Youth – College For Kids-Black Rocket
Black Rocket S.T.E.A.M. Classes (“BR”) – The magic in every camper comes to life as never before when they are empowered to be as creative as they were all born to be! Black Rocket has over a decade of experience designing camps in the S.T.E.A.M fields (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics). Every program is powered by the camper’s innate imagination and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, hands-on, learning environment. From concept to creation students will demonstrate their masterpiece to the world at the end of each week! All Black Rocket programs mirror real life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Student projects will be accessible on a private Black Rocket site to share with friends and family.
App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!
If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, your will love this class! Explore the most popular.IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own. Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends!
Game Labs: Collaborate-Create-Compete in the Ultimate Video Game Experience
For serious gamers only! Learn advanced level editing, simple 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting and the impact of game play on user experience as you develop games using a unique gaming engine. System Requirements for sharing the project at home: 2GB of RAM and 2.0GHZ processor.
LEGO© FILMS AND STOP ACTION!
Bring in your favorite action figures and/or LEGOs and bring them to life in a short film YOU create! Whether you want to recreate a scene from a favorite movie or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Please bring LEGOs and action figures from home – all recording/production equipment is provided.
LEGO© VIDEO GAMES
Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! Create your own characters and adventures in an interactive 2D Video Game. Games are PC compatible only – Mac versions can be created after the program ends for a $15 conversion fee payable directly to Black Rocket.
MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME!
Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sound and simple coding are just some of the concepts you’ll explore as you learn the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Games are PC compatible only – Mac versions can be created after the program ends for a $15 conversion fee payable directly to Black Rocket.
MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D VIDEO GAME!
Go beyond the limitations of traditional 2D design and create an immersive 3D world! In this interactive class you will learn basic 3D physics, explore beginner event scripting, level design, gameplay flow control and storytelling.
If you love 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, how to build with Redstone and Command blacks and create custom textures. To access projects at home, PC/MAC versions of Minecraft are required. Tablet, phone and game console versions are not compatible.
Use Minecraft to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. To access projects at home, PC/MAC versions of Minecraft are required. Tablet, phone and game console versions are not compatible.
PYTHON PROGRAMMERS: MAKE YOUR OWN MULTIPLAYER GAME!
Youtube, Google, Instagram and Spotify were created with Python! Learn how to code with Python and create your own multi-player adventure game. Each lesson takes you step-by-step to start you on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with a fun game you built from scratch!
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. Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games.
VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE IS NOW
In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments and crafting memorable 3D experiences. Students do not need a mobile device, but to use the VR headset at home will require access to an Android or Apple mobile device. There is an additional $20 lab fee for use of the VR headset.
Online Registration Form ~ AGES 8 – 11
Online Registration Form ~ AGES 12 – 15