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Typical cost and camp schedule, except that it will go to 1130 on Sunday.


Mr. Dave Schaefer will be our subject matter expert guest for this camp.  Dave is a commercial pilot with extensive rocketry, drone, and RC experience.  In between other things, he has appeared in many magazines and on the Discovery channel.  He has worked with NASA on special projects, won the 2017 National Aeromodeling Championship (on the 1st try!), and is a post-graduate project manager at UTD, using drones for atmospheric measurements, just to name a few of his accomplishments.

This is not the kind of stuff we will get to see, but for those interested, to give you an idea of the kind of “from scratch” home-built projects Dave gets into:

Under his direction, we will have each boy build his own rocket with his dad Saturday afternoon, let it set and dry overnight, and launch it Sunday morning.  We will plan on having the campsite cleaned by 0930 on Sunday, head to the field from where we will launch (the large wheat field on property), and everyone should be on their way home by 1130.  For those who can not stay that long, you can always take our rocket home.  Dave will tell you what you need and how to do it safely.

All the necessary materiel will be provided and rockets should be reusable.

Since the building of the rockets should only take a couple of hours, we will use Saturday morning to gather, split, and stack wood for the rest of the year. We will have the use of a gas wood splitter, which the cadets very much enjoyed operating last time we used it.

Dave will likely bring a couple of his “toys” for demo if we have some time to kill.  This should be fun and a cool learning experience for the boys!

This activity will require good weather.  If the weather does not cooperate, we will consider re-scheduling to the following week-end.