STEM takes flight in this hands-on drone engineering program! Your child will learn the fundamentals of drone flight and control, then learn to code flight instructions.
• A five-day, Monday to Friday program:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
• Optional extended care:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. $45 per week and/or
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. $90 per week
• Lunch: $70 per week
• Option to purchase the indoor drone kit at $235
For a 5×5 m or larger room.
• Limited to 14 children, rising 5th to 9th grade
• Instructor & assistant to child ratio is 7:1 or less
• $25 sibling or multi-session discount applies
• Your instructor: Molly Crown, computer science
Your child will first learn about the different sensors and electronic modules on drones and controllers. Next, using C++ coding, campers will tackle several flight challenges, with hands-on testing, trials, and troubleshooting that demonstrate the scientific approach. Critical thinking, teamwork, and fun are part of every day’s activities! Coding experience or not, we will advance your child’s knowledge.
Majoring in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Molly has spent a lot of time both working with children and working with computers, so joining Edge on Science offers her the opportunity to do both. She loves coding and is excited to teach what she knows.
No previous coding experience is required, but children with coding experience will find challenges that meet their skill level. All campers go home with the code they write, and the drone kit can be purchased so your child can continue exploring long after the week is over.
Games and flight challenges make the experience fun and engaging! For instance, we play a game where drones take to the air and engage each other by firing infrared beams. At the end of the week, your child gets to showcase their work to friends and family.
This hands-on applied science program is structured to keep your child engaged, while offering the freedom to explore, create, test, and problem-solve alone or with a buddy. It’s a perfect mix of coding, hardware, and three-dimensional space – plus you get to fly! Your child just might discover a new passion.