MCLA Summer Camps

Young Hacks     
Level IGrades 4-7, ages 9-12
July 10-14, 2017  
9am-4pm      $375*    Registration Form
Level IIGrades 7-10, ages 12-15     
July 17-21, 2017
   $375*    Registration Form
Science & Robotics     
Level I - Please inquire if you'd like to be waitlisted for this level.Grades 4-7, ages 9-12July 17-21, 20179am-4pm   $350*  Level I is full, wait list available
Level IIGrades 7-10, ages 12-15July 24-28, 20179am-4pm   $350*   Level II is full.
MCLA Story Slam: Creative Writing CampGrades 4-7, ages 9-12July 17- 21, 20179am-4pm   $175    Registration Form
VolleyballGirls Grades 7-12   July 11 - 14, 20179am-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.

All other scholarship inquiries should be directed to the MCLA Continuing Education Office by emailing or calling (413) 662-5575."

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.


Young 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

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.


Science & Robotics Camp

Junior Robotics - Level I, Grades 4-7:  July 17-21, 2017Robotics 2011

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. 

Click here to view photos of our 2014 Robotics Camp.

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.

Learn more about instructor Rachel Maher, MFA, here.

Summer Camps and Clinics Flyer


Graduate & Continuing Education
(413) 662-5575