Summer Tech Camps

Keep your kids entertained this summer with in-person and virtual STEM camps!

Registration opens January 1, 2023.

Scholarships may be available to help with tuition. 

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 most of the program.

ROBLOX Makers is offered June 26–30, 2023:

  • Ages 8–11 meet from 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Ages 11–14 meet from 1:00–4:00pm

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179.

  • Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Registration opens January 1, 2023.

Roblox Makers Video

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Minecraft Modders

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. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Minecraft Modders is offered July 10–14, 2023:

  • Ages 8–11 meet from 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Ages 11–14 meet from 1:00–4:00pm

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179

  • Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Registration opens January 1, 2023.

Minecraft Modders Video

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Cyber Spies

With the world’s increased reliance on digital data, cyber security is more important than ever! In this class you are all that stands between a group of international hackers launching cyber attacks and world peace. Through a series of challenges, students will learn to apply tools used by professional digital forensics teams to crack codes and use encryption. Working in teams you will collect clues, recover lost data, and explore the tools of the trade to become the next great cyber spy!

Minecraft Animators is offered July 17–21, 2023:

  • Ages 8–11 meet from 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Ages 11–14 meet from 1:00–4:00pm

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179

  • Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Registration opens January 1, 2023.

Cyber Spies

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

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!? Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years?.

Python Programmers is offered July 24–28, 2023:

  • Ages 11–14 meet from 1:00–4:00pm

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179

  • Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Registration opens January 1, 2023.

Python Programmers

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Young Coders

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.

Young Coders is offered July 24–28, 2023:

  • Ages 8–11 meet from 9:00am–12:00pm

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179

  • Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Registration opens January 1, 2023.

Young Coders

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

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.

Make Your First 3D Video Game is offered July 31–August 4, 2023:

  • Ages 8–11 meet from 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Ages 11–14 meet from 1:00–4:00pm

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179

  • Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Registration opens January 1, 2023.

Make Your First 3D Video Game Video

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

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