Digital Arts Camp

FOR STUDENTS AGES 6-14

ADVANCED ROBOTICS
(AGES 7-14)


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. Students will work in teams for most of the program. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC032-01 Aug 3-7 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
NCTEC-CC032-02 Aug 3-7 1-4pm
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

APP ATTACK!
(AGES 7-14)


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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Tuition & fees: $156.
NCTEC-CC002-01 June 29-July 2* 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
NCTEC-CC002-02 June 29-July 2* 1-4pm
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
*No class July 3.
Black Rocket Productions

BATTLE ROYAL: MAKE YOUR FIRST FORTNITE® STYLE VIDEO GAME
(AGES 7-14)


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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC038-01 July 20-24 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
NCTEC-CC038-02 July 20-24 1-4pm
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

CODE BREAKERS
(AGES 10-14)


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 each day 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 just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, 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 more advanced projects that build on previous years. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC003-01 June 22-26 8:30-11:30am
Black Rocket Productions

CODE EXPLORERS
(AGES 6-9)


For curious young minds who want to take the first steps into the world of programming. Student explorers will use their creativity to solve a series of web-based coding challenges. Each lesson builds fluency in essential digital skills needed for the future. At the end of the class, students will receive access to the interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC039-01 June 22-26 1-4pm
Black Rocket Productions

eSPORTS APPRENTICE-YOUTUBE® STREAMERS AND GAMERS
(AGES 7-14)


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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. Tuition and fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC040-01 July 6-10 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
NCTEC-CC040-02 July 6-10 1-4pm
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

new program

INVENTOR’S LEAGUE-PROTOTYPING FOR THE FUTURE!
(AGES 7-14)


Learn ‘rapid prototyping’ and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the eleven-year-old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment, or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models, and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class. Launch your product and save the world! Student 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. Tuition & fees: $156.
NCTEC-CC046-01 June 29–July 2* 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
NCTEC-CC046-02 June 29-July 2* 1-4pm
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
*No class July 3.
Black Rocket Productions

new program

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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC047-01 Aug 10-14 8:30-11:30am
Black Rocket Productions

MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME
(AGES 7-14)


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’ll 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. Students will work in teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC008-01 June 22-26 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
NCTEC-CC008-02 June 22-26 1-4pm
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

MINECRAFT© DESIGNERS
(AGES 7-14)

If you love the game 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 using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC010-01 July 27-31 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
NCTEC-CC010-02 July 27-31 1-4pm
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

new program

MINECRAFT® REDSTONE ENGINEERS
(AGES 7-14)


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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC048-01 July 13-17 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
NCTEC-CC048-02 July 13-17 1-4pm
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

PYTHON PROGRAMMERS
(AGES 8-14)


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! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC036-01 Aug 3-7 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 8-11 preferred)
NCTEC-CC036-02 Aug 3-7 1-4pm
(Ages 11-14 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

ROBLOX® CODERS & ENTREPRENEURS!
(AGES 7-14)


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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC037-01 July 6-10 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
NCTEC-CC037-02 July 6-10 1-4pm
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

ROBLOX®MAKERS
(AGES 7-14)


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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC041-01 July 27-31 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
NCTEC-CC041-02 July 27-31 1-4pm
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

new program

ROCKET KART RACERS: DESIGN A MARIO KART® STYLE GAME
(AGES 7-14)


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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC049-01 July 13-17 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
NCTEC-CC049-02 July 13-17 1-4pm
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

VIDEO GAME ANIMATION
(AGES 7-10)


Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. S tudents do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected 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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC031-01 Aug 10-14 1-4pm
Black Rocket Productions

VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE IS NOW!
(AGES 7-14)

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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Tuition & fees: $214 ($195 + $19 for VR headset).
NCTEC-CC027-01 July 20-24 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
NCTEC-CC027-02 July 20-24 1-4pm
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions

new program

YOU TUBE® CONTENT CREATORS
(AGES 7-14)


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 don’ts 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. Students work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Tuition & fees: $195.
NCTEC-CC050-01 Aug 10-14 8:30-11:30am
(Ages 7-10 preferred)
NCTEC-CC050-02 Aug 10-14 1-4pm
(Ages 10-14 preferred)
Black Rocket Productions