Offerings

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. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system. For students ages 10-14.


March 27, 2023 to April 19, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Fans of Fortnite and Rumbleverse, we need YOU! Instead of just playing a multiplayer game, develop your own with Unity, a professional 3D game development software. Design your own unique magical level, build 3D models, and cast spells with custom-created wands. At the end of the week, all student created maps are combined into a master game where you will battle to become the last wizard standing.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Interested in going "on-air"? In this hands-on course, learn the fundamentals of radio programming, including running the mixer and mics, planning for music/talk shows and developing your own style. All students must attend the first lecture session on Saturday from 9:00am -11:30am, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV. For students ages 14-17.


Saturday, April 8, 2023, CHLAB 301
Cloud gaming is the way of the future! Build games you can play everywhere and anywhere using a web-based development tool. Learn in-demand skills like programming events and coding controls for a touch screen or keyboard and mouse. Finish by personalizing levels and characters with your own design.


June 26-30, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Cloud gaming is the way of the future! Build games you can play everywhere and anywhere using a web-based development tool. Learn in-demand skills like programming events and coding controls for a touch screen or keyboard and mouse. Finish by personalizing levels and characters with your own design. Now you are ready to upload your games to the Black Rocket cloud arcade and play on any mobile device or computer. Games can easily be shared with friends and family. *Compatible with MAC, Windows, and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


February 27, 2023 to March 22, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
April 3-6, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
April 10-13, 2023, 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 Twine scripting syntax.


July 17-21, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Play the roles of judge, defendant, plaintiff, witness, lawyer, bailiff or juror in several mock trials. Learn how to make opening and closing statements, how to phrase objections, and how to question witnesses. Pull all your skills together at the end of the week as you participate in a final mock trial based on cases from past national and state level Mock Trial competitions.


August 7-11, 2023, CHLAB 301
Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this club will introduce you to the world of Esports. No longer just a hobby, esports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Each week participants will explore and compete in different multiplayer esports games in a safe and fun environment. Learn the skills of the craft and how to break into competitive video game playing. For students ages 10-14.


February 24, 2023 to March 31, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
If you love plants and getting your hands dirty, then join us to grow your own food, save seeds, make mason bee homes, and deep dive into gardening. Participants will take home gardening knowledge, supplies, and activities to grow their own gardens, for themselves, their community, and for the natural world. Topics that will be covered include soils, seeds, insects, and caring for plants. For students aged 10-14.


July 24-27, 2023, MDR 117
July 31, 2023 to August 3, 2023, PRI 120
August 7-10, 2023, BEC 0152
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. Student projects 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. *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


February 28, 2023 to March 23, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you an avid Roblox player and creator? Join us on Friday nights to collaborate and play mini-games with one of our Roblox Coaches and make new friends in a safe and fun environment.  


February 24, 2023 to March 31, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
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 Twine scripting syntax.


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 Twine scripting syntax.


July 31, 2023 to August 4, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM
The Safe Sitter® program prepares students to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students will learn first aid, choking infant/child rescue, and infant/child CPR, in addition to how to deal with other potential dangers. For 6th - 9th grade students.


Saturday, February 18, 2023, RDM1 105
Saturday, March 4, 2023, PON 0206
Saturday, March 18, 2023, RDM1 105
Saturday, April 1, 2023, PON 0206
Saturday, April 29, 2023, RDM1 105
Saturday, May 13, 2023, PON 0206
Saturday, May 27, 2023, RDM1 105
Saturday, June 3, 2023, PON 0206
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge course, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. A cardboard VR headset is optional for this course. Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Every child can code! Develop your skills as a young coder by exploring block coding, JavaScript, and Python concepts while making your own playable mini-games. This introductory coding course is designed to get elementary-aged students excited about technology through a series of hands-on and engaging learning challenges. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *Compatible with MAC, Windows, and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


March 28, 2023 to April 20, 2023, ONLINE ZOOM