In its fifth summer at CCWA, nearly 100 students (ages 8-12) learned from digital arts industry experts, Black Rocket during eight camp courses including Minecraft Modders, Code Breakers, and much more.
One of this summer’s instructors Elise Neuscheler said, “the kids loved it and they leave with their eyes open to new possibilities.” She added, “they get to peek under the surface of games and programs that they use every day.” The Minecraft series remains the most popular and a new course Creative Design and Robotics was offered this summer.
Students were able to upload their work to a website to share with parents, receive comments and access their progress. Returning students were able to create more advanced projects and build onto previous projects.
2018 Summer Camp Offerings:
App Attack! Fee: $185
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and 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.
Minecraft© Modders Fee: $185
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.
Creative Design and Robotics Fee: $185
The world of the future belongs to…robots! In this cutting-edge class students will learn the fundamentals of motorized mechanisms, design principles, sensors, and sound activation. Separate fact from fantasy by designing and building prototypes of task oriented robots. Learn problem-solving to improve how their robots function in a series of design challenges!
NEW! Drone Adventures Fee: $185
The Drones are here! Let the battles begin. In this hands on, interactive class you will learn how to fly and drive drone robots. Working in teams you will be able to code your drone to compete in missions that will prepare you for the ultimate team challenge at the end of the week.
Make Your First Video Game! Fee: $185
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.
NEW! ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs! Fee: $185
Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX® , an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games.
NEW! Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity Fee: $185
Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience.
NEW! Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling Fee: $185
Minecraft© Designers Fee: $185
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.
Virtual Reality: The Future is Now Fee: $205
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.