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
  • 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

July Classes

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day, and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million for programming in their bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chrome. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket. 

July 6-10, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35448
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35449

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  Compatible with Mac and Windows only. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket. 

July 6-10, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35450
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35451

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. Student-created 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. A 64-bit operating system is required. Compatible with Mac and Windows only. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket. 

July 13-17, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35452
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35453

Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class, if you can dream it, you can make it! Begin by creating your own digital Pokemon-style custom playing card game. Progress into designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with Mac and Windows only. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket. 

July 13-17, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35454
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35455

If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. A parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with Mac and Windows only. Purchase Minecraft Java Edition separately. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket. 

July 20-24, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35456
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35457

On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart®- and Crash Team Racing®-style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. A 64-bit operating system is required. Compatible with Mac and Windows only. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket. 

July 20-24, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35458
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35459

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  Compatible with Mac and Windows only. Purchase Minecraft Java Edition separately. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket. 

July 27-31, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35462
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35463

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. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black-Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with Mac and Windows only. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket. 

July 27-31, Mon.-Fri. • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35460
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35461

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day, and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Chrome operating systems. 

July 6-10, Mon.-Fri., Live Online, $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CRN 35448
Option 2: Ages 8-11, 1:30-4:30 p.m., CRN 35449

If breakfast is your favorite meal, then this camp is for you! You’ll learn exciting cooking techniques by preparing classic breakfast dishes but with a new twist. Our waffles, omelets, home fries, and more will be turned into fun lunches and hearty dinners from around the world!

July 6-19, Mon.-Thurs., Live Online, $129
Option 1: Ages 6-9, 8:30 a.m.-noon, CRN 35342
Option 2: Ages 10-13, 1-4:30 p.m., CRN 35343

Spend your week exploring the world of fantastic beasts and dark arts while learning about what might really be possible through the science of potions, herbology, flight, and more. A little crafting, a little experimenting, and a lot of magic! Ages 7-12.

Instructor: Melissa Barlett 
July 13-16, Mon.-Thurs., 1-4:30 p.m., Live Online, CRN 35393, $119

Science is everything when it comes to crime scene investigation. We can use so many awesome and fun methods of scientific experimentation to help solve some pretty insane scenarios. Awaken your inner forensic scientist through hands-on experiments and activities focusing on chemistry and other branches of science. Come to this camp and test how different solutions react together, break down molecules into other molecules, compete in science trivia, and so much more! Together we can solve some mysteries through the magic of science! Ages 7-12. 

Instructor: Shawn Essafi
July 13-16, Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-noon, Live Online, CRN 35389, $129

This is a foundational class to learn camera basics and how to make your photos stand out on social media. Join us or an overview on camera basics, lighting, and composition. Once we've captured the perfect image, we'll discuss editing your image using filters and editing software. We'll go over multiple types of photography so no matter where you post, you'll be able to bring more meaning and creativity to your photos. Ages 14-17.

Instructor: Zea Beckwith
July 13-16, Mon.-Thurs., 1-4:30 p.m., Live Online, CRN 35403, $129

Take a trip around the world with us and learn about these fantastic places! Each day you will get to experience new and exciting traditions, foods, music, art, and basic vocabulary. Your friends will think you spent the summer traveling the globe! Ages 7-12.

Instructor: Gina Castilla
July 20-23, Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-noon, Live Online, CRN 35407, $119

What could be better than a week of cookies, cupcakes, and crafts? You'll start each day with baking and then switch to making while your goodies are in the oven. You'll experiment with fun kitchen crafts like edible playdough, Jello slime, fizzing paint, and more! When the oven timer goes off, you'll switch back to decorating your goodies. The best of both worlds!

Instructor: Erica Haver
Mon.-Thurs., July 20-23, Live Online, $129
Option 1: Ages 6-9, 8:30 a.m.-noon, CRN 35346
Option 2: Ages 10-13, 1-4:30 p.m., CRN 35347

Join us and you will learn both online and unplugged coding through a week of hands-on activities. You'll also practice teamwork and apply your new code-based skills to complete challenges such as Cup Stacking Coding, Mazy Crazy, and Unplugged Coding Scavenger Hunt! Ages 7-12.

Instructor: Gina Castilla
July 27-30, Mon.-Thurs., 1-4:30 p.m., Live Online, CRN 35412, $129

Do you want to host a dinner party with friends or give your parents a break from cooking? Learn to create a full meal experience, and we aren't talking Kraft Mac and Cheese and hot dogs here! Learn recipes for appetizers, dinners, and desserts, plus bonus recipes such as chips, ice cream, and icing!

Instructor: Cristen Gallup
July 27-30, Mon.-Thurs., Live Online, $129
Option 1: Ages 6-9, 8:30 a.m.-noon, CRN 35348
Option 2: Ages 10-13, 1-4:30 p.m., CRN 35349

August Classes

Explore what might be possible both in our galaxy and far away. Take a trip through science and crafts to the desert of Jakku or the forest moon of Endor, and learn to keep warm while out in the snows of Hoth. Learn to pilot the Millennium Falcon, build your own R2 unit, and encounter a lost child along the way. Ages 7-12.

Instructor: Melissa Barlett
Aug. 3-6, Mon.-Thurs., 1-4:30 p.m., Live Online, CRN 35415, $129

Consider the science behind Iron Man’s suit and Black Panther's claws, what could make Captain Marvel fly, and whether you could really shrink to the size of an ant! Design your own superhero and work together to discover how you, like the Avengers, could help save the world. Ages 7-12.

Instructor: Melissa Barlett
Aug. 3-6, Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-noon, Live Online, CRN 35414, $129

Take a break from the summer heat and experience the world of Frozen through science, art, and music! Learn the science behind Elsa's snowflakes and freezing powers, make your own instant-snow Olaf, and more! Ages 7-12.

Instructors: MVCC's Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Faculty
Aug. 10-13, Mon.-Thurs., 1-4:30 p.m. Live Online, CRN 35385, $129

You are invited to come work with other girls to take on the challenge! Build amazing structures, mix up some exciting (and maybe explosive!) solutions, and learn more about how your own body works. Each day, you'll explore a new area of hands-on science with some of MVCC's women scientists, and the week closes out with a challenge competition. Ages 7-12.

Instructor: MVCC's Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Faculty 
Aug. 10-13, Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-noon, Live Online, CRN 35416, $129

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. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. A 64-bit operating system is required. Compatible with Mac and Windows only. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 3-7 • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35464
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35465

Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, then 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. Student-created games will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PCs; 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. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 3-7 • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35466
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35467

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 operating systems only. Purchase Minecraft Java edition separately. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 10-14 • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 8-11 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35468
Option 2: Ages 11-14 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35469

On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing®-style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, you will combine your creations into your own kart racing game that you can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. A 64-bit operating system is required. Compatible with Mac and Windows only. This class is offered in partnership with Black Rocket.

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 10-14 • Online • $139
Option 1: Ages 11-14 • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CRN 35470
Option 2: Ages 8-11 • 1:30-4:30 p.m. • CRN 35471