Participating in DroneCamp

Virtual Registration only is now open!


All DroneCamp participants and instructors have been added to a moderated email list. The primary purpose of the DroneCamp email list is to share information and updates about DroneCamp. Participants are also welcome to use the list to share information, news, and questions related to drone mapping with fellow DroneCampers. The list is moderated and all messages must be approved by an administrator before they go out. Click here to be added to the mailing list.


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

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 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


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.


Virtual courses like DroneCamp remove many of the geographic barriers for participation, but they also involve new ways of interaction. Just like in-person events, we ask all participants to practice the following general guidelines for community. Note – We will be recording sessions for educational and promotional use by the University of California. Your mics and videos will be turned off for majority of the event.

Mutual Respect
Everyone is welcome regardless of their background or skill level. Please treat each other and all instructors with mutual respect. People learn with different styles and at different paces; instrucors will do their best to accommodate everyone.

Sharing Personal Information
Be cautious about sharing any personal information in chat, Q&A or verbally during sessions Anything you share online could in theory be saved and shared with others. Chat history is also captured in session recordings.

Reporting Inappropriate Content and Behavior
If you’re concerned about chat messages or any other kind of inappropriate behavior, first send a private chat message to the session facilitator (host). You may also share concerns by sending a message to