STEAM Summer Enrichment Program

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The Black Rocket S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment program at Bunker Hill Community College is designed with your child in mind. Taught by local school teachers and developed for students 8 -13 years of age, these half-day programs engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in a collaborative and hands-on environment.

S.T.E.A.M. programs ignite curiosity and inspire imagination by exposing students to the technologies powering Video Game Development, App Development, Coding, and Minecraft.

Register for one or more courses. Courses are stackable, but may be enrolled individually. Kids with any skill level can take these courses. No prior experience necessary. Just a desire to have fun and a mind ready for exploration! Student-created games and projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website at the end of the week to share with families and friends.

 

Testimonials from Kids

“What I like about the class is making an app”
Owen W., Age 10, App Attack!

“The app I made was a penguin’s quest to collect cupcakes for a party”
Isabelle L., Age 12, App Attack!

“The best part of the class was making and playing my hard level”
Justin G., Age 12, Make Your First 3D Video Game!

“I made a game that you have to pass all the monsters to make it to the finish.”
Dariel E., Age 11. Make Your First 3D Video Game!

“The best part of the class was making a jet pack”
Owen W., Age 10, App Attack!

“My video game teacher was great.”
Laila O., Age 8, Make Your First 3D Video Game!

“I like minecraft and this was a chance to build my own version, basically.”
Owen W., Age 10, Minecraft Modders

“The best part of the class was that I created a webpage”
Bakoma I. Code Breakers

“Two words to describe my class are ‘Very’ ‘Fun’”
Aaron, Age 9, App Attack!

“My favorite part of the course was getting to edit all of the room and designing cool challenges and Backgrounds. Everyone in my class was brainstorming funny ideas whilst doing it.”
Isabella C., Age 8, Your First Video Game!

 

Updated! Make Your First 3D Video Game!  July 9-July 13

In this classic course, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games 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.  $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Ages 8-13   TDG-101-B1   Room: TBD

 

App Attack!  July 9-July 13

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  $199

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Ages 8-13   APA-101-B2   Room: TBD

 

Code Breakers  July 16-July 30

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! 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. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Ages 8-11   COB-101-B1 Room: TBD

 

Minecraft© Designers   July 16-July 20

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, 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 for you to import at home or share with friends. 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. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. $199


1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Ages 8-13   MND-101-B2 Room: TBD

 

NEW! App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!  July 23–July 27

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how code your own. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. . $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Ages 8-13   FMA-101-B1 Room: TBD

 

NEW! ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!  July 23–July 27

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX® , an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games 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. $199

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ages 8-13  ROB-101-B2  Room: TBD

 

NEW! Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling  July 30–August 3

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic

storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ages 8-13  COA-101-B1  Room: TBD

 

Minecraft© Modders  July 30–August 3

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. $199

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ages 8-13  MOD-101-B2  Room: TBD

 

How did you spend your summer? Teacher interview

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