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Summer Camps

Young Hacks
Level IGrades 4-7Ages 9-12July 16-20, 20189am-4pm$375
Level IIGrades 7-9Ages 12-15July 23-27, 20189am-4pm$395
 
Science & Robotics
Level IIGrades 4-7Ages 9-12July 23-27, 20189am-4pm$350


Young Hacks Level I Registration Form

Young Hacks Level II Registration Form

Science & Robotics Registration Form

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.

Teacher demonstrating a science experiment to young childrenYoung Hacks

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)

Agent Training for Ages 9-12 (Beginner)
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 enables students to quickly start developing their own video games.

Level II (Internet of Things)

Internet of Things for Ages 12-15 (Intermediate-Advanced)
Designed for the emerging innovator with a base knowledge of programming, YHA Art of Code takes a deep dive into computing—what different languages represent, how programs work and how code functions in the Internet of Things (IoT) at home and around the world.

Science & Robotics Camp

Kids outside doing a science experiment

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.

Contact

Barbara Emanuel
Graduate & Continuing Education
(413) 662-5576
b.emanuel@mcla.edu

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