BCRP Drone Academy

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Drone Academy

BCRP Drone Academy

Did someone say drones? Yes, it’s true we are bringing drones–unmanned aerial vehicles– to our recreation centers! We are excited to expand opportunities and provide STEM enrichment (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) to Baltimore’s youth. Thanks to our partnership with Baltimore based Global Air Media, we have a Drone Academy, which features introductory lessons to drones and their emerging real-world applications in industries such as construction, agriculture, and film/photography.The program will include kits with a complete frame, propellers, battery, circuit board, propeller guards, rubber landing feet, screws, LED lights, batteries, transmitter, and motor.

What will participants learn at the BCRP Drone Academy?

  • Flight tutorials and basic introduction into coding/programming

  • Introduction to drone safety and current regulations

  • The past, present, and future of the drone industry

  • The commercial applications of drone, used to create an entrepreneur’s mindset

  • Drone flight control, accuracy, and racing challenges

  • Hands-on building lessons, so you can design and fly your own drone


When does the BCRP Drone Academy start*?

Beginning February 2018, BCRP will offer three separate sessions, each lasting 10 weeks.

Which recreation centers will host the BCRP Drone Academy?

The Drone Academy will initially begin at the following recreation centers and will run in the evening from 6-7pm.

  • Roosevelt (Mondays) - Waitlist Only 
  • Medfield Recreation Center (Tuesdays) Waitlist Only
  • Virginia S. Baker (Wednesdays) - Waitlist Only 
  • Edgewood/Lyndhurst (Thursdays) - Waitlist Only  

Is there a fee?

Good news! The program is free and open to Baltimore City residents only, ages 8-15.

Is there a registration process?

Yes, there is a registration process but please note that registration does not guarantee your child's slot. As of February 22, registration is full at all locations. To be added to the waitlist for the BCRP Drone Academy click here. You can register via phone by calling 443-648-3551 and leaving a message with your name, number, and age of child. Space is limited! Please note that parent/guardian consent is required; and yes, parents are welcome to be at the sessions.

Who can I contact with questions?

For more information about BCRP’s Drone Academy, contact Asia Scott, Community Initiatives and Partnerships Coordinator at [email protected] or visit Global Air Media’s website.  


*Registration does not guarantee a slot into the BCRP Drone Academy. Remember, space is limited!