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2022 Explore! Camp Descriptions

REGISTRATION DEADLINES are 1 week prior to camp date

Battle Royale Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game
Dates: July 18-21 • 9am-12pm · Ages 7-10 | 1pm-4pm · Ages 11-14

Location: CER 143
Cost: $149.55
Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family

Beginner’s Kayaking
Dates: June 15-17 | June 22-24 | July 13-15 | July 20-22 | August 3-5 | August 10-12

Time: 2-5pm
Ages: 10-15
Location: Riverside Recreation/Wildwood Park
Cost: $120.55
Campers will learn the basic techniques of kayaking, including water safety, paddle strokes, parts of the vessel, boat orientation, and water recovery skills.

BMX Camp
Dates: June 13-17 | June 20-24 | August 15-19 | August 22-26

Time: 9am-12pm
Ages: 6-18
Cost: $159.55
Learn top notch tricks while supporting your skills and greatly enhancing your abilities. Offered by the riders of ProTown BMX, students will participate in groups of similar skills and age. Course will offer safety education, bike maintenance, general skatepark etiquette, and skills/tricks using different ramps. All participants need to be able to ride a bike without training wheels. Any bike will do but prefer a BMX type bike with 2 pegs, rear hand brakes, and a free wheel. Also required are proper fitting helmets and knee pads. Protown BMX will have some demo bikes available to use with helmets and knee pads for purchase at discounted prices. This camp will be held at several different locations throughout the week.

Bulldog Cooking Camp
Dates: June 20 – 23 • 9am – 12pm

             July 11 – 14 • 1pm-4pm
Ages: 10-15
Location: Bulldog Café
Cost: $99.55
There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh baked bread and the taste of homemade foods! This week we will make lots of recipes from scratch…no short cuts for us! Come join Joann Duncan, who has 14 years of experience, help you make homemade pasta, pancakes with homemade maple syrup, s’mores with homemade marshmallows and much more! Limited space.

Cartooning and Claymation
Dates: June 20 – 23 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: Williams Building (PCC Campus)
Cost: $99.55
Campers will create original characters in 2-D and in 3-D form using plasticine clay, create a character storyboard script and build a backdrop set to create a stop-motion video. Skills in drawing, clay building, vocabulary, narrative writing, motion, timing and special effects.

Cybersecurity
Dates: June 13 – 17 • 1pm – 5pm

Ages: Rising 8th – 12th graders
Location: RLH 211
Cost: $131.55
The AFA CyberCamp program is designed to excite students new to cybersecurity about STEM career opportunities and teach them important cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities. Through the camp, students will learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well as how to harden entire networks running Windows 10 and Ubuntu operating systems. The AFA CyberCamp will culminate in an exciting final team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals and mimics AFA’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

DaVinci Arts Sampler
Dates: July 11 – 14 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: TBA
Cost: $99.55
The arts studio for the artist and inventor. Explore the art and science of ink printmaking monoprints, collage and eco-friendly dyes on cloth. Campers will build a sketchbook to use daily. A new and different project each day!

Drawing Studio
Dates: July 18 – 21 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: TBA
Cost: $99.55
Learning to draw and to draw better. This studio introduces the student to drawing techniques on various kinds of drawing papers for effect and using different drawing tools, graphite pencils, charcoal and ink. Rendering, shading, 2-D and 3-D composition, texture, contour and form/shape drawing skills are explored. Campers will make a portfolio to store their drawings.

eSports Apprentice
Dates: July 11 – 14 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: CER 143
Cost: $149.55
Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family.  Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class.

F.L.O.W Future Leaders of the World
Dates: June 13 – 16 or July 18 – 21 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 8-12

             June 13 – 16 or July 18 – 21 • 1pm – 4pm • Ages 13-17
Location: CER 201
Cost: $120.55
Students have a unique opportunity to work with a Certified Life coach and NLP Practitioner who has achieved elite status in her company.  She has extracted proven strategies that work in the business world and adapted them into a format that is compatible and enjoyable for youth in order to set them up for success early in life.
Topics include: how to deal with anxiety/depression, how to have more self-confidence, how to make and maintain quality relationships, setting and achieving goals, etc. They will learn interpersonal and intrapersonal skills that will enhance their success at every stage of their life!

JavaScript Developer
Dates: June 13 – 16 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: CER 143
Cost: $149.55
Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Minecraft Redstone Engineers
Dates: June 20 – 23 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: CER 143
Cost: $149.55
Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level!

Painting Studio
Dates: June 27 – 30 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: TBA
Cost: $99.55
Explore color mixing, brushwork and the fundamentals of composition through painting mediums and techniques on canvas and watercolor paper. Subjects will include pets/animals/wildlife, landscapes, abstract, imaginary and still-life.

Pokemon Masters: Designers & 3D Makers Unite!
Dates: July 25 – 28 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: CER 143
Cost: $149.55
Calling all PokeMasters who want to be the designers of the future! Use your Pokemon imagination and bring your ideas to life. Begin by creating your own digital Pokemon-style custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

ROBLOX Makers
Dates: August 8 – 11 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: CER 143
Cost: $149.55
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.

STEAM Camp
Dates: June 20 – 23 • 1pm -4:30pm

Ages: Rising 4th – 8th graders
Location: CER 143
Cost: $149.55
This camp will introduce rising 4th-8th graders to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) based careers here on PCC campus. They will learn a variety of skills as they complete hands on activities throughout our CIT division throughout the week. We plan to introduce them to approximately 2 different programs a day, possibly more with time permitting. Each activity will be used to show the students the importance of STEAM and how it is constantly used in the everyday workplace.

Try a Trade Camp
Dates: June 27-30 • 8:30am-12pm

Ages: Rising 7th-10th grade
Location: VEW 168
Cost: $149.55
This camp teaches rising 7th – 10th grade boys and girls about trade skills. We will be highlighting the programs in our PCC Technical Academy to make students aware of what PCC has to offer them. Students will spend a day in one of five areas (Architectural Technology, Computer Integrated Machining, Electrical System Technology, HVAC, and Industrial Systems Technology) and learn that particular trade skill. We are hoping to inspire an interest in these programs to make students want to be a part of our Technical Academy their junior and senior years of high school. As our Technical Academy grows, we will offer other trade skill areas.

YouTube Content Creators
Dates: August 1 – 4 • 9am – 12pm • Ages 7-10 | 1pm – 4pm • Ages 11-14

Location: CER 143
Cost: $149.55
Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixteen, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

BlackRocket Camps
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