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Drone Camps

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge (Ages 8-12)

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 12
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dates and Tuition: June 17 to June 21 (Juneteenth holiday) - $465
*Optional Weekly Transportation Fee - $35 per camper

This action-packed program is specifically designed for both novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Full of excitement, teamwork, learning, and fun, campers enjoy one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, Drone Obstacle Course Racing!

Throughout the week, campers learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. As the week progresses, campers will advance through various skill challenges, learning how to perform assorted exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to pitch, yaw, and roll their drones through some of Drobots’ most daring obstacle courses.

Participants will utilize their creative minds to help design the obstacle layout and then build the obstacle course in preparation for the camp’s final activity and competition.

Drone Escape and Rescue (Ages 8-12)

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 12
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Dates and Tuition: July 1 to July 5 – $465 (Week of July 4)
*Optional Weekly Transportation Fee: $35 per camper

This camp introduces the enjoyment of flying drones to the real-world application of learning how to use drones in emergency response situations. This is an action-packed and creative program where teams of campers (Flight Squads) face off, taking on both the “rescuer” and the “victim” mentality. Throughout the week, campers will participate in fun, yet realistic role-playing missions while they attempt to outsmart and out-maneuver the opposing team. Flight squads also will work together to conduct mock search and rescue challenges - all in a safe and friendly competitive environment. Campers will certainly earn their wings, take pride, and gain confidence with each assignment. The key will be how well each team works together and within their flight squads to conquer the adventures at hand. Also included in this program are the innovative Drobots Drone Games, including challenges and concepts, such as Keys To Millions; Spy Drone, Drones To The Rescue, Drone Pod-Racing, and more!

Drone Mission: Earth to Mars (Ages 8-12)

Ages: Boys and Girls 8 to 12
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dates and Tuition: July 15 to July 19 – $580
*Optional Weekly Transportation Fee: $35 per camper

3,2,1... LIFT OFF! Join our supportive, positive, and professional instructors for an exciting week of drone camp where campers will launch off on a “Mission to Mars”.

In this exciting program, teams of campers(Flight Squads) will prepare drones to execute a delivery mission: bring vital life essentials to the Red Planet. While simulating missions with the Odyssey and navigating low-orbit satellites, campers will hone their flying skills and programming accuracy as they travel through space toward the Red Planet. Additionally, through the use of flying drones and robotic ground vehicles, flight squads will compete by simulating realistic space scenarios, ranging from the navigation of asteroid belts and planet exploration to partaking in Martian races and mineral collection missions. Strap on your drone space belts!

It’s going to be an exciting voyage!

McDonogh Summer Camps