2020 S.T.E.A.M Virtual Camps

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Starport has teamed up with BlackRocket, Play-Well Teknologies, Mad Science of Houston, The STEAM Generation, and YouthTech Inc. to bring you virtual camp programming featuring science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.).

Note: All Times Listed are Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Sessions may be cancelled due to low enrollment. 

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Virtual Camps presented by BlackRocket
Curriculum Age Price Day Class Dates Times
Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game 8-11 $140 Mon-Fri 6/8 - 6/12 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game 11-14 $140 Mon-Fri 6/8 - 6/12 12:30PM - 3:30PM
eSports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers
11-14 $140 Mon-Fri 6/22 - 6/26 8:30AM - 11:30AM
eSports Apprentice - Streamers and Gamers 8-11 $140 Mon-Fri 6/22 - 6/26 12:30PM - 3:30PM
3D Game Design with Unity 8-11 $140 Mon-Thu 6/29 - 7/3 8:30AM - 11:30AM
3D Game Design with Unity 11-14 $140 Mon-Fri 6/29 - 7/3 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Inventor’s League - Prototyping for the Future! 8-11 $140 Mon-Fri 7/6 - 7/10 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Inventor’s League - Prototyping for the Future! 11-14 $140 Mon-Fri 7/6 - 7/10 12:30PM - 3:30PM
YouTube® Content Creators 8-11 $140 Mon-Fri 8/10 - 8/14

8:30AM - 11:30AM

YouTube® Content Creators 11-14 $140 Mon-Fri 8/10 - 8/14

12:30PM - 3:00PM

Virtual Camps presented by Play-Well Teknologies
Curriculum Age Price Day Class Dates


Lego® Engineering without kit 6-12 $55 Mon-Fri 6/15 - 6/19 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Lego® Engineering without kit 6-12 $55 Mon-Fri 6/15 - 6/19 1:00PM - 1:45PM
Lego® Engineering with kit 6-12 $180 Mon-Fri 7/13 - 7/17 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Lego® Engineering with kit 6-12 $180 Mon-Fri 7/13 - 7/17 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Virtual Camps presented by The STEAM Generation
Curriculum Age Price Day Class Dates Times
Coding Foundations: Pets 5-7 $89 Mon-Fri 6/8 - 6/12 9:00AM -10:15AM
Coding Foundations: Angry Birds 5-7 $89 Mon-Fri 6/15 - 6/19 9:00AM -10:15AM
Coding Foundations: Knights and Dragons 5-7 $89 Mon-Fri 6/22 - 6/26 9:00AM -10:15AM
Jr. Intro to Coding 5-7 $89 Mon-Fri 7/13 -7/17 9:00AM-10:15AM
SuperCoders with the Foos 5-7 $89 Mon-Fri 7/6 - 7/10 9:00AM -10:15AM
Jr. Coders: Animations and Games 5-7 $89 Mon-Fri 7/20 - 7/24 9:00AM -10:15AM
Virtual Camps presented by Youth Debate League
Youth Debate League - Elementary Level 9-12 $149 Mon-Fri 6/15 - 6/19 10:00AM-12:00PM
Youth Debate League - Middle School Level
12-14 $149 Mon-Fri 6/15 - 6/19 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Virtual Camps presented by Mad Science
Curriculum Age Price Day Class Dates Times
Secret Agent Lab 6-11 $154 Mon-Fri 6/22 - 6/26 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Science in Motion 6-11 $154 Mon-Fri 7/13 - 7/17 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Eureka! 6-11 $154 Mon-Fri 7/27 - 7/31 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Virtual Camps presented by YouthTech Inc.
Curriculum Age Price Day Class Dates Times
iGame Creators 6-10 $125 On-Demand
6-10 $125 On-Demand
Video Game Design 10-17 $125 On-Demand
Roblox 10-17 $125 On-Demand
App Design 10-17 $125 On-Demand
Movie Makers 10-17 $125 On-Demand
Graphic Design 10-17 $125 On-Demand
Web Design 10-17 $125 On-Demand


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, hands-on 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 real-life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process.  Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

BlackRocket Course Videos 

Parents - Visit blackrocket.com/help prior to your child's class to download software, sign up for tech support, and know what to expect on your first day of camp.

Play-Well Teknologies

Play-Well TEKnologies was founded by Tim Bowen in 1997. Introduced to the LEGO® building system in 1996 and recognizing it to be both a popular play medium and a tremendous learning medium, Tim began to develop projects which drew on his professional experience and combined the elements of fun, challenge, and learning. He began operating a summer camp program in 1997, followed by after school enrichment classes in 1998. With steady growth of the company, project development is now undertaken by a staff of instructors bent on constantly improving the programs.

Mad Science of Houston

Mad Science was founded in 1985 in Montreal, Canada by two brothers, Ariel and Ron Shlien. For over 30 years, Mad Science has developed science programs that are kid-tested and approved. From our humble beginnings to the present day, we have always believed that hands-on, fun STEM experiences form the foundation of a lifelong love of science, technology, engineering, and math!

Our mission is to inspire children through science, sparking lifelong imagination and curiosity. As the leading children’s science enrichment provider, we envision a world where, every year, 5 million children experience Mad Science.

The STEAM Generation

The STEAM Generation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that brings the wonder and excitement of STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) to children ages 4-14 through a variety of hands-on learning experiences.

Our mission is to advance K-12 education through high-quality and enriched educational programming immersed in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics).

To provide a hands-on, innovative learning environment in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), which maximizes potential, expands opportunities, and ensures students are equipped to meet the challenges in the world around them, especially in underserved communities.

YouthTech Inc.

Youth Tech Inc. originated in 2001 near the cornfields of Iowa where the camp's founder was working on his master's degree in Education Technology and instructing computer classes at North Iowa Community College (NIACC). It was at this time that the camp founder was asked by the college president to put together some sort of computer training for school-aged students which started the concept of the week long computer camp. The camp was also used as a research project for the founders master's degree and research the best methods for teaching students high end computer skills. In Iowa , the camp grew each year thanks to a strong partnership
with NIACC and the camp's founder. This camp is still offered in Iowa through the community college and takes place in July.

In 2005, KC Camp, Inc. filed and received non-profit status serving the greater good and offering thier camps at a fraction of the cost of for-profit computer camps.

In 2007, KC Camp, Inc. official changed its' name to Youth Tech Inc. The name change is an effort to increase their presence outside of the Kansas City area. Even though the name of the camp has changed, the mission remains the same, "to providing high quality, affordable training for students with a passion for learning, giving them a competitive advantage in the field of their choice."

Additional camp information


For general information, please email Ashley Idema at ashley.c.idema@nasa.gov

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