Virtual Camps

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​Summer 2020 Virtual Camps​​

The magic in every student comes to life as never before when they are empowered to be as creative as they were born to be! Black Rocket has over a decade of experience designing camps in the S.T.E.M. and Digital Arts fields. 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 concep​​t to creation, students will demonstrate their masterpiece to the world at the end of each week! All Black Rocket program mirror real-life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process. Intended for ages 8-11 and 11-14, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. 

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June 8-12, 2020

Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and asset 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 mast build of the game! 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. **This compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system.

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 the most of the program. **This course is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.
 

June​ 15-19, 2020

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 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 the most of the program. **This course is compatible with MAC and Windows OS.

Video Game Animation

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 storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your 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 Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for the most of the program. Games are only compatible on PC computers; MAC versions can be created after the program of a $15.00 conversion fee. **This camp is compatible with Windows OS only.

 

​June 22-26, 2020​

eSports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers

Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get you 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 Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for the most of the program Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. **This course is compatible with MAC and Windows OS. A webcam is required for this course. 

Rocket Kart Racers: Design a Mario Kart Style Game

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. **This course is compatible with MAC and Windows OS and requires a 64-bit operating system.

 

June​​ 29-July 3​​, 2020

3D Game Design 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. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. **This compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system.

YouTube Content Creators

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. **This course is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a webcam. 

 

July 6-10, 2020

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 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. **This course is compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.

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 the most of the program. **This course is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.​

 

July ​13-17, 2020

Pokemon Masters: Designers & 3D Makers Unite

Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class, if you can dream it, you can make it! Begin by creating your own digital Pokemon-style custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. **This course is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

Python Programmers

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! **This compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. ​

 

July 20-24, 2020

Rocket Kart Racers: Design a Mario Kart Style Game

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. **This course is compatible with MAC and Windows OS and requires a 64-bit operating system.

 

July 27-31, 2020

Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling

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. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. **This software is compatible with MAC and Windows OS.

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 projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family projects are only compatible with Windows devices. **This course is compatible with Windows OS only.​