DANVILLE — Dozens of Dan River Region students flew drones, constructed planes and learned to code during their spring break last week as part of Drone Camp at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research.

The camp, a collaboration between the institute and the 4-H Virginia Cooperative Extension, ran Monday and Tuesday for elementary school students and Thursday and Friday for middle school students.

During the two-day camp, attendees not only flew drones but also learned a bit of coding and about farming in the video game “Minecraft.”

“We’re talking about what a drone is and how it’s used,” said institute programming director Dana Silicki.