Courses & Programs

Summer Youth Programs

From June 24 to August 2, HCC offers an exciting array of summer programming for ages 8-17, including:

June 24-28

  • Scratch! (ages 8-12) 

July 8-12

  • Graphic Design Using Adobe Photoshop (ages 8-12)
  • Beginning Video Game Design (ages 11-16)
  • Creative Writing Through Dungeons & Dragons (ages 11-14)
  • Youth Basketball Clinic (ages 8-17)
  • Into the Wild! Wilderness Survival (ages 8-11)  

July 15-19

  • Calling all Superheroes! Cartooning & Illustration (ages 11-15)
  • Engineering Your Future: Beginning Engineering (ages 10-14)
  • Video Game Design 2 (ages 11-16)
  • En Garde: Youth Fencing (ages 10-17)
  • Beginning Web Design (ages 8-12)  

July 22-26

  • City & Community Planning Through Minecraft Construction (ages 8-11)
  • Cooking with Chef Dino (ages 9-12)
  • Beginning Baking with Pastry Chef Benton (ages 11-14)
  • Write. Shoot. Edit. iPhone Filmmaking (ages 12-15)
  • Intermediate Engineering: Designing Systems to Solve Problems (ages 10-14)
  • Youth Soccer Clinic (ages 6-16)

July 29-August 2

  • Understanding Civilization Using Minecraft (ages 11-15)
  • Upscale Restaurant-Style Cooking with Chef Dino (ages 10-14)
  • Sweet & Savory Baking with Pastry Chef Benton (ages 11-14)
  • Multimedia Arts Exploration (ages 8-12)
  • Beginning Video Game Design (ages 11-16)

Space is limited—register today! Get all the details here.

Questions? Call 413.552.2123 or 413.552.2500.

  • Three young children holding paintings

    multimedia arts exploration

    Explore a wide variety of art, including watercolor, acrylic, handmade paper, print-making, tie-dyeing, sculpting, and drawing. Students will learn observational drawing in the college's natural surroundings.

  • A young child prepares to shoot a basketball

    basketball shooting clinic

    Designed for beginning and advanced players ages 8-17 and focused solely on shooting, this clinic will use a variety of drills, games, and competitions. A tremendous opportunity for young players to learn from experienced coaches who have had great success on the court. Clinic includes foundations of shooting, shooting off of the catch, shooting off of the dribble, and advanced shooting techniques used in college. 

  • A young girl works on computer programming


    Using this popular, kid-friendly programming language, students will create easy-to-use interactive stories, games, and animations – and share with others around the world!

  • A young boy consults a compass outside on the HCC campus

    wilderness survival

    Explore fields, forests, and wildlife habitats while learning basic survival skills. We'll learn what to pack, and how to track, read a compass, build a shelter and fire, and more. Through games, team challenges, and activities, we'll learn about the environment, our eco-system and the incredible, yet unforgiving, world of nature. Takes place outdoors on HCC's main campus.

  • A young boy tests a small robot


    Design, build, and program robots using the Lego Mindstorm Robotics kit. Students will be challenged to design and develop a robot capable of navigating mazes of increasing difficulty and explore how light, touch, and ultrasonic sensors can enhance their robots. Robotics illustrates how math and science are applied in real world situations. 

  • A young boy kicks a soccer ball

    soccer clinic

    A comprehensive soccer clinic for young athletes taught by HCC head coach Rob Galazka, with assistance from top college soccer players. The clinic stresses basic and advanced skills with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Focus on technical and tactical skills. The popular "Clinic Olympics" will be held once again!