CAMP COLLEGE Summer 2021
                 

Black Rocket Specialty camp

June 21- August 13
In-Person Schedule and Course Descriptions
Campers Ages 7-14

Camp College created a NEW Specialty Camp program. Courses are scheduled Monday-Friday and specifically paired together to create a full day experience, 8:30am-4:00pm. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Camp College is not offering ½ day Black Rocket programming.

When applying indicate the 2 course codes for the full day schedule on the registration form for each week.

Once camp begins, we are not able to transfer your camper into a different camp. Changes will only be approved if requested at least 4 weeks prior to the start of camp. A $25 processing fee will be applied for each schedule change request.
Space is Limited.


 

Week 1: June 21-June 25

MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME
(AGES 7-10)

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 2-D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level, design graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we will explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. 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 a $15.00 conversion fee. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
NCTEC-CC008-01   June 21-25      8:30-11:30am

VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE IS NOW!
(AGES 7-10)

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! 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. 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. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset at home a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device.
NCTEC-CC027-01      June 21-25      1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $415 (fees include Virtual Reality headset)

*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.


VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE IS NOW!
(AGES 10-14)

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! 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. 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. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset at home a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device.
NCTEC-CC027-02      June 21-25      8:30-11:30am

MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME
(AGES 10-14)

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 2-D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level, design graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we will explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. 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 a $15.00 conversion fee. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
NCTEC-CC008-02   June 21-25      1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $415 (fees include Virtual Reality headset)

*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.


Week 2: June 28-July 2

ROBLOX® CODERS & ENTREPRENEURS!
(AGES 7-10)

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 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.
NCTEC-CC037-01      June 28-July 2             8:30-11:30am

YOUTUBE® FX MASTERS
(AGES 7-10)

In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level! Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. A webcam is required, compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system.
NCTEC-CC069-01         June 28-July 2           1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $406
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

YOUTUBE® FX MASTERS
(AGES 10-14)

In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level! Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. A webcam is required, compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system.
NCTEC-CC069-02         June 28-July 2           8:30-11:30am

ROBLOX® CODERS & ENTREPRENEURS!
(AGES 10-14)

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 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.
NCTEC-CC037-02      June 28-July 2             1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $406
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

Week 3: July 6-9 *No class July 5

APP ATTACK!
(AGES 7-10)

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. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
NCTEC-CC002-01   July 6-9*             8:30-11:30am

eSPORTS APPRENTICE-YOUTUBE® STREAMERS AND GAMERS
(AGES 7-10)

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 game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password-protected website to share with friends and family. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class.
NCTEC-CC040-01   July 6-9*             1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $318
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

eSPORTS APPRENTICE-YOUTUBE® STREAMERS AND GAMERS
(AGES 10-14)

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 game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password-protected website to share with friends and family. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class.
NCTEC-CC040-02   July 6-9*             8:30-11:30am

APP ATTACK!
(AGES 10-14)

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. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
NCTEC-CC002-02   July 6-9*             1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $318
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

Week 4: July 12-16

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MINECRAFT® REDSTONE ENGINEERS
(AGES 7-10)

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! 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.

NCTEC-CC048-01   July 12-16              8:30-11:30am

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ROCKET KART RACERS: DESIGN A MARIO KART® STYLE GAME
(AGES 7-10)

On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

NCTEC-CC049-01      July 12-16         1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $396
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

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ROCKET KART RACERS: DESIGN A MARIO KART® STYLE GAME
(AGES 10-14)

On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

NCTEC-CC049-02      July 12-16         8:30-11:30am

new
MINECRAFT® REDSTONE ENGINEERS
(AGES 10-14)

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! 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.

NCTEC-CC048-02   July 12-16              1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $396
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

Week 5: July 19-23

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CREATIVE DESIGN & ROBOTICS
(AGES 7-10)

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 their robots’ function in a series of design challenges!
NCTEC-CC067-01   July 19-23                       8:30-11:30am

BATTLE ROYAL: MAKE YOUR FIRST FORTNITE® STYLE VIDEO GAME
(AGES 7-10)

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3-D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. S tudent-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
NCTEC-CC038-01    July 19-23              1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $396
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

BATTLE ROYAL: MAKE YOUR FIRST FORTNITE® STYLE VIDEO GAME
(AGES 10-14)

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3-D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. S tudent-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
NCTEC-CC038-02    July 19-23            8:30-11:30am

new
CREATIVE DESIGN & ROBOTICS
(AGES 10-14)

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 their robots’ function in a series of design challenges!
NCTEC-CC067-02   July 19-23                       1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $396
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

Week 6: July 26-30

ROBLOX®MAKERS
(AGES 7-10)

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 games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

NCTEC-CC041-01      July 26-30      8:30-11:30am

MINECRAFT® MODDERS
(AGES 7-10)

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one-of-a-kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. 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 take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. 
NCTEC-CC011-01 July 26-30 1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $396
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

MINECRAFT® MODDERS
(AGES 10-14)

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one-of-a-kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. 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 take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. 
NCTEC-CC011-02   July 26-30           8:30-11:30am

ROBLOX®MAKERS
(AGES 10-14)

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 games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

NCTEC-CC041-02      July 26-30      1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $396
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

Week 7: August 2-6

PYTHON PROGRAMMERS
(AGES 8-11)

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! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
NCTEC-CC036-01 Aug 2-6          8:30-11:30am

ADVANCED ROBOTICS
(AGES 8-11)

During this class your team will learn to program a robot to overcome daily class challenges using a 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 programming concepts while using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your robot.

NCTEC-CC032-01    Aug 2-6    1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $406
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

ADVANCED ROBOTICS
(AGES 10-14)

During this class, your team will learn to program a robot to overcome daily class challenges using a 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 programming concepts while using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your robot.

NCTEC-CC032-02    Aug 2-6               8:30-11:30am

PYTHON PROGRAMMERS
(AGES 10-14)

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! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
NCTEC-CC036-02   Aug 2-6               1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $406
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

 


 

Week 8: August 9-13

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JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPER JAM
(AGES 7-10)

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

NCTEC-CC047-01      Aug 9-13       8:30-11:30am

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YOU TUBE® CONTENT CREATORS
(AGES 7-10)

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the dos and donts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
NCTEC-CC050-01     Aug 9-13     1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $416
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

new
YOU TUBE® CONTENT CREATORS
(AGES 10-14)

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the dos and donts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
NCTEC-CC050-02     Aug 9-13     8:30-11:30am

new
JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPER JAM
(AGES 10-14)

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

NCTEC-CC047-02      Aug 9-13           1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $416
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.

ROBLOX® CODERS & ENTREPRENEURS!
(AGES 10-14)

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 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.

NCTEC-CC037-03      August 9-13      8:30-11:30am

ROBLOX®MAKERS
(AGES 10-14)

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 games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

NCTEC-CC041-03      August 9-13      1-4pm

Tuition & fees: $406
*Must register for both courses to complete full day schedule. No ½ day option.
Campers will have a break from 11:30am-1pm for supervised lunch and organized outdoor activities.