Courses

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. Compatible with Mac, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


July 13-17, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D 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. This requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 3-7, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Compatible with Mac, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


July 27-31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Software is compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 17-21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Become an inventor of the future! 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. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


July 20-24, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Compatible with Mac, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


August 24-28, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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 2D 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. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Games are only compatible on PC computers with Window OS. For students ages 10-14.


August 24-28, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


July 13-17, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
August 24-28, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


July 20-24, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
August 17-21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student 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. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


July 27-31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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 take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 10-14, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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!Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


July 13-17, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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? Compatible with Mac, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


August 3-7, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


July 27-31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


July 20-24, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
August 10-14, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This Safe Sitter® online live camp will prepare you to be safe when you are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. You will also gain skills in first aid, choking infant/child rescue, and infant/child CPR. For students ages 11-15.


July 6-7, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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 very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Compatible with Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 3-7, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Compatible with Mac, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


August 17-21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This class is a fantastic opportunity to spend time with a kid you love this summer! Parents, grandparents, or other special adults can partner with a child (ages 9-13) and work as a team to learn about and create three different plant-based frozen treats to satisfy a sweet tooth. Learn how to make snacks like Strawberry Dreamsicles, Choco-Banana Bonbons, and Fudgy Date Caramels, while using dairy and gluten-free ingredients. Chef Holly will interact with you live via Zoom from her own home kitchen to demonstrate the recipes while you prepare them alongside your child.


Wednesday, August 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Find your voice and leave your mark on the world by starting your 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! Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 10-14, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM