RoCKIn Camp 2013 is the first of the three camps scheduled within the RoCKIn Coordinated Action. In particular, the main goal of Camp 2013 is to introduce students and researchers to robot competitions and benchmarking. Participants not previously involved in any other robotic competition are very welcome, since RoCKIn's effort is in giving life to new robotic teams for competitions. We also encourage members of other robotic competitions (e.g. RoboCup) to apply for a different track with respect to the one they've already experience on.