STEM takes flight in this hands-on drone engineering program! We do this in a great hall on campus with wide open space and fresh air. Minimum 6 foot (2 m) distancing • Nothing is shared • Zero common touch points • Fly your code!!
• 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
• Optional lunch: N/A
• Apply for our Counselor in Training (CIT) program:
Rising 10th-12th grade students call (315) 773-5673
• Take-home drone included in your tuition!!
• Limited to 10 children, separate sessions
for rising 3rd-5th grade and rising 6th-9th grade
• Instructor & assistant to child ratio is 5:1 or less
• $25 sibling or multi-session discount applies
• Call for your personal referral coupon code and save!
• Your instructor: Molly Crown, graduate in computer science
Your child will first learn about the different sensors and electronic modules on drones and controllers. Next, using Python 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.
Note that this summer there will be separate sessions; one for rising third to fifth grade children and one for rising sixth to ninth grade children. Counselors in Training (CIT) may apply for either one and must be rising tenth to twelfth grade students.
Graduating 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. Yes, you read that right. Your child goes home with their drone, to continue coding and flying, long after the week is over!
Games and flight challenges make the experience fun and engaging! 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.