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CCWA’s 2017 Summer Youth Camps

CCWA’s 2017 Summer Youth Camps

Registration for summer youth camp is now open. If you have questions, please contact us at 804-523-2292 or via email at help@ccwa.vccs.edu.

Price: $185 per session. $370 for morning and afternoon sessions (lunch included).  Click here to download the camp flyer.
  • Minecraft Animators
  • App Attack! Make Your First Game
    • 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. 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.
    • Week of 6/26/2017, Ages 8 to 12, 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Week of 8/07/2017, Ages 8 to 12, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Code Breakers
    •  Calling all future coders, programmers, and 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.
    • Week of 7/10/2017, Ages 8 to 12, 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Week of 8/07/2017, Ages 8 to 12, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Lego Video Games
    • Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! Students will create their own LEGO characters and adventures in an interactive 2D Video Game. Everyone is welcome in this one of a kind class. At the end of the program, every student will have a finished LEGO Video Game that can be shared with friends and family through a password protected Black Rocket website. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15.00 conversion fee.
    • Week of 7/10/2017, Ages 8 to 12, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Creative Design and Robotics
    • 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!
    • Week of 7/17/2017, Ages 8 to 12, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Make Your First Video Game!
    • 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.
    • Week of 7/17/2017, Ages 8 to 12, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Make Your First 3-D Video Game!
    • Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your rst mod! Intro- ductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a 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 version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in teams for most of the program.
    • Week of 7/24/2017, Ages 8 to 12, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Minecraft Designers
    • 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.
    • Week of 7/31/2017, Ages 8 to 12, 1:00pm – 4:00pm