Summer Tech Camps

Keep your kids entertained with STEM activities this summer!

Register early to avoid disappointment!

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now [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 camp, 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.

June 18–22, 2018

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

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

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Minecraft Designers

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.

June 25–29, 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.

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

Maker Lab: Make Your First 3D Creation [NEW]

Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this camp if you can dream it you can make it - create your first action figure, design custom jewelry, 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, kids will sculpt, texture, and render their own 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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Tuition includes 3D printing and will be ready for pick up the following week.

July 9–13, 2018

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

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

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

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

Location: Hawkeye's Main Campus—Buchanan Hall

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

Curriculum by Black Rocket: Launch Your Creativity

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