Droning On — Important Resources for the Use of Drones at Camp

May 2018

Drones are a great tool for camps, both for use in programming and in collecting valuable footage of your property for use in a camp marketing video. Relatedly, some camps find themselves in the position of having to accommodate the wishes of parents to use drones to capture closing event festivities.

Regardless of the use, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind when using drones.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) devoted a three-part blog to the topic. In addition, the University of Missouri School of Law Library maintains an easy-to-use library guide of information related to legislation, secondary sources, as well as sample scenarios, such as whether or not drones are allowed to be flown over privately owned land, or what sort of torts are actionable as a result of drone use. These resources will help inform your responsible use of drones at camp. In addition, federal, state, and local regulations should be referenced before proceeding with the use of drones for any purpose.

Resources

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Blog Series on Drones
www.nrpa.org/blog/drones-in-parks-part-1-policy-drone-zones-and-resources-for-land-managers-episode-006/

www.nrpa.org/blog/to-fly-or-not-to-fly-how-park-managers-manage-drones

www.nrpa.org/blog/drones-in-parks-part-3.-opportunities-innovative-uses-and-the-future-episode-008

University of Missouri School of Law Library Guide on Drone Law
libraryguides.missouri.edu/DroneLaw