Butler Tech Announces Summer Drone Camps

Drone Camp participants

Drones are red-hot on the list of emerging technology. From news gathering and home delivery to military applications and football halftime shows, more and more industries are finding practical uses for unmanned aerial vehicles.

Butler Tech is partnering with Drone Camp in Summer 2017 to introduce children ages 7 to 15 to innovative drone technology. Campers will participate in drone missions that include races, aerial scavenger hunts, disassembling a drone, aerial photography and videography, and virtual reality.

“Drones are no longer just a toy for amusement. Major companies are heavily investing in research to make drones part of everyday commerce,” said Jon Graft, Superintendent/CEO of Butler Tech. “By hosting Drone Camp this summer, we want to create a fun environment that gives girls and boys an early comfort level with drones, which will have more career applications when they are adults.”

The campers don’t have to have any experience with drones, or even own one. Drones are provided, and students will be flying in about 30 minutes. The three-day camp includes 12 hours of flight instruction using four different types of drones. Campers will also build their own drone, which is theirs to keep.

“Drone Camp is a great opportunity for kids of all abilities to get excited about drone technology,” said Matt King, Drone Camp instructor, who is also the Co-Founder and CEO of the company. “They will even learn about drone safety and rules, all leading up to their honorary Junior Drone Pilot ceremony.”

Camps will be offered in morning or afternoon sessions at the Butler Tech D. Russel Lee campus in Fairfield Township. Lunch is included. To sign-up or to learn more, visit DroneCamp.org or call 513-512-9108.