9th 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

Auto Tech Intro

Find out where the rubber meets the road. Explore auto tech fundamentals in our state-of-the- art automotive facility. Learn some of the basics of automotive service such as oil changes, brake inspections and tire mounting and balancing. Whether you are a future automotive tech or a car-loving consumer, this is a rare opportunity to find out if what’s under the hood is under your skin. Proper attire required in lab: no shorts, tank tops or open-toed shoes. Program meets at Lincroft campus Auto Tech Lab/Bay.

XCHLC 194, $225
8/13-8/17, 9 am-12 pm, Grades 9-12

Baking Basics/Culinary Education Center

Be introduced to the fundamentals of baking in a commercial kitchen (where four time Chopped Champion Emily Chapman attended) and taught by a professional chef. Topics include: scaling and measurements; ingredient fundamentals and the principles and techniques used in the preparation of baked goods, equipment, food safety and sanitation. Hands-on baking to include a wide variety of recipes (i.e. cream puffs, pastry cream, chocolate ganache, chocolate chip scones, butter cookies) Professional kitchen rules apply – students will clean equipment, tools after use and must wear long pants, and closed-toe shoes (no loafers, sandals, etc.)

XCHLC 287, $179
7/10-7/12, Tues-Thurs, 9am–1pm, Grades 9-11 (3 day camp)
Program meets at the Culinary Education Center (101 Drury Lane, Asbury Park, NJ)

Bioethics in the 21st Century

Examine some of the 21st century issues in bioethics. Topics to include stem cell technology, gene editing with CRISPR, introducing genetically modified organisms into the environment, xenotransplantation, cloning technologies, the use of DNA vaccines, ownership and access to a person’s genetic information, and more! Students will learn about the science behind these issues and how to engage in an organized and thoughtful debate from multiple stakeholder perspectives. Camp activities will include use of case-studies, videos, articles, discussion and debate.

XCHLC 284, $319
8/13 – 8/17, 9am – 2pm, Grade 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

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

Engineering Design - An Introduction

Use engineering design principles while utilizing 3-D CAD software. Learn to read engineering drawings for manufacturing products, and review American National Standards Institute guidelines for designing products. Identify, create, and read working drawings, apply dimensions, identify and create pictorial drawings, and learn sketching techniques. Create orthographic, oblique, isometric, and perspective sketches and exploded views. AutoDesk Inventor and modeling software provide hands-on experience. Create a digital portfolio to save, and download a free copy of AutoDesk Inventor 2015.

XCHLC 193, $319
7/9-7/13, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 9-11
High Technology High School, Brookdale campus

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

Global Citizenship

Do current events make you wish to change the world? Begin the journey- Become a voice for change. We will explore contemporary issues in human rights and social justice. Guest speakers and diverse resources will aide our discovery of what it means to be a global citizen. Create a plan to address a global or local problem. Develop your voice as an activist. This unique newly developed program will take place at the Chhange Center at Brookdale. Join us and get inspired and empowered.

XCHLC 270, $319
8/6-8/10, 9am-2pm, Grade 9

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

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

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


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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