Summer Tech Camps

Keep your kids entertained with STEM activities this summer!

Register early to avoid disappointment!

Minecraft Modders

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming in this camp. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft.

July 16-20, 2018

  • Ages 8–11 meet from 9:00am–12:00pm. [SOLD OUT]
  • Ages 11–14 meet from 1:00–4:00pm. Register online.

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179. Students with financial need may qualify for scholarships [pdf]. Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Make Your First 3D Video Game

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design camps and create an immersive 3D world. Learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

July 23–27, 2018

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179. Students with financial need may qualify for scholarships [pdf]. Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Minecraft Designers for Kids on Autism Spectrum [NEW]

This camp is for kids on the autism spectrum who require additional assistance. Children will work in pairs and an assistant is matched with four kids for more individualized assistance. All assistants are teachers, have received autism training through the local AEA and have experience working with children on the autism spectrum. Design your own characters and buildings for your games! Learn 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 to import at home or share with friends.

July 30–August 3, 2018

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179. Students with financial need may qualify for scholarships [pdf]. Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Code Breakers

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 the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this camp has the essentials you need to begin your journey.

August 6–10, 2018

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $179. Students with financial need may qualify for scholarships [pdf]. Call 319-296-4283 for information about scholarships.

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

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