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Thursday October 29, 2020
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Scarecrow Row Contest - Halloween - Scarecrow Row Contest 2020
Display your Scarecrow creations on “ Scarecrow Row” at the Northampton Municipal Park starting Oct. 20 thru Sunday Nov. 1 .*CATEGORIES: MOST ORIGINAL FUNNIESTMOST CREATIVEBEST LOOK ALIKEBEST BUSINESS/SHOPEntries will be judged by a panel of Twp. Supervisors along with the “People’s Vote”. Prizes will be awarded for each category:1st place = $ 402nd place = $ 303rd place= $ 20 plus honorable mention. Winners will be announced Nov. 1 on the P&R website. Scarecrow Row will be a part of the Halloween Parade route on Sat. Oct. 31. for all to enjoy!*Display dates are weather dependent.You do not have to register ahead of time to view Scarecrow Row during the Halloween Parade - Please only Register if you would like to enter a Scarecrow in the contest.
 
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM    Yoga - Gentle Yoga (BEGINNERS - LEVEL 1) - Gentle Yoga THURS AM
Are you new to Yoga?  This class is a beginner yoga class.  This calming stress-relieving yoga class teaches you how to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Poses are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail.  Recommended for those newer to yoga or working with special concerns.  Perfect for the student looking for a gentle experience or those who need a change of pace. Various props will be used for a safe practice and class will end in deep relaxation.  Those with medical conditions, please check with your physician if you have any concerns about attending yoga.Please bring a mat, yoga block and water.  You may also bring a towel or blanket to assist your practice.  Instructor Barbara Cavanaugh AAAI-ISMA certified*We will not be using drop in or punch cards as we need everyone to register so we have an accurate class roster in case we need contact tracing.* Need yoga equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Preschool Potpourri - 3 Year Old (Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed/Fri) - Preschool Potpourri 3 Year Old 2 DAY 20-21 Tuition (TR)
An enjoyable combination of free time exploration and organized activities. Hands-on experiences introduce and reinforce recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, colors and self awareness at an age appropriate level. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical and overall development of each child. Convenient playground facilities, as well as a gymnasium, permits diversified physical activities. Class enrollment is limited to 12 children for the 3 yr. old program, with a ratio of one instructor per 6 participants Children must be toilet trained before the start of the school year. NO PULL UPS PERMITTED. Parents are welcome to observe anytime during the school year. To schedule a visit contact the Recreation Center: 215-357-5396 x 313 Online registration IS NOT AVAILABLE for this program.  There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee which is not applied toward tuition.Inquire about our AM Extended Hours before Preschool(8:30 – 9:30 A.M)NOTE:  There is a one time $30 dollar fee for any Non Resident.
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Preschool Potpourri - 4 PLUS 5 day (Mon-Fri) - Preschool Potpourri 4 + 20-21 Tuition
An enjoyable combination of free time exploration and organized activities. Hands-on experiences introduce and reinforce recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, colors and self awareness at an age appropriate level. 4+ is a more advanced program incorporating Kindergarten readiness skills and enrichment activities. The perfect program for the more experienced preschooler who misses the kindergarten cut off date or morning enrichment for children attending afternoon kindergarten. Monday thru Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical and overall development of each child. Convenient playground facilities, as well as a gymnasium, permits diversified physical activities. Class enrollment is limited to 16 children for the 4 yr. old program, with a ratio of one instructor per 8 participants Children must be toilet trained before the start of the school year. NO PULL UPS PERMITTED. Parents are welcome to observe anytime during the school year. To schedule a visit contact the Recreation Center: 215-357-5396 x 313 Online registration IS NOT AVAILABLE for this program. There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee, which is not applied toward tuition.Inquire about our AM Extended Hours before Preschool(8:30 – 9:30 A.M)NOTE:  There is a one time $30 dollar fee for any Non Resident.
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    CPL Youth Services Meeting - Community Room (Starts at 9:30am)
 
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi (Thurs)
Take time for yourself and calm your mind, body, and spirit in a low-impact environment for all fitness levels.  Emphasis on fluid movement and a full, pain-free range of motion that is specifically designed to manage stress will wash your anxiety away, while developing muscle tone, building bone density, and improving your balance and flexibility.  Our Tuesday class is appropriate for those with some exposure to Tai Chi, the Thursday class provides an introduction geared toward beginners.Instructor: E. Story Biddle, certified Tai Chi instructor.*Inclement Weather/Rain Site - James E Kinney Center*Want to practice your Tai Chi moves at home?  Support Parks and Rec and get your soundtrack here! Tai Chi - The Gateway to Active Seniors
 
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi (Tues/Thurs) 10 Classes
Take time for yourself and calm your mind, body, and spirit in a low-impact environment for all fitness levels.  Emphasis on fluid movement and a full, pain-free range of motion that is specifically designed to manage stress will wash your anxiety away, while developing muscle tone, building bone density, and improving your balance and flexibility.  Our Tuesday class is appropriate for those with some exposure to Tai Chi, the Thursday class provides an introduction geared toward beginners.Instructor: E. Story Biddle, certified Tai Chi instructor.*Inclement Weather/Rain Site - James E Kinney Center*Want to practice your Tai Chi moves at home?  Support Parks and Rec and get your soundtrack here! Tai Chi - The Gateway to Active Seniors
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Susan Bowman Tennis Court Use
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Animation Studio: Character Design 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 101: Java Script Side Scroller 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 102: Custom Sprites 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Bed Wars 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Skywars 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with Java 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Game Club: Story Games 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Obby Club: The Floor is Lava 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Code Remix: Apps and Games 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Game Development: Third-Person Games in Unity 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with Java 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Python: Arcade Game Design 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Youtube: Streaming FX and Post Production 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Bed Wars 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon! 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Roblox: The Floor is Lava! 4 PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM    Ballet For Tots - Ballet For Tots
Do you have a tiny dancer?  Ballet for Tots is perfect introduction to dance class through the basics of ballet.  Your child will enjoy learning in a warm and friendly atmosphere with an experienced ballet instructor.  Not only will you discover if dance is right for your little one, but this class will also enhance your child's rhythm, balance, flexibility, and posture.Instructor: Elena Lydon*We will not be using drop in or punch cards as we need everyone to register so we have an accurate class roster in case we need contact tracing.*Need Ballet shoes?  Support Parks and Rec and buy your shoes here!
 
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM    Zumba 20-20-20 - Zumba 20-20-20
20 minutes of high energy Zumba + 20 minutes of Zumba Toning + 20 minutes of floor work & stretching = The fastest 60 minutes of a fun, total body work-out that will keep you coming back for more!!  It’s an exercise smorgasbord for your body and mind  so you can shape up and de-stress!!!  Bring an exercise mat, light weights (preferably “Zumba Toning Sticks” if you have them),  a water bottle and a towel!!!*We will not be using drop in or punch cards as we need everyone to register so we have an accurate class roster in case we need contact tracing.*Want to practice Zumba at home?  Support Parks and Rec and get the soundtrack to the party that never stops!
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Animation Studio: Character Design 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 101: Java Script Side Scroller 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 102: Custom Sprites 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Bed Wars 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Skywars 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with Java 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Game Club: Story Games 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Obby Club: The Floor is Lava 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Code Remix: Apps and Games 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Game Development: Third-Person Games in Unity 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with Java 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Python: Arcade Game Design 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Youtube: Streaming FX and Post Production 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Bed Wars 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon! 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Roblox: The Floor is Lava! 7 PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers 7 PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Pilates - Pilates - THURSDAY PM
Now In Person and Virtual!AM Pilates: Start your morning off with one fo the hottest exercise trends!  Pilates is incredibly effective at improving muscle control, flexibility, coordination and strength.  It's the no-so-secret weapon of both Hollywood stars and busy moms, and the best part is that it's appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.  Anyone can do Pilates and see the benefits in a short amount of time.  When you practice Pilates, you build strength and stability - especially in your abdominals, legs and back, improve your flexibility and and reduce your risk of injury.  Focus is on developing better posture, body control and proper breathing, while also reducing tension and strengthening your body.  Leave class feeling Leaner. Calmer. Stronger.PM Pilates:  Take time for yourself after a long day of working, taking care of the kids, or running endless errands.  Focus on strengthening your upper and lower body, abdominal muscles, lower back and buns.  Your body will create the challenge to improve your core stability by strengthening your core, lengthening your body, and improving your posture.  Register now and work your way to feeling Leaner.  Calmer. Stronger.In Person Instructor:   Barbara Cavanaugh AAAI-ISMA certified Pilates and YogaVirtual Instructor: Marion McNulty, M. Ed., AAAI and AFAA National Fitness Certifications.*We will not be using drop in or punch cards as we need everyone to register so we have an accurate class roster in case we need contact tracing.*Need exercise equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
Friday October 30, 2020
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Scarecrow Row Contest - Halloween - Scarecrow Row Contest 2020
Display your Scarecrow creations on “ Scarecrow Row” at the Northampton Municipal Park starting Oct. 20 thru Sunday Nov. 1 .*CATEGORIES: MOST ORIGINAL FUNNIESTMOST CREATIVEBEST LOOK ALIKEBEST BUSINESS/SHOPEntries will be judged by a panel of Twp. Supervisors along with the “People’s Vote”. Prizes will be awarded for each category:1st place = $ 402nd place = $ 303rd place= $ 20 plus honorable mention. Winners will be announced Nov. 1 on the P&R website. Scarecrow Row will be a part of the Halloween Parade route on Sat. Oct. 31. for all to enjoy!*Display dates are weather dependent.You do not have to register ahead of time to view Scarecrow Row during the Halloween Parade - Please only Register if you would like to enter a Scarecrow in the contest.
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Preschool Potpourri - 4 PLUS 5 day (Mon-Fri) - Preschool Potpourri 4 + 20-21 Tuition
An enjoyable combination of free time exploration and organized activities. Hands-on experiences introduce and reinforce recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, colors and self awareness at an age appropriate level. 4+ is a more advanced program incorporating Kindergarten readiness skills and enrichment activities. The perfect program for the more experienced preschooler who misses the kindergarten cut off date or morning enrichment for children attending afternoon kindergarten. Monday thru Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical and overall development of each child. Convenient playground facilities, as well as a gymnasium, permits diversified physical activities. Class enrollment is limited to 16 children for the 4 yr. old program, with a ratio of one instructor per 8 participants Children must be toilet trained before the start of the school year. NO PULL UPS PERMITTED. Parents are welcome to observe anytime during the school year. To schedule a visit contact the Recreation Center: 215-357-5396 x 313 Online registration IS NOT AVAILABLE for this program. There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee, which is not applied toward tuition.Inquire about our AM Extended Hours before Preschool(8:30 – 9:30 A.M)NOTE:  There is a one time $30 dollar fee for any Non Resident.
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Preschool Potpourri - 4 Year Old (Mon/Wed/Fri) - Preschool Potpourri 4 Year Old 20-21 Tuition
An enjoyable combination of free time exploration and organized activities. Hands-on experiences introduce and reinforce recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, colors and self awareness at an age appropriate level. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical and overall development of each child. Convenient playground facilities, as well as a gymnasium, permits diversified physical activities. Class enrollment is limited to 16 children for the 4 yr. old program, with a ratio of one instructor per 8 participants Children must be toilet trained before the start of the school year. NO PULL UPS PERMITTED. Parents are welcome to observe anytime during the school year. To schedule a visit contact the Recreation Center: 215-357-5396 x 313 Online registration IS NOT AVAILABLE for this program.  There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee which is not applied toward tuition.NOTE:  There is a one time $30 dollar fee for any Non Resident.Inquire about our AM Extended Hours before Preschool(8:30 – 9:30 A.M)
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Susan Bowman Tennis Court Use
 
Saturday October 31, 2020
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Scarecrow Row Contest - Halloween - Scarecrow Row Contest 2020
Display your Scarecrow creations on “ Scarecrow Row” at the Northampton Municipal Park starting Oct. 20 thru Sunday Nov. 1 .*CATEGORIES: MOST ORIGINAL FUNNIESTMOST CREATIVEBEST LOOK ALIKEBEST BUSINESS/SHOPEntries will be judged by a panel of Twp. Supervisors along with the “People’s Vote”. Prizes will be awarded for each category:1st place = $ 402nd place = $ 303rd place= $ 20 plus honorable mention. Winners will be announced Nov. 1 on the P&R website. Scarecrow Row will be a part of the Halloween Parade route on Sat. Oct. 31. for all to enjoy!*Display dates are weather dependent.You do not have to register ahead of time to view Scarecrow Row during the Halloween Parade - Please only Register if you would like to enter a Scarecrow in the contest.
 
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Dog Training - Beginner Dog Training
Beginner Dog Training. Positive reinforcement based techniques will be taught using food, toys and affection as a reward. This group course will cover topics such as eye contact, position changes (sit, down and stand), leash skills, come/recall, house training and so much more! Each dog should be at least 2 months old, accompanied by an adult (18+) and we highly recommend all age appropriate Vaccines be administered prior to your first class (please check with your Veterinarian for guidance). Older dogs welcome. Instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the class at her discretion.  Must wear a mask to classInstructor Donna Meszaros has over 25 years experience working with animals.Need a new leash or gear for your dog?  Support Parks and Rec and clink on the link below!
 
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Northampton Township Hockey
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Animation Studio: Character Design 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 101: Java Script Side Scroller 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 102: Custom Sprites 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Bed Wars 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Skywars 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with Java 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Game Club: Story Games 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Obby Club: The Floor is Lava 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Code Remix: Apps and Games 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Game Development: Third-Person Games in Unity 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with Java 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Python: Arcade Game Design 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Youtube: Streaming FX and Post Production 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Bed Wars 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon! 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Roblox: The Floor is Lava! 11 AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers 11AM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Animation Studio: Character Design 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 101: Java Script Side Scroller 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 102: Custom Sprites 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Bed Wars 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Skywars 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with Java 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Game Club: Story Games 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Obby Club: The Floor is Lava 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Code Remix: Apps and Games 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Game Development: Third-Person Games in Unity 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with Java 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Python: Arcade Game Design 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Youtube: Streaming FX and Post Production 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Bed Wars 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon! 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Roblox: The Floor is Lava! 3 PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers 3PM Start (Sat)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
Sunday November 1, 2020
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Super Soccer Stars Field Use
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Super Soccer Stars - Super Soccer Stars (ages 6-8 SUN)
Super Soccer Stars (ages 4-10)At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class. Through the use of fun and ready-for action games and challenges, each player will learn the characteristics to become a successful soccer player.  Whether a soccer novice, or looking to develop advanced skills, Super Soccer Stars is the place to be!  *Shin guards recommended*  *Please bring your own soccer ball.*   Need a soccer ball?  Support Parks and Rec and get your soccer supplies here!
 
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Northampton Township Hockey
 
11:55 AM - 12:45 PM    Super Soccer Stars - Super Soccer Stars (ages 4-5 SUN)
Super Soccer Stars (ages 4-10)At Super Soccer Stars, it is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class. Through the use of fun and ready-for action games and challenges, each player will learn the characteristics to become a successful soccer player.  Whether a soccer novice, or looking to develop advanced skills, Super Soccer Stars is the place to be!  *Shin guards recommended*  *Please bring your own soccer ball.*   Need a soccer ball?  Support Parks and Rec and get your soccer supplies here!
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    American Sewing Guild Executive Committee Library Conference Room
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    SAT Math Prep - SAT Prep Math - VIRTUAL
SAT Prep ClassesPrepare for the NEW SAT with Northampton Township!  This four week preparation course will provide foundational skills for your student.  A small group setting will be utilized to maximize personal instruction.   The class will provide extensive practice and drills, and students will learn strategies with experienced instructors to increase their score.  Homework will be provided to reinforce classroom discussions. *If in-person instruction is not possible due to COVID-19, Virtual classes will replace in-person session.  Virtual Format will be extended and expanded to 2 hours of instruction.*SAT Math BoosterAre you a solid Math student and just want to brush up on your skills before the test date?  Don’t have enough time to commit to the full Math course? The SAT Math Booster class is the perfect solution for those who just need a refresher or those whose schedules are already full!  In one afternoon, you will feel confident and ready to tackle the SAT!Math - PA Certified Math Teacher, 20 years experienceNeed new notebooks or pencils for class?  Support Parks and Rec and click on the link below!
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    NHS Field Hockey
 
Monday November 2, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Data Analysis - Advanced Data Analysis
Certificate in Data AnalysisData Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace.  Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions.  Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.  Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.CEUs: 4.8Full Certificate:  $495.00 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULEIntroduction to Data Analysis - Sep 8-Oct 2Intermediate Data Analysis - Oct 5 - 30Advanced Data Analysis - Nov 2 - 27Individual Courses:INTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSISData Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace.  Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions.  This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting.  Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.CEUs: 1.6Fee:  $195Registration Deadline: Sept 11INTERMEDIATE DATA ANALYSISMany of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences.  For example, would men and women prefer different product features?  In addition, you may look at relationships between variables.  Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase?  This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships.  In addition, you'll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.  CEUs:  1.6Fee: $195Registration Deadline: Oct 9ADVANCED DATA ANALYSISAfter taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand.  Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on the statistically significant information.  Whether your business is home-based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.  CEUs:  1.6Fee: $195Registration Deadline:  Nov 6
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Graphic Design Software Essentials - Adobe InDesign Essentials
Certificate in Graphic Design Software EssentialsThe Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design.  Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software.  Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web.  Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly.  InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines.  Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work.  Access to the Adobe software tools required.Full Certificate:  $545.00 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULEAdobe Illustrator Essentials - Sep 8 - Oct 2Adobe Photoshop Essentials - Oct 5 - 30Adobe InDesign Essentials - Nov 2 - 27Individual Courses:ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ESSENTIALSAdobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software.  Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web.  In this course you will learn Adobe Illustrator fundamentals to set up a print document and usse various tools to draw, type and color all kinds of documents.  Access to Adobe Illustrator software is required.Fee:  $225.00Registration Deadline: Sept 11ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIALSThis fundamental course covers Adobe Photoshop CC most commonly used tools, menus and panels.  You'll learn all the basics of Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work.  Impress your business organization, friends and family by enhancing their photos and create magazine cover quality enhanced images.  Access to Adobe Photoshop software required.Fee:  $225.00Registration Deadline:  Oct 9ADOBE INDESIGN ESSENTIALSAdobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly.  InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines.  This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents.  You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents.  Access to Adobe InDesign software required.Fee:  $225.00Registration Deadline:  Nov. 6
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Management - Managing Generations in the Workplace
Certificate in ManagementStarts Every Month February through SeptemberEnhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders.  Nothing creates success like a solid foundation.  Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees.  Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness.  Then you will explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization.  Finally, get the keys to manage different generations in your workplace.  Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value.CEUs/ILUs: 4.8Full Certificate:  $595.00 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULEManagement Boot Camp - Sep 8 - Oct 2Collaborative Management - Oct 5 - 30Managing Generations in the Workplace - Nov 2 - 27Individual Courses:MANAGEMENT BOOT CAMPEnhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders.  Nothing creates success like a solid foundation.  Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees.  Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included).  By the end of the course we will have you managing like a pro- quickly and with confidence.  CEUs/ILUs:  1.6Fee:  $295.00Registration Deadline: Sept 11Management Boot Camp is provided by Riverside Community College, Riverside, CaliforniaCOLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENTWhether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity.  Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed.  This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization. CEUs/ILUs:  1.6Fee: $245.00Registration Deadline: Oct 9MANAGING GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACEGet an understanding of managing workers in different generations in the workplace.  Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value.  Generations X and Y are significantly different than the Boomer generation.  Each generation has different expectations and styles of work in the workplace.  Come explore the characteristics of the different generations in the workplace.  Discover the current motivations of Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers and what message they value.  Then identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee:  $175.00Registration Deadline:  Nov 6
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Online Teaching - Fostering Online Discussion
Certificate in Online TeachingFor those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online.  Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning.  Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online.  From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to line tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business.  Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching.  CEUs/ILUs:  4.8Full Certificate:  $495.00 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULE Advanced Teaching Online - Sep 8 - Oct 2Designing Online Instruction - Oct 5 - 30Fostering Online Discussion - Nov 2 -27Individual Courses:ADVANCED TEACHING ONLINEIn the 21st century, half of all learning will be online.  The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online.  Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course.  Take home a ten step model for developing your online course.  Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers.  Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows.  plus, find out how self quizzes enhance learning.See an animation, drop-and drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages.  Engage in online discussion with other teachers.  An instructor's book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee: $195.00Registration Deadline: Sept 11DESIGNING ONLINE INSTRUCTIONLearn about the online instructional environment, envisioning our online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more.  Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment.  Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines.Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction.  Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee:  $195.00Registration Deadline: Oct. 9FOSTERING ONLINE DISCUSSIONBeing engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest weaknesses of online teachers.  It is also one of the three biggest ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your learners.  Come experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of 'continual engagement' in teaching.  Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading.  You will come away with advance, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion.  And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee:  $195.00Registration Deadline:  Nov. 6
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Social Media for Business - Integrating Social Media In Your Organization
Social Media for Business CertificateGet in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients.  For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations.  From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization.  Learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization.  Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing.Whether you are new to social networks or already involved, you will come away with both an understanding of social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business.  Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write, and train others on social networks.CEUs: 4.8Full Certificate:  $495 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULEIntroduction to Social Media - Sep 8 - Oct 2Marketing Using Social Media - Oct 5 - 30Integrating Social Media in Your Organization - Nov 2 - 27Individual Courses:INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIAGet involved in the move from in-person to online communication.  Learn what social media are and their role in your business and personal life.  Find out the top sites and how businesses are using the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers and clients.  Explore the options for your organization.  Look at case studies of what other organizations are doing.  Let your instructor guide your exploration of Facebook and YouTube.  For anyone interested in social media.Your instructor is a nationally known speaker, consultant, and trainer on social networks and social media.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee: $195.00Registration Deadline:  Sept 11MARKETING USING SOCIAL MEDIADevelop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization suing social media.  Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging.  Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs, and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business.  You'll find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and learn what's right for your work and kind of organization.  CEUs/ILUs:  1.6Fee:  $195.00Registration Deadline:  Oct 9INTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDIA IN YOUR ORGANIZATIONTake away a practical strategy and techniques for implementing a social strategy for your organization or business.  Learn the top five considerations when starting a social network as well as tips to manage an online community.  Discover how to create your own private social network using the Ning platform.  Discuss the top tools to use to manage your social media life and build integration into your website.  See how Google Docs and Calendars work and how to use online video to further your business goals.  Hear about mobile check-in applications and how companies are using coupon and deal sites.  Get your company listed properly on local search engines so more customers can find you.  Discuss how web design has changed and get feedback on your website while discovering usability testing and user interface design.  Finally, learn how to manage this influx of information created by the new media revolution.  Develop a manageable work flow and get productivity tips to be more efficient.  Lear what you might be doing wrong in social media as well as essential policies to have in place fo r your employees and company.  See what trends are on the horizon and where your goals fit with those new trends.CEUs/ILUs:  1.6Fee:  $195Registration Deadline Nov 6
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Pilates - Virtual Pilates - MON
Now In Person and Virtual!AM Pilates: Start your morning off with one fo the hottest exercise trends!  Pilates is incredibly effective at improving muscle control, flexibility, coordination and strength.  It's the no-so-secret weapon of both Hollywood stars and busy moms, and the best part is that it's appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.  Anyone can do Pilates and see the benefits in a short amount of time.  When you practice Pilates, you build strength and stability - especially in your abdominals, legs and back, improve your flexibility and and reduce your risk of injury.  Focus is on developing better posture, body control and proper breathing, while also reducing tension and strengthening your body.  Leave class feeling Leaner. Calmer. Stronger.PM Pilates:  Take time for yourself after a long day of working, taking care of the kids, or running endless errands.  Focus on strengthening your upper and lower body, abdominal muscles, lower back and buns.  Your body will create the challenge to improve your core stability by strengthening your core, lengthening your body, and improving your posture.  Register now and work your way to feeling Leaner.  Calmer. Stronger.In Person Instructor:   Barbara Cavanaugh AAAI-ISMA certified Pilates and YogaVirtual Instructor: Marion McNulty, M. Ed., AAAI and AFAA National Fitness Certifications.*We will not be using drop in or punch cards as we need everyone to register so we have an accurate class roster in case we need contact tracing.*Need exercise equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Pilates - Virtual Pilates - MON/WED
Now In Person and Virtual!AM Pilates: Start your morning off with one fo the hottest exercise trends!  Pilates is incredibly effective at improving muscle control, flexibility, coordination and strength.  It's the no-so-secret weapon of both Hollywood stars and busy moms, and the best part is that it's appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.  Anyone can do Pilates and see the benefits in a short amount of time.  When you practice Pilates, you build strength and stability - especially in your abdominals, legs and back, improve your flexibility and and reduce your risk of injury.  Focus is on developing better posture, body control and proper breathing, while also reducing tension and strengthening your body.  Leave class feeling Leaner. Calmer. Stronger.PM Pilates:  Take time for yourself after a long day of working, taking care of the kids, or running endless errands.  Focus on strengthening your upper and lower body, abdominal muscles, lower back and buns.  Your body will create the challenge to improve your core stability by strengthening your core, lengthening your body, and improving your posture.  Register now and work your way to feeling Leaner.  Calmer. Stronger.In Person Instructor:   Barbara Cavanaugh AAAI-ISMA certified Pilates and YogaVirtual Instructor: Marion McNulty, M. Ed., AAAI and AFAA National Fitness Certifications.*We will not be using drop in or punch cards as we need everyone to register so we have an accurate class roster in case we need contact tracing.*Need exercise equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Preschool Potpourri - 4 PLUS 5 day (Mon-Fri) - Preschool Potpourri 4 + 20-21 Tuition
An enjoyable combination of free time exploration and organized activities. Hands-on experiences introduce and reinforce recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, colors and self awareness at an age appropriate level. 4+ is a more advanced program incorporating Kindergarten readiness skills and enrichment activities. The perfect program for the more experienced preschooler who misses the kindergarten cut off date or morning enrichment for children attending afternoon kindergarten. Monday thru Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical and overall development of each child. Convenient playground facilities, as well as a gymnasium, permits diversified physical activities. Class enrollment is limited to 16 children for the 4 yr. old program, with a ratio of one instructor per 8 participants Children must be toilet trained before the start of the school year. NO PULL UPS PERMITTED. Parents are welcome to observe anytime during the school year. To schedule a visit contact the Recreation Center: 215-357-5396 x 313 Online registration IS NOT AVAILABLE for this program. There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee, which is not applied toward tuition.Inquire about our AM Extended Hours before Preschool(8:30 – 9:30 A.M)NOTE:  There is a one time $30 dollar fee for any Non Resident.
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Preschool Potpourri - 4 Year Old (Mon/Wed/Fri) - Preschool Potpourri 4 Year Old 20-21 Tuition
An enjoyable combination of free time exploration and organized activities. Hands-on experiences introduce and reinforce recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, colors and self awareness at an age appropriate level. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical and overall development of each child. Convenient playground facilities, as well as a gymnasium, permits diversified physical activities. Class enrollment is limited to 16 children for the 4 yr. old program, with a ratio of one instructor per 8 participants Children must be toilet trained before the start of the school year. NO PULL UPS PERMITTED. Parents are welcome to observe anytime during the school year. To schedule a visit contact the Recreation Center: 215-357-5396 x 313 Online registration IS NOT AVAILABLE for this program.  There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee which is not applied toward tuition.NOTE:  There is a one time $30 dollar fee for any Non Resident.Inquire about our AM Extended Hours before Preschool(8:30 – 9:30 A.M)
 
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM    Pilates - Pilates - MONDAY AM
Now In Person and Virtual!AM Pilates: Start your morning off with one fo the hottest exercise trends!  Pilates is incredibly effective at improving muscle control, flexibility, coordination and strength.  It's the no-so-secret weapon of both Hollywood stars and busy moms, and the best part is that it's appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.  Anyone can do Pilates and see the benefits in a short amount of time.  When you practice Pilates, you build strength and stability - especially in your abdominals, legs and back, improve your flexibility and and reduce your risk of injury.  Focus is on developing better posture, body control and proper breathing, while also reducing tension and strengthening your body.  Leave class feeling Leaner. Calmer. Stronger.PM Pilates:  Take time for yourself after a long day of working, taking care of the kids, or running endless errands.  Focus on strengthening your upper and lower body, abdominal muscles, lower back and buns.  Your body will create the challenge to improve your core stability by strengthening your core, lengthening your body, and improving your posture.  Register now and work your way to feeling Leaner.  Calmer. Stronger.In Person Instructor:   Barbara Cavanaugh AAAI-ISMA certified Pilates and YogaVirtual Instructor: Marion McNulty, M. Ed., AAAI and AFAA National Fitness Certifications.*We will not be using drop in or punch cards as we need everyone to register so we have an accurate class roster in case we need contact tracing.*Need exercise equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Susan Bowman Tennis Court Use
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Animation Studio: Character Design 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 101: Java Script Side Scroller 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 102: Custom Sprites 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Bed Wars 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Skywars 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with Java 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Game Club: Story Games 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Obby Club: The Floor is Lava 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Code Remix: Apps and Games 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Game Development: Third-Person Games in Unity 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with Java 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Python: Arcade Game Design 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Youtube: Streaming FX and Post Production 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Bed Wars 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon! 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Roblox: The Floor is Lava! 4 PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis - Junior (Ages 7-16) - Junior Tennis (Monday OUTDOORS) 7 WEEKS
Looking for a great place for your junior to start or brush up on tennis basics and advance further?  Juniors will improve hand-eye coordination and agility, perform racquet-handling skills, and become familiar with the tennis court.  Instructors zero in on building a strong foundation through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis.  Match play is introduced, instructors will meet your junior player at their ability level to foster their growth and love of the game.Tennis moves indoors during inclement weather and during the Winter Season.Racquets will be available during instruction.Parking is available behind the Recreation Center.Need tennis equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Tennis - Pee Wee (Ages 4-6) - Pee Wee OUTDOORS (Monday) 7 WEEKS
Introduce tennis to your 4-6 year old with a fun and exciting approach!  Your up-and-coming tennis player will develop hand-eye coordination along with movement skills.  Participants will grow comfortable with equipment and learn the parts of the tennis court.  Basic tennis fundamentals and shots are taught through lots of tennis-like games!  Racquets available during instruction.Tennis moves indoors during inclement weather and during the Winter Season.Family discounts apply after the first family member participating in the same class. Parking is available behind the Recreation Center.Need tennis equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Total Body Fitness PM - Total Body Fitness PM MONDAY
A fun and effective program that combines high and low impact aerobics, upper and lower body sculpting, and abdominal toning. Bring a mat or towel and hand held weights.*We will not be using drop in or punch cards as we need everyone to register so we have an accurate class roster in case we need contact tracing.*Need exercise equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Total Body Fitness PM - Total Body Fitness PM MONDAY/WEDNESDAY
A fun and effective program that combines high and low impact aerobics, upper and lower body sculpting, and abdominal toning. Bring a mat or towel and hand held weights.*We will not be using drop in or punch cards as we need everyone to register so we have an accurate class roster in case we need contact tracing.*Need exercise equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Blackthorn Rugby
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Dancein2Shape! - Dancein2Shape
Dancein2shape is a fun, motivational, energetic, dance-based cardio class for the upper and lower body.  This program is designed to sculpt your entire body from head to toe.  We work on strengthening the entire core defining your abs and glutes to make you feel and look great!  This fast paced, super fun, fat burning class is perfect for any fitness ability.  Join us and have fun while dancing into shape!Instructor:  Jenny Hidalgo AAAI/ISMA Group Fitness CertifiedNeed new workout gear?  Support Parks and Rec and click the link below!
 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Tennis - Adult (Ages 16- Up) - Adult Tennis
Directed by: Formerly world ranked touring professional, Susan Bowman Lundquist and head teaching professional Eric Lundquist. Susan and Eric along with the Susan Bowman Tennis School (S.B.T.S.) staff provide high quality instruction. Adult Tennis is only held during the outdoor seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall),on the outdoor courts. Family discounts apply after the first family member participating in the same class. Not to be combined with other discounts. ONLY AVAILABLE AT OFFICE.Registration is open throughout the Tennis sessions. Parking is available behind the Recreation Center.Need tennis equipment for class?  Support Parks and Rec and get your equipment here!
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Animation Studio: Character Design 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 101: Java Script Side Scroller 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 102: Custom Sprites 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Bed Wars 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Skywars 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with Java 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Game Club: Story Games 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Obby Club: The Floor is Lava 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Code Remix: Apps and Games 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Game Development: Third-Person Games in Unity 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with Java 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Python: Arcade Game Design 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Youtube: Streaming FX and Post Production 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Bed Wars 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon! 7PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Club Roblox: The Floor is Lava! 7 PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 7-9 - Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers 7 PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School. Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Virtual Robotics: Castle Crashers(Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Club Roblox: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Club Minecraft: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Club Minecraft: Defeat the Ender Dragon!The biggest challenge of Survival mode is beating the Ender Dragon. Learn strategies and techniques to defeat the biggest enemy in the game. After you’ve put to practice some of the best Survival mode tips, delve further into Minecraft. See how you can construct items, or build new areas in Creative mode. With command blocks and redstone, you can do more than the original creators ever imagined. After you can beat the Ender Dragon, that’s when the game really begins.  Strategies to defeat the Ender Dragon Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills
 
Tuesday November 3, 2020
6:30 AM - 7:20 AM    Tone and Strengthen with Aesha Tahir - VIRTUAL CLASSES - Yoga Sculpt - 7 Weeks
Body by BarreAre you ready for a one hour full body workout?  Set to today's hottest music, Body by Barre fuses ballet, pilates, sports conditioning and stretching.  The moves are low impact, but will have intensity intervals of strength training followed immediately by deep recovery stretching.  This regimented routine will evenly sculpt and quickly transform the entire body, resulting in a toned, trim physique.  Classes begin with a warm up focusing on postural strength and alignment, followed by upper body exercises.  A waist high sturdy surface will be used for flexible training, and to sculpt the lower body and abs.  Class ends with core work and stretching.  Many of the stretches and strengthening exercises are endorsed by sports medicine physicians and orthopedists. *Yoga Mat and two light dumbbells required for this class*Buns & GunsThis class will help you tighten, firm and tone your buttocks and pelvic region (Buns) through various equipment and body weight exercises specifically designed for this area of the body.  This class will also focus on the troublesome upper arm area (Guns) through specific exercises designed to impact the bicep and triceps area.*Yoga Mat, resistance band, and two medium/heavy dumbbells required for this class*Sunset BarreAesha’s signature barre class at sunset is a treat to for the soul. Classes begin with a muscle sculpting mat sequence which incorporates the use of strength building yoga postures and simple exercises using your own body weight to sculpt and define the upper body and core. This section is followed by a spot-toning lower body sequence using ballet technique to strengthen and define the thighs and glutes. Deep, full-body stretching will conclude the class to elongate your muscles and wind down in the evening.*Yoga Mat and two light dumbbells required for this class*Sunset Yoga FlowSunset yoga is designed to acclimate your body and soul to the setting sun. You will practice pranayama (breathing techniques) mantras and mudras for the season, asanas (postures suited to your individual needs) and a 10-15 minute meditation.*Yoga Mat required for this class*Vinyasa YogaIt's a gentle yoga flow for all fitness levels to give you energy and help you focus throughout your day.  You will gain strength and flexibility in your muscles while having a strong mind body connection.  Each class will combine a balanced series of poses with a focus on opening up one of several potential areas of tightness, such as your hamstrings, hips, shoulders, or neck.  A selection of restorative poses will support your body with props, so the muscles, fascia and nervous system get to take a break from the daily grind.  *Yoga Mat and two light dumbbells required for this class*Weekend WarriorStart your weekend right, don't be a couch potato.  The Weekend Warrior Class uses barre and strength circuits to help take your fitness to the next level!  So, come and join Weekend Warriors, and leave the couch potato behind!*Yoga Mat, resistance band,and two medium/heavy dumbbells required for this class*YOGA SculptThe instructor will move with you, in a yoga inspired class, infused with strength and cardio training, that will be sure to add heat to your daily routine, while toning every muscle group.  The class will start with 15 minutes of yoga flow, followed by 20 minutes of full body strength circuit, and ending with 15 minutes of deep stretch flow.*Yoga Mat, resistance band,and two medium/heavy dumbbells required for this class*These programs are Virtual and held on Zoom. Zoom link will be emailed to you one day before the program starts.Instructor: Aesha TahirAesha has a Master's degree in Exercise Science from Concordia University of Chicago and she is a proud owner of Tone and Strengthen, a company that provides mobile fitness solutions. She is an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, NASM-Certified personal trainer, and NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. She is a Master Instructor for Spinning(R) Indoor Cycling program. She loves hiking, biking, running races for good causes, yoga, nature, proper nutrition and exercise. She began teaching fitness classes six years ago and she loves the community and camaraderie that group exercise classes offer. Aesha has a soft spot for "newbies" and loves helping people ease into a healthy and active lifestyle with a "Make it Fun!" attitude. Her workouts are fun, challenging, and functional and at the same time bring peace and clarity of mind to her clients. She is dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve fitness at their level. I meet the people where they are at and go from there. She is grateful for this opportunity to help others reach their wellness goals.CERTIFICATIONS:  AFFA Certified Group Ex Instructor Cardio Sport Instructor Barre Above Instructor
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Data Analysis - Advanced Data Analysis
Certificate in Data AnalysisData Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace.  Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions.  Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.  Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.CEUs: 4.8Full Certificate:  $495.00 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULEIntroduction to Data Analysis - Sep 8-Oct 2Intermediate Data Analysis - Oct 5 - 30Advanced Data Analysis - Nov 2 - 27Individual Courses:INTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSISData Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace.  Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions.  This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting.  Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.CEUs: 1.6Fee:  $195Registration Deadline: Sept 11INTERMEDIATE DATA ANALYSISMany of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences.  For example, would men and women prefer different product features?  In addition, you may look at relationships between variables.  Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase?  This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships.  In addition, you'll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.  CEUs:  1.6Fee: $195Registration Deadline: Oct 9ADVANCED DATA ANALYSISAfter taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand.  Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on the statistically significant information.  Whether your business is home-based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.  CEUs:  1.6Fee: $195Registration Deadline:  Nov 6
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Graphic Design Software Essentials - Adobe InDesign Essentials
Certificate in Graphic Design Software EssentialsThe Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design.  Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software.  Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web.  Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly.  InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines.  Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work.  Access to the Adobe software tools required.Full Certificate:  $545.00 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULEAdobe Illustrator Essentials - Sep 8 - Oct 2Adobe Photoshop Essentials - Oct 5 - 30Adobe InDesign Essentials - Nov 2 - 27Individual Courses:ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ESSENTIALSAdobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software.  Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web.  In this course you will learn Adobe Illustrator fundamentals to set up a print document and usse various tools to draw, type and color all kinds of documents.  Access to Adobe Illustrator software is required.Fee:  $225.00Registration Deadline: Sept 11ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIALSThis fundamental course covers Adobe Photoshop CC most commonly used tools, menus and panels.  You'll learn all the basics of Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work.  Impress your business organization, friends and family by enhancing their photos and create magazine cover quality enhanced images.  Access to Adobe Photoshop software required.Fee:  $225.00Registration Deadline:  Oct 9ADOBE INDESIGN ESSENTIALSAdobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly.  InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines.  This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents.  You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents.  Access to Adobe InDesign software required.Fee:  $225.00Registration Deadline:  Nov. 6
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Management - Managing Generations in the Workplace
Certificate in ManagementStarts Every Month February through SeptemberEnhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders.  Nothing creates success like a solid foundation.  Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees.  Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness.  Then you will explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization.  Finally, get the keys to manage different generations in your workplace.  Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value.CEUs/ILUs: 4.8Full Certificate:  $595.00 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULEManagement Boot Camp - Sep 8 - Oct 2Collaborative Management - Oct 5 - 30Managing Generations in the Workplace - Nov 2 - 27Individual Courses:MANAGEMENT BOOT CAMPEnhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders.  Nothing creates success like a solid foundation.  Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees.  Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included).  By the end of the course we will have you managing like a pro- quickly and with confidence.  CEUs/ILUs:  1.6Fee:  $295.00Registration Deadline: Sept 11Management Boot Camp is provided by Riverside Community College, Riverside, CaliforniaCOLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENTWhether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity.  Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed.  This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization. CEUs/ILUs:  1.6Fee: $245.00Registration Deadline: Oct 9MANAGING GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACEGet an understanding of managing workers in different generations in the workplace.  Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value.  Generations X and Y are significantly different than the Boomer generation.  Each generation has different expectations and styles of work in the workplace.  Come explore the characteristics of the different generations in the workplace.  Discover the current motivations of Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers and what message they value.  Then identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee:  $175.00Registration Deadline:  Nov 6
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Online Teaching - Fostering Online Discussion
Certificate in Online TeachingFor those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online.  Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning.  Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online.  From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to line tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business.  Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching.  CEUs/ILUs:  4.8Full Certificate:  $495.00 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULE Advanced Teaching Online - Sep 8 - Oct 2Designing Online Instruction - Oct 5 - 30Fostering Online Discussion - Nov 2 -27Individual Courses:ADVANCED TEACHING ONLINEIn the 21st century, half of all learning will be online.  The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online.  Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course.  Take home a ten step model for developing your online course.  Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers.  Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows.  plus, find out how self quizzes enhance learning.See an animation, drop-and drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages.  Engage in online discussion with other teachers.  An instructor's book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee: $195.00Registration Deadline: Sept 11DESIGNING ONLINE INSTRUCTIONLearn about the online instructional environment, envisioning our online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more.  Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment.  Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines.Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction.  Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee:  $195.00Registration Deadline: Oct. 9FOSTERING ONLINE DISCUSSIONBeing engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest weaknesses of online teachers.  It is also one of the three biggest ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your learners.  Come experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of 'continual engagement' in teaching.  Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading.  You will come away with advance, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion.  And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee:  $195.00Registration Deadline:  Nov. 6
 
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM    UGotClass - Social Media for Business - Integrating Social Media In Your Organization
Social Media for Business CertificateGet in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients.  For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations.  From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization.  Learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization.  Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing.Whether you are new to social networks or already involved, you will come away with both an understanding of social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business.  Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write, and train others on social networks.CEUs: 4.8Full Certificate:  $495 (must register by 9/11)COURSE SCHEDULEIntroduction to Social Media - Sep 8 - Oct 2Marketing Using Social Media - Oct 5 - 30Integrating Social Media in Your Organization - Nov 2 - 27Individual Courses:INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIAGet involved in the move from in-person to online communication.  Learn what social media are and their role in your business and personal life.  Find out the top sites and how businesses are using the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers and clients.  Explore the options for your organization.  Look at case studies of what other organizations are doing.  Let your instructor guide your exploration of Facebook and YouTube.  For anyone interested in social media.Your instructor is a nationally known speaker, consultant, and trainer on social networks and social media.CEUs/ILUs: 1.6Fee: $195.00Registration Deadline:  Sept 11MARKETING USING SOCIAL MEDIADevelop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization suing social media.  Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging.  Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs, and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business.  You'll find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and learn what's right for your work and kind of organization.  CEUs/ILUs:  1.6Fee:  $195.00Registration Deadline:  Oct 9INTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDIA IN YOUR ORGANIZATIONTake away a practical strategy and techniques for implementing a social strategy for your organization or business.  Learn the top five considerations when starting a social network as well as tips to manage an online community.  Discover how to create your own private social network using the Ning platform.  Discuss the top tools to use to manage your social media life and build integration into your website.  See how Google Docs and Calendars work and how to use online video to further your business goals.  Hear about mobile check-in applications and how companies are using coupon and deal sites.  Get your company listed properly on local search engines so more customers can find you.  Discuss how web design has changed and get feedback on your website while discovering usability testing and user interface design.  Finally, learn how to manage this influx of information created by the new media revolution.  Develop a manageable work flow and get productivity tips to be more efficient.  Lear what you might be doing wrong in social media as well as essential policies to have in place fo r your employees and company.  See what trends are on the horizon and where your goals fit with those new trends.CEUs/ILUs:  1.6Fee:  $195Registration Deadline Nov 6
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Tone and Strengthen with Aesha Tahir - VIRTUAL CLASSES - Body by Barre 7 Weeks
Body by BarreAre you ready for a one hour full body workout?  Set to today's hottest music, Body by Barre fuses ballet, pilates, sports conditioning and stretching.  The moves are low impact, but will have intensity intervals of strength training followed immediately by deep recovery stretching.  This regimented routine will evenly sculpt and quickly transform the entire body, resulting in a toned, trim physique.  Classes begin with a warm up focusing on postural strength and alignment, followed by upper body exercises.  A waist high sturdy surface will be used for flexible training, and to sculpt the lower body and abs.  Class ends with core work and stretching.  Many of the stretches and strengthening exercises are endorsed by sports medicine physicians and orthopedists. *Yoga Mat and two light dumbbells required for this class*Buns & GunsThis class will help you tighten, firm and tone your buttocks and pelvic region (Buns) through various equipment and body weight exercises specifically designed for this area of the body.  This class will also focus on the troublesome upper arm area (Guns) through specific exercises designed to impact the bicep and triceps area.*Yoga Mat, resistance band, and two medium/heavy dumbbells required for this class*Sunset BarreAesha’s signature barre class at sunset is a treat to for the soul. Classes begin with a muscle sculpting mat sequence which incorporates the use of strength building yoga postures and simple exercises using your own body weight to sculpt and define the upper body and core. This section is followed by a spot-toning lower body sequence using ballet technique to strengthen and define the thighs and glutes. Deep, full-body stretching will conclude the class to elongate your muscles and wind down in the evening.*Yoga Mat and two light dumbbells required for this class*Sunset Yoga FlowSunset yoga is designed to acclimate your body and soul to the setting sun. You will practice pranayama (breathing techniques) mantras and mudras for the season, asanas (postures suited to your individual needs) and a 10-15 minute meditation.*Yoga Mat required for this class*Vinyasa YogaIt's a gentle yoga flow for all fitness levels to give you energy and help you focus throughout your day.  You will gain strength and flexibility in your muscles while having a strong mind body connection.  Each class will combine a balanced series of poses with a focus on opening up one of several potential areas of tightness, such as your hamstrings, hips, shoulders, or neck.  A selection of restorative poses will support your body with props, so the muscles, fascia and nervous system get to take a break from the daily grind.  *Yoga Mat and two light dumbbells required for this class*Weekend WarriorStart your weekend right, don't be a couch potato.  The Weekend Warrior Class uses barre and strength circuits to help take your fitness to the next level!  So, come and join Weekend Warriors, and leave the couch potato behind!*Yoga Mat, resistance band,and two medium/heavy dumbbells required for this class*YOGA SculptThe instructor will move with you, in a yoga inspired class, infused with strength and cardio training, that will be sure to add heat to your daily routine, while toning every muscle group.  The class will start with 15 minutes of yoga flow, followed by 20 minutes of full body strength circuit, and ending with 15 minutes of deep stretch flow.*Yoga Mat, resistance band,and two medium/heavy dumbbells required for this class*These programs are Virtual and held on Zoom. Zoom link will be emailed to you one day before the program starts.Instructor: Aesha TahirAesha has a Master's degree in Exercise Science from Concordia University of Chicago and she is a proud owner of Tone and Strengthen, a company that provides mobile fitness solutions. She is an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, NASM-Certified personal trainer, and NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. She is a Master Instructor for Spinning(R) Indoor Cycling program. She loves hiking, biking, running races for good causes, yoga, nature, proper nutrition and exercise. She began teaching fitness classes six years ago and she loves the community and camaraderie that group exercise classes offer. Aesha has a soft spot for "newbies" and loves helping people ease into a healthy and active lifestyle with a "Make it Fun!" attitude. Her workouts are fun, challenging, and functional and at the same time bring peace and clarity of mind to her clients. She is dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve fitness at their level. I meet the people where they are at and go from there. She is grateful for this opportunity to help others reach their wellness goals.CERTIFICATIONS:  AFFA Certified Group Ex Instructor Cardio Sport Instructor Barre Above Instructor
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Preschool Potpourri - 3 Year Old (Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed/Fri) - Preschool Potpourri 3 Year Old 2 DAY 20-21 Tuition (TR)
An enjoyable combination of free time exploration and organized activities. Hands-on experiences introduce and reinforce recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, colors and self awareness at an age appropriate level. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical and overall development of each child. Convenient playground facilities, as well as a gymnasium, permits diversified physical activities. Class enrollment is limited to 12 children for the 3 yr. old program, with a ratio of one instructor per 6 participants Children must be toilet trained before the start of the school year. NO PULL UPS PERMITTED. Parents are welcome to observe anytime during the school year. To schedule a visit contact the Recreation Center: 215-357-5396 x 313 Online registration IS NOT AVAILABLE for this program.  There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee which is not applied toward tuition.Inquire about our AM Extended Hours before Preschool(8:30 – 9:30 A.M)NOTE:  There is a one time $30 dollar fee for any Non Resident.
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Preschool Potpourri - 4 PLUS 5 day (Mon-Fri) - Preschool Potpourri 4 + 20-21 Tuition
An enjoyable combination of free time exploration and organized activities. Hands-on experiences introduce and reinforce recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, colors and self awareness at an age appropriate level. 4+ is a more advanced program incorporating Kindergarten readiness skills and enrichment activities. The perfect program for the more experienced preschooler who misses the kindergarten cut off date or morning enrichment for children attending afternoon kindergarten. Monday thru Friday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Emphasis is placed on the emotional, social, physical and overall development of each child. Convenient playground facilities, as well as a gymnasium, permits diversified physical activities. Class enrollment is limited to 16 children for the 4 yr. old program, with a ratio of one instructor per 8 participants Children must be toilet trained before the start of the school year. NO PULL UPS PERMITTED. Parents are welcome to observe anytime during the school year. To schedule a visit contact the Recreation Center: 215-357-5396 x 313 Online registration IS NOT AVAILABLE for this program. There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee, which is not applied toward tuition.Inquire about our AM Extended Hours before Preschool(8:30 – 9:30 A.M)NOTE:  There is a one time $30 dollar fee for any Non Resident.
 
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM    Tone and Strengthen with Aesha Tahir - VIRTUAL CLASSES - Vinyasa Yoga (TUES) 7 Weeks
Body by BarreAre you ready for a one hour full body workout?  Set to today's hottest music, Body by Barre fuses ballet, pilates, sports conditioning and stretching.  The moves are low impact, but will have intensity intervals of strength training followed immediately by deep recovery stretching.  This regimented routine will evenly sculpt and quickly transform the entire body, resulting in a toned, trim physique.  Classes begin with a warm up focusing on postural strength and alignment, followed by upper body exercises.  A waist high sturdy surface will be used for flexible training, and to sculpt the lower body and abs.  Class ends with core work and stretching.  Many of the stretches and strengthening exercises are endorsed by sports medicine physicians and orthopedists. *Yoga Mat and two light dumbbells required for this class*Buns & GunsThis class will help you tighten, firm and tone your buttocks and pelvic region (Buns) through various equipment and body weight exercises specifically designed for this area of the body.  This class will also focus on the troublesome upper arm area (Guns) through specific exercises designed to impact the bicep and triceps area.*Yoga Mat, resistance band, and two medium/heavy dumbbells required for this class*Sunset BarreAesha’s signature barre class at sunset is a treat to for the soul. Classes begin with a muscle sculpting mat sequence which incorporates the use of strength building yoga postures and simple exercises using your own body weight to sculpt and define the upper body and core. This section is followed by a spot-toning lower body sequence using ballet technique to strengthen and define the thighs and glutes. Deep, full-body stretching will conclude the class to elongate your muscles and wind down in the evening.*Yoga Mat and two light dumbbells required for this class*Sunset Yoga FlowSunset yoga is designed to acclimate your body and soul to the setting sun. You will practice pranayama (breathing techniques) mantras and mudras for the season, asanas (postures suited to your individual needs) and a 10-15 minute meditation.*Yoga Mat required for this class*Vinyasa YogaIt's a gentle yoga flow for all fitness levels to give you energy and help you focus throughout your day.  You will gain strength and flexibility in your muscles while having a strong mind body connection.  Each class will combine a balanced series of poses with a focus on opening up one of several potential areas of tightness, such as your hamstrings, hips, shoulders, or neck.  A selection of restorative poses will support your body with props, so the muscles, fascia and nervous system get to take a break from the daily grind.  *Yoga Mat and two light dumbbells required for this class*Weekend WarriorStart your weekend right, don't be a couch potato.  The Weekend Warrior Class uses barre and strength circuits to help take your fitness to the next level!  So, come and join Weekend Warriors, and leave the couch potato behind!*Yoga Mat, resistance band,and two medium/heavy dumbbells required for this class*YOGA SculptThe instructor will move with you, in a yoga inspired class, infused with strength and cardio training, that will be sure to add heat to your daily routine, while toning every muscle group.  The class will start with 15 minutes of yoga flow, followed by 20 minutes of full body strength circuit, and ending with 15 minutes of deep stretch flow.*Yoga Mat, resistance band,and two medium/heavy dumbbells required for this class*These programs are Virtual and held on Zoom. Zoom link will be emailed to you one day before the program starts.Instructor: Aesha TahirAesha has a Master's degree in Exercise Science from Concordia University of Chicago and she is a proud owner of Tone and Strengthen, a company that provides mobile fitness solutions. She is an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, NASM-Certified personal trainer, and NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist. She is a Master Instructor for Spinning(R) Indoor Cycling program. She loves hiking, biking, running races for good causes, yoga, nature, proper nutrition and exercise. She began teaching fitness classes six years ago and she loves the community and camaraderie that group exercise classes offer. Aesha has a soft spot for "newbies" and loves helping people ease into a healthy and active lifestyle with a "Make it Fun!" attitude. Her workouts are fun, challenging, and functional and at the same time bring peace and clarity of mind to her clients. She is dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve fitness at their level. I meet the people where they are at and go from there. She is grateful for this opportunity to help others reach their wellness goals.CERTIFICATIONS:  AFFA Certified Group Ex Instructor Cardio Sport Instructor Barre Above Instructor
 
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Susan Bowman Tennis Court Use
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Animation Studio: Character Design 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 101: Java Script Side Scroller 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Game Design 102: Custom Sprites 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Bed Wars 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Game Club: Skywars 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with Java 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Game Club: Story Games 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Roblox Obby Club: The Floor is Lava 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 10-12 - Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 10-12!(Nine Courses Available) Game Design 101: JavaScript Side Scroller (Chromebook-friendly)Dive into a platformer where code, a level editor, and problem-solving skills make you the master of all that you see. You'll solve puzzles and challenges related to the game. If your character needs to jump higher to overcome an obstacle, you can code that in! If you need platforms to cross an uncrossable gap, you can add those yourself! By exploring an already working game, you'll be able to make it your own, and as your JavaScript gaming and coding skills increase, you'll see more and more ways to edit everything until it's all your creation. Modding meets coding and platformers in this make-and-break-things adventure. Use JavaScript code to create game mechanics Use level design skills to create unique challenges Practice game design principles with engaging activities Game Design 102: Custom Sprites (Chromebook-friendly)A big part of game design is the look and feel created by the art assets. Leave your mark on a JavaScript game that’s already built by designing all of the assets, from platforms to characters, and everything else in the game! If there’s a menu, an item, or an enemy, it’s yours to design and tinker with. Then you’ll be able to press play and design levels to see your art in action. You can learn more about JavaScript or focus solely on the artistic side, knowing that when you’re done you’ll have a great base to show everyone your art. Make the game look however you dream it should. Create 2D game art assets Edit and design player and enemy characters Practice game design principles with engaging activities Virtual Robotics: Artificial Intelligence (Chromebook-friendly)Smash into virtual walls to tear down randomly generated castles, teach a robot to become the next Picasso, or navigate labyrinths with a virtual VEX robot. With Scratch coding blocks, you'll drag and drop commands to learn AI and computational thinking. As you gather data from sensors, respond to input, and complete challenges that test your skills, you’ll spark a lifelong love of problem-solving—and the joy of wreaking robotic mayhem in a safe, virtual environment.  Program robotics with graphical code blocks Code virtual robots to crash into obstacles Navigate a maze with code Teach a virtual robot to draw a picture Roblox Obby Club: Floor is Lava!Get your squad together and get down to Obby business. The floor is lava, the platforms are filled with fire, and there’s only so much time before the explosions begin! Every day, you'll try to beat a new Obby and a new challenge. You’ll play, escape, and then turn to creation—making your own levels and adding your favorite features, obstacles, and mechanics. With Roblox, there's no need to go it alone. You'll grab your classmates (fellow Robloxians) and your instructor to build something together with Team Create.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: SkyWarsThe world of Minecraft becomes much deeper when you play with other people. Survival mode is great, but multiplayer servers bring more game types, friends, and possible interactions. Learn to find, connect to, and play on multiplayer servers. After you’ve connected, your Squadmates and instructor can play games like SkyWars. When you’ve seen what makes those games the most exciting, you’ll learn how to use built-in Minecraft features like redstone or command blocks to build features inspired by those mods yourself. Whether you design a waiting room-style lobby with fun parkour challenges or build more interactions, you’ll discover how multiplayer maps can add a new dimension to the game.  Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Roblox Game Club: Story GamesGet your squad together and tell your story. Whether you want to create a character who breaks the news that yes, you do have to travel up that dangerous mountain and across rivers of fire to pick up something they dropped, or if you want to bring to life an all-knowing guide to help you find what you love most in the world (probably alpacas, right?) you can make it happen in Roblox. Learn all about how characters can be made to talk, respond, or tell you what needs to be done. No longer will you jump across dangerous chasms without knowing why—you’ll write the story, and in Roblox, you’ll show and tell players what to do.  Create and publish games to the Roblox website Develop and design an Obby Learn game design fundamentals Work with Lua scripts Minecraft Game Club: Bed WarsIn Minecraft, you’ve got to keep your bed safe, or you can’t respawn! So go to bed, wake-up, respawn, and continue in your quest to be the only Minecrafter on the map who can sleep. When no one else can wake up warm and comfy, you’ll be victorious. Minecraft is fun to play, but it’s best when you make it your own, creating, breaking, and changing the game so it's more meaningful to you. With the power of command blocks and other Minecraft features, you'll get together with a squad of new friends and play some of your other favorites! Between your rounds of exploration and play, you'll build features and areas inspired by the mini-games you love that make Minecraft so great. Connect to multiplayer servers Build redstone circuits and machines Utilize command blocks to enhance maps Develop planning and design skills Minecraft Mod Club: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with big, buff mobs, friendly mobs, and more! Get on the train to mob-town, and level up your mob spawning and planning game by creating a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time! You'll give adventurers who delve into your map something to fear—and something to look forward to! Then using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills Animation Studio: Character DesignDive into animation, character design, and drawing, getting a running head start by creating your own 2D character. You'll modify a base-rig by drawing all the parts of your character—their face, expressions, arms, bodies, and even shoes or stylish outfits! Then, use Adobe Animate to bring them to life, giving them actions and making animated shorts. You can share your characters with your Squadmates, and make stories together with everyone! Design and draw unique characters Practice animation in Adobe Animate Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning Develop animated shorts
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Code Remix: Apps and Games 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Game Development: Third-Person Games in Unity 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Tech to bring these exciting virtual options home to your child!Squads forming for ages 13-17! (Six Courses Available) Python: Arcade Game Design (Chromebook-friendly)Quarter, after quarter, after quarter. Even at fifty cents or a dollar a play, arcade games have a draw and design that keeps players wanting more—no matter the barrier. Dedicated players know what gets more points and how to increase their standing on a leaderboard. You’ll code games in Python inspired by classic standbys and see how that focus on simplicity in design and replayability has been replicated in countless mobile and modern games. While you learn to code, you’ll create something that players don’t want to walk away from. Declare, initialize, and use variables Work with strings, characters, and algorithms Solve programming challenges with logic and code Read and respond to user input Create and edit graphics with PyGame Code Remix: Apps and Games (Chromebook-friendly)When it comes to coding, you don’t need to start with a plain “Hello World” before you create something cool. With Glitch, you can design and launch your own webpage in no time using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Jump right into modifying a space invaders game, banging out beats on a drum machine, or expressing your life story in a text adventure. Your skills will develop as you explore those various projects, building off the foundations others have laid. When you find something you love, there’s always more to learn and unpack. Remix projects with JavaScript Use arrays, loops, and if statements Modify different types of apps and games Explore CSS and HTML Java Coding: Card Games and Algorithms (Chromebook-friendly)Challenge your friends in games like, Rummy, War, Crazy Eights, or other popular games. You can design and implement different card games and features, so while you code a program to shuffle the deck, deal, or maybe even play a round for you, you can learn about how card games are built and balanced. With your growing ability to code in Java and deeper understanding of the algorithms behind card games, you'll even be able to take a crack at building your own. Code projects in Java Use arrays, loops, and if statements Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors Implement search and sort algorithms Create card game mechanics YouTube: Streaming FX and Post ProductionGet right into the thick of editing, recording voiceover, adding effects, and turning gameplay videos into YouTube-worthy content! You'll have a few pre-recorded game videos to choose from, and from there you can learn what turns an average video into something that gets subscribers and shares. Of course, if you've got the equipment, you can provide your own recordings as well, but no matter what, the editing chops you'll build up here will take you down the path to YouTube and video-editing mastery. Produce gameplay videos for YouTube Edit game streaming recordings Add post production effects to videos Practice digital citizenship Game Dev: Third-Person Games in UnityYou're running away from an enemy, jumping past obstacles, and navigating a level. You need to do something, but what ability do you use? That's for you to decide and create! Start with a game and code-base in Unity and C#. From there, you can customize your character, create abilities, modify their stats, design and implement weapons, and more! Anything you create you can share with your Squadmates, from art assets to abilities and weapons. Whether you want to dive deep into C# or focus on high-level game design and mechanics, you’ll create an experience that’s all your own. Use game objects, models, and levels to create game environments Program interactions with C# Use ProBuilder to prototype level design Think in 3D to create interactive experiences Develop coding and design skills Create art assets with MagicaVoxel Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with JavaDesign better dungeons with more advanced mobs. Whether you make them stronger and more intimidating, or friendly and kind, the choice is yours. Not only can you design mobs to better fit the world you’re creating—like a skeleton that can ride a polar bear...and use a pole-arm and sword at the same time—but you can also give players who delve into your map something to fear or look forward to! Using Java code, you can customize mobs even further, creating zombies with new stats, changing their textures, or tweaking settings so that familiar enemies seem fresh and new. Now is your chance to create something that no Minecraft player has ever seen before! Create custom Minecraft mobs Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft Code in Java Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills  
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    ID Tech Squads After School - Ages 13 - 17 - Minecraft Modding: Custom Mobs with Java 4PM Start (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
The perfect online option for students ages 7-17 seeking the live, collaborative, instructor-leg experiences.  Enrichment alongside others is a vital social component.  Continue advancing skills, engaging with other students, and building confidence with the magic of Squads After School.  Classes offered in 4 week sessions on the day and time of your choice from the following:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays  4 PM or 7 PM  or Saturdays 11 AM or 3 PMRegister and pay through Northampton and receive a discount code so you can register with ID Tech at a lower rate!  As soon as Parks and Recreation receives payment, we will send you the code and instructions to register on the ID Tech website.  We are excited to work in collaboration with ID Te