Students using a computer labNew This Summer!

Online College for Kids and Teens 

Looking for engaging and educational online programming for your child? Give them something to look forward to by registering for one of our new online camps.

  • A new option each week
  • Two age groups: 8-11 and 11-14
  • Camps will run Monday through Friday
  • Morning and afternoon options
  • Check back monthly for new camps!   

Register online!

To register over the phone: 315-792-5300
Questions: Sara Vivyan, svivyan@mvcc.edu

Fans of Fortnite, we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. You can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have your levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Your games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with Mac and Windows only.

June 8-12, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35432
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35433

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Compatible with Mac and Windows only.  Purchase Minecraft Java Edition separately. 

June 8-12, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35434
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35435

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Your games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with Mac and Windows only.  

June 15-19, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35436
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35437

Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. You don't need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Your games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on computers running Windows; Mac versions can be created after the program for a $15 conversion fee. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 

June 15-19, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35438
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35439

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. You'll learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Your project will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with Windows only.  
June 22-26, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35440
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35441
Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA?  ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!​ Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​. Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chrome.  
June 22-26, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35442
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35443

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Your games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. This requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with Mac and Windows only. 

June 29-July 3, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35444
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35445

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chrome. 

June 29-July 3, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35446
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35447

These classes are offered in partnership with Black Rocket