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Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids

Pennsylvania Highlands has partnered with Black Rocket to provide technology and design programs! The magic in every camper comes to life as never before when they are empowered to be as creative as they were all born to be! Black Rocket has over a decade of experience designing camps in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) and Digital Arts (STEAM). Every program is powered by the camper’s innate imagination and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, hands-on learning environment. All Black Rocket programs mirror real life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process.

We offer In-Class and Online Options


In-Class Camps

  • PLEASE NOTE: Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
  • From concept to creation, students will demonstrate their masterpiece to the world at the end of each week!
  • All student work is saved on a private, password-protected website which is available to students after the class.
  • Faculty have been specially trained to work with Black Rocket curriculum.
  • On-campus classes are held Monday-Thursday, 9am-Noon and 1-4pm. Please choose the appropriate class time based on your child’s age.
  • E-mail Valerie Wojcik, Continuing Education Manager, with questions.
  • Click here to check out Black Rocket course videos.

Make Your First Video Game!

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers.

Dates: Monday-Thursday, 6/14-6/17

Ages 8-10: 9am-12pm | Course Code: ZKC 023.01

Ages 11-14: 1pm-4pm | Course Code: ZKC 023.02

Cost: $159

Click here to register.


Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, 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.

Dates: Monday-Thursday, 6/21-6/24

Ages 11-14: 9am-12pm | Course Code: ZKC 024.01

Ages 8-10: 1pm-4pm | Course Code: ZKC 024.02

Cost: $159

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Minecraft Designers

If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class 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, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. A parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software.

Dates: Monday-Thursday, 6/28-7/1

Ages 8-10: 9am-12pm | Course Code: ZKC 025.01

Ages 11-14: 1pm-4pm | Course Code: ZKC 025.02

Cost: $159

Click here to register.


ROBLOX Makers

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Dates: Monday-Thursday, 7/12-7/15

Ages 8-10: 9am-12pm | Course Code: ZKC 026.01

Ages 11-14: 1pm-4pm | Course Code: ZKC 026.02

Cost: $159

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Minecraft Modders

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Dates: Monday-Thursday, 7/19-7/22

Ages 11-14: 9am-12pm | Course Code: ZKC 027.01

Ages 8-10: 1pm-4pm | Course Code: ZKC 027.02

Cost: $159

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eSports Apprentice – 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! In this course, students will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password-protected website to share with friends and family. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. 

Dates: Monday-Thursday, 7/26-7/29

Ages 8-10: 9am-12pm | Course Code: ZKC 028.01

Ages 11-14: 1pm-4pm | Course Code: ZKC 028.02

Cost: $169

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Online Camps

  • Online classes are held weekly, June 7-August 27, Monday-Friday (Week of 7/6 is Tuesday-Friday).
  • Times: 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm.
  • Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
  • Classes taught online by Black Rocket instructors.
  • Check your email the week prior to class for instructions to upload software prior to the first day of class. Click here for assistance.
  • Cost: $169 (Week of 7/6 is $135)
  • Click here to check out Black Rocket course videos.

Click here to view courses and to register. (Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the start of class.)