Welcome to our Youth Summer Program at Hillsborough Community College, Where It’s Fun to Learn!

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Youth Summer Program Schedule (In-Person)

Full DayHalf Day – AM | MorningHalf Day – PM | Afternoon
Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Before Care begins at 8:00 a.m.

Free After Care ends at 5:00 p.m.
Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Free Before Care begins at 8:00 a.m.

Student must be picked up no later than 12:30 p.m.
Hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free After Care ends at 5:00 p.m.

DISCOUNTS and PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Early Bird (February 1 – March 1), Half/Full Summer, HCC Community, Military, Multi-Sibling

PARENTS MUST PROVIDE ALL SNACKS, LUNCHES, AND BEVERAGES.

HCC Corporate Training Center (Davis Island)

Week 1
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Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 1

June 6 – 10, 2022

STEAM Summer Series* (Week 1- Week 3)

Full Day | Ages 8 – 11 | $499 FULL

Get ready to stimulate the mind and explore what STEAM has to offer.  Students will discover the latest innovations in technology and engineering through amazing hands-on learning and will have their minds churning as they problem solve and tackle a variety of challenges promoting teamwork, leadership, and project management. 

Highlights

  • STEAM Projects 
  • STEAM Collaborative challenges 
  • TinkerCAD – Learn and build skills with a basic 3D modeling program 
  • Code.org – Learn and build skills with block coding 
  • Scratch MIT – Learn and build skills with a basic coding ecosystem 
  • Mini-Drones – Learn to fly and code Mini-Drones 
  • Robots – Learn to operate and code robots to solve problems and accomplish goals

Week 1 – will be project-based where students will participate in individual and group hands-on STEAM projects and STEAM Collaborative Challenges.  

*Must have completed 2nd grade.

GAME DESIGN WEEK: Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game

Half Day – AM | Ages 8 – 11 | $185 FULL

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  

GAME DESIGN WEEK: Minecraft Redstone Engineers

Half Day – PM | Ages 8 – 11 | $185 FULL

UPDATED! Minecraft® Redstone Engineers (PM)
Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level!  Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. 

The Empowerment Series (Week 1- Week 4)

Full Day | Ages 12 – 15 | $699 FULL

This four-week Youth Empowerment program has been carefully curated for middle school students (ages 12 – 15). Through the duration of this program, they will learn skills that will give them the steppingstones for success in their academics and daily lives. Money management, leadership, self-esteem, resume building, effective communication strategies, and school/home balance. Paired with these empowerment topics, your teen will have fun exploring the entrepreneurial process, health + safety, hip-hop dance, STEM, and more.

Week 2

June 13 – 17, 2022

STEAM Summer Series* (Week 1 – Week 3)

Full Day | Ages 8 – 11 | $499 FULL

Get ready to stimulate the mind and explore what STEAM has to offer.  Students will discover the latest innovations in technology and engineering through amazing hands-on learning and will have their minds churning as they problem solve and tackle a variety of challenges promoting teamwork, leadership, and project management. 

Highlights  

  • STEAM Projects 
  • STEAM Collaborative challenges 
  • TinkerCAD – Learn and build skills with a basic 3D modeling program 
  • Code.org – Learn and build skills with block coding 
  • Scratch MIT – Learn and build skills with a basic coding ecosystem 
  • Mini-Drones – Learn to fly and code Mini-Drones 
  • Robots – Learn to operate and code robots to solve problems and accomplish goals

Week 2 – will be an exploration of multiple 3D designs and coding programs like TinkerCAD, Code.org, and Scratch. The students will design, build and code basic games and applications with the programs.  

*Must have completed 2nd grade.

The Empowerment Series (Week 1 – Week 4)

Full Day | Ages 12 – 15 | $699 FULL

This four-week Youth Empowerment program has been carefully curated for middle school students (ages 12 – 15). Through the duration of this program, they will learn skills that will give them the steppingstones for success in their academics and daily lives. Money management, leadership, self-esteem, resume building, effective communication strategies, and school/home balance. Paired with these empowerment topics, your teen will have fun exploring the entrepreneurial process, health + safety, hip-hop dance, STEM, and more.

SPACE AVAILABLE. ENROLL TODAY!

Digital Design

Full Day | Ages 12 – 15 | $185

This creative technology camp offers a taste of digital design and fun, hands-on experience with Photoshop. Students develop fundamental graphic design skills as they create digital images to illustrate concepts such as balance, color, shapes, texture and text. It’s a great way to learn essential visual design principles while exploring artistic interests.

Week 3

June 20 – 24, 2022

STEAM Summer Series* (Week 1 – Week 3)

Full Day | Ages 8 – 11 | $499 FULL

Get ready to stimulate the mind and explore what STEAM has to offer.  Students will discover the latest innovations in technology and engineering through amazing hands-on learning and will have their minds churning as they problem solve and tackle a variety of challenges promoting teamwork, leadership, and project management. 

Highlights  

  • STEAM Projects 
  • STEAM Collaborative challenges 
  • TinkerCAD – Learn and build skills with a basic 3D modeling program 
  • Code.org – Learn and build skills with block coding 
  • Scratch MIT – Learn and build skills with a basic coding ecosystem 
  • Mini-Drones – Learn to fly and code Mini-Drones 
  • Robots – Learn to operate and code robots to solve problems and accomplish goals

Week 3 – will be an introduction to mini-drones quadcopters and robots. Both of these will incorporate the coding that they have learned from the second week.  

*Must have completed 2nd grade.

ALL ABOUT CODING WEEK: JavaScript Developer Jam

Half Day – AM | Ages 8 – 11 | $185 FULL

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting with a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

To learn more about the class, click below to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDXEtOK3vMQ.

ALL ABOUT CODING WEEK: Python Programmers

Half Day – PM | Ages 8 – 11 | $185 FULL

Want to learn the world’s fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games.  Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!   Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  

The Empowerment Series (Week 1 – Week 4)

Full Day | Ages 12 – 15 | $699 FULL

This four-week Youth Empowerment program has been carefully curated for middle school students (ages 12 – 15). Through the duration of this program, they will learn skills that will give them the steppingstones for success in their academics and daily lives. Money management, leadership, self-esteem, resume building, effective communication strategies, and school/home balance. Paired with these empowerment topics, your teen will have fun exploring the entrepreneurial process, health + safety, hip-hop dance, STEM, and more.

Week 4

June 27 – July 1, 2022

SPACE AVAILABLE. ENROLL TODAY!

Sign Language

Full Day | Ages 8 – 11 | $175

This enriching camp immerses kids in the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) as they learn a variety of interesting words, phrases, and signs within categories such as numbers, colors, weather, and places. Through fun games and activities, campers develop a new language that engages considerable cognitive functions and emotional connections. They are sure to come home with a number of signs to share and eagerness to learn more! No previous sign language knowledge is required.

The Empowerment Series (Week 1 – Week 4)

Full Day | Ages 12 – 15 | $699 FULL

This four-week Youth Empowerment program has been carefully curated for middle school students (ages 12 – 15). Through the duration of this program, they will learn skills that will give them the steppingstones for success in their academics and daily lives. Money management, leadership, self-esteem, resume building, effective communication strategies, and school/home balance. Paired with these empowerment topics, your teen will have fun exploring the entrepreneurial process, health + safety, hip-hop dance, STEM, and more.

Week 5

July 5 – 8, 2022

(Holiday – No class on July 4)

Chess Photo

Chessmate

Full Day | Ages 8 – 11 | $175 FULL

Playing chess has proven to help students enhance their creativity, improve concentration, expand critical thinking, boost memory and retention, and enhance self-esteem. This camp is designed to develop these skills in students, whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. The instructor uses a range of hands-on teaching tools to keep students engaged and active as they learn how to set up a chessboard; the concepts of gaining the advantage; and tactics and strategies.

SPACE AVAILABLE. ENROLL TODAY!

Fast & Furious Keyboarding (Typing)

Full Day | Ages 12 – 15 | $185

Does your student look at the keys, typing with the hunt-and-peck method? This intensive program helps students increase their typing speed and accuracy – important skills for essays, recreation, career success, and social networking. Students receive the resources to continue their development long after camp is done. 

Keyboarding becomes so much more enjoyable and effortless when your hands know where the keys are and you can keep your eyes on the screen! Learn touch typing, keyboard shortcuts and special characters through interactive lessons and skill-based games.

Week 6

July 11 – 15, 2022

STREAMING WEEK: eSports Apprentice – Streamers & Gamers

Half Day – AM | Ages 8 – 11 | $185 FULL

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 most importantly 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.  

STREAMING WEEK: NEW! YouTube FX Masters

Half Day – PM | Ages 8 – 11 | $185 FULL

Do you love movies with exciting special effects, like The Avengers, Star Wars, or Harry Potter? Amaze your friends by swinging a lightsaber or blasting fire from your hands and becoming a master of the illusions used by Hollywood artists to create visual effects magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 

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Hip Hop Dance

Full Day | Ages 8 – 11 | $175

Hip-Hop Dance  is easy to dismiss as just the latest fad dance style but it started in the 1960s and it’s still here today. If it’s not already, kids Hip-Hop dancing is fast entering the mainstream dance culture. During this weeklong camp, students will build on and experience an array of different hip-hop skills using individual styles, across-the-floor techniques, and choreographed routines. This class strengthens core muscles necessary for body control; develops body awareness, concentration, and self-confidence. This enriching program strengthens coordination and cognitive skills in a positive atmosphere.

Week 7

July 18 – 22, 2022

Young Entrepreneurs

Full Day | Ages 8 – 11 | $185 FULL

Entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting a business; it is a set of skills and a way of thinking, or mindset. This week-long program is designed to teach students how to identify opportunities using their passion, curiosity, vision, and dreams; while at the same time creating innovative solutions, taking some calculated risks, and redefining failures as learning opportunities.

  • Intro to Entrepreneurial and Creativity
  • Idea creation and generation
  • Prototyping
  • Market Research
  • Public Speaking & Pitching 

Babysitter Certificate Class

Full Day | Ages 12 – 15 | $199 FULL

Do you have a teen interested in starting a babysitting service or looking for a great way to earn extra money? This camp trains teens to be safe, reliable babysitters as they learn about safety, feeding, handling, care, and entertainment for young children. It also teaches the skills to launch a successful babysitting business, including marketing services. Students earn a SafeSitter! certification as well as First Aid and CPR certifications. Course fee includes learning materials and certification cards. Students MUST be present at all classes. No make-ups.

Week 8

July 25 – 29, 2022

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ROBLOX WEEK: Roblox Makers

Half Day – AM | Ages 8 – 11 | $185

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.   

To learn more about the class, click below to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnzGx2frg1A.

SPACE AVAILABLE. ENROLL TODAY!

ROBLOX WEEK: ROBLOX WEEK: Roblox Coders & Entrepreneurs!

Half Day – PM | Ages 8 – 11 | $185

Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. 

To learn more about the class, click below to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-frCtGRH6w

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