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Northeast to host youth drone camp at Norfolk and South Sioux City | KTIC Radio

Northeast to host youth drone camp at Norfolk and South Sioux City

Northeast to host youth drone camp at Norfolk and South Sioux City
Drone Camp logo. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

NORFOLK, NE – Kids will have the opportunity to take to the skies and become junior drone pilots at a camp being offered this summer at Northeast Community College campuses in Norfolk and South Sioux City.

Drone Camp will meet Wednesday through Friday, June 5-7, at Northeast’s Norfolk campus, and Monday through Wednesday, June 10-12, at the South Sioux City extended campus. In both locations, campers may choose from a morning session, which runs 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or an afternoon session, which runs from 1-4 p.m.

The camp is suitable for students nine to fourteen years old.

In this hands-on learning experience, aspiring drone pilots will build their own drones to keep, learn how to fly them and earn their Junior Pilot Wings.

Activities include a basic overview of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations; drone simulators, including a drone racing simulator participants can download to their own computers; and a fast-paced search and rescue mission where participants must use maps, drones and teamwork to deliver items. Participants will also learn about the components of a drone and compete in a race to assemble one of the top-selling drones in the world.

Cost of the camp is $120.

To register for Norfolk sessions, visit http://northeast.edu/2019/drone-camp/.

To register for South Sioux City sessions, visit http://northeast.edu/2019/drone-camp-ssc.

For more information, contact Dawn Smith at Northeast’s South Sioux City extended campus at (402) 241-6400 or dawn@northeast.edu. For the Norfolk campus, contact Shawn Tillotson at (402) 844-7298 or shawnt@northeast.edu.

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