals of robotics using FIRST Tech Challenge hardware and software. Projects include the Christmas Parade of Robots, the RoboCup, and the Candy Launcher Challenge.

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The EagleBots is a club at the LS/MS campus that meets one day a week after school and sometimes during the middle school enrichment block. It originally started as a 5th grade club, recently expanding into middle school. The club designs, builds, and programs creative robots using a wide variety of platforms.  Contact jamie.acker@mtbethelchristian.org for details.

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The MBCA eSports Club is an informal club of students who are passionate about competitive gaming. This club meets on Fridays at the LS/MS campus from mid August through December. All gaming is group-based in the spirit of fellowship. Weekly participation is not mandatory. Grades 6-8 welcome to sign-up.

The Flying Eagles started as a STEM and Drone summer camp for girls. 

Since that time, the Flying Eagles has expanded into a club for both girls and boys to share a love for STEM, especially flying drones.