Roblox Obstacle Course Design (1 week)
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 features of Roblox Studio to create unique 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!
Roblox Adventure Map Coding (1 week)
Learn coding principles through creating modified Roblox adventure maps! Campers undertake a week of learning 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!
Pixel Academy uses a holistic, hands-on approach to inspire and empower kids to understand and create with digital technology all year round. We don't just funnel kids through impersonal, cookie-cutter classes and forget about them; all of our instruction is project-based, every participant's project is unique, and our passion for sharing digital tech skills doesn't expire at the end of the summer. Our programs empower kids to explore the STEM skills that will define their world and to apply them to exciting creative projects across multiple disciplines.
Each CAMP/pixel topic is designed to facilitate fundamental understanding of relevant, 21st-century STEM skills through fun, hands-on learning. Our workshops are infused with inquiry-based activities and exercises so each camper is not only introduced to these concepts but can feel ownership over them and understand why they're important. We use inherently cool vehicles (like Minecraft and YouTube) to teach otherwise intimidating skills (like coding in Java and online safety.) Campers leave CAMP/pixel with a finished project of their own creation and a practiced ability to apply digital tech skills in creative ways.