Technology

Make Your First Video Game | Grades 3rd – 9th |$150 for 6 sessions (2 hour classes)

Mondays 7/9 – 8/13

If you love playing video games, this is the elective 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. Camper 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.
*Class taught by a Black Rocket Productions certified instructor.

App Attack | Grades 3rd – 9th | $150 for 6 sessions (2 hour classes)

Wednesdays – 7/11 – 8/15

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, campers 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. Camper-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.
*Class taught by a Black Rocket Productions certified instructor.

Minecraft© Designers | Grades 3rd-9th | $150 for 6 sessions (2 hour classes)

Thursdays – 7/12 – 8/16

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, campers 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.
*Class taught by Black Rocket Productions certified instructor.

Code Breakers | Grades 3rd-9th | $150 for 6 sessions (2 hour classes)

Fridays – 7/13 – 8/17  

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Campers will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
*Class taught by Black Rocket Productions certified instructor.