MCLA Summer Camps
|Level I||Grades 4-7, ages 9-12||July 10-14, 2017 ||9am-4pm||$375*||Registration Form|
|Level II||Grades 7-10, ages 12-15 |
July 17-21, 2017
|Science & Robotics|
|Level I||Grades 4-7, ages 9-12||July 17-21, 2017||9am-4pm||$350*||Registration Form|
|Level II||Grades 7-10, ages 12-15||July 24-28, 2017||9am-4pm||$350*||Registration Form|
|MCLA Story Slam: Creative Writing Camp||Grades 4-7, ages 9-12||July 17- 21, 2017||9am-4pm||$175||Registration Form|
|Basketball||Grades 3-9||TBD||9am-2pm||$110||Register Online|
|Volleyball||Girls Grades 7-12||TBD||9am-4pm||$150||Register Online|
*Scholarships for MCLA camps are available for qualified applicants for residents of Northern Berkshire through Northern Berkshire United Way and Williamstown Community Chest, through a collaborative grant funded by MountainOne. Please contact them for more information at: Northern Berkshire United Way - Christa Collier-413-663-9062 or Williamstown Community Chest - Anne Singleton at 413-458-2443.
After registering, all participants will receive an email containing camp waiver and release forms, as well as details about camp location, pick-up, and drop-off. Please note, participants must bring their own lunch, snacks and water! All other activities and materials are covered by camp tuition.
Does your child have what it takes to lead in the 21st century? Young Hacks Academy is a summer camp that uses technology to develop real-world leadership skills. Blending computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife. As serious as we are about exploring technology, YHA is also committed to having fun away from the screen, moving campers outside each day for unplugged games like treasure hunts and riddle relays. No programming experience is required.
For more information, visit younghacks.com
Level I (Agent Training), Grades 4-7: July 10-14, 2017
Whether it’s public speaking or collaborating with peers, YHA Agent Training models essential leadership techniques that will immediately help students in and out of the classroom. Agents tackle daily missions using Scratch, a user-friendly, visual programming tool that empowers students to quickly start developing their own video games and interactive stories. The challenge is to come up with a project that will not only entertain their friends, but also teach something about important topics that are impacting our local and global community.
Level II (Beta Masters), Grades 7-10: July 17-21, 2017
Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game. Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion. Campers will use the Stencyl game engine to take their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics and bringing them to life with Haxe coding. The program culminates with a beta release party for friends and family.
Junior Robotics - Level I, Grades 4-7: July 17-21, 2017
This camp is for girls and boys with interest in science and robotics. Campers will participate in a number of hands-on science activities and experiments and will use Lego Mindstorm RCX and NXTs to create robots. The program culminates in a Robot Demolition Derby, which families are invited to attend.
Advanced Robotics - Level II, Grades 7-10: July 24-28, 2017
This camp applies campers' creativity to the field of robotics to help them learn about robot engineering, simple machines, torque, power, and problem solving. Students will work in pairs to create robots that draw, dance, herd golf balls, and more using Tetrix Prime R/C Starter Kits.
MCLA Story Slam: Creative Writing Camp
Grades 4-7: July 17-21, 2017
This camp is designed for aspiring young writers. Campers will study and write poetry, stories, and plays. Throughout the week, they will visit various locales to inspire creative thoughts. The week will culminate with a creative writing slam that family members are invited to attend.