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Register Today for DroneCamp 2022!

June 27-July 1 | CSU Monterey Bay and Virtual via Zoom

Registration for the 6th annual DroneCamp 2022 is coming soon! We are excited to be offering this year’s program in a hybrid format where an in-person audience will be simultaneously viewing the presentations and workshops with a virtual live broadcast via Zoom for those who can’t attend in-person

DroneCamp is a collaborative five-day training program that covers everything you need to know to use drones for mapping and field data collection. Now in its sixth year, Drone Camp 2022 will once again provide a unique drone training opportunity designed for a wide range of skill levels and interests, from complete beginners with little to no experience in drone technology, to intermediate users who want to learn more advanced data processing and analysis. Instructors from the University of California and California State University systems will provide workshops and hands-on training. No experience is necessary! Visit the About page for more information.

Be sure to sign up for our email list to be notified with updates by clicking here. If you have any questions please contact info@dronecampca.org. We hope to see you there!

Check out the DroneCamp Trailer!

In-Person Registration is now full. Virtual registration only is available.

Virtual vs. In Person Participation

Virtual participants will have live access to all the classroom presentations during DroneCamp.

(Now Full) In-person participants have live access to all the classroom presentations, and will also benefit from the flight workshops where they will have the opportunity to:

  • Fly a variety of drone platforms
  • Directly engage with instructors and other participants
  • Expand their networks
  • Gain access to all the software used throughout the week
  • Explore the iconic Monterey Bay Area

Light refreshments, lunch daily, and the evening social on Monday evening are also included. Dinner is available for pre-purchase at the CSUMB dining hall, or on your own off site in Seaside or neighboring cities. Full breakfast is included in the housing fee if you choose to stay in the dorms.

Housing

Housing on campus at CSU Monterey Bay is available at an additional cost. Reserve your campus housing during registration (coming soon). Only 60 spots are available so sign up ASAP. Reservations must be made by 5 PM on June 3.

$495 housing fee includes:

  • Single occupancy room in a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom suite with kitchenette and common area
  • Housing from Sunday-Thursday night
  • Breakfast daily
  • Linens can be provided for a small additional fee

Scholarships

DroneCamp scholarship applications are coming soon and will be due May 16. Scholarships provide financial support to a range of people with diverse backgrounds. In 2022 scholarships will cover the registration fee and some may also cover housing in the dorms. Visit the Scholarships page to complete an application.

This year, limited funds are available to support the following groups (although others are encouraged to apply, we cannot guarantee support):

  • Students attending CSUMB
  • Students attending UCSC
  • Employees of AIFS and
  • Employees of UC ANR.

Partial scholarships may also be available.

COVID Protocol:

CSUMB works to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff, and guests. Please use the links below to educate yourself on the COVID protocols for event spaces prior to your arrival. Your attendance at campus-sponsored events is your agreement to abide by all COVID protocols. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Review COVID Protocols for Attendees.
Review the COVID Self-Attestation.

Testimonials

I had plenty of experience operating drones, but the data processing was extremely helpful in teaching me skills that I had been unable to previously find information about.

Great organization, very professional, friendly atmosphere. Interesting for any audience and good for any experience level. Will highly recommend to anyone.

I went from knowing nothing about drones to signing up for my part 107 exam and will be using drones to map wilderness areas for search and rescue operations.

DroneCamp 2019 was a great experience. I was impressed that such a large amount of information was presented in a very organized and coherent way. I appreciated that there was a sufficient number of presenters and staff that any questions could be quickly addressed. The expertise and level of preparation of the team were impressive.

As a researcher, I was already aware of the possible applications of drone-based photogrammetry, but Drone Camp gave me a more realistic idea of the cost of equipment and software required for high-accuracy results. I feel that I can speak knowledgeably about drones in writing a proposal, and include a reasonable budget.

Our agency is in the infancy stage of incorporating drones into our current work flow. There is a lot of interest in and around our office through stakeholders and our board of directors but it is an issue that should not be rushed. Drone Camp has been instrumental in introducing material & individuals that we can reach out to as we further refine the scope of how, when, and why drones will be a part of our current routine activities.

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