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Creative Camps for Kids

Students in a tech class
Creative Tech Camps for Kids! The magic in every student comes to life as never before when they are empowered to be as creative as they were born to be! Creative technology courses were popular last summer and will be offered again this summer.

Each five-day Tech camp is $150.  These classes will be held in Room T-159 of the Clock Technology Center.

From concept to creation, students will demonstrate their masterpiece to the world at the end of each week! The 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.

For more information about Creative Tech Camps for Kids, call 815.599.3403 or email lifelonglearning@highland.edu.

Want to see what our Creative Tech Camps are all about?  Review these videos to see what your child can create!

New this year – Highland Summer Theatre Day Camps!  Two sessions this summer.  Students in Middle School (age 10-13, Fee $14) and High School (age 14-18, Fee $19) will explore the world of Comedy Improv by playing fun and active exercises geared to help develop confidence and the ability to think on your feet.  Learn tips to be successful in theatre, film and television auditions.  These one-day sessions are held in the Ferguson Fine Arts Auditorium.

 

Register online for Creative Camps if paying by credit or debit card by clicking the Register Now button.

Or complete this fillable and printable registration form 2019 Kids Camp Registration Form. Print and enclose your personal check for payment and

  • mail it to: Highland Community College
    c/o Admissions
    2998 W. Pearl City Rd.
    Freeport, IL, 61032
  • or fax it to 815-235-6130 and admissions staff will call you to process your payment via credit card over the phone.
  • or register by visiting the Admissions Office on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center on the Highland campus and make payment in person.

Summer 2019 Courses

Mon-Fri
Week of
CRN #ClassClass Time
AM
6/17/20191191Minecraft© Designers8:30-11:30
6/24/20191192Make Your First 3D Video Game!8:30-11:30
7/8/20191193Python Programmers8:30-11:30
7/15/20191194Minecraft© Modders8:30-11:30
7/22/20191195App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! 8:30-11:30
7/29/20191196NEW! Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game8:30-11:30
8/5/2019 1197ROBLOX® Makers 8:30-11:30
8/12/2019N/A - cancelledMake Your First 3D Video Game!8:30-11:30
Theatre Camps
Saturday 6/22/20191232Comedy Improvisation and Auditioning Skills 10-13 year olds10:00-12:00 pm
Saturday 6/29/20191231Comedy Improvisation and Audition Techniques 14-18 year olds10:00-2:00 pm

Course Descriptions – Tech Camps listed alphabetically, followed by Theatre Camps

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App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! CRN 1195

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! In this class, explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. 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. Students do not need to own a smartphone to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages 8-11 and 11-14.

NEW! Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game      CRN 1196

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. 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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages 8-11 and 11-14


Make Your First 3D Video Game!  CRN 1192 and 11983D video game sign

In this Black Rocket classic, 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. Ages 8-11 and 11-14

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Minecraft© Designers CRN 1191

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. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their project at home. 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 yearsAges 8-11 and 11-14
*If you have thin client computers please schedule a tech check before choosing this class.

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Minecraft© Modders CRN 1194

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. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to access their project at home. 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 8-11 and 11-14

Python Programmers CRN 1193

Want to learn the world’s fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Ages 8-11 and 11-14.

NEW! ROBLOX® Makers CRN 1197  Roblox Sign

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. Ages 8-11 and 11-14.

 

NEW! Comedy Improvisation and Auditioning Skills! for Middle School ages 10-13  CRN 1232

Explore the world of Comedy Improv by playing fun and active Improv games geared to help you gain confidence and learn to think on your feet. Develop your auditioning skills and confidence speaking in public with activities and tips for successful theatre, film and television auditions. The camp will be broken up to include both Comedy Improv and Auditioning Skills along with a fifteen minute break.  $14, Saturday, June 22 from 10:00-12:00 pm.

NEW! Comedy Improvisation and Audition Techniques! for High School ages 14-18  CRN 1231

Spend four hours (with breaks and lunch break) exploring the world of Comedy Improv by playing fun and active Improv exercises geared to help you gain confidence and learn to think on your feet. Develop your auditioning skills for theatre, film and televisionand confidence speaking in public with activities and tips for successful auditions. There will also be a session on acting resumes and other special acting tips. The camp will be broken up to include both Improv and Audition Techniques along with a question and answer session. Bring a sack lunch. Water will be provided.  $19, Saturday, June 29 from 10:00-2:00 pm.

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032

815.235.6121

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