Although the school holidays are an exciting time for our children, many of us as parents might be dreading the prospect of trying to keep the young ones busy for such a long time. All too often, we have to find entertainment or look for inspiration to come up with creative ideas for fun activities.
Enter the holiday camp! Holiday camps and sporting clinics provide a wonderful opportunity to get outside and try new things. Children get a chance to meet like-minded kids and make new friends. Above all, your kids can use this time to learn new skills that may turn into life-long interests.
A new concept taking off in South Africa is FPV drone racing (FPV stands for first-person view). Participants control “drones” (small radio-controlled aircraft or quadcopters), equipped with cameras while wearing head-mounted displays showing the live stream camera feed from the drones. This means pilots only see what the drone sees.
KID’S DRONE RACING CAMPS & CLINICS
Drone Racing Africa (DRA) offers introductory drone racing courses for school children between 8 and 18 years old. These courses offer an exciting combination of theory along with the majority of time spent flying on the simulators, line-of-sight drones and FPV racing.
With the global drone industry growing at an exponential rate, getting children to grips with the basics of this innovative sport is an incredibly exciting prospect. Drone Racing Africa CEO Simon Robinson explains, “At DRA, we understand the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) development for children and the theoretical component will be designed with these needs in mind, so that children are educated on both flight theory relevance along with an important application to multiple uses within the wider drone industry as well as the safety and the law that applies to flying drones.”
This dynamic new sport-meets-technology space is dynamic, adrenalin-fuelled and loads of fun. So get your kids off the couch and introduce them to this exciting new techno-sport, which captures the imagination in a fun and interactive drone flying experience.
What’s included in each camp:
- 2-day programme
- Age-appropriate grouping (8-12 years and 13-16 years)
- Basic drone flying theory instruction around STEM development
- Drone flying experience on a custom built racecourse with mini-racing Inductrix drones
- DRA provides all the necessary equipment including drones
- Snacks and refreshments included
Camps in Cape Town:
Dates: Dec 5th – 15th
Venue: DRA Barn Constantia
Camps in Plettenberg Bay:
Dates: Dec 17th – 24th
Venue: Plettenberg Bay Primary School