Minecraft & Scratch AND Coding, Modeling, & Modding information
Drop-off Location: In front of the McCallie Gameroom. Follow signs to Day Camp; a staff member will be waiting in front of the Gameroom.
Pick-up Location: In front of McCallie Gameroom (3:30 PM) OR McCallie Lake (4:15 PM) OR McCallie Gameroom (4:20 PM – 5:00 PM)
Camp Location: will be held in the McCallie Science Building – Walker Hall
Lunch is provided and Early Drop Off (8AM) is available.
Optional After-Camp Activities
“Lake” Free Swim: 3:40 PM – 4:15 PM (In case of severe inclement weather, campers swim in the Indoor Pool, on the 2nd floor of the SAC.)
After 4:15 pm, late pick up at McCallie Gameroom. After 5:00 PM late fees apply, $25 per day. After 5:00 an additional $25 per day
Minecraft & Scratch
Session 1: June 10 – 14
Session 2: June 17 – 21
Session 3: July 15 – 19
Grades: Rising 2nd – 6th grade, boys and girls
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Fee: $380 per session
Join us for this exciting camp that features two brand new versions of children’s favorite camps, Scratch 3.0 and Minecraft Education Edition!
First, campers will learn the fundamentals involved in creating a video game world, using Scratch 3.0. Scratch 3.0 is the next generation of Scratch, the innovative programming language created just for kids by MIT. They will be introduced to programming by creating and editing sprites and game opponents. Scratch 3.0 features new sprites (characters), a new sound editor and new programming blocks. Campers will show off their new skills as they build their own video game!
Next join us for some Minecraft fun using Microsoft’s newest version of Minecraft: Minecraft Education Edition. Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. In this brand NEW camp, children will use their skills in building, creativity, and solving challenges. They will work collaboratively in huge projects to build Pyramids & the Sphinx and the the world’s best Theme Park. Campers will also work together to plan a trip to Mars and then build a sustainable colony with limited resources on real Martian terrain.
Technology II: Modeling, Coding, & Modding
Session 1: June 24 – 28
Session 2: July 8 – 12
Grades: Rising 4th – 9th, boys and girls
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Fee: $380 per session
First, campers will learn how to use Google SketchUp to build amazing 3D models of anything they want, such as mansions and castles, or race tracks, skate parks and space ships. They will learn how to draw 3D shapes and develop them into simple models, then progress onto more sophisticated techniques. Campers will then learn how to import ready-made components to enhance their projects, and create an animation showing the viewer around their 3D model.
Next, campers will LearnToMod in Minecraft! They will use a block based language to learn about loops, variables, and functions and have campers modding in Minecraft in no time.
Then campers will use Roblox to model a game in a 3D space. Using a combo of art and engineering, they’ll scale, rotate, and move around objects to build a custom playspace. Designing a world is just the first step. Campers will then code the interactions and logic between the objects with Lua, a professional scripting language used by game designers around the world. They will use variables, conditionals, and loops to bring their games to life.
Minecraft & Coding Directors Bios:
Tiffany Henry: Director of Minecraft
Tiffany has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech (Go Jackets!). Tiffany is the Director of COMPUTER EXPLORERS who is in our 10th year partnering with McCallie Summer Camps providing exceptional technology camps to the Chattanooga area. COMPUTER EXPLORERS is company with thirty years experience bringing computer technology education into schools and other programs across the nation. We offer some of the most exciting and cutting-edge summer camp experiences for campers of all ages. We implement our Techstars program in summer camps, which is a program that simplifies the complex world of educational technology by connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts. Tiffany is married to Clay and they have a beautiful 4 year old daughter Lyla.
Amber Gilreath: Director of Coding
Amber earned her B.A. degree in Biology from Jacksonville State University. She is currently working on her Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in Special Education with the University of West Georgia. Amber is currently a resource and inclusion math teacher at Lafayette Middle School. In the past, she worked in the inclusion setting in Special Education at Dade County High School. She has been an avid gamer since she was only 7 years old with her first and still favorite video game being Zelda, Link to the Past, way back when on the Super Nintendo. She still enjoys gaming today on the PS4 and Switch. Sharing her love for technology, creativity, and higher level thinking through coding and gaming with students during her off time at camp in between school years is an exciting part of her upcoming summer. She also has an intense love for her students and enjoys working with all types of learners.