Active Learning's Computer Enrichment Camps
Builder Creation Camps we combine learning and fun and bring it to a whole new
level. At this camp your child will actually design, develop and create "one of a kind"
computer games. These courses were developed to teach
introductory programming skills and also encourage creative thinking. The Game
Builder program blends these traits into an exceptionally fun experience.
Video Game Creation - The Sequel
In the spirit of Mario, Sonic, Samus and other legendary video-game stars come our newest camp class! Campers use Game Maker software to create a side-scrolling, platform game with running, jumping, falling, climbing, blasting, and enemy stomping! Students will incorporate real world physics like gravity and friction, while plotting out head scratching mazes for themselves and other avid gamers to solve! Actual programming techniques will be used to create power-ups and saved game data during the journey. Each studentís game will be a unique adventure programmed entirely by him or her! Additionally campers receive access to our custom download site featuring thousands of games as well as a t-shirt, certificate with photo and a trophy. Click Here for Locations and dates!
Using Scratch software developed by MIT, participants are guided step by step through the basics while creating their own 3D animated story, with a focus on fun. Campers will select from a gallery of animated characters called sprites. They will teach them walk, run, dance, turn around and respond to keyboard input. Students will learn to change backgrounds, add music, play catch, and other cool features. Throughout this course, they will learn basic programming skills while broadening their imagination and creativity. After the end of camp they can install the software and story from our custom download site for further development or to simply show off. Click Here for Locations and dates!
Learn to Fly
Wouldnít it be great to learn how real pilots fly airplanes, from takeoff to landing and everything in between? Well, the Active Learning Flight School is just the program you are looking for. Our instructors utilize Microsoft Flight Simulator Software combined with a joystick and netbooks computer to create a custom flight simulator. The handís on simulator training is complemented by daily lessons on topics like lift, drag, weight and thrust. Additionally participants will learn how airplane components such as wings, rudders and propellers work together to generate flight using fun experiments and demonstrations. Most importantly they will apply those lessons on individual flight simulators, where they learn to fly. Campers will even complete contests and missions along the way the way. At the end each participant will receive a tee shirt, trophy and a certificate with photo. Click Here for Locations and dates!
Imagine how much fun they will have designing and programming professional looking video games. All thatís required is some computer know-how and a bit of imagination because there are no limits! Our camp uses state of the art computers & software combined with expert instruction.
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August 6-10, 2012