Grades 1 - 8
Our collaboration with the Drobots Company creates innovative experiences that shift students between the excitement and hands-on activities of indoor learning and engineering with the freedom and exploration of the outdoors. Campers utilize imagination, hand-eye coordination, and STEM applications to conquer challenges and missions in a team-oriented environment. Drobot campers at Summer at Park will receive education on the social responsibility of technology and learn about the ways in which drone technology can be used for good by citizen scientists.
Intro to Drone Flying Missions is designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market, including the Parrot™ drones for enhanced safety and most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots’ pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the session: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as: Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, and Duck-Duck-Drone. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.
Grades 1 - 3 Only
Intro to Drone Coding Games is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones or coding. Campers will learn the basic principles of how to code drones to fly. To complement the coding aspect of the program, we teach the campers how to utilize basic flight terminology to conquer fun and interactive flight challenges. Campers will learn to pitch, yaw, and roll through self-created obstacle courses and then utilize iPads to code the drones through the obstacle courses. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.
Grades 1 - 3 Only
Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This camp is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle 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. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the final activity and competition.
Grades 4 - 8 Only
In Drone Mission Mania, 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 two-week program, 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 throughout the camp to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the session: 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.
Grades 4 - 8 Only
Rob is the founder of Drobots Company, a nationwide program for kids and teens. The focus of the company is to integrate drone and quadcopter technology with a STEAM application. Rob has nearly twenty years in the summer program industry and has built and expanded technology, sports, and traditional summer camps. Rob holds a BA from Amherst College and is fully committed to building leadership skills and a positive, friendly learning environment for all Drobots Company participants both in and out of the classroom.
Alejandra currently teaches 6th and 7th grade science at Lincoln Elementary School in Brookline, MA and had previously taught 2nd grade science in Brookline. She is tremendously excited to share in the positive work experience that Summer at Park has to offer, which is exactly the type of environment she is looking for. Alejandra's broad range of work experience and strong academic background in science make her a perfect new addition to the Summer at Park team!
Brianna Silva is member of The Park School Class of 2014, and has been working at Summer at Park for four years. She recently finished her first year at Simmons College, where she is working on a major in communications and a minor in cinema and media studies. Since a young age, Brianna has been very passionate about the art of film. She is really looking forward to sharing her love of movies with others this summer!