Summer Youth Programs

Looking for a way to nurture your child's curiosity and creativity? HCC is offering a variety of options in 2022!

ON CAMPUS PROGRAMS

Cooking & Baking

Ages 11-14

This one-week program will be offered three times this summer: June 27 | July 18  | August 8

Does your child want to learn to cook or bake, or build on skills they already have? This curriculum is designed to cover all things savory as well as pastry and kitchen safety.

In the morning, we will pull unique recipes from countries all over the world, and in the afternoon, we will learn the secrets of top shelf baking, and what it takes to plate a beautiful dessert worthy of a master pastry chef. No kitchen experience required, just that they love to cook.

Cooking session 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Baking session 1 - 4 p.m.

Register here!

Art

Calling All Superheroes! Cartooning & Illustration

Love reading comics? Wish you could draw them and create your own? Gain the artistic skills you need to turn your ideas into comics. Draw and ink your creation, learn to create in several styles, and lay out comics pages. Improve your creative writing skills by designing enthralling characters and storylines and then drawing them into reality! Educator Michael Leahy has over 15 years of experience working with public school students.

Ages 11-15
August 1
9 a.m. - Noon

Register here!

Technology Camps

Make Your First Video Game

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we'll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. 

Ages 8-10
Week of July 18
9 a.m. - Noon

Ages 11-14
Week of July 18
1 - 4 p.m.

Register here!

Code Breakers

Calling all future coders, programmers, & 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 dollars 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. 

Ages 11-14
Week of July 25
9 a.m. - Noon

Ages 8-10
Week of July 25
1 - 4 p.m.

Register here!

Python Programmers

Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA?  ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games.  Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!​   Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​.

Ages 8-10
Week of July 25
9 a.m. - Noon

Ages 11-14
Week of July 25
1 - 4 p.m.

Register for all on-campus classes online here!

Students registering for on-campus activities must submit proof of vaccination. Visit hcc.edu/covid for details.

Questions? Call 413.552.2123 or email vsemyrog@hcc.edu.


Computer based programs

Looking for exciting tech camps this summer? HCC has teamed up with Black Rocket to bring your child small classes with friendly, supportive teachers dedicated to fostering learning in a fun, positive environment. Below are just a few; click here for the full menu of classes!

YouTube Content Creators

Love movies with exciting special effects? This class teaches the tools you need to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends!

Roblox Makers

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio! Learn how to build 3D models, bring characters to life with unique animations you design, and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Fans of Fortnite: instead of playing the game, design your own. Using professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite...and participate in eSports League matches against schools across the country with a chance to be featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game!