Digital Arts

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NEW! ​​  ​​Bricks and Sticks Stop Animation 

Take your stop motion movies to the next level. First, create a story with Stikbots, Legos, action figures or all three! Then watch your story come to life using special stop motion software that allows you to add special  effects and go beyond the typical software on a mobile device. Students will need to bring in figures, stickbots, legos from home, but all other equipment will be provided​. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 312, $319

8/19 – 8/23, 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 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. 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 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

XCHLC 087, $319

6/24 – 6/28, 9am – 2pm, Grades 3-5  


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 is  taught through a simulated  environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket  website to share with friends and family. ​Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their projects at home​​. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create advanced projects that build on previous years​.

XCHLC 241, $319

8/5 – 8/9, 9am – 2pm, Grades 3-5


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, 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. ​​Students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. ​Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​. ​​ 

XCHLC 173, $319

7/15 -7/19, 9am-2pm, Grades 4-6


Code Breakers 

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! ​Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who made $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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create advanced projects that build on previous years. ​​

XCHLC 223, $329

Section 1: 7/22 – 7/26, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7

Section 2: 8/12 – 8/16, 9am – 2pm, Grades 3-5


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 robots function in a series of design challenges! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 

XCHLC 109, $319

Section 1: 6/24-6/28, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7

Section 2: 7/29-8/2, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5


NEW! ​​ ROBLOX​​®​​ Makers 

Unlock the power of ROBLOX​® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX​® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX​® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program

XCHLC 321

Section 1: 7/1 – 7/3, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7, $199, (3-day camp)

Section 2:  7/22 – 7/26, 9am – 2pm, Grades 3-5, $329


ROBLOX® 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 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. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.​

XCHLC 294, $329

Section 1: 7/8 – 7/12, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7

Section 2: 8/19 – 8/23, 9am – 2pm, Grades 3-5


NEW! Battle Royale: Make Your First ​​Fortnite ®​​ Style Video Game

Calling Fortnite fans! 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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.​ ​​

XCHLC 313, $329

Section 1: 6/24 – 6/28, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9

Section 2: 7/15 – 7/19, 9am – 2pm, Grades 3-5

Section 3: 7/29 – 8/2, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7


NEW! ​​ ​​Adventures in Augmented Reality!

Holograms come to life in the first ever augmented reality for kids! Students will work in cutting-edge software to create holographic scenes that are viewable with a smartphone and a magic futuristic cube. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 314, $329

Section 1: 7/8 – 7/12, 9am – 2pm, Grades 3-5

Section 2: 8/19 – 8/23, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9 


Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you’ll ​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 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. Students 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. ​ 

XCHLC 278

Section 1: 7/1 – 7/3, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5, $199, (3-day camp)

Section 2: 7/29 – 8/2, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9, $329


App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app! Explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. ​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. Students do not need to own a smartphone to take the class.​Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create advanced projects that build on previous years.

XCHLC 295, $319

Section 1: 8/5 – 8/9, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7

Section 2: 8/12 – 8/16, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9


NEW! eSports Apprentice - YouTube​​©​​ Streamers and Gamers 

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! Students will develop competitive game-play skills and 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. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. 

XCHLC 315

Section 1: 7/1 – 7/3, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9, $199 (3-day camp)

Section 2: 8/19 – 8/23, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7, $329


Python Programmers: Make Your Own Multiplayer Game!

Want to learn the world's fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!​ Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​​. ​​ ​

XCHLC 296, $329

Section 1: 7/8 – 7/12, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9

Section 2: 8/12 – 8/16, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7


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 teammate, you will apply different coding concepts while using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your robot. Students will work in teams for most of the program. No prior experience is required.

XCHLC 297, $319

8/5 – 8/9, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9


Make Your First 3D Video Game!

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.​

XCHLC 145, $319

7/22 – 7/26, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9​​  


3D Game Labs 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, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.​​Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​. ​​

XCHLC 298, $319

7/15-7/19, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9


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