Teacher launching bottle rocket with student looking on

MCLA Summer Camps

Young Hacks    
Level IGrades 4-7, ages 9-12
July 16-20, 2018 


Level IIGrades 7-10, ages 12-15     
July 23-27, 2018
Science & RoboticsGrades 4-7, ages 9-12July 23-27, 20189am-4pm$350
Volleyball ClinicGrades 7-12July 9-13 20189am-4pm $150

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

Student working on a cat image on her computerDoes 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.

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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.

 Student showing the bottle rocket she made

Science and Robotics

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.


Volleyball Clinic

  The MCLA Volleyball clinic will be offered from July 9-13 and will be held in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium in the center of campus.  

The clinic is open to players in 7th-12th grades (entering).  The clinic will run all day long beginning at 9am and ending at 4pm.  Participants should plan to bring their own lunch daily, snacks, and drinks.

Partial funding provieded by a grant recieved from the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. #AGsummerjobs @MassAGO and the Northern Berkshire United Way.


Betty LeSage
Graduate & Continuing Education
(413) 662-5575

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Summer Camp Registration form - Science & Robotics 2018-Full!   please call if you would like to be added to our waiting list.


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