As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to present significant challenges in our communities, we are also forced to press pause on the scheduling and registration for the 2021 summer camps.
The faculty and staff of the Continuing Education department at Penn State Berks strive to provide academic enrichment programs that stimulate children in STEM topics through summer programs. We remain optimistic that we will be able to offer such programs again, but will only do so in an environment where we can provide a safe learning environment to your children and our educators.
Movie Making: Storylines and iMovie
The fun filled week will explore the fundamentals of writing a good story, reading and writing scripts, character exploration, digital tools, iMovie basics, and film making/animation. No technology experience needed-creativity found in class!
ROBLOX® Coders, Entrepreneurs & Makers - NEW IN 2020!
Campers will discover how to code in Lua language and ROBLOX Studio to create original designs. They'll learn game design concepts, coding, how to build 3D models, and create an adventure. Characters spring to life with unique animations they design. Student created games will be available on the password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for this camp.
How does an engineer deal with new world problems? By developing new engineering processes to solve them. Students will use creativity and technology to address current issues in agriculture, food, biomedical, green, and process engineering.
A fun and interactive camp for kids who want to better their world. Using their creative side, kids take original ideas and turn them into real inventions using STEAM principles and their hands. Ingenuity, design, engineering, and construction of lead up to their presentation before the Penn State "sharks".
eSports Apprentice – Streamers, Gamers & YouTube® Content Creators – NEW IN 2020!
Campers 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 most importantly practice online safety. In the YouTube Content section, campers will explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find their own niche They'll learn the do's and don'ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship, develop an on-camera presence, their own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class!
Come to Camp Know Where to experience all the best parts of a classic 80’s summer! This camp is sure to be a hit for any Stranger Things fan. Get your Dungeons & Dragons muscles ready with introductory improv games, interactive viewing of Stranger Things, explore the upside down (campus locations), creative STEAM based craft & science projects & as well as some classic 80s board games!! It's interactive, engaging and a little piece of 1980s kitsch. It’s a fun week of geeking out about Stranger Things!
Technology and robotics are in every facet of our daily activities. This camp will teach robotic principles and let campers explore who these wonderful machines can make our daily lives easier. Lots of creative thinking, design, and competition.
Virtual Reality: The Future is NOW! – NEW IN 2020!
Campers will learn the foundations of VR desgn by creating their own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memoriable 3D experiences. Campers will take home their first cardboard VR headset to show family and friends the new worlds you created. Students do not eend 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 teams and VR projects will be on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with family and friends.