Flight Club - Drone Camp for Youth
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WEENGUSHK FILM INSTITUTE
Flight Club was founded in 2017 and is designed to inspire youth to utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes innovation, teamwork, creativity and imagination all in a positive educational environment. Drones are quickly becoming a key part of mainstream technology, so Flight Club has developed a unique curriculum for youth to discover the popular medium.
Flight Club is a three-day indoor and outdoor instructional camp for youth which incoporates the science and technology behind the mechanics of drones. Each camp will teach youth age-appropriate programming, which includes an introduction to drone photography, flight control and accuracy challenges, and drone racing and tournaments.
Flight Club delivers age appropriate programming, which includes indoor and outdoor instruction over three days, including:
Day 1: Instruction to Drone Photography;
Day 2: Age-appropriate programming: How to build to a drone and flight control instruction; and
Day 3: Drone racing, tournaments and accuracy challenges
Flight Club camps take place twice a month on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for 3 hours each day. The following dates are available for April and May:
April 28-30, 2017
Friday, April 28 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, April 29 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, April 30 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
May 5-7, 2017
Friday, May 5 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 6 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, May 7 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Flight Club Team
The idea of Flight Club was conceptualized by Jonathan Zagula and Stephanie Conkie, who have years of combined experience working with youth, outdoor adventure instruction and team building skills.
Jonathan is from Mississauga, Ontario and a Brock University graduate and Weengushk Film Institute alum. Stephanie Conkie is from the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s from Carleton University.
OPTION 1: $5,000 (3 days for 10 participants)
*The above pricing is a group cost for ten participants, over the three day period of one Flight Club camp, where participants will get to keep their individual drones.
OPTION 2: $8,000 (3 days for 10 participants)
*The above pricing is a group cost for ten participants, over the three day period of one Flight Club camp, where the community recreation centre will keep ten drones, and can administer to youth at their own discretion.
OPTIONS 2: Each participant will receive a Flight Club t-shirt at the end of the duration of the camp. Participants who win their drone races will be given free admission to the Games of Drones tournament at the end of the season.
Photo by Mark Irwin