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Sussex and Black Rocket team up for Youth Virtual STEAM Summer Camp

4/28/2021 9:18:17 AM

For the second consecutive year Sussex County Community College is joining forces with Black Rocket, a national leader in tech education that encourages students to “Launch Your Creativity,” to bring young people unforgettable online learning - and fun - experience with an array of courses that challenge campers' imaginations.

The STEAM-based interactive camps, intended predominately for youngsters 8-14, are led by top teachers in live classes and cover topics ranging from coding to eSports. Participants will get to interact with fellow learners all over the country and break away into small groups.

Some courses begin on June 7 with offerings throughout the summer. 

Minecraft Animators, Video Game Animation, App Attack! Inventor's League - Prototyping for the Future, Make Your First Video Game and eSports Apprentice are just some of the more unique classes scheduled.    

More specifically some course offerings include video game design:

New this year:

Young Authors, where children will develop their own story from start to finish, ending with their own published softcover book. They will plot development, character creation, review literary techniques, and self-expression activities, including illustration, dialogue, and more. At the end of the class, all students will receive a softcover book they created themselves! 

YouTube® FX Masters, where students 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!

And back again from last year, YouTube® Content Creators where children find their own voice and leave a mark on the world! Will they become the next YouTube star? Students will explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and show them how to find a niche all their own by developing their on-camera presence, own channel branding, and professional editing skills. In the end, they'll be able to take home a plan for launching their own channel with the content created in class! 

Courses start at $135 per student. Some classes have an additional $10 licensing fee. Software information and class links will be provided upon registration.

To see the schedule and full list of classes, please visit blackrocket.com/online/sxc.