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July 2-6 (camp closed July 4)
Is your child interested in the dynamics of flight, perhaps becoming a pilot one day? Does he/she like a challenge and enjoy friendly competition? If so, Drone Camp is the perfect place to spend the week.
Tim Lynch (aka “Doc”) has been teaching science for the past 28 years, 20 years at Penn Charter, teaching biology, molecular biology, space biology, botany and robotics. Doc has received the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program’s Teacher Recognition Award. He will be assisted by some terrific staff from Penn Charter’s Day Camp.
Drone Camp will use Syma X11C drones. Syma is world renowned as a leading manufacture of innovative products for the drone industry. This particular drone, the X11C, is equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems, 3D lock, more scheduled flight, operating more to the force – basically easy to use! Campers will receive their own drone to use throughout this four-day camp. Once the basics of flight safety and design are under our belts, we will form Drone Scientist Lab Groups. Members of these groups, now part of the PCAA (Penn Charter Aviation Administration), will learn how to precisely fly drones through obstacle courses and have an inflight photo contest with the built in drone cameras. Swim and recreational options included.
Flight basics and safety. Learn how to fly!
First obstacle course challenge and high altitude challenge.
Safe landing challenge
Schedule includes daily free swim and recreational activities.
Don't feel like packing lunch in the summertime? Try our lunch option. Campers will be served a nutritious and balanced meal with various choices. Daily offerings will include one entree (salad, sandwich or grill item) one small drink, and one snack or fruit. Cost: $6/day, $24/week. Campers are encouraged to sign up in advance if interested in this option, although cash “drop-ins” will be accepted.
Interested families may enroll in the extended-day option by indicating so in the appropriate space on the application. Campers may enroll in the Early-Bird Program, the After-Camp Program or both. Families who need this service occasionally or in an emergency must contact the director, and cash payment must be received the day the service is provided.
Prices listed below apply to advanced registration only. Drop-ins accepted on a daily basis without registration for a cash fee of $15 per day, per program.
Hours Drop off any time between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m.
Cost $6/day, $24/week
Hours 3:30-5:45 p.m. Pick up any time before 5:45 p.m.
Cost $11/day, $44/week
Snack and supervised activities included.
A late fee of $1 per minute will be charged for pick-up after 5:45 p.m.
Transportation can be provided for campers from Center City and some surrounding communities. However, our provisions for your child’s transportation do have limits. Once registration has been submitted, any changes to pickup and drop-off locations must be e-mailed well in advance, and a $25 administrative fee will be charged. Friends of campers may not ride the buses unless they have signed up in advance for transportation. We ask your cooperation in registering early for this extra service.
Round-trip $100/week; one-way $50/week