DRONE AND ROBOTICS CAMP
If you’re a boy or girl, ages 11 to 19, and an aspiring drone entrepreneur, drone racer, drone aerial photographer, drone sports enthusiast, drone film director, future drone engineer, or drone robotics guru, it's time to EXPLORE and TAKE FLIGHT at the 24/7 Learning Academy Drone and STEM camp.
Creativity, Innovation, Hands-on Learning, and Fun!
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DRONE AND STEM CAMP
Students 11 to 19 years old
Our Campers receive
- Camp T-Shirt, Water Bottle
- Drone Flying Lessons
- Knowledge of FAA Regulations
- Daily Snacks and Refreshments (Meals not Provided)
- Digital Portfolio of Accomplishments
- Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
- Leadership Development
Our projects and activities
Each camper will participate in six challenges during the week: racing a drone, using a drone to accomplish tasks, creating a business, creating marketing materials, participate in a pitch competition, and complete a community service project.
In addition, Campers will learn:
- Drone Search & Rescue
- Drone Agility and Maneuvers
- Drone Obstacle Course Racing
- Aerial Mapping
- FPV (First Person Biew) Racing
- Drone Assembly and Maintenance
- Drone Safety and FAA regulations.
To be successful, Campers will have to immerse themselves in creative critical thinking as they communicate and collaborate to design and test their flying skills and new business ideas. The resulting products will be showcased in each Camper's portfolio to demonstrate to potential schools, universities and employers not just subject-area knowledge, but the skills to actually create new, progressive solutions to the problems we confront in the world today.
A typical day for a 24/7 Learning Academy Drone and Entrepreneurial Camper will include:
- Small group collaborative projects
- One-on-one and group coaching with advisors, mentors, and content specialists
- Independent research and project work
- Whole group book and current events discussions
- Self-paced online research
- Local experts and business leader visits
- Peer-to-peer coaching and review
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Welcome and thank you for your interest in 24/7 Learning Academy Drone and STEM Camp for your child’s summer camp program. We are dedicated to creating a safe, enriching, and fun atmosphere for all of our campers. We provide memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Orlando complies with or exceeds standards set by the American Association of Camps. Please take a few minutes to read through this handbook. It will provide you and your camper with valuable information on making the most of your 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Camp experience.
24/7 Learning Academy Drone and STEM Camp Goals: Based on a long-term commitment to education, 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Camp strives to provide an enthusiastic, imaginative, and intellectually stimulating atmosphere to help campers develop a lifelong appreciation, understanding, and stewardship for entrepreneurship, leadership, and community service. 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Camp goals are…
- To create a stimulating environment that encourages campers to become stewards of entrepreneurship, leadership, and community service
- To focus on creating an atmosphere of building self-esteem in our campers with positive experiences that build confidence and skills
- To provide campers with opportunities to create, work within teams, think critically, problem solve, and find ways to improve their communities
Our goals encourage our campers to be productive global citizens in this world we all share. You can be a part of this outcome with your camper by simply asking them the following questions each day after camp. What did you create today? How did you fail today and what did you learn from it? What problem did find and were you able to come up with a solution? Who did you work with today and what did you learn about them? Did you think about ways you can improve your community?
Things to Share with Your Camper: No matter the age, the fear of new experiences is a very normal reaction at camp. The combination of unfamiliar surroundings and meeting new people can be unsettling at first. Before camp begins, thoroughly read the confirmation packet in order to know what to expect from camp. Campers are encouraged to discuss any concerns with parents/guardians ahead of time. Once campers arrive, “icebreaker” activities enable campers to talk about themselves, their favorite hobbies, or even why they decided to attend camp. These activities encourage interaction with other campers that have similar interests. Our mentors are dedicated to providing a fun, safe, and educational experience for each camper. Please encourage your camper(s) to reach out to their mentors if they have questions or concerns throughout the day.
Registration Forms: All registration, health history, and release forms must be completed and returned prior to camper participation in any camp program (this includes the pages that do not require a signature). You will receive forms via email. Please make sure to check over the medical history and the over-the-counter medications sections carefully. Forms are in a fillable online. You can type all pertinent information into the online forms. These forms require an electronic and physical signature. Once completed, please print and sign all appropriate areas. Once the forms are signed, please email, fax or mail your forms to the contact information provided below before your camper’s program start date. If submitting by mail, please send forms 3-4 weeks before your camper’s program start date to assure they are received by our team in a timely manner. Emailing, faxing, or mailing the forms in advance will save you time on the first day of camp.
- However, if these options are not available to you, please know that you are able to bring in a hard copy of your camper’s forms to hand in on the first day of camp check-in. This process may increase your time for checking your camper in. If your camper is signed up to attend more than one week of 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Camp, please list all of the dates they are registered to attend under the “Camper Information and Health History” section of your camper’s forms. This will allow us to place your camper’s forms in each of the weeks they are attending so you will not have to resubmit a new set of forms for each week of Camp.
- Campers will not be admitted into their program without completed release forms. -CampForms@24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship 407-449-2240
Staffing: The Program Design Department at 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Camp - Orlando has a year-round staff of experienced mentors. Our mentors are senior members of the department with experience teaching students of all ages. The Program Design Department also employs a staff of college interns to assist with camp programs. All camp staff participates in a wide range of training sessions including classroom management, child development, and discipline strategies.
- All mentors possess American Heart Association CPR/AED certification or equivalent. All camp staff must pass a criminal background check and a drug test. For all camps, a minimum number of mentors will be in attendance at all times, based on the American Camp Association’s (ACA) recommendations.
- Camper Ages 8 – 16: (1 Staff member for every 10 Campers)
- Parents/guardians are asked to sign out their camper at the end of each camp day. Please remember to bring a valid photo ID (name needs to match the name listed on the sign-in sheet) to ensure a smooth check-out process. (see Parent Pick Up System) Campers who are not registered in After Camp Care must be picked up no later than 3:15 p.m. each camp day or an additional charge will be assessed.
- All Day Camp classes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. If arriving late for check-in or check-out, please call 407-449-2240 and notify Camp Management. Please note that late arriving campers may miss components of the camp, which cannot be made up at another time. The Education Programs Entrance crosswalk will be monitored for guest safety at all times. Be aware all Education programs will also enter through the same entrance. Please monitor your speed in the parking lot. The speed limit is 10 mph on the 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Camp property.
Checking In: On Monday morning, every camper with their parent/guardian will be directed to an area to receive a camp T-shirt and a water bottle for the camper to use for the week. The campers will be asked to wear the camp T-shirt and will be directed to the nearest changing facility to do so. Once the camper is wearing the camp T-shirt, the parent/guardian and camper will be directed to the check-in area. The tables in the check-in area will be labeled with the class names and ages. As long as paperwork was completed and submitted, the parents/ guardians with campers should queue at the appropriate table for their class. Campers must be signed in by their parent/guardian each day of camp (see Parent Pick Up System). If you have camper paperwork with you, please queue in the Health Services line. Campers will need to wear their camp T-shirt and bring their filled water bottle every day of camp. Additional camp T-shirts and camp sports water bottles will also be available for sale throughout the week.
Checking Out: Campers will meet parent/guardian in the check-out area at the end of their camp day. All Day Camp classes end at 3 p.m.. Mentors are asked to maintain their class as a group at their designated check-out location to ensure a safe, organized check-out. If a camper is not picked up by 3:30pm, they will automatically be transfered to after care, and the parent or Gaurdian will be charged a $15 fee.
Dressing for camp:24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Camp classes are fun, educational camp opportunities. The activities take place indoors and outdoors. The climate in Florida is very warm and humid. The afternoon temperature is 90°F+. Thunderstorms are also common on summer afternoons. Wear cool, cotton clothing and plenty of sunscreen to avoid heat injuries and sunburn. Campers are required to wear their camp T-shirt every day to assist camp staff and park employees in identifying them in the park. Due to the nature of this program, campers should wear comfortable walking shoes and refrain from wearing bathing suits. Have campers fill and bring their camp water bottle every day. Camp staff will routinely check water bottles and to ensure campers remain well hydrated.
Parent Pick Up System:All Day Camp classes end at 4 p.m. and campers should be picked up promptly. For all classes, the parent/guardian will be asked to sign their name on the sign-in/sign-out sheet for the appropriate day. The name of the adult picking up the camper must be noted on the sign-in/sign-out sheet or be listed as a custodial or secondary parent/guardian, emergency contact, or additional adult authorized to pick up on the “Camper Information and Health History” section of your camper’s forms. When the adult comes to pick up the camper, they must show a valid photo ID that matches the name listed in one of the approved sections mentioned above. A valid photo ID must be presented each day of camp when picking up campers. If the adult picking up the camper needs to be changed from the approved name(s) listed, please notify Camp Management by phone at 407-449-2240 to make alternate arrangements. Camp Management will contact the emergency contacts provided on the camper’s registration paperwork to verify the changes being made. The adult must present a valid photo ID (driver’s license preferred) so Camp Management can verify their name against the information given by the emergency contact. Camp Management reserves the right to refuse camper release without proper notification and/or identification.
After Camp Care:For After Camp Care, campers will be transferred from their classes to their After Camp Care mentors. Campers participating in After Camp Care will be engaged in games and activities during this program. Campers registered in After Camp Care must be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m. and the same pick up system is in place for After Camp Care as for regular camp check-out (see Parent Pick Up System). If a camper is picked up after 5:30 pm an additional charge will be assessed. (After Camp Care is an extra $50 per week).
Behavioral Concerns: Campers are expected to act in a responsible and courteous manner at all times. Upon arrival to the program, mentors will review examples of acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Campers are expected to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the mentors.
- If a behavior problem arises, mentors will first discuss the problem with the individual. If the problem continues, the camper may forfeit participation in future program activities. If the problems are severe, the parent will be contacted to discuss the problem. Finally, if the problem is not rectified, the parents are responsible for returning to the park to check out the camper from the program and a refund will not be issued.
- Examples of behavior that will result in a camper leaving a program include, but are not limited to, aggression or violence towards another camper or a 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship staff member; destruction of property; stealing; consumption or possession of alcohol; use or possession of tobacco products or illegal narcotics; and/or possession of a weapon. Violence/fighting, harassment, stealing, use of profanity, lying, or damaging property is intolerable under any circumstance. Intentional damage to any property will be repaired/replaced at the offending Camper’s (or his/her parent/guardian’s) expense. Unescorted Campers are not allowed to leave 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship camp premises or jurisdiction, unless escorted by a counselor or a parent/guardian.
- Alcohol / Illegal Drugs / Tobacco Consumption or possession of alcohol, tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco), electronic cigarettes,or any illegal narcotics is strictly prohibited at 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Camp. Any such item will be immediately confiscated and the incident reported to parents/guardians.
Bathroom Policy: Mentors accompany campers to the restroom during routine bathroom breaks throughout the camp day. Campers are not left alone inside or outside a restroom and the “Buddy System” is used at all times when entering and exiting a restroom off premises or when using the public restroom facilities. If gender allows, a counselor will check the restroom before the campers enter the restroom, and they will enter the bathroom every few minutes to monitor behavior. A counselor always remains outside the entrance to the restrooms to supervise campers. Mentors will find low-traffic area bathrooms (whenever possible) that have the kid-friendly steps available at the sinks.
Hand Washing Policy Immediately after campers have touched an animal, mentors will squirt hand sanitizer in their hands. As soon as possible, mentors will take the whole class to wash their hands with soap and water. As an added precaution, campers will be taken to wash their hands with soap, a second time, right before they eat lunch.
Weapons Possession or use of a weapon of any kind is strictly prohibited and any violation assures immediate dismissal. Weapons are defined as guns of any kind (including toy guns), slingshots, penknives, switchblades, box cutters, or any other item prohibited by the FAA.
Behavior Management - Strike System If a camper’s behavior deviates from the above expectations, the mentors will: issue strike #1 to the camper, explain why the strike was given, and explain what behavior is expected to avoid getting a second strike.
- If the same behavior reoccurs (or any other unacceptable behavior occurs), strike #2 will be issued to the camper. The counselor will again explain why the strike was given and explain what behavior is expected to avoid getting a third strike. The counselor may contact Camp Management to arrange for a time-out from the class when necessary.
- If the same behavior reoccurs (or any other unacceptable behavior occurs), strike #3 will be issued to the camper. The counselor will explain why the strike was given and explain what behavior was expected. The counselor will immediately contact Camp Management and explain the situation. Camp Management will remove the camper from the class, contact the parent, and arrange for an early pick up. Camp Management will discuss the situation with the parent and determine if the camper will return to camp the next day (if applicable).
Weather Emergencies: Safety is a top priority at 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship. Camp Management/mentors will balance the components of the program with the current weather conditions. Weather conditions are monitored closely by our Security department and our enjoyment of the park elements is contingent upon the proximity and nature of weather factors such as lightning or high winds.
- Rain and afternoon thunderstorms are common in Florida and may impact activities. Mentors will determine if activities are postponed or cancelled. Any activity impacted by or cancelled due to inclement weather is not guaranteed to be rescheduled.
- Indoor activities are planned if thunderstorms are in the area. In the event of lightning or tornado warnings in the immediate vicinity, the group will be moved to the closest indoor location until the threat has passed. Camp Management will make the decision to cancel a program in a timely manner. Individual decisions as to the status of programs during more severe weather, such as hurricanes, will be considered on a case-by-case basis with input from both the park and the Camp Management team.
- In the event that a program is cancelled, Camp Management will notify parents/guardians of the campers via phone (please keep in mind that if a parent/guardian is unreachable Camp Management will notify any persons designated as an “Emergency Contact” on the camper’s registration paperwork until someone is reached).
Personal Property: Electronics such as cell phones, tablets, and laptop computers are permitted during camp sessions, but are the sole responsibility of the camper. 24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship camp is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items.
What do I need to do if another adult is going to pick up my camper from camp? When filling out your camper’s health history and release forms for camp, please take the time to fill out any emergency contacts and additional adults authorized to pick up your camper under the “Camper Information and Health History” section of the forms.
- The names listed in these areas will let our camp staff know who is authorized to pick up your camper in the event that their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) are unable to pick them up.
+Frequently Asked Questions...
What is the earliest I can check-in my camper? On Monday mornings, the camp entrance opens for check-in at approximately 8:30 am. Please plan to spend a few extra minutes at Monday morning check-in to pick-up your camper’s t-shirt and water bottle, check in any medications or registration forms (if needed), and locate your camper’s class table. Tuesday-Friday the camp entrance opens for check-in at approximately 8:45 am. Campers may not be checked-in earlier than the camp entrance open times.
How do I arrange to pick up my camper early? If you know you will need to check-out your camper early on any given day, you will need to notify camp management during check-in. Please visit the management table located at the entrance of the check-in pavilion to let camp management know what time you will need to pick up, the name of your camper and name of the adult who will be picking up your camper (if it is someone other than yourself).
- If you need to notify camp management of an early pick up after camp check-in has occurred, please call 407-449-2240 to speak to a member of management regarding the pick-up time, name of your camper and name of the adult picking up (if it is someone other than yourself). Camp Management will contact the emergency contacts provided on the camper’s registration paperwork to verify the name of the adult who will be picking up.
- Please keep in mind that our camps are learning and having fun throughout the day, so please try to notify camp management of your early pick up at least 1 hour in advance to allow the proper time to retrieve your camper from their activities and have them ready for check-out at the camp entrance. Please make sure the adult picking up your camper, whether it is yourself or someone else, has a valid photo ID with them to present to the camp staff member for check-out.
How do I add my camper to After Camp Care? If you would like to add After Camp Care to your reservation, you may do so by calling 407-449-2240.
After Camp Care?
See the After Camp Care section of this handbook.
Can our family pet come to camp check-in and check-out? Pets are not permitted on 24/7 Learning Academy property (this includes camp check-in and check-out), unless they are an active service animal.
How do I know what my camper did each day at camp? Our camp activities and schedules are subject to change due to various other unforeseen circumstances. Because of this, we do not provide a written schedule to hand out each day, but you can still know what exciting activities your camper participated in each day by asking your camper some of the questions found in “24/7 Learning Academy Entrepreneurship Camp goals” section of this handbook.
If another adult will be picking up your camper during camp check-out and they are not listed in one of the approved sections mentioned above, please write their name on the sign-in/sign-out sheet provided at your camper’s class table during camp check-in.
- If you need to notify us after camp check-in has occurred of a different adult who will be picking up your camper who is not listed in one of the approved sections mentioned above, please call 407-545-5550 to speak to a member of management regarding this change. Camp Management will contact the emergency contacts provided on the camper’s registration paperwork to verify the changes being made. Please make sure the adult picking up your camper has a valid photo ID with them to present to the camp staff member for check-out.
Does my camper need to bring money to camp? Campers may have time allotted for shopping. If your camper is in one of these camps, the mentors will let you know which day has shopping time scheduled so you can provide your camper with spending money if you so choose.
SCHEDULE AND SESSIONS
Our program runs weekly, so join us on the weeks that fit your schedule. Our customized program is the perfect balance between structure and choice. Campers feel the encouragement from our staff no matter what day or week it is!
Available Weekly Sessions
- December 23rd - January 4th
- March 16th - March 23rd
- May 26th – August 3rd
- Day Session: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Aftercare: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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All students deserve to have access to the best educational experiences possible, but many don't. Please donate to our camp scholarship fund to sponsor a camper in need. All donations, small or large, will help a camper participate in our programs. 24/7 Learn is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible by law.