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Courses & Programs

Summer Youth Programs

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

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.

On-campus 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.

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.

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 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.