Teen Tech Camps

Graphics Creation for Animation

Student with Oculus Rift

The Digital Animation Camp will provide the opportunity for you to explore hands-on graphics creation through activities using the 3D modeling and animation technologies used in the creation animation for films and games. The camps feature state-of-the-art computers and equipment and give you the chance to try your hand with these new technologies that are provide the principles and techniques for state of the art animation . In addition, you will have the chance to meet other young animators from the area who share your interests and work together developing some really cool projects.

 

3D and Virtual Reality!

The Sim and Game Camp will provide the opportunity for you to explore hands-on 3D and Virtual Reality through activities using the HTC Vive and other technologies used in the creation of these new worlds. The camps feature state-of-the-art computers and equipment and give you the chance to try your hand with these new technologies that will soon revolutionize the gaming world. In addition, you will have the chance to meet other gamers from the area who share your interests and work together developing some really cool projects.

 

I Have To Be A Computer Geek To Attend, Right?

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Absolutely not! There are no requirements that you have knowledge other than basic computer operations to participate in the camps.

The camps target participants Ages 11 – 16. Youth younger than 11 cannot register.

 

Camp Information

NOTE: We encourage you to enroll in both camps for the best experience!

Digital Animation Camp

Foothills Higher Education Center, Morganton, NC
Class meets June 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 and June 30
1:00-5:00 p.m. each day
COST: $150
Section Number (needed to register for the camp): 51721

The Digital Animation camp will introduce the use of Adobe Photoshop in creating graphics; an introduction to 3D modeling; freehand modeling; lights, textures, and rendering; and animation tools and principles. These are the tools that develop the pieces used to create characters and environments for games and virtual worlds.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

 

Sim & Game Camp

Foothills Higher Education Center, Morganton, NC
Class meets July 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, & July 28
1:00-5:00 p.m. each day
COST: $150
Section Number (needed to register for the camp): 51722

Student with Oculus RiftThe Sim & Game Camp takes the next step in the process. You will explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional game graphics; level building; and interactive scripting in the Unity3D game engine. As part of the camp, you will build out virtual reality simulations that are viewable through the HTC Vive Development VR Kits.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017

 

For Parents

We ensure that our Teen Tech Camps are a safe and welcoming place for your child. You will meet our camp instructors on the first day of camp in the lobby of the Foothills Higher Education Center. Your child will remain with our instructors until you return for pick up at the end of each camp session.

 

How To Enroll

We offer several ways to sign up for the Teen Tech Camps

  • Sign-up online through WPCC Continuing Education
    (again, the section numbers are 51721 for the Digital Animation Camp and 51722 for the Sim & Game Camp)
    You will be sent a separate email with information on payment for the courses.
    If you are under the age of 16 and are registering for a summer camp, your parents must download, fill out, sign and submit this Registration Form.
  • Register in Person at WPCC
    Stop by Hildebrand Hall on the WPCC Main Campus [map] on Tuesdays only from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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The SGD & DEAT Programs at WPCC

WPCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Simulation and Game Development (SGD) that prepares graduates for careers including Independent Contractors, Artists, Video Programmers, Game and Sound Design, Game Testers and Producers.  We also offer an Associate in Applied Science degree in Digital Effects and Animation Technology (DEAT) that prepares graduates for careers such as Graphic and Motion Graphic Design for Video and Web, 3-D Simulation and Visualization, Video Production, Freelance Work, and Marketing. The programs also have college transfer options available to students. For more information, please contact Jonathan Crumpler jcrumpler@wpcc.edu or call (828) 448-3544.