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Summer Tech Camps

Keep your kids entertained with STEM activities this summer!

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Virtual Reality: The Future is Now – June 18–22, 2018 [NEW] 

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! Learn the foundations of virtual reality design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard virtual reality headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  Virtual reality projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. A mobile device is not needed to take the class, but to use the virtual reality headset at home access to an Android or Apple mobile device is necessary. Students will work in pairs or teams and virtual reality games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $199 - Students with financial need may qualify for scholarships. Call 319-296-4283 for information.

Minecraft Designers – June 25–29, 2018 

If you love the game of Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this camp is for you! 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. 

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

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

Maker Labs: Make Your First 3D Creation – July 9–13, 2018 [NEW]

Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! Create your first action figure, design custom jewelry, or make a new toy, learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing, and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! Using professional-level modeling software, sculpt, texture, and render a 3D creation. No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 3D prints may be purchased separately through an online provider. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

Cost: $199 - Students with financial need may qualify for scholarships. Call 319-296-4283 for information.

Minecraft Modders – July 16-20, 2018

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.

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

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

Make Your First 3D Video Game – July 23–27, 2018

Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes 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.

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

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

Minecraft Designers for Kids on Autism Spectrum – July 30–August 3, 2018 [NEW]

This camp is for kids 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. Children work in pairs and an assistant is matched with four kids for more individualized assistance. Highly functioning kids on the autism spectrum may register for any of our camps.

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

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

Code Breakers – August 6–10, 2018

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 course has the essentials you need to begin your journey.

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

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