• Black Rocket

    The Randolph Community School has a new partnership with Black Rocket Productions, which formerly offered classes at the County College of Morris. Classes will now be offered during the summer at Randolph High School.

    Classes will be offered in the mornings and afternoons for students ages 8-14. Each 15-hour class costs $199.

    There will be no class July 4.

    Registration is now open! Students may bring a bag lunch to eat in between classes and will be supervised by instructors.

    Online registration is conveniently available at:

    https://register.capturepoint.com/RandolphCommunitySchool

    June 26-30: Make Your First Video Game

    If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.  Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   Ages: 8-11 (morning from 9 a.m. to noon) and 11-14 (afternoon from 1-4 p.m.)

    June 26-30: Minecraft Designers

    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. Ages: 8-10 (afternoon 1-4 p.m.) and 11-14 (morning from 9 a.m. to noon)

    July 3-7: Code Breakers

    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.   Ages 8-10 (12:30 to 4:15 pm.) and 11-14 (morning 8:15 a.m. to noon) There will be no class on July 4.

    July 3-7: LEGO Video Games

    Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! Students will create their own LEGO characters and adventures in an interactive 2D Video Game. Everyone is welcome in this one of a kind class. At the end of the program, every student will have a finished LEGO Video Game that can be shared with friends and family through a password protected Black Rocket website. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous yearsAges: 8-10 (morning from 8:15 a.m. to noon) There will be no class July 4.

    July 3-7: Video Game Animation

    Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous yearsAges 11-14 (afternoon 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.)

    July 10-14: Creative Design & Robotics

    The world of the future belongs to…robots! In this cutting edge class students will learn the fundamentals of motorized mechanisms, design principles, sensors, and sound activation. Separate fact from fantasy by designing and building prototypes of task oriented robots. Learn problem-solving to improve how their robots function in a series of  design challenges! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.   Ages: 8-10 (afternoons from 1-4 p.m.) and 11-14 (mornings from 9 a.m. to noon)

    July 10-14: Make Your First 3-D Video Game

    Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes 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 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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.    Ages: 8-10 (mornings from 9 a.m. to noon) and ages 11-14 (afternoon 1-4 p.m.)

    July 17-21: App Attack

    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.   Ages 8-10 (afternoons from 1-4 p.m.) and 11-14 (mornings from 9 a.m. to noon)

    July 17-21: LEGO Films and Stop Action

    Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in LEGOs or action figures from home, but all other equipment provided. Student-created films will be available on a password protected 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 yearsAges: 8-10 (mornings 9 a.m. to noon) and 11-14 (afternoons from 1-4 p.m.)

    July 24-28: App Adventures: The Next Level

    Continue your quest to make the next viral app! Whether you want to move past the basic techniques learned in App Attack or want to jump right in, we are ready for you! Students will choose from a selection of different web-based (HTML5) mobile apps and explore more in-depth programming concepts. Student projects will be accessible on a Black Rocket 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.   Ages 8-10  (afternoons from 1-4 p.m.) and 11-14 (mornings from 9 a.m. to noon)

    July 24-28: 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. Ages: 8-10 (mornings from 9 a.m. to noon) and 11-14 (afternoons from 1-4 p.m.)

    July 31-August 4: Maker Labs: Make Your First 3D Creation

    Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class if you can dream it you can make it - 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, 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.  (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.     Ages 8-10 (afternoons from 1-4 p.m.) and 11-14 (mornings from 9 a.m. to noon)

    July 31-August 4: 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 password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.     Ages: 8-10 (mornings 9 a.m. to noon) and 11-14 (afternoons from 1-4 p.m.)

     

    August 7-11: Minecraft Designers

     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. Ages: 8-10 (afternoons 9 a.m. to noon) and 11-14 (afternoons from 1-4 p.m.)

    August 7-11: 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. Ages: 8-10 (afternoons 1-4 p.m.) and 11-14 (mornings from 9 a.m. to noon)

     

    Black Rocket Information

    “The magic in every camper comes to life as never before when they are empowered to be as creative as they were all born to be!  Black Rocket has over a decade of experience designing camps in the S.T.E.A.M fields (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics).  Every program is powered by the camper’s innate imagination and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, hands-on, learning environment.  From concept to creation students will demonstrate their masterpiece to the world at the end of each week! All Black Rocket programs mirror real life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process.  Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.”

                  

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