Launch your child’s creativity this spring
MTC is offering virtual STEM camps for children. The programs – offered in partnership with Black Rocket Productions – are fun, collaborative, and educational. Designed for ages 7-14.
Courses are held two days a week (M/W or T/Th) in the late afternoon, or Saturday mornings or afternoons. Starting at $149 each. View the courses and descriptions below.
To register, visit https://blackrocket.com/online/MTC/.
- NEW! Young Authors
Children at this age have an unlimited supply of imagination and ideas. The goal is to show children just how much fun creative thinking can be if they let their imagination soar. Students will develop their own story from start to finish, ending with their own published soft cover book. Learn plot development, character creation, review literary techniques, and self-expression activities, including illustration, dialogue, and more. Typing support provided.
*Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.
Jan. 9 - Feb. 13, 2021 | SAT | 10 AM - 12 PM
Jan. 11 - Feb. 3, 2021 | M/W | 4 - 5:30 PM
Jan. 9 - Feb. 13, 2021 | SAT | 1 - 3 PM
Jan. 12 - Feb. 4, 2021 | T/TH | 4 - 5:30 PM
- NEW! YouTube® FX Masters
In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level! Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
* A webcam is required. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and required a 64-bit operating system.
Mar. 29 - Apr. 1, 2021 | M/T/W/TH | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Apr. 5 - 8, 2021 | M/T/W/TH | 1:30 - 4:30 PM
- Virtual Reality: The Future is Now
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. A cardboard VR headset is optional for this course. Students may order one from the blackrocket.com/store, take the class without a headset, or use any headset that works with a mobile phone. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
*There is an additional $19 lab fee per student for the VR headset. Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.
Jan. 23 - Feb 27, 2021 | SAT | 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Jan. 23 - Feb. 27, 2021 | SAT | 12 - 2 PM
Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 2021 | M/W | 4 - 5:30 PM | Excluding February 15, 2021.
Jan. 26 - Feb. 18, 2021 | T/TH | 4 - 5:30 PM
- Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling
* Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.
Mar. 1 - 24, 2021 | M/W | 4 - 5:30 PM
Mar. 2 - 25, 2021 | T/TH | 4 - 5:30 PM
- ROBLOX® Makers
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.
*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.
Mar. 6 - Apr. 10, 2021 | SAT | 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Mar. 6 - Apr. 10, 2021 | SAT | 12 - 2 PM
- 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. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft® to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft® are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Purchase Minecraft Java Edition.
Mar. 29 - Apr. 1, 2021 | M/T/W/TH | 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Apr. 5 - 8 , 2021 | M/T/W/TH | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Apr. 13 - May 6, 2021 | T/TH | 4 - 5:30 PM
- eSports Apprentice – Streamers and Gamers
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.
*A webcam is required for this course. Software is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.
Apr. 12 - May 5, 2021 | M/W | 4 - 5:30 PM
About Black Rocket Productions:
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 twenty years of experience designing camps in the S.T.E.A.M fields. 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.