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 ADVANCED ROBOTICS
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
During this class your team will learn to program a robot to overcome daily class challenges using visual and text based programming. You will see firsthand how your program translates into action as you attempt to control your robot and participate in daily team challenges. You and your teammate will apply programming concepts while using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your program based on your robot's observable actions. Each day you will have a new challenge for your team robot. Projects/Videos 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.
NCTEC-CC032-01
(ages 10-14 preferred)
August 6-10 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC032-02
(ages 7-10 preferred)
August 6-10 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 ADVANCED 3D VIDEO GAME WITH UNITY
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
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, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. 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.
NCTEC-CC033-01
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 16-20 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC033-02
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 16-20 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 APP ATTACK!
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
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 (HTMLS) 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. No prior experience is necessary. Students do not need to own a smart phone 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.
NCTEC-CC002-01
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 9-13 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC002-02
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 9-13 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 APP IO: MAKE YOUR FIRST MULTIPLAYER APP!
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
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 and share with family and friends! In this class you will explore the most popular IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
NCTEC-CC034-01
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 23-27 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC034-02
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 23-27 1 - 4 p.m.
NCTEC-CC034-03
(ages 7-10 preferred)
August 13-17 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC034-04
(ages 10-14 preferred)
August 13-17 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 CODE BREAKERS
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
Calling all future coders, programmers and 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 the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made one million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. 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. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
NCTEC-CC003-01
(ages 10-14 preferred)
June 25-29 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC003-02
(ages 7-10 preferred)
June 25-29 1 - 4 p.m.
NCTEC-CC003-03
(ages 7-10 preferred)
August 6-10 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 CODE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE! INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
NCTEC-CC035-01
(ages 10-14 preferred)
August 13-17 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC035-02
(ages 7-10 preferred)
August 13-17 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 CREATIVE DESIGN & ROBOTICS
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
The world of the future belongs to…robots! 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! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
NCTEC-CC003-03
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 23-27 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC003-04
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 23-27 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 LEGO® VIDEO GAMES
(ages 7-10)   Tuition & fees: $156
Students will create their own LEGO characters and adventures in an interactive 2D Video Game. Everyone is welcome in this one-of-a-kind class. At the end of the program, every student will have a finished LEGO Video Game that can be shared with friends and family through a password protected Black Rocket website. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $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.
NCTEC-CC019-01 July 2-6
(no class July 4)
1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
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 $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.
NCTEC-CC008-01
(ages 7-10 preferred)
June 25-29 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC008-02
(ages 10-14 preferred)
June 25-29 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 MINECRAFT™ ANIMATORS
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
Bring your favorite Minecraft™ characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar® and Disney® make movies like Inside Out® and Frozen® through using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing and animating rigged 3-D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft™ account to use the software in this 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.
NCTEC-CC022-01
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 9-13 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC022-02
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 9-13 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 MINECRAFT™ DESIGNERS
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
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. To access their projects at home students, 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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
NCTEC-CC010-01
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 23-27 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC010-02
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 23-27 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 MINECRAFT™ MODDERS
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft™. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in teams, or pairs for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
NCTEC-CC011-01
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 16-20 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC011-02
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 16-20 1 - 4 p.m.
NCTEC-CC011-03
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 30 - August 3 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC011-04
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 30 - August 3 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 PYTHON PROGRAMMERS: MAKE YOUR OWN MULTIPLAYER GAME!
(ages 10-14)   Tuition & fees: $195
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. Each lesson takes you step-by-step to start you on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with a game you built from start to finish! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
NCTEC-CC036-02 July 30 - August 3 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC036-01 August 6-10 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 ROBLOX™ MAKERS-CODERS-ENTREPRENEURS!
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $156 for July classes / $195 for July/Aug. classes
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.
NCTEC-CC037-01
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 2-6
(no class July 4)
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC037-02
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 2-6
(no class July 4)
1 - 4 p.m.
NCTEC-CC037-03
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 30 - August 3 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC037-04
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 30 - August 3 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 STAR WARS™ STOP ANIMATION
(ages 7-10)   Tuition & fees: $195
Make your own Star Wars™ adventure come to life! Bring in your favorite action figure and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a new world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in Star Wars action figures or vehicles from home, but all other equipment provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Student will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
NCTEC-CC025-01
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 30 - August 3 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 VIDEO GAME ANIMATION
(ages 10-14)   Tuition & fees: $156
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. Students 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 $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.
NCTEC-CC031-01 July 2-6
(no class July 4)
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Black Rocket Productions

 VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE IS NOW!
(ages 7-14)   Tuition & fees: $214 ($195 + $19 for VR headset)
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.
NCTEC-CC027-01
(ages 10-14 preferred)
July 16-20 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC027-02
(ages 7-10 preferred)
July 16-20 1 - 4 p.m.
NCTEC-CC027-03
(ages 10-14 preferred)
August 13-17 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
NCTEC-CC027-04
(ages 7-10 preferred)
August 13-17 1 - 4 p.m.
Black Rocket Productions