Summer Tech Camps

Keep your kids entertained this summer with STEM activities that are fun, productive and creative!

We are excited to offer both in-person and virtual options.

Register for face-to-face options below.  Virtual/online camp registration will open January of 2022.

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

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.

June 27–July 1, 2022

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.

Minecraft Modders Video

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

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.

July 11–15, 2022

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.

Roblox Makers Video

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Minecraft Animators

Bring your favorite Minecraft® characters to life in an animated short film!  Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models!  Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 

July 18–22, 2022

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.

Minecraft Animators

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​. 

July 25–29, 2022

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.

Python Programmers

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Battle Royale: Make a Kid-Friendly, Fortnite® Style Video Game

Instead of playing battle royale games, design your own! Using professional 3D game development software, build a cartoon-style game and fortress to protect your treasure with non-violent weapons like magic wands. Students will not be playing Fortnite in this camp. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs for most of the camp.

August 1–5, 2022

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.

Battle Royale Sizzle Video

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

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