Lifelong Learning will provide a summer filled with camps for children and older youth that include STEM computer programming and game creation, plus theatre, comedy improvisation and auditioning skills workshops for kids at Highland Community College located 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
To register and view the complete Lifelong Learning schedule, visit highland.edu/lifelong or call 815-599-3414. For more information about Lifelong Learning and to find out the latest in new course offerings, call 815-599-3403.
Summer Theatre Day Camps
Location: Ferguson Fine Arts Center
Registration Deadline: June 1; Instructor: Laura Early
Explore the world of comedy improvisation by playing fun and active improvisation games geared to help gain confidence and think on your feet. Participants will develop auditioning skills and confidence speaking in public with activities and tips for successful theatre, film, and television auditions.
Comedy Improvisation and Auditioning Skills for Middle School Students ages 10 to 13
Class Date: Saturday, June 22; Class Time: 10 a.m. to Noon; Fee: $14
Comedy Improvisation and Audition Techniques for High School Students ages 14 to 18
Class Date: Saturday, June 29; Class Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fee: $19
The class will include a session on acting resumes and other special acting tips. Bring a sack lunch.
Creative Tech Camps for Kids for ages 8 to 14
Location: Dorothy and RC Clock Technology Center, room T-159, Registration Deadline: At least one week prior to camp start; Camp Dates: Each camp has listed dates; Instructor: Doug Meyers; Class Time: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; Fee: $150
Magic and imagination come to life as never before when students are empowered to be as creative as he or she was born to be. Choose from one of our seven Black Rocket STEM course topics.
See below for class dates and descriptions:
Class Dates: June 17 – June 21
Learn how to create a custom map, and the basics of creating 3D models using software to design your own objects.
Make Your First 3D Video Game
Choose from two sessions: June 24 – June 28 or August 12 – August 16
Learn how to 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.
Class Date: July 8 – July 12
Learn the world’s fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA. Learn Python coding.
Class Date: July 15 – July 19
Learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods!
App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App
Class Date: July 22 – July 26
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.
Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game
Class Date: July 29 – August 2
Calling fans of Fortnite®. Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular games like Fortnite, using wands instead of weapons.
Class Date: August 5 – August 9
Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world developers. Learn to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world.