Courses

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


August 16-20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. For students ages 10-14.


August 9-13, 2021, 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. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 9-13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you are 15-18 years of age, you can train to volunteer for KPOV High Desert Community Radio in Bend. Teens completing this class will be qualified to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV. All students must attend the first lecture session on Saturday from 9:00am-11:30am, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV. Studio sessions for teens are scheduled to correspond with KPOV's Youth Radio Hour from 3:30pm-5:30pm.


September 25, 2021 to October 6, 2021, HCC 0260
September 25, 2021 to October 20, 2021, HCC 0260
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.


August 16-20, 2021, 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. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 16-20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Explore a series of coding languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python through introductory projects and design challenges. Get started on your coding journey and become the next coding prodigy! Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chromebook. For students ages 10-14.


September 18, 2021 to October 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 20, 2021 to October 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 20, 2021 to October 13, 2021, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


August 23-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 9-13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. 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.


October 25, 2021 to November 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
October 25, 2021 to November 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
October 30, 2021 to December 4, 2021, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


November 30, 2021 to December 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
November 30, 2021 to December 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Calling all kids 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 to 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 only. For students ages 10-14.


August 9-13, 2021, 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.


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


August 16-20, 2021, 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.


October 26, 2021 to November 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
October 26, 2021 to November 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
October 30, 2021 to December 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This Safe Sitter® program prepares students 11-15 to be safe when you are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn first aid, choking infant/child rescue and infant/child CPR. For students ages 11-15.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


August 23-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This course will show you just how much fun creative writing can be if you let your imagination soar. Develop your own story from start to finish, ending with a published softcover book. Topics will include plot development, character creation, review of literary techniques, and self-expression activities such as illustration, dialogue, and more. Typing support provided. Compatible with MAC and Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


August 16-20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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! Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. A webcam is required for this course. For students ages 10-14.


August 9-13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are ten or fifty, 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! Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. A webcam is required for this course. For students ages 10-14.


November 29, 2021 to December 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
November 29, 2021 to December 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends, this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level! A webcam is required, compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system. For students ages 10-14.


August 23-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends, this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level! A webcam is required, compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system. For students ages 10-14.


September 18, 2021 to October 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 21, 2021 to October 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 21, 2021 to October 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM