6th Grade Camps:

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21st Century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering And Math) - Part 1

Science is about discovery; engineering is about creating solutions. Become an architect, engineer, technician and construction worker using technology skills to solve problems. Age-appropriate designs may include: Egg Drop Survival, Soda Can Racers, boat, bridge, catapult and flying gizmo designs. Interactive, hands-on computer lab challenges help to round out this powerful experience.

XCHLC 071, $319
Section 1: 7/9 - 7/13, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 2-3
Section 2: 7/16 - 7/20, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 4-6

Continue 21st Century STEM - Part 2

See 21st Century STEM; new activities, new learning adventures. May be taken independent of Part 1.

XCHLC 226, $319
Section 1: 7/23 – 7/27, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-6
Section 2: 7/30 – 8/3, 9am-2 pm, Grades 2-3

NEW! App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this camp! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends. Explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 295, $319
Section 1: 8/6 – 8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 8/13 – 8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9

Calling All American Civil War Buffs!

Forward! March! Civil War buffs, this is the camp for you! The past will come alive through a series of audio-visual presentations including firsthand accounts from soldiers and civilians, original battlefield photographs, and film clips. Learn about both Union and Confederate armies and their battles, and the generals who led them. Come and discover the how and why behind the major battles of the war. Please note: PG-13 rated film clips contain mild battle violence.

XCHLC 245, $255 (4-day camp)
7/2-7/6, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 6-9

Ceramics and Sculpture Combo

Get your hands dirty this summer and develop creative skills while you design and build some unique 3D studio art pieces. Camper projects include papier mache’ sculpture, plaster masks, and ceramic works including a more-than-decor bowl and mug that can be used for food and drink! Explore a variety of art materials and methods and create personal art pieces you’ll enjoy for years to come.

XCHLC 224, $319
Section 1: 7/9 - 7/13, 9am-2 pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 7/16 - 7/20, 9am-2 pm, Grades 6-8

Chess for Success

Don’t be a pawn! Learn how to outsmart both friend and foe. Chess develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, and visualization – all while fostering confidence and sportsmanship. Learn tactics and strategic skills you can build upon all year. The High Technology High School Chess Club advisor and members of the High Technology Chess High School Team welcome novice and experienced players.

XCHLC 187, $319
7/9-7/13, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 6 & up

CO2 Car Engineering Design

Design, build, and test your own CO2 dragster race car! Learn how compressed air can propel your race car to reach 60mph. 3D modeling software and parts provided will be utilized to build your race car. A digital jump/flash drive is suggested. Students are required to bring/wear long pants & shoes while in the technology lab. Each student will keep their dragster after the last day of class. Come prepared to race!

XCHLC 253, $319
8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 6-8
High Technology High School, Brookdale Lincroft campus

Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of daily web projects and design challenges. 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 earned $1 million dollars while programming at home, 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. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 223, $319
Section 1: 6/25-6/29, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9
Section 2: 7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7
Section 3: 8/13-8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5

CODE! A Smart Start To Computer Science Basics

A creative environment for learning basic coding and computer science uses a mix of online activities and “unplugged” hands-on activities. This camp nurtures creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and logic through tutorials like Star Wars, Minecraft, and more. Every camper will have access to all the online computer activities outside the classroom during and after the completion of camp.

XCHLC 268, $319
Section 1: 7/9 – 7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 4-6
Section 2: 7/23 – 7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 2-3

Creative Design and Robotics

The world of the future belongs to...robots! In this cutting edge program, campers 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 skills to improve your robot’s function in a series of design challenges. Campers will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 109, $319
Section 1: 6/25-6/29, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 7/30-8/3, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5

Day in Court

Play the roles of judge, defendant, plaintiff, witness, lawyer, bailiff or juror in several mock trials. Learn how to make opening and closing statements, how to phrase objections and how to question witnesses. Pull all your skills together at the end of the week as you participate in a final mock trial based on actual
events. Family and friends invited to watch!

XCHLC 007, $319
Section 1: 7/30-8/3, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9

Digital Art With Photoshop

Have you ever wanted to create your own computer artwork or manipulate digital pictures? Want to images to a photo or change someone’s appearance? Here is your chance to learn Photoshop skills in a fun summer environment. Learn how to use Photoshop tools to create, improve and manipulate images. We will also explore how magazines manipulate images to market products to consumers.

XCHLC 219, $319
7/30 – 8/3, 9am-2 pm, Grades 6-8
High Technology High School, Brookdale Lincroft campus

Digital Circuit Technologies

This is where electrical engineering, the field of designing and developing new equipment, begins. Discover the inner workings of digital circuits by building simple digital electronics. Learn the basics of soldering techniques then move on to more difficult projects. Explore the inner workings of integrated circuit chips to build circuits on computers using logic gates. Completed projects can be brought home after last day of camp.

XCHLC 220, $319
8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 6-8
High Technology High School, Brookdale Lincroft campus

New! Drone Mission Mania

Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air to fly and code the drones through an abundance of missions. Throughout the week, Instructors will pose various challenges the campers will solve using drones. Missions include: Connect 4, Drone Basketball, King
Kong, International Space Station Drone Docking, Harry The Hiker, and more. Throughout the week, campers prepare for the concluding event: the Ultimate Drone Games where students collaborate, strategize, create drone missions, and compete with one another. Campers will use the SWIFT programming language to accomplish many of these missions.

XCHLC 304, $319
7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7

New! Drone Racing and Obstacle Course Challenge

For novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Action packed as campers enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. First, learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through skill challenges and
learn how to perform exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Campers also create the design and help build the obstacle course in preparation for the last
day’s final activity and competition.

XCHLC 303, $319
7/16-7/20, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7

Engineering Explorations

As an engineer you will learn physical science concepts and use them as you design, construct, test and analyze results. Then, you will reconstruct, retest and reanalyze results to determine whether design modifications were effective. Design and construction competitions may include bridges, roller coasters and amusement park rides, electric circuits, rockets and space vehicles, energy efficient buildings and interactive computer challenges.

Section 1: 7/2 - 7/6, 9am-2 pm, $255 (4-day camp), Grades 2-3
Section 2: 7/30 – 8/3, 9am- 2 pm, Grades 4-6

Historical Technology

Learn how historical technologies changed the world and actually build these working technologies. Design and build while learning engineering design drawing techniques. Design and build a hot air balloon – then fly it! Build and take home a working catapult, sundial, hypsometer and hovercraft – racing your hovercrafts the last day of class. Students are required to bring/wear long pants & shoes while in the technology lab.

XCHLC 254, $319
7/16 -7/20, 9am-2 pm, Grades 6-8
High Technology High School,
Brookdale Lincroft campus

Intro to Film & TV: On Camera Acting and Behind the Scenes

Work as cast and crew teams in this cool camp. Learn basic levels of acting, directing and operating the camera. Script writing, storyboarding and improvisation will also be introduced. Projects include com- mercials, film scenes, music videos and public service announcements. Each day is different as campers create original projects and learn the basics of the biz. This camp is designed by casting director, Kathy  Wickline, CSA (www.wicklinecasting.com) who holds over 10,000 casting credits in film, commercials and TV. (Included in this camp is a professionally edited flash drive for lifetime keepsake. Please allow up to 3 months for editing/delivery.

XCHLC 272, $319
7/23-7/27, 9am – 2pm, Grades 6-8

Journey To Veterinary Careers

Love animals? Discover the many career opportunities our furry friends provide. Learn what veterinary professionals do in their exciting careers and the educational requirements for each exciting career with animals! Guest presenters include veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants, veterinary practice managers, veterinary educators, veterinary sales representative, canine police officers, zookeeper, animal control officer, lab animal research and the staff from The Seeing Eye! Program includes two days of field trips: Zoom Room in Tinton Falls, a tour of the Monmouth County SPCA, and a full day at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls for an up-close look at veterinary medicine in action. Camp concludes with a hands-on pet first aid workshop on a canine mannequin!

XCHLC 126, $319
7/30 - 8/3, 9am-2 pm, Grades 6-9

Magnetic Levitation And Solar Technology

Mag-lev vehicles can provide the high-speed transportation of people and goods to move rapidly and efficiently along the magnetic guide-ways. The aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle shape is critical to its success . An aerodynamically efficient body shape reduces friction between the air and the vehicle. Jon us to design, build, test and race a vehicle across a track. Campers learn electronic concepts covering direct current obtained through solar cell power and build solar activated devices . Students are instructed in safety methods using tools. Campers will successfully design electronic circuits and build a solar powered device to take home.

XCHLC 269, $319
7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 6-8
High Technology High School, Brookdale Lincroft campus

Make Your First 3-D Video Game!

A new version of a Black Rocket classic! This camp allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of traditional 2D game  design and create an immersive 3D world. Campers will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Camper created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Section 1: 7/2-7/6, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7, $255 (4-day camp)
Section 2: 7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5, $319

Minecraft Designers

Love Minecraft? Always wanted to design your own world? This camp 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. Build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures to import at home or share with
friends. To access their project at home, campers 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. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 222, $319
Section 1: 7/9-7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5
Section 2: 7/30-8/3, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7

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 taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Camper projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, campers must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

XCHLC 241, $319
Section 1: 7/16-7/20, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7
Section 2: 8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5

Ocean Adventures

From collecting sea creatures in Sandy Hook Bay, hunting for fossils from the ocean’s past, to exploring our changing coastal environments, lighthouses, historic Fort Hancock and more, join us for 5 days of discovery at our Jersey seashore. Our daily Ocean Adventure field trips and activities are so much fun it will be hard to believe that you’re learning. Science, history, weather and the ocean will never look the same after you’ve gained a mariner’s point of view.

XCHLC 025, $319 (bus included)
Section 1: 7/30 -8/3, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-7
Section 2: 8/13 -8/17, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-7

NEW! Programming for Middle School Students

Designed for middle school students with limited or no computer programming experience. Campers will be utilizing the Python programming language, which is recognized as an official language at Google, to explore programming topics. Subjects such as variables, loops, and data types will be used to design algorithms and perform creative problem-solving. All concepts are taught at a level and pace in a fun environment that allows campers to fully appreciate the beauty of programming.

XCHLC 306, $319
Section 1: 6/25-6/29, 9am-2pm, Grades 6-9
Section 2: 8/13-8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 6-9

High Technology High School, Brookdale campus

NEW! Programming Robots with Arduino Microprocessors

Learn the principles of integrated circuits and programming while utilizing the skills of schematic design. Students design and build several circuits to produce light, sound and motor movement within both series and parallel circuits while controlled through programming. Camp ends with a competition using Arduino programmable Robots within a design challenge competing with their campmates.

XCHLC 305, $319
Section 1: 7/30-8/3, 9am-2pm, Grades 6-8
Section 2: 8/13-8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 9-11
High Technology High School, Brookdale Lincroft campus

NEW! Python Programmers: Make Your Own Multiplayer Game!

Youtube, Google, Instagram and Spotify - what do they have in common? They were created with Python. Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game. Learn, step-by-step, how to start a programming path and challenge friends with the fun game you built from start to finish!

XCHLC 296, $319
Section 1: 7/9-7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9
Section 2: 8/13-8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7

NEW! ROBLOXTM Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new camp combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace
to publish their games. Camper-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Section 1: 7/2-7/6, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9, $265 (4-day camp)
Section 2: 7/9-7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7, $329
Section 3: 8/20-8/24, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5, $329

Science Sleuths

Become a science detective as you explore the many facets of the science world. This week is packed with fun-filled, hands-on, minds-on science activities, as you learn about being a CSI, paleontologist, oceanographer, astronaut, chemist or biologist. Investigate a murder mystery, the properties of slime, Mysterious Yuk, mystery powders, pollution and more.

Section 1: 6/25 – 6/29, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 2-3, $319
Section 2: 7/2 - 7/6, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 4-6, $255 (4 day camp)

TEENZART: Fine Art Studio

Capturing the passion and imagination of older artists, this camp provides quality art instruction that mixes technique and skill building with opportunities for creative freedom and self-expression. Big plans include painting, sculpture, watercolor, pastels, printmaking and mixed media with projects that pack a lot of WOW! TeenzArtists will be encouraged to work together to learn, design, think, and create in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Proudly present your work at a brief art show on Friday.

XCHLC 275, $319
8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 6 & Up

The Money Camp

Future tycoons and financial wizards welcome! Learn from professional financial managers about how money is earned, managed, invested and saved. Personal budgets, the stock market, business plans and the ins and outs of borrowing money are all part of this rich week of summer. As a culminating activity, a behind-the-scenes visit to a local business operation will bring this lucrative week to an end.

XCHLC 186, $319
7/23 - 7/27, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 6-9

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge camp, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Campers do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Fee includes VR headset.

Section 1: 7/2-7/6, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5, $265 (4-day camp)
Section 2: 7/30-8/3, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9, $329
Section 3: 8/20-8/24, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7, $329

NEW! Watercolor Studio

Learn the basics of mixing colors, explore new watercolor techniques, and practice your drawing skills. Bring a favorite object (or an image of it) and use your newly learned skills to paint its image. Through daily projects, you will learn how to draw (your chosen object or alternate choice) and use proper
watercolor techniques to achieve a realistic, fun final painting. You will be encouraged to use your imagination, creativity, and artistic knowledge to present a painting that you can’t wait to show off!

XCHLC 292, $319
8/13-8/17, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7

Website Building Technology

Begin the week building websites using rapid prototyping tools such as Google Sites. After mastering these skills, campers move on to building websites using raw HTML Hypertext Markup Language. Campers have the option to incorporate technologies such as hyperlinks, cascading style sheets, JavaScript, tables and more in building their websites. Students are encouraged to continue building websites on their own after the camp concludes.

XCHLC 255, $319
7/9 - 7/13, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 6-8
High Technology High School, Brookdale Lincroft campus

NEW! Wilderness Survival Camp

Learn to become comfortable in the outdoors by developing basic short term wilderness survival skills. We’ll master practical skills like map, trail and compass reading, making your own water filter and shelter, and assessing weather conditions. Begin the week with on-campus exploration, the remaining four days will be spent on Sandy Hook and will include animal tracking, wildlife observation and survival tool use and techniques. Fun with a purpose!

XCHLC 300, $319 (bus included)
8/6 - 8/10, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-8

NEW! Young Architects

Stacked, overlap and stagger are a few of the techniques used by LEGO designers to create original minifig scale models. Further your skills using basic 2x2 and 2x4 bricks and take a hands-on history lesson building pyramids, castles, suspension bridges, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, and the famous Ferris Wheel, just to name a few. Continue to the next level of creating using technic pieces that allow movement using gears, pins, axles and motors. Explore what gears do and get to the bottom of the “gear ratio” and how friction and non-friction influence movement. Campers will present an
original design on Friday.

XCHLC 291, $319
8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 4-6

Young Writers Adventures

Are you ever stuck for inspiration? Creative artists, professional writers, and dynamic Brookdale Community College Professors will help you expand your writing abilities and create your own portfolio. Have fun while you try your hand at description, dialogue, fantasy and fact. Experience guest writers and artists, interesting readings, and more. Join us!

XCHLC 018, $519 (no camp 7/4)
Section 1: 7/2 – 7/13, 9am - 2pm, Grades 5-6 (2 weeks)
Section 2: 7/2 – 7/13, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9 (2 weeks)

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