Digital Arts

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App Attack!

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 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. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 173, $319
Section 1: 7/16 -7/20, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5


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 camp 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 conversion fee. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 087, $319
6/25-6/29, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5


Creative Design and Robotics

The world of the future belongs to...robots! In this cutting edge program, campers 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 skills to improve your robot’s function in a series of design challenges. Campers will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 109, $319
Section 1: 6/25-6/29, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 7/30-8/3, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5


Make Your First 3-D Video Game!

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

XCHLC 145
Section 1: 7/2-7/6, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7, $255 (4-day camp)
Section 2: 7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5, $319


Minecraft Designers

Love Minecraft? Always wanted to design your own world? This camp 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. Build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures 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. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 222, $319
Section 1: 7/9-7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5
Section 2: 7/30-8/3, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7


Minecraft Modders

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 taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Camper projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 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. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

XCHLC 241, $319
Section 1: 7/16-7/20, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5


Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of daily web projects and design challenges. 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 earned $1 million dollars while programming at home, 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 work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 223, $319
Section 1: 6/25-6/29, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9
Section 2: 7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7
Section 3: 8/13-8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5


NEW! ROBLOXTM Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!

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 camp combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace
to publish their games. Camper-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 294
Section 1: 7/2-7/6, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9, $265 (4-day camp)
Section 2: 7/9-7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7, $329
Section 3: 8/20-8/24, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5, $329


Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge camp, 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. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Campers do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Fee includes VR headset.

XCHLC 278
Section 1: 7/2-7/6, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5, $265 (4-day camp)
Section 2: 7/30-8/3, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9, $329
Section 3: 8/20-8/24, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7, $329


NEW! App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this camp! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends. Explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 295, $319
Section 1: 8/6 – 8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 8/13 – 8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9


NEW! Python Programmers: Make Your Own Multiplayer Game!

Youtube, Google, Instagram and Spotify - what do they have in common? They were created with Python. Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game. Learn, step-by-step, how to start a programming path and challenge friends with the fun game you built from start to finish!

XCHLC 296, $319
Section 1: 7/9-7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9
Section 2: 8/13-8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7


NEW! Advanced Robotics

Learn to program a robot to overcome daily class challenges using visual and text based programming. See firsthand how your program translates into action as you attempt to control your robot sensors and maneuver around obstacles. With your teammates, you will apply different coding concepts while using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your robot. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 297, $319
8/6 – 8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9


NEW! Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity

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 gameplay on user experience. Student-created games will be available on a password-
protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 298, $319
7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9


NEW! Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 299, $319
8/20-8/24, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9


Game Labs: Collaborate- Create- Compete in the Ultimate Video Game Experience

For serious gamers only! Beyond 2D and 3D, now it’s time to move to a higher level by competing with the world! Campers will develop games with a partner using a unique game engine. You will learn advanced level editing, simple 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting and the impact of game play
on user experience. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 243, $319
7/16-7/20, 9am-2pm, 7-9


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