Summer Camp Programs For Students Entering 6th to 8th Grades
Programs for 6th to 8th grades include
- Project-based learning
- Real-world STEM application
- Curriculum specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts
- Low Instructor to student ratio
- Adult-led instructors with experience and passion working with students and STEM
- Lesson plans encourage students to work within small teams to achieve common goals
- Positive and friendly learning environment
- Drone flying
- Drone coding
- Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones
- Interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots’ keepsakes and trinkets
- No prior experience necessary; all skill levels are welcome to participate
2018 camp themes for 6th to 8th graders
Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones using either Tynker or SWIFT programming. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, Drobots’ pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges, and learning. Students work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, and create their own drone games and then compete against one another.
This program is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students will first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition.
Want to participate in a Drobots’ overnight FPV racing (first person view) camp? Students in 7th to 11th grades put on the flight googles and fly drones similar to the racing you have seen on ESPN and YouTube. Click here for more information.
Drone search and rescue is a necessity for first responders around the world, adding a new layer of solutions to save lives across the globe. Now campers to can take part in and learn from simulated missions during this action-packed, creative, and educational program. Participants will learn to fly drones and rely on their rescue team to collect vital data in specific “rescue areas” to locate “victims” and safely rescue them. We use age-appropriate and cutting-edge technology methods available for creating plans, missions, and maps. Participants will also learn invaluable lessons on how to simply, quickly and accurately make informed and targeted suggestions for real-world positive applications.
Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges that the campers must solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, Harry The Hiker, and more. Students work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, and create their own drone missions and then compete against one another. Participants will use the SWIFT programming language to accomplish many of these missions.
6th to 8th grade program summary
Drobots’ camps for pre-teen and teenage students are specifically designed to introduce 21st century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills in and out of the classroom! Summer is the perfect opportunity for 6th through 8th graders to learn about the many facets of drones, robotics, and the future of this budding industry.
All of our programs have been designed to encourage and build: fun, teamwork, curiosity, critical thinking, courage, and creativity. The summer is for experiential learning and Drobots Company is committed to providing a safe and friendly platform to deliver a program that “exceeds expectations”.
Come explore with us and get inspired by energetic instructors committed to the development and preparation of the entire student. It’s time to take off and build STEM skills that will build the foundation for many years to come – join us! No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.
I was delighted to know that Sharon was not the only girl in the camp. The bonus was finding out that you have many female instructors and counselors. I think your drone program is the perfect setting for girls to become more involved in STEM-type programs, so I commend you for making Sharon (and her friends) feel so comfortable.Judy K.
So my son came home from camp yesterday and put on a show after dinner. He was coding, flipping, flying, crashing :0) his drone all over the place. He was so proud and confident in what he was doing and I attribute it to what he has learned at camp this week. Your instructors not only teach flying, but self-confidence as well. Great program. Keep up the incredible work!Stevie J.
Loved, loved, loved the obstacle course games. Can I come to camp? I grew up loving remote control helicopters and now dream about what it would be like had I grown up with this drone technology. When you start a program for adults you can count me in. In the meanwhile, we will see you later this month and perhaps at your overnight camp later this summer.Alexander M