MCLA Announces Summer Camps


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announces will offer two science-based camps for youth this summer - one in computer programming and the other in science and robotics.

The three-day computer programming camp, for youths in grades 5-7, will be held July 29-31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to teaching programming skills, the computer programming camp will build on the campers' general teamwork and problem solving skills. Camp activities will include team building exercises, problem solving activities and programming lessons. Some activities will be held outside, weather permitting.

Campers will be introduced to computer programming using Scratch, Alice, Visual Studio and Java.

The cost of the computer programming camp is $200. Campers should bring their own lunch each day.

The five-day science and robotics camp will take place July 21 through 25, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Beginner and advanced levels are available. This camp is for students in grades 6-9.

This science and robotics camp is for girls and boys with interests in science and robotics. Campers will use Lego MindstormŽ RCX and NXTs to create robots within a well-rounded learning and recreational experience.

Activities include will include science project, games/movie, rocket building and launching, and a trip to "outer space" in the Starlab.

The cost of the science and robotics camp is $350. It includes camp tuition, admission and activities kits. Campers should bring their own lunch, snacks, and a swimsuit. 

For more information, (413) 662-5576, or go to summer.