8th Grade Camps:

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NEW! Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of gameplay on user experience. Student-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.

XCHLC 298, $319
7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9

NEW! Advanced Robotics

Learn to program a robot to overcome daily class challenges using visual and text based programming. See firsthand how your program translates into action as you attempt to control your robot sensors and maneuver around obstacles. With your teammates, you will apply different coding concepts while using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your robot. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 297, $319
8/6 – 8/10, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9

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

Biotech Boot Camp

Touch the exciting field of biotechnology. Use state-of-the-art equipment to perform scientific techniques including: DNA gel electrophoresis, DNA fingerprinting, genetic engineering of bacteria to glow in the dark, and identification of genetically modified organisms. Explore current issues, including stem cell and cloning.

XCHLC 127, $319
Section 1: 7/9 - 7/13 – co-ed, 8 am-1 pm, Grades 7-8
Section 2: 7/16 - 7/20 – co-ed, 8 am-1 pm, Grades 7-8
Section 3: 7/23 - 7/27– girls only, 8 am-1 pm, Grades 7-8
Biotechnology High School – Freehold, 5000 Kozloski Rd.
Brown bag lunch required.
For laboratory safety: no glass containers, no open sandals.

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

NEW! Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 299, $319
8/20-8/24, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9

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! Fashion Design

Get ready for the runway! Learn, design and create with our new fashion design camp located in Brookdale’s fashion design studio. Begin the fundamentals of fashion illustration and drawing the basic fashion croqui (figure). Use mediums such as colored pencil, marker, water color, and gouache, see your designs come to life – just like the pros. Learn the basic fundamentals of sewing, expressed through a small take-home project.

XCHLC 293, $319
7/16-7/20, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-8

Game Labs: Collaborate- Create- Compete in the Ultimate Video Game Experience

For serious gamers only! Beyond 2D and 3D, now it’s time to move to a higher level by competing with the world! Campers will develop games with a partner using a unique game engine. You will learn advanced level editing, simple 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting and the impact of game play
on user experience. Campers work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 243, $319
7/16-7/20, 9am-2pm, 7-9

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

JFK Assassination Investigation and Mock Trial

Conduct a week-long investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone or was he part of a conspiracy? We will study audiovisual evidence, eye witness statements, and medical reports to see if we can find the answer. The camp will end with a debate and
mock trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.

XCHLC 281, $319
7/23-7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-10

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

Paranormal Investigators Wanted!

Are you a fan of ghost hunting shows on TV? This is your chance for hands-on experience using EMF and K-2 Meters, the SB-7 Radio, static detectors, and laser grids. Explore the methods and technology used by ghost hunters. Discuss the Salem Witch Trials, Amityville and Roswell. Examine audiovisual
evidence as well as the history behind famous legends and lore. Camp concludes with field trip to the historic (and haunted) Strauss Mansion Museum in Atlantic Highlands. Note: this camp deals with theories and assessments of unexplained phenomena that may not be suitable for some children.

XCHLC 244, $319
7/30-8/3, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 7-9

Politics and Debate Camp

Calling all young debaters and politicians! Join us as we examine social and political theories, laws, and governments from around the world and how they impact societies. Current “hot topics” events, and what’s going on in the world will guide us throughout the week as we discuss and debate. Examine
pivotal moments in history. No two camps are alike! Be prepared for an intense week of debating and critical thinking. Debate teams are welcome to bring their own material to sharpen their skills.

XCHLC 265, $319
Sec 1: 7/9-7/13, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 7-10

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

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

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

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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