We’re excited to offer digital arts camps to the region’s youth – now in our seventh summer with industry experts, Black Rocket. While the Minecraft and ROBLOX camps continue to be a popular, our new offerings including Advanced Robotics, Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnight® Style Video Game, Code Breakers and eSports Apprentice – YouTube® Streamers & Gamers build skills in a safe and fun environment at our campus locations.
These ten week-long offerings will boost creativity, collaboration and tech savvy for your student. A recent article by the Education Development Center (EDC), “The Future of Work: Three Ways to Prepare Now,” notes “…it’s about helping young people develop a comfort with using, modifying, and creating technologies, and developing the dispositions needed for future success that they will carry forward into the workforce.”
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.
2019 Summer Camp Offerings:
NEW! Advanced Robotics Fee: $185
In this class learn to program a robot to overcome daily class challenges using visual and text-based programming. You will see firsthand how your program translates into action as you attempt to control your robot sensors and maneuver around obstacles. With your teammate, you will apply different coding concepts while using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your robot.
JUL 08-12 M–F Mornings WDCC: Register Now
NEW! Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnight® Style Video Game Fee: $185
Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
JUL 22-26 M–F Mornings WDCC: Register Now
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.
JUL 8-12 M–F Afternoons WDCC: Register Now
NEW! eSports Apprentice – YouTube® Streamers & Gamers Fee: $185
Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop competitive game-play skills in Black Rocket’s new eSports App, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Students will gain full access to the eSports App and a video of their class tournament with commentary.
JUL 22-26 M–F Afternoons WDCC: Register Now
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.
JUL 15-19 M–F Mornings WDCC: Register Now
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.
JUL 29-AUG 2 M–F Afternoons WDCC: Register Now
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.
JUL 29-AUG 2 M–F Mornings WDCC: Register Now
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.
JUL 15-19 M–F Afternoons WDCC: Register Now