Camp Catalog 2017


Course list

AGES 8-10 and 11-14

Minecraft ® Designers                                                              June 19th - 23rd 

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

         

Make Your First Video Game!                                                     June 26th - 30th

 If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your ?first 2D ?platformer ?game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

         

Minecraft ® Modders                                                                   July 10th - 14th

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

        

App Attack!                                                                                   July 17th - 21st

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. ?No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

     

Make Your First 3D Video Game!                                                July 24th - 28th

 Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

 

Summer Camps Cost

$120 Half Day

$225 Full Day


Full day includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack. 

Half day includes snack during chosen section.

Full day is scheduled as follows:

Half of the day is sectioned for chosen course (App Attack!, Make Your First Video Game!, etc). The other half of the day is for supervised activities such as swimming, outdoor activities, the planetarium (if available), board games, and more! Between morning and afternoon sections the kids will have lunch provided to them. 

Age Groups:

Drop off:                                                (7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.)

Ages: (8-10)   Course time                    (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Lunch:                                                   (12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)

Ages: (11-14) Course time                     (1 pm. - 4 p.m.)

Pick up:                                                 (4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)