Engaged Children                 
     2016 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS

           Weeks of:
                July 18
                July 25 
                Aug. 8   
                Aug. 15

Ages 7 - 14
      Create Your Own       

          2D Video Games ♦ 3D Video Games ♦ LEGO Video Games

Minecraft Mods ♦ Minecraft Designs ♦ Minecraft Animations

LEGO Robots  ♦ And More!

Fulton Location:                                                                  Oswego Location:
G. Ray Bodley High School                                                 SUNY Oswego Campus
6 William Gillard Dr, Fulton, NY 13069                            7060 NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126

2016 Summer Schedule

DatesLocationAges9am - Noon1pm - 4pm
July 18 - 22Fulton7 - 11Minecraft DesignersLEGO Robotics - WeDoBots
Fulton11 - 14Make Your First 2D Video GameMinecraft Animators
July 25 - 29Fulton7 - 11Make Your First 2D Video GameMinecraft Modders
Fulton11 - 14Make Your First 3D Video GameLEGO Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Contraptions
Aug. 8 - 12SUNY Oswego7 - 11LEGO Video GamesLEGO Robotics - WeDoBots
SUNY Oswego11 - 14Make Your First 2D Video GameMinecraft Designers
Aug. 15 - 19SUNY Oswego7 - 11Minecraft AnimatorsMake Your First 3D Video Game
SUNY Oswego11 - 14Minecraft ModdersCode Breakers

Course Descriptions

Engaged ChildrenMake Your First 2D 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 2-D game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge evels, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student createdgames will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.

Make Your First 3D Video Game
Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! By popular demand,we redesigned our 3-D game design class from beginning to end. This new class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2-D game design classes. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family.

LEGO Video Games
Combine your two favorite activities: LEGOs and Video Games! Students will create their own LEGO characters and adventures in an interactive 2D Video Game. Everyone is welcome in this one of a kind class. At the end of the program, every student will have a finished LEGO Video Game that can be shared with friends and family through a password protected website. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15.00 conversion fee.

Minecraft Designers
If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. *returning students are encouraged to build new characters and buildings for their games and reinforce prior learning.

Minecraft Modders
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible.

 

Engaged ChildrenNew! Minecraft Animators
Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class.

 

LEGO Robotics: WeDoBots
Build an X-Wing Starfighter that opens and closes its wings; a Batmobile with a sliding cockpit; and a Fire Truck with a retractable aerial ladder, among other projects. Then develop basic programs with the intuitive language graphical interface used by LabVIEW WeDo software to tell your robots what to do.

LEGO Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Contraptions
Inspired by LEGO luminary Yoshihito Isogawa, we will build and code simple robots that use wheels, legs and vibration to create motion. The easy-to-learn, easy-to-use language graphical interface used by LabVIEW EV3 software lets students write programs in an intuitive manner. 

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 the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. 

About the Program and Registration

Price per course: $129

Download a printable Registration Form here.

Register Online

Each course runs for three hours per day for five days (Monday-Friday).

Students will work in pairs for most courses.

Students who register for morning and afternoon courses in the same week will have a 1 hour supervised break for lunch & active play.

Scholarships are available for low income participants for up to 2 weeks at 2 courses per week. Please complete the Scholarship application on page 2 of the above printable Registration Form.  (Camp Fee Release of Information Request).

For more information please contact us by phone at 315.312.2270 or via email extlearn@oswego.edu.

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SUNY Oswego
Division of Extended Learning

151 Marano Campus Center
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone 315.312.2270 | Fax 315.312.3078
extlearn@oswego.edu