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Blue Ridge Community College

LEARNING CAN BE FUN

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2020 LEARNING CAN BE FUN WEEKLY SCHEDULE Online registration now open! brcc.edu/continuinged/lcbf

Blue Ridge Community College’s popular Learning Can Be Fun (LCBF) summer youth program offers 85 classes, providing rising 3-12 grade students plenty of opportunities for virtual learning. Due to COVID-19 concerns, all classes meet online, with real-time learning taking place live with an instructor and other students for a virtual bonding experience over a one-week period. Each class is grouped by appropriate age levels, with class size kept to a minimum to allow for individual attention. Class meeting times are listed below. Learning Can Be Fun runs June 8-August 14. Scholarships – based solely on financial need – are available; call 540/453-2215 or emailwce@brcc.edu to request an application.

Enroll your child today, www.brcc.edu/continuinged/lcbf


Culture.History.Language.Literature Beginning Sign Language: Alphabet Animals (rising grades 4-6)

American Sign Language is an amazing language. You will learn the alphabet for fingerspelling, numbers 1-20, and a variety of animals through a Zoom program format that includes fun crafts, activities, videos and more! Approximately 30 minutes of each session will involve viewing online videos or selected Youtube resources.

$89; M-F, June 15-19, 10am-Noon Instructor: Julie Foster Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera and a microphone. A list of materials needed for the class (common household items) will be sent with registration confirmation. Class time is an hour and a half. The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.

“My daughter has really enjoyed this week! There were so many hands on activities to incorporate learning sign language. She loved it and would love another ASL class!”

Exciting Script Writing

Knitting and Making New Friends

Calling young playwrights: would you like to create your own original story to perform on stage? You can in this class! While writing your play, learn to develop backstory, technical effects, acting/staging directions, and character dialogue through a series of activities. During the virtual class time, you will have online interaction with the teacher and other students to learn the tools, techniques, and strategies designed to help improve your script writing. After class, you will use your own time to compose the scripts you want to present by the end of the week, using the strategies, challenges, group ideas, and brainstorming you’ve received each day in class. On Friday, the class will present their original scripts for the rest of class to experience in a reader’s theater format. This collaborative workshop allows you to create entertainment from scratch, and the opportunity to bond as a group while performing your own work in the process.

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit? Or, do you know how to knit, love it, and are looking for a fun way to share with others and maybe learn a new technique or two? In this fun, interactive, online knitting class, you can do all that and more. You will have the opportunity for one-on-one guidance to help you through any snags along the way to making a scarf, and maybe a hat, too!

$89; M-F, June 22-26, 12:30-2:30 pm Instructor – Matthew Grandpre’

(rising grades 6-9)

(rising grades 5-9)

*Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera, a microphone, and a printer. (A printer is not needed if each student has secondary access to receiving and reading emails during class through a second computer or cell phone.) Students should have a 3-ring binder and a flash drive available for class. Class time is an hour and a half . The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.

(rising grades 8-12)

$69, M-F, June 29-July 3, 10-11:30 am Instructor: Anna Foley

Exciting Song Writing If you have ever been interested in creating a song you are proud of that is humorous and catchy or emotional and powerful, then this is a class for you! You will explore the poetry of lyrics and how to turn this poetry into music. During this process, you will learn music theory, chord structure, patterns and rhythms, messages and theme, and a variety of musical techniques to develop a powerful musical chorus. During the virtual class time, you will have online interaction with the teacher and other students to learn the basics behind music and lyrics and build the foundations for your original songs. After class time, you will compose the songs for class the next day. Ideas will be shared through various activities as you create original music for piano and guitar chords. On Friday, when songs are completed, you will have an option to hear, sing to, or play your own original songs, but only if you would like to perform for the class. This collaborative workshop allows you to create entertainment from scratch, and the opportunity to bond as a group while performing your own work in the process! $89; M-F, June 22-26, 2:30-4:30 pm Instructor – Matthew Grandpre’

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Culture.History.Language.Literature US Military History: Museums, Artifacts, and Stories (rising grades 6-12) Virtually tour local and national military museums. View and discuss US military artifacts, gear, and equipment. See and learn about military vehicles. Meet experts and see museum exhibits displaying and discussing military uniforms, equipment, and service from grade school to professional military. This interactive format will give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn how the preservation of artifacts and equipment are important, as well as how they are tied to the stories they help preserve.

$79, M-F, July 13-17, 1-3 pm, Instructor: Jim Belcher

WWII History: Tragic Tale of the USS Indianapolis, Part I (rising grades 6-12)

WWII History: Tragic Tale of the USS Indianapolis, Part II (rising grades 6-12)

The greatest disaster at sea in the history of the US Navy, the USS Indianapolis CA-35 was a story of great triumph and tragedy, of great suffering and sorrow, of perseverance and justice, and of healing and discovery. Too big a story to tell in one session, join us for Part I where we discuss the prewar history of this ship and crew from construction and launch, to sinking and rescue. Your instructor is the only Japanese-born son of a USS Indianapolis Survivor. Hear directly from descendants of those involved (and possibly some actual Survivors!) in the mission to deliver the atomic bomb, the tremendous chaos of the sinking, the rescue and recovery, and then have time to talk with and ask questions of some fascinating people connected to this important piece of American history. Be sure to follow-up with Part II of this series (week of June 22-26) where we will cover the unjust court martial trial, the reunions and healing, the exoneration of the Captain spearheaded by a 12 year old Pensacola boy, and the discovery of USS Indianapolis after 72 years lost at sea.

The greatest disaster at sea in the history of the US Navy, the USS Indianapolis CA-35 was a story of great triumph and tragedy, of great suffering and sorrow, of perseverance and justice, and of healing and discovery. Too big a story to tell in one session, join us for Part II where we discuss the court martial of an innocent man, the gatherings of survivors for over 70 years, the true and inspirational impact a young 12-year-old boy made in righting history, and the amazing and highly improbable discovery of the ship in 2017. Your instructor is the only Japanese-born son of a USS Indianapolis Survivor. Hear directly from descendants of those involved in the story of this ship (possibly some actual survivors), and have time to talk with and ask questions of some fascinating people connected to this important piece of American history. Be sure to precede this class with Part I of this series (week of June 15-19) where we cover the prewar history of this ship and crew, WWII and kamikaze attack at Okinawa, the secret mission to deliver the atomic bomb to the Enola Gay and the tragic sinking and rescue.

$79, M-F, June 15-19, 10:30am-12:30pm Instructor – Jim Belcher

$79, M-F, June 22-26, 10:30am-12:30pm Instructor – Jim Belcher

US Military History: The Role of Minorities & the Enemy Perspective (rising grades 6-12) Explore the history and stories of minorities serving in the US military, from earliest wars to modern. We will present and discuss the role of African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans at significant times, and how they changed the course of Civil Rights in the United States. Live discussions with minorities who served - and their descendants - will provide firsthand accounts, and offer opportunities for questions. Delve into the perspective of some of our enemies during World War II to present day. Hear about their experiences, families, the true role of propaganda, and the use of atomic bombs from an angle not taught in most schools. You will never forget what you see and hear. $79, M-F, June 13-26, 1-3pm Instructor – Jim Belcher

Imaginary Worlds (rising grades 4-6)

Journey into the magical worlds of Narnia, Oz, Wonderland, and the Hundred Acre Woods - some of the most famous mythical lands in children’s literature - by way of storytelling, drama, crafts, and more. Whether you are a longtime fan of the classic tales of C.S. Lewis, Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, and A.A. Milne, or discovering them for the first time, you will love being transported into these magical lands. Visit one of these enchanting places each day, and on Friday, take advantage of the opportunity to create your own magical world! This virtual class will allow you to connect with your peers while sharing a creative experience.

$69; M-F, July 20-24; 1-2:30 pm Instructor: John Tindall

“Our kids wish they could be in LCBF programs all summer long!”

* Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera and a microphone. Note-taking instruments needed for class (pen or pencil and notebook).Class time is an hour and a half. The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.


ART.MUSIC.DANCE.THEATRE Musical Theatre Class (rising grades 5-10)

If you enjoy singing and grooving to your favorite Broadway musical theater hits, then this class is for you! Through online class sessions, students will alternate between learning vocal solos, duets, and trios, as well as choreography, while performing excerpts from brand new musicals, including Anastasia, Annie, Beetlejuice, Hamilton, Matilda, Newsies, Spongebob Squarepants, The Little Mermaid, & Wicked. Individual and group acting activities will challenge you as you practice short scenes from these musicals. This three-part class will include rehearsals and workshops in vocals, choreography, and acting with character development, as we prepare you to learn the skills to audition for shows anywhere! You will perform a virtual show on Friday for family from the comfort of your own home, where exciting songs, scenes, and dances will feature everyone. In addition, anyone who would like to sing a solo will be given that opportunity! This collaborative workshop allows you to explore three key areas of musical theateracting, singing, and choreography. In addition, you gain the opportunity to bond as a group while performing incredible musical art together. $119 M-Th, July 6-9, 12-3pm (rising 5th & 6th) 1-4pm (rising 7th & 8th), & 3-6pm (rising 9th & 10th) Friday, July 10, all grades 12-6 pm Instructors: Matt Grandpre and Claire Wayman Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with camera, a microphone, and a printer. (A printer is not needed if each student has secondary access to receiving and reading emails during class through a second computer or cell phone.) Students should have a 3-ring binder and a flash drive available for class. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.

Create Your Own Play for Performance (rising grades 3-6) Do you love theatre, acting, creating characters and situations? Here is an exciting opportunity for you to do just that, all from your own living room! You and your classmates will come up with an idea for a play and then work all week to bring it to life. You will not only write the play, but you will create props and costumes. Come online and make new friends as you create something unique to share with family and friends in a Friday performance!

$89 M-Th, July 13-16, 10am-Noon F, July 17, 9am-1pm Instructor: Justine Mackey Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera and a microphone. Class time M-TH is an hour and a half. The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor. On Friday, class will be 4 hours to allow for rehearsal and performance time. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.

Build a City (rising grades 5-9) You will use recycled and repurposed materials like cereal boxes, cardboard and paper to explore some basic architecture and design ideas. Each day you will get a new challenge, so by the end of the week you will have scale models for the city of your dreams!

$69, M-F, June 15-19, 10-11:30 am Instructor: Wayne Zink Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera and a microphone. A list of materials needed for the class (common household items) will be sent with registration confirmation. Class time is one hour. The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.

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ART.MUSIC.DANCE.THEATRE Exciting Reader’s Theater Intensive (Rising grades 6-9) In this new and exciting class, geared toward acting through reading and speaking ‘on screen’, you will take on multiple characters from different hit movies. While having fun with activities through improvisation, collaboration, teamwork, voice/speech, emotion immersion, and acting rhythm, you will be challenged to do exercises and drills that are designed to help you become a more animate voice-actor. We will rehearse and perform scenes from some great new movies, such as Avengers Endgame, Little Women, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Shazam, & Jumanji. Each reading will be met by challenges, discussions, character choices, and script analysis. You will have an opportunity to play acting games designed specifically for this type of virtual class. Best of all, you will perform your reader’s theater scenes in a virtual performance on Friday!

$89 ; M-F, June 15-19, 2:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Matthew Grandpre’ Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera, a microphone, and a printer. (A printer is not needed if each student has secondary access to receiving and reading emails during class through a second computer or cell phone.) Students should have a 3-ring binder and a flash drive available for class. Class time is an hour and a half . The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.

Mask Making Workshop (rising grades 3-6) Masks have been around for almost as long as humans have existed. We’ll make a new mask every day based on a different theme. While you’re having fun being creative, we’ll explore other cultures and learn about art and design. You don’t need to be an expert artist, but you will need some basic materials like construction paper, cardboard and stiff paper like file folders or cereal boxes.

$69, M-F, July 6-10, 10-11:30 am Instructor: Wayne Zink Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera and a microphone. A list of materials needed for the class (common household items) will be sent with registration confirmation. Class time is one hour. The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.

Daily Design (rising grades 3-6) Through the creation of a greeting card, we will introduce you to the exciting world of graphic design! Design a new card each day. You don’t need any special drawing skills—just a sense of fun and simple materials like construction paper and a glue stick.

$69, M-F, June 8-12, 10-11:30 am Instructor: Wayne Zink Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera and a microphone. A list of materials needed for the class (common household items) will be sent with registration confirmation. Class time is one hour. The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor.

Exciting Reader’s Theater Development (rising grades 3-5) While rehearsing scenes from favorite movies and playing some of your favorite characters, you will learn and practice the basic skills of voice acting and public speaking, as well as elements of script study and drama, characterization, choral reading, and voice/speech acting. We will rehearse and perform scenes from some great new movies, such as Avengers, Frozen 2, Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4, Onward, Trolls, & Maleficent 2. While having fun practicing scenes from the movies you love, you’ll learn the fundamentals of acting with some activities, games, contests, and challenges focused on acting development within an online 4 x 4 space format. You will also work together to play acting games designed specifically for this type of virtual class. Best of all, you will perform your reader’s theater scenes in a virtual performance on Friday!  $89 ; M-F, June 15-19, 12:30-2:30 pm Instructor: Matthew Grandpre’ Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera, a microphone, and a printer. (A printer is not needed if each student has secondary access to receiving and reading emails during class through a second computer or cell phone.) Students should have a 3-ring binder and a flash drive available for class. Class time is an hour and a half . The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.


NATURE.SCIENCE.TECHNOLOGY Computer Animation! (rising grades 7-12)

Discover the art of animation! In this online class, you will learn how to make objects move across the screen with Adobe Animate. Even without drawing skills, you can begin to make shapes and simple stick figures move. The key is to let the computer do most of the work for you. You will learn a bit of computer programing using ActionScript3, so the User will be able to interact with your animation. Have the User guess numbers or names; make choices on what to do next; or just surprise the User with the next event! It will be up to you - the creator of the action!

$89; M-F, June 22-26, 10am-12:30pm Instructor: Len Klein Students will need to create an Adobe account and download a free trial of Animate for this class: https://www.adobe.com/products/ animate.html. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.

“This class was awesome. Instructional quality was excellent. Classes offered are appealing to a wide variety of ages.”

Intro to Engineering (rising grades 5-9)

Here is an exciting opportunity to dip your toe into the engineering world! Each day you will solve a new design problem by making something with simple materials like cardboard, cracker or cereal boxes, and other recyclables. You don’t need to be math or science oriented to create some pretty amazing projects, but you will learn how to apply math and science to the engineering and design process. Join us and discover your inner engineer!

$69, M-F, June 29-July 3, 1-2:30 pm Instructor: Wayne Zink Students must have a laptop or PC equipped with a camera and a microphone. A list of materials needed for the class (common household items) will be sent with registration confirmation. Class time is one hour. The last 1/2 hour is designated for additional student assistance at a time specified by the instructor. Parents will receive an email invitation to join the class shortly before it begins.

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3D Game Design with Unity (rising grades 3-6)

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

$139 M-F, June 29-July 3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, July 13-17, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket

3D Game Design with Unity (rising grades 6-9)

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Studentcreated games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

$139 M-F, June 29-July 3, 1:30-4:30 pm M-F, July 13-17, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket

Code Breakers eSports Apprentice—Streamers and Gamers (rising grades 3-5)

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 fastestgrowing 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.

$139, M-F, June 22-26, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket

eSports Apprentice—Streamers and Gamers (rising grades 6-9)

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! You 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. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class.

(rising grades 3-6)

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

$139, M-F, July 6-10, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Instructor Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/ online-tech-specs

Code Breakers (rising grades 6-9)

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

$139, M-F, July 6-10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/ online-tech-specs

$139, M-F, June 22-26, 9:30am – 12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket

This requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/online-tech-specs


Black Rocket Minecraft® Animators (rising grades 3-6)

Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

$139, M-F, July 13-17, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Minecraft® Animators (rising grades 6-9)

Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

$139, M-F, July 13-17, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Inventor’s League Prototyping for the Future! (rising grades 3-6)

Become an inventor of the future! Learn ‘rapid prototyping’ and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the eleven-year-old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment, or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete, learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models, and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

$139 M-F, July 6-10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, July 20-24, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/ online-tech-specs

Minecraft® Designers

(rising grades 3-6)

If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

$139, M-F, July 20-24, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *Purchase Minecraft Java Edition *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/ online-tech-specs

Minecraft® Designers

(rising grades 6-9)

If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

$139, M-F, July 20-24, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *Purchase Minecraft Java Edition *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Inventor’s League Prototyping for the Future! (rising grades 3-6)

Become an inventor of the future! Learn ‘rapid prototyping’ and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the eleven-year-old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment, or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete, learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models, and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

$139 M-F, July 6-10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, July 20-24, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/ online-tech-specs

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(rising grades grades 6-9)

Use your your fav favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you you create y your our first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment environment inspired by by Minecr Minecraft. aft. Student projects will be av available on a password protected Black Rock Rocket et website to share with friends and family family.. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft Minecraft are not compatible. Returning Returning students can create more advanced advanced projects that build on previous years. years.

$139 M-F, M-F, June 15-19, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, M-F, July 27-31, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. only. *Purchase Minecraft Java Edition *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Minecraft® Redstone Engineers (rising grades 3-6) 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.

$139 M-F, June 8-12, 1:30-4:30 pm M-F, August 10-14, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *Purchase Minecraft Java Edition *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Minecraft® Redstone Engineers (rising grades 6-9) 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.

Minecraft® Modders (rising grades 3-5)

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

$139 M-F, June 15-19, 1:30-4:30 pm M-F, July 27-31, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *Purchase Minecraft Java Edition *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

$139 M-F, June 8-12, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, August 10-14, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *Purchase Minecraft Java Edition *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs


Black Rocket Code Your Own Adventure: Interactive Storytelling (rising grades 3-6)

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

$139, M-F, July 27-31, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Code Your Own Adventure: Interactive Storytelling

(rising grades 6-9)

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

$139, M-F, July 27-31, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Pokémon® Masters: Designers & 3D Makers Unite! (rising grades 3-6)

Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class, if you can dream it, you can make it! Begin by creating your own digital Pokemon-style custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

$139, M-F, July 13-17, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/ online-tech-specs

JavaScript Developer Jam (rising grades 3-6)

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in 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.

$149, M-F, June 29-July 3, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

JavaScript Developer Jam (rising grades 6-9)

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in 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.

$149, M-F, June 29-July 3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Pokémon® Masters: Designers & 3D Makers Unite! (rising grades 6-9) Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class, if you can dream it, you can make it! Begin by creating your own digital Pokemonstyle custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

$139, M-F, July 13-17, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

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BLACK ROCKET Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game (rising grades 3-6) On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

$139 M-F, July 20-24, 1:30-4:30 pm M-F, August 10-14, 1:30-4:30 pm

Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style Game (rising grades 6-9) On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

$139 M-F, July 20-24, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, August 10-14, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

This requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

This requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/ online-tech-specs

Video Game Animation

YouTube® Content Creators

Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

(rising grades 3-6)

$139 M-F, June 15-19, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, August 3-7, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Video Game Animation

(rising grades 3-6)

$139 M-F, June 29-July 3, 1:30-4:30 pm M-F, August 10-14, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket A webcam is required for this course. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

(rising grades 6-9)

YouTube® Content Creators

Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

$139 M-F, June 15-19, 1:30-4:30 pm M-F, August 3-7, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

(rising grades 6-9)

$139 M-F, June 29-July 3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, August 10-14, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket *A webcam is required for this course. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs


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BLACK ROCKET Python Programmers

(rising grades 3-6)

Want to learn the world’s fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and ​ earn how to code with Python to create the CIA? L 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​.

$149 M-F, June 22-26, 1:30-4:30 pm M-F, August 3-7, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

Python Programmers

grades 6-9)

(rising

Want to learn the world’s fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and ​ earn how to code with Python to create the CIA? L 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​.

$149 M-F, June 22-26, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, August 3-7, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket

Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specstech-specs

ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs! (rising grades 3-6)

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and 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.

$149 M-F, June 15-19, 1:30-4:30 pm M-F, July 27-31, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

JavaScript Developer Jam (rising grades 6-9)

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in 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.

$149, M-F, June 29-July 3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

ROBLOX® Makers (rising grades 3-6) 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. $139

M-F, June 8-12, 1:30-4:30 pm M-F, July 6-10, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs

ROBLOX® Makers

(rising grades 6-9)

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.

$139 M-F, June 8-12, 9:30 am-12:30 pm M-F, July 6-10, 1:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Black Rocket Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. *For tech specs visit: https://blackrocket.com/onlinetech-specs


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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS Jim Belcher teaches and speaks frequently at Department of Defense and veterans’ events, public & private schools, universities, and defense contractor facilities. He has authored numerous magazine articles, a book chapter, hosted a newspaper column and appeared in international history documentaries and news stories. As a public speaker and educator, Jim presents a deeply emotional and thought-provoking introspection of history. His stories are of honor, respect, pride, integrity, perseverance, tolerance, forgiveness and legacy. Jim was a duel citizen at birth, born at Yokosuka Naval Hospital, Japan. His father was one of 1195 men on the final voyage of the famous but ill-fated WWII heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, and served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Jim’s mother is a Japanese WWII survivor and war bride, his grandfather a Nagasaki bomb survivor and uncle a sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army. Jim is the only Japanese-born son of a USS Indianapolis Survivor. He is an “Honorary Survivor of the USS Indianapolis” and an “Honorary Colonel, 116th Infantry Regiment 29th Division”. Black Rocket The magic in every camper comes to life as never before when they are empowered to be as creative as they were all born to be! Black Rocket has twenty years of experience designing camps in the S.T.E.A.M fields. Every program is powered by the camper’s innate imagination and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, handson learning environment. From concept to creation students will demonstrate their masterpiece to the world at the end of each week! All Black Rocket programs mirror reallife experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Anna Foley is currently a student at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, but knitting has been a great hobby for her throughout her school years. Anna started knitting in elementary school and is always setting new challenges from making blankets to dyeing and spinning her own yarn for her projects. She has taught many of her friends to knit at college and is very excited to share her hobby with new knitting enthusiasts! Julie Foster, a former teacher for Harrisonburg City Public Schools, enjoys literature, music, drama, laughing, and learning. She also teaches American Sign Language for local colleges and community groups. She believes learning should be filled with music, drama, dance, and imagination. Stories come alive in her classes. Matthew Grandpre’ has been involved in 105 musical and theatrical productions throughout his lifetime, including three semi-professional productions. A native of California for 28 years, he taught at five music studios across Los Angeles and Orange County, directed three touring theater productions, and conducted three children’s choirs, including a touring barbershop sextet. He most recently helped co-direct an original student production of The Hermitage and a musical review of the past five musicals he directed for youth theater at BRCC, including Urinetown, Les Miserables, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Shrek the Musical, and Fiddler on the Roof. Matthew holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching English from Liberty University, a Bachelor’s Degree

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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS in Music Education from Cal State Northridge and a Credential Degree in Special Education from Cal State Bakersfield. Matthew works as a Special Education and English teacher at Waynesboro High School and was awarded both the Teacher of the Year for Waynesboro School District and the Dawbarn Award for his work with students. Leonard Klein teaches Advanced Technology and Advanced Placement Computer Science at Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School. He and his wife have a farm in Augusta County where they raise Shetland Sheep. Prior to teaching at SVGS, he taught at the Governor’s School in Hampton and before that at Longwood College. Justine Mackey is a graduate of Mary Baldwin University’s Shakespeare and Performance MLitt/MFA program and teaches theatre at Spotswood High school. She also holds a BA in Theatre from Mary Baldwin College. A New York native, working from film to the stage, her most recent theatre credits include: Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Adrianna/Courtesan Luce/Duke (The Comedy of Errors) Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Katherine/Jaquenetta (Loves Labors Lost) with Compass Shakespeare Ensemble, Dolly Levi (Hello Dolly) with The Shultz Theatre, and Velma Kelly (Chicago) with MBU. Her most recent directing credits include; A Doll’s House, Fools, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Oak Grove Theatre and You Can’t Take it With You at BRCC. Most recent costume design credits include; The Comedy of Errors, Proof. Presently keeping her focus on performance and academia, she hopes to change the world with students through the arts and theatre. John Tindall has been a professional Christian Educator in the valley for over 25 years, and currently serves as the Director of Education and Youth at Westminster Presbyterian in Waynesboro. Along with interests in music, drama, baseball and more, John has been a voracious reader since childhood, with an appreciation for classic children’s literature that he has never lost. John has taught book studies at BRCC, Wilson Elementary and throughout the years in his role as a church educator. Claire Wayman is active both on stage and off in numerous productions with ShenanArts, the Valley Playhouse, and Oak Grove Theater as performer, assistant director, and choreographer. She has choreographed Urinetown and Encore! (BRCC), Little Shop of Horrors (twice), and Annie (Valley Playhouse). She has danced for 13 years in various styles, but especially loves tap. She lives in Harrisonburg and is the Marketing Director for the Harrisonburg Homes Team, part of Kline May Realty. Wayne Zink has been teaching art, science and technology in public schools for over 25 years. A life-long maker himself, he loves to see the excitement in children as they make connections between art and science. Wayne lives on a small farm property with his wife and two dogs and enjoys working outdoors in the garden, tending his beehives, and flyfishing in the mountains.

Enroll your child today, www.brcc.edu/continuinged/lcbf

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Workforce & Continuing Education P. O. Box 80, Weyers Cave, VA 24486

LCBF Registration is Easy!

Parents - take advantage of online registration! 1. Go to www.brcc.edu/continuinged/lcbf. 2. Browse the list of Learning Can Be Fun courses. 3. When you’re ready to register, click on Create a Profile, and set up a separate profile for each child. 4. Proceed to checkout. You will receive email confirmation and reminders.

You'll need following: • Child’s name • Child’s mailing address • Child’s date of birth • Child’s Social Security Number (optional) • Parent/guardian name, address, phones

Questions? Call 540/453-2215 or email wce@brcc.edu Payment must be made in full at the time of registration. Participants may receive a refund by withdrawing one week prior to the first class. No refunds can be issued after that time. In the rare event a course doesn’t meet minimum enrollment, we will contact you at least one week prior to the start date to select an alternate placement or request a refund.

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BRCC Learning Can Be Fun  

Blue Ridge Community College’s popular Learning Can Be Fun (LCBF) summer youth program offers 85 classes, providing rising 3-12 grade studen...

BRCC Learning Can Be Fun  

Blue Ridge Community College’s popular Learning Can Be Fun (LCBF) summer youth program offers 85 classes, providing rising 3-12 grade studen...