5th Grade Camps:

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21st Century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering And Math) - Part 1

Science is about discovery; engineering is about creating solutions. Become an architect, engineer, technician and construction worker using technology skills to solve problems. Age-appropriate designs may include: Egg Drop Survival, Soda Can Racers, boat, bridge, catapult and flying gizmo designs. Interactive, hands-on computer lab challenges help to round out this powerful experience.

XCHLC 071, $319
Section 1: 7/9 - 7/13, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 2-3
Section 2: 7/16 - 7/20, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 4-6


Continue 21st Century STEM - Part 2

See 21st Century STEM; new activities, new learning adventures. May be taken independent of Part 1.

XCHLC 226, $319
Section 1: 7/23 – 7/27, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-6
Section 2: 7/30 – 8/3, 9am-2 pm, Grades 2-3


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


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


Ceramics and Sculpture Combo

Get your hands dirty this summer and develop creative skills while you design and build some unique 3D studio art pieces. Camper projects include papier mache’ sculpture, plaster masks, and ceramic works including a more-than-decor bowl and mug that can be used for food and drink! Explore a variety of art materials and methods and create personal art pieces you’ll enjoy for years to come.

XCHLC 224, $319
Section 1: 7/9 - 7/13, 9am-2 pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 7/16 - 7/20, 9am-2 pm, Grades 6-8


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


CODE! A Smart Start To Computer Science Basics

A creative environment for learning basic coding and computer science uses a mix of online activities and “unplugged” hands-on activities. This camp nurtures creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and logic through tutorials like Star Wars, Minecraft, and more. Every camper will have access to all the online computer activities outside the classroom during and after the completion of camp.

XCHLC 268, $319
Section 1: 7/9 – 7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 4-6
Section 2: 7/23 – 7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 2-3


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


Day in Court

Play the roles of judge, defendant, plaintiff, witness, lawyer, bailiff or juror in several mock trials. Learn how to make opening and closing statements, how to phrase objections and how to question witnesses. Pull all your skills together at the end of the week as you participate in a final mock trial based on actual
events. Family and friends invited to watch!

XCHLC 007, $319
Section 1: 7/30-8/3, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9


New! Drone Mission Mania

Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges the campers will solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King
Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, Harry The Hiker, and more. Throughout the week, campers prepare for the concluding event: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, create drone missions, and compete with one another. Campers will use the SWIFT programming language to accomplish many of these missions.

XCHLC 304, $319
7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7


New! Drone Racing and Obstacle Course Challenge

For novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Action packed as campers enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. First, learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through skill challenges and
learn how to perform exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Campers also create the design and help build the obstacle course in preparation for the last
day’s final activity and competition.

XCHLC 303, $319
7/16-7/20, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7


Engineering Explorations

As an engineer you will learn physical science concepts and use them as you design, construct, test and analyze results. Then, you will reconstruct, retest and reanalyze results to determine whether design modifications were effective. Design and construction competitions may include bridges, roller coasters and amusement park rides, electric circuits, rockets and space vehicles, energy efficient buildings and interactive computer challenges.

XCHLC 089
Section 1: 7/2 - 7/6, 9am-2 pm, $255 (4-day camp), Grades 2-3
Section 2: 7/30 – 8/3, 9am- 2 pm, Grades 4-6


NEW! Girls Only - Crafting and Building Design

Crafting and building abilities combine to bring your imagination and ideas to fruition. Develop the hands-on creative process skills to create the world you envision using a variety of LEGO® basic and technic bricks. Design models that move using motors and remote controls. Create multi-level buildings, country houses with landscaping, castles, jewelry, drawing machines and more. Learn how to design and build new forms from concept to creation.

XCHLC 290, $319
7/9-7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5


KIDZART: Fine Art Studio

Clay! Paper Mache! “Glass” sculpture! Love art almost as much as you love summer? At KidzArt Fine Art Studio camp, you’ll make a masterpiece every day as you bring your artistic skills to the next level. Through guided projects, we will show you how to use perspective, color, shading and texture to achieve amazing results in your drawings and paintings. We will explore new and different fine art techniques with curriculum that meets National Standards for Art Education. Proudly present your work at a brief art show on Friday.

XCHLC 274, $319
7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 2-5


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


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


Mathtastic – Mathematical Puzzles and More!

Where young mathematicians use their math skills to solve challenging puzzles and learn about topics
like fractals, the Tower of Hanoi and math computer games! Developed by college faculty members to
spark fun and enthusiasm and demonstrate to young student how much fun math can be.

XCHLC 229, $319
8/13 - 8/17, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 3-5


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


Ocean Adventures

From collecting sea creatures in Sandy Hook Bay, hunting for fossils from the ocean’s past, to exploring our changing coastal environments, lighthouses, historic Fort Hancock and more, join us for 5 days of discovery at our Jersey seashore. Our daily Ocean Adventure field trips and activities are so much fun it will be hard to believe that you’re learning. Science, history, weather and the ocean will never look the same after you’ve gained a mariner’s point of view.

XCHLC 025, $319 (bus included)
Section 1: 7/30 -8/3, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-7
Section 2: 8/13 -8/17, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-7


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! 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


Science Sleuths

Become a science detective as you explore the many facets of the science world. This week is packed with fun-filled, hands-on, minds-on science activities, as you learn about being a CSI, paleontologist, oceanographer, astronaut, chemist or biologist. Investigate a murder mystery, the properties of slime, Mysterious Yuk, mystery powders, pollution and more.

XCHLC 201
Section 1: 6/25 – 6/29, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 2-3, $319
Section 2: 7/2 - 7/6, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 4-6, $255 (4 day camp)


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! Watercolor Studio

Learn the basics of mixing colors, explore new watercolor techniques, and practice your drawing skills. Bring a favorite object (or an image of it) and use your newly learned skills to paint its image. Through daily projects, you will learn how to draw (your chosen object or alternate choice) and use proper
watercolor techniques to achieve a realistic, fun final painting. You will be encouraged to use your imagination, creativity, and artistic knowledge to present a painting that you can’t wait to show off!

XCHLC 292, $319
8/13-8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7


NEW! Wilderness Survival Camp

Learn to become comfortable in the outdoors by developing basic short term wilderness survival skills. We’ll master practical skills like map, trail and compass reading, making your own water filter and shelter, and assessing weather conditions. Begin the week with on-campus exploration, the remaining four days will be spent on Sandy Hook and will include animal tracking, wildlife observation and survival tool use and techniques. Fun with a purpose!

XCHLC 300, $319 (bus included)
8/6 - 8/10, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-8


NEW! Young Architects

Stacked, overlap and stagger are a few of the techniques used by LEGO designers to create original minifig scale models. Further your skills using basic 2x2 and 2x4 bricks and take a hands-on history lesson building pyramids, castles, suspension bridges, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, and the famous Ferris Wheel, just to name a few. Continue to the next level of creating using technic pieces that allow movement using gears, pins, axles and motors. Explore what gears do and get to the bottom of the “gear ratio” and how friction and non-friction influence movement. Campers will present an
original design on Friday.

XCHLC 291, $319
8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 4-6


Young Writers Adventures

Are you ever stuck for inspiration? Creative artists, professional writers, and dynamic Brookdale Community College Professors will help you expand your writing abilities and create your own portfolio. Have fun while you try your hand at description, dialogue, fantasy and fact. Experience guest writers and artists, interesting readings, and more. Join us!

XCHLC 018, $519 (no camp 7/4)
Section 1: 7/2 – 7/13, 9am - 2pm, Grades 5-6 (2 weeks)
Section 2: 7/2 – 7/13, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9 (2 weeks)


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