9th Grade Camps:

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New! Fabulous Female Artists

Explore the styles, techniques, concepts, and legacies of female artists who deserve to be household names. A variety of projects in 2 and 3D, across media both common and unusual, in styles both contemporary and classic, work together to provide a new level of insight and appreciation. Grow to know, love, and respect artists and great works by often overlooked women artists. If you are looking to round out a curiosity for art history, or for an unusually cross-curricular way to appreciate art, this camp is one designed to do all that with curriculum that meets National Standards for Art Education. Proudly present your work at a brief art show.

XCHLC 311, $319

7/22-7/26, 9am-2pm, Grades 6 & Up


TEENZART: Fine Art Studio

We’ll capture the passion and imagination of older students through 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

8/5 - 8/9, 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

7/15 - 7/19, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 6-9 


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

7/8-7/12, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 6 & up


NEW! Battle Royale: Make Your First ​​Fortnite ®​​ Style Video Game

Calling Fortnite fans! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.​ ​​

XCHLC 313, $329

Section 1: 6/24 – 6/28, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9

Section 2: 7/15 – 7/19, 9am – 2pm, Grades 3-5

Section 3: 7/29 – 8/2, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7


NEW! ​​ ​​Adventures in Augmented Reality! 

Holograms come to life in the first ever augmented reality for kids! Students will work in cutting-edge software to create holographic scenes that are viewable with a smartphone and a magic futuristic cube. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

XCHLC 314, $329

Section 1: 7/8 – 7/12, 9am – 2pm, Grades 3-5

Section 2: 8/19 – 8/23, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9


Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you’ll ​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 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. Students 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. ​ 

XCHLC 278

Section 1: 7/1 – 7/3, 9am-2pm, Grades 3-5, $199, (3-day camp)

Section 2: 7/29 – 8/2, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9, $329


App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app! Explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. ​Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone to take the class.​Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create advanced projects that build on previous years.

XCHLC 295, $319

Section 1: 8/5 – 8/9, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7

Section 2: 8/12 – 8/16, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9


NEW! eSports Apprentice - YouTube​​©​​ 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! Students will develop competitive game-play skills and learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly, practice online safety. Students will gain full access to the eSports App and a video of their class tournament with commentary. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. 

XCHLC 315

Section 1: 7/1 – 7/3, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9, $199 (3-day camp)

Section 2: 8/19 – 8/23, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7, $329


Python Programmers: Make Your Own Multiplayer Game!

Want to learn the world's fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!​ Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​​. ​​ ​

XCHLC 296, $329

Section 1: 7/8 – 7/12, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9

Section 2: 8/12 – 8/16, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-7


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 teammate, you will apply different coding concepts while using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your robot. Students will work in teams for most of the program. No prior experience is required.

XCHLC 297, $319

8/5 – 8/9, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9


Make Your First 3D Video Game!

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.​

XCHLC 145, $319

7/22 – 7/26, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9​​ 


3D Game Labs 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, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.​​Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​. ​​

XCHLC 298, $319

7/15-7/19, 9am-2pm, Grades 7-9


War & Battle Tactics

Join us as we examine famous battles and wars in history. Explore the weapons and technology used as well as the tactics employed by commanders to win each battles from Ancient Rome to WWII and Vietnam. By registering you are giving permission to view PG-13 rated film clips that may include battlefield violence. We may also attempt our own nerf battles using the tactics we are exploring.

XCHLC 266, $199 (3-day camp)

7/1 – 7/3, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 6-9


Paranormal Investigators Wanted!

Are you a fan of ghost hunting shows on TV? Fascinated by this intriguing subject? This is your chance for hands-on experience using such equipment as EMF and K-2 Meters, the SB-7 Radio, static detectors and laser grids. Explore the methods and technology used by ghost hunters in the field. Discuss the Salem Witch Trials, Amityville and Roswell. Examine audiovisual evidence as well as the history and background 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, $329

8/5 – 8/9, 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 around the world and their impact on societies. Current “hot topics” and world events will guide us through the week of discussion 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 with the help of the instructor.

XCHLC 265, $319

Sec 1: 7/8-7/12, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 7-10 (Domestic Issues)

Sec 2: 7/22–7/26, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-10 (Global Issues)


True Crimes: Famous Murders

Did Lizzie Borden take an ax and give her parents 40 whacks? How did a murder spree in Long Island turn into one of the world’s most famous horror stories? Why did Leopold and Loeb think they could commit the perfect murder? Who was H.H. Holmes? We will answer these questions and more in our week-long investigation into the world’s most notorious murder cases. Use your investigatory skills to analyze crime scene photos, evidence, witness interviews, and the psychology of the perpetrators. Political assassinations may also be discussed. The camp will end with a mock trial of one of the cases discussed during the week. Note: this camp will contain elements and images which some may find disturbing.

XCHLC 320, $319

7/15 – 7/19, 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: 7/29-8/2, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 7-9

Section 2: 8/5-8/19, 9am-2pm, Grades 5-7


Journey To Veterinary Careers

Love animals? Discover the many career opportunities our furry friends provide. Planned guest presenters include veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants, veterinary practice managers, veterinary educators, canine police officers, a zookeeper, animal control officer, lab animal researcher, and staff from The Seeing Eye!  Learn what these animal professionals do and the educational requirements needed for each exciting career!  Program includes two days of field trips: Purr n’ Pooch Pet Resorts 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, $329 (bus included)

8/5 - 8/9, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 6-9


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

8/12 – 8/16, 9am – 2pm, Grade 8-10


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: 7/8-7/12, 9am-2pm, Grades 6-9

Section 2: 8/5-8/9, 9am-2pm, Grades 6-9

High Technology High School – Lincroft, 765 Newman Springs Rd, Brookdale campus. Brown bag lunch optional. Campers may purchase lunch in college cafeteria.


Programming Robots with Arduino Microprocessors (Beginners)       

Campers 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: 7/29-8/2, 9am-2pm, Grades 6-8

Section 2: 8/12-8/16, 9am-2pm, Grades 9-11

High Technology High School – Lincroft, 765 Newman Springs Rd, Brookdale campus. Brown bag lunch optional. Campers may purchase lunch in college cafeteria


Young Writers Adventures

Stuck for inspiration? Creative artists, professional writers, and dynamic Brookdale Community College Professors will help you launch, expand and polish your writing skills and create your own portfolio.  Try your hand at description, dialogue, fantasy and fact.  The write stuff includes guest writers and artists, interesting readings, and more.  Join us!

XCHLC 018, $559                                                                          

Section 1: 7/8 – 7/19, 9am - 2pm, Grades 5-6 (2 weeks)

Section 2: 7/8 – 7/19, 9am – 2pm, Grades 7-9 (2 weeks)


New! Fashion Design

Get ready for the runway!  Learn, design and create with our new fashion design camp  located in our 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

7/15-7/19, 9am – 2pm, Grades 8-9

Program meets at Lincroft campus Fashion Design Studio.


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

8/12 – 8/16, 9am – 2pm, Grade 8-10


Programming Robots with Arduino Microprocessors (Beginners)       

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. The course ends with a competition using Arduino programmable Robots within a design challenge competing with their classmates.

XCHLC 305, $319

Section 2: 8/12-8/16, 9am-2pm, Grades 9-11

High Technology High School – Lincroft, 765 Newman Springs Rd, Brookdale campus.


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 2019.

XCHLC 193, $319

7/8-7/12, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 9-11

High Technology High School – Lincroft, 765 Newman Springs Rd, Brookdale campus.  


Baking Basics/Culinary Education Center             

Be introduced to the fundamentals of baking in a commercial kitchen (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, scones, cookies, cakes, and more!) 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                                                         

7/9 – 7/11, Tues-Thurs, 9am–1pm, Grades 9-11 (3 day camp)

Program meets at the Culinary Education Center

(101 Drury Lane, Asbury Park, NJ)


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

8/5 - 8/9, 9 am-12 pm, Grades 9-12


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