After the success of last year’s inaugural underwater robotics camp, Northeast Lakeview College is turning to the skies this summer with its “Take Flight” drone building and flying camp.
“We’ve been wanting to do something like this for a long time. We have a couple teachers who are active with it, so we decided to just go for it,” said Katie Robinson, Northeast Lakeview College community programs specialist. “It’s an up-and-coming technology, and we want to share that through this camp.”
The drone camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 10-13 for a price of $185 at Northeast Lakeview, 1200 Kitty Hawk Road in Universal City.
Each student will receive a drone do-it-yourself starter kit for assembly.
The drones are a basic model, capable of a range of up to 65 feet and the ability to perform 360-degree flips with a 5-to-10-minute flight time.
Robinson said they intend to keep the course simple.
“This may be the first time using a drone for some of these kids,” she said. “There may be some students who have some experience, but that’s not a necessity.”
The camp has no enrollment limit. Parents can enroll students through the Northeast Lakeview College website at alamo.edu/NLC/NLCCommunity, or through its “Northeast Lakeview College Community Programs” page on Facebook.
By Jeff B. Flin