Summer 2020 Topics

Every topic uses cutting-edge technology, expert instructors, and 21st-century skills, to create a hands-on, inquiry-based learning experience unique to CAMP/pixel! Every camp comes with a CAMP/pixel t-shirt, flash drive, and a take-home unique to the project they complete!
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Minecraft
Roblox
Game Dev
Video Prod
Engineering
Computers
Minecraft Pixel Painters
1 week for 7 to 11 year olds
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Turn a pumpkin into a Rubik's cube or tree bark into a rocket; The possibilities are infinite! Pixel Painter campers will create their own original pixel art and learn how to apply it as textures to their favorite Minecraft items! Campers will be able to take home their custom texture pack (which has all of their art) so they can keep adding to it or just show it off to friends!

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Minecraft A.I. Coders
1 week for 7 to 11 year olds
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Artificial intelligence is all around us... even in Minecraft! Campers will learn how to code a robot in Minecraft to complete tasks for them. Then, with their new programmatic thinking skills, they'll code a robot in real life to try and complete similar tasks. Each camper will get their own pocket-sized robot and a 3D printed “shell” that they can paint and customize to turn it into a real-life Minecraft mob! At the end of the week, they'll get to keep their new A.I. (Artificially Intelligent) robot so that they can continue playing and programming  at home!

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Minecraft Modding for Beginners
1 week for 7 to 11 year olds
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This camp will introduce budding programmers to the world of Minecraft Modding and the endless possibilities for making custom Minecraft mods! Designed to be light on code, this camp focuses on the techniques and skills required to create mods and at the same time provides a fun introduction to Java. Campers will each create their own custom mod, taking the first step towards becoming Master Minecraft Modders!

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Advanced Minecraft Modders
2-weeks for 9 to 11 year olds
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Campers in Advanced Modding will get to go through the entire process of coding a complete custom mod! They will explore the code that powers Minecraft under the hood and then add their own code to change the game. By programming in Java with Eclipse, campers will learn how to create a custom Mob that they'll be able to add to Minecraft!

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Minecraft ELITE: Master Builders
2-weeks for 9 to 13 year olds
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Even long-time Minecraft players will be able to level up their skills by taking on advanced challenges in this camp. They'll build advanced contraptions and machines, using all of the tools available in the game, and learn about some of the more complex items that they may have overlooked. Maybe they'll build a redstone-powered farm, or a vending machine, or an elaborate series of traps; every week will feature new and exciting challenges and you never know what could be next! By playing with (and learning from) other experienced campers, they will be able to leave this camp and confidently count themselves among the elite!

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Roblox Camps

Roblox Studio Beginners
1 week for 7 to 9 year olds
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Design a Roblox video game to play with your friends! Campers will dive into the mechanics of building a world in Roblox, using the many built-in features of Roblox Studio to create unique obstacle course challenges. They'll also incorporate custom scripts, learning coding fundamentals and applying them to fit their goals along the way. Campers will leave with a 3D platformer game they can share and upload at home, and a head-start foundation for learning more Roblox topics!

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Minecraft
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Roblox LUA Coders
1 week for 7 to 9 year olds
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Learn coding principles through creating modified Roblox adventure maps! Campers undertake a week of learning the fundamentals of the LUA programming language, learning about game mechanics and loops to code a challenging game from their imagination. Campers leave with knowledge of coding they can continue at home and will have started to build their own Roblox games!

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Advanced Roblox Coders
2-weeks for 9 to 11 year olds
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Campers who already understand the basics of coding games in Roblox and the Roblox Toolkit are ready to take on this advanced coding camp! They'll learn the game design secrets behind building addictive Tycoon or Simulator-style games, which are some of the most popular genres in the Roblox community. They'll explore the underlying mechanics of explosively popular games such as Bee Swarm Simulator, Super Hero Tycoon, or Ninja Legends, and use those secret ingredients to build their own custom Roblox mini-game!

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Video Production Camps

Stop Motion Movie Makers
1 week for 7 to 9 year olds
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Make. Movies. Using. Stop. Motion. Animation. Frame. By. Frame! Campers will work on their own individual animations, starting with storyboarding a concept and exploring the principles of animation. They'll then use Legos™ and a camera to patiently create their story, one frame at a time, and add voice over, music, or sound effects! Campers will screen their masterpieces at the end of the week and take home their video on a flash drive to show off to friends!

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Let's Play Video Producers
1 week for 7 to 9 year olds
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Campers make the gaming videos of their dreams, learning critical video production skills along the way. After creating a script, they will use professional video streaming software to capture their gameplay footage, and then edit it to create fun, action-packed "Let's Play" videos! Campers will go home at the end of the week with YouTube-ready content and some brand new production skills!

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eSports Academy & Video Producers
2-weeks for 9 to 11 year olds
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Campers that join our eSports Academy will dive into the rapidly growing world of professional, competitive video gaming! They will learn how to produce their own eSports competitions by capturing live video of other campers gaming, recording live commentary, and overlaying visual effects in real time! This camp will also explore what it takes to be a professional eSports player by comparing a variety of gaming equipment - both cheap and elite! Campers will find out what mouse DPI is and why it matters, what type of Cherry MX keyboard keys they like best, and test and compare some of their own personal stats with the pros!

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Game Development Camps

Retro Arcade Game Developer
1 week for 9 to 13 year olds
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Everyone loves a classic side-scrolling arcade game! Campers will use the professional game development software Unity, to build a custom retro-style arcade game! They'll be able to create their own 2D "sprites" (game objects), customize their player's abilities, and then play test with their fellow campers to create a fun and challenging game!

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Mobile Video Game Developer
1 week for 9 to 13 year olds
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Campers will spend the week creating their own “Super Monkeyball-style” mobile game! Taking full advantage of the mobile phone controls, their game will require the player to tilt the phone to control the speed and turning of their character along a custom floating course that they design. The goal of each level is to reach the end without falling off! Using the game development engine Unity, campers will design, build, and style their own levels to each make their own unique mobile game!

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Virtual Reality World Builders
1 week for 9 to 13 year olds
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Campers will immerse themselves in a whole new reality -- a virtual reality -- of their own making! Using the industry-standard software Unity, campers will build a custom world full of hills, valleys, lakes, mountains, and plants. Their new world will be VR-ready and campers can explore it with virtual reality headsets!

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Engineering Camps

Let's Build: A Retro Arcade Console
1 week for 9 to 11 year olds
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In this engineering-focused camp, campers will build a portable game controller, loaded with classic arcade games, that can be taken anywhere and plugged into any TV for instant gaming! They will use a Raspberry Pi, some plug-and-play electronics, CAD design, and laser cutting, to assemble their custom controller and take it home at the end of camp! All materials are included in the cost of this camp.

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Let's Build: A Custom Beyblade
1 week for 9 to 11 year olds
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The chance for campers to create their own personal Beyblade toy is here! Using CAD software, 3D printing, and a sprinkle of toy design and engineering, we will spend the week building epic custom Beyblades! Camper’s Beys are compatible with the real toys and look really nice on display at home. We’ll explore the inner workings of the toy and how they use spring mechanisms to “burst” apart when defeated, and then reverse-engineer our own special abilities and tricks for the toys to do! Every camper will take home their own custom 3D printed Bey at the end of the week and all of the materials are included

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Computer Technology Camps

Internet Hackers
1 week for 9 to 13 year olds
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Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing concerns for businesses and governments worldwide. In order to defend against malicious attacks, the world needs heroes called "white hat hackers," that have the skills to hack and use those powers for good! Campers in this topic will start by learning the basics of how the internet works and how information is secured and transferred. Using the Linux operating system, they will learn how unsecured information (like old wi-fi networks or weak passwords) are hacked and they will use real hacker tools to locate and fix those problems. Campers will learn how routers work, how websites are delivered, the fundamentals of encryption and passwords, and more! They'll walk away with a basic understanding of Linux, IT services, and the laws around cybersecurity. Each camper will also leave camp with a USB toolkit to continue exploring and securing the internet from home!

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Modern Website Builders
1 week for 9 to 13 year olds
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Web design is no longer just about learning HTML. Modern web designers use pre-built components and Javascript to quickly construct professional looking web pages. Campers will be introduced to these rapid prototyping tools and  techniques so that they can make a website that looks beautiful on a computer or on a phone! They'll be able to add modern web components like slideshows, scrolling interactions, parallax backgrounds, videos and more! At the end of the week each camper will have a modern website that they built from scratch and the web-design knowledge to build more sites on their own!

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Video Game Hackers
2 week for 9 to 13 year olds
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Campers who play online games have surely encountered cheaters - people who hacked the game to give them an unfair advantage. Maybe they have infinite health, or they can see through walls, or they can automatically target opponents. This camp will explain how hackers are able to do that by diving DEEP into how video games run behind the scenes. Using a combination of Windows and Linux, they'll reverse-engineer video games by decompiling them into the Assembly code that communicates directly with the computer's hardware. Campers will search through memory addresses in real-time, decoding hexadecimal values, and learn to write their own Python code to inject into the game (a.k.a hack it)! Of course, hacking a modern game is cheating and can cause you to be banned from online play, so we're only going to work with older, offline video games. NOTE: All are welcome, however this is a fairly advanced camp. There isn't a lot of coding, but previous exposure to programming is recommended.

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