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May 23

May 23, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Summer camps for kids and teens to fill MCC at Do Space

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College at Do Space will host a number of College for Kids and College for Teens courses this summer. The camps include activities such as video game creation, code writing, Minecraft exploration and robot programming. The camps are hosted on the second floor of Do Space, 72nd and Dodge streets. 

 

“We have a very exciting lineup this summer,” said Courtney Davis, MCC Continuing Education special projects coordinator. “Camp attendees will learn comradery and communication while working with technology in a fun, interactive way.”

 

There are two versions for most camps. One is designed for the College for Kids program (ages 3-11) and another for College for Teens (ages 12-18). Each camp is catered to the ages of its students. The camp lineup is highlighted by classes  listed the below:

 

Make Your First Video Game 

This camp teaches the basics of designing video games on a 2-D platform. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds and simple coding are just some of the concepts that will be explored. No prior experience necessary. The camp is held June 5-8. The College for Kids version is 9 a.m.-noon with the College for Teens version at 1-4 p.m. 

 

Code Breakers 

Students will learn the basics of coding languages in HTML, JavaScript and CSS through a series of projects and design challenges each day. The camp is held June 26-29. The College for Kids version is 9 a.m.-noon with the College for Teens version at 1-4 p.m. 

 

Minecraft Designers

Students will learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3-D models using new software, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures to import at home and share with friends. The camp is held July 17-20. The College for Kids version is 9 a.m.-noon with the College for Teens version at 1-4 p.m.

 

For more information about MCC’s College for Teens and College for Kids summer camps, visit mccneb.edu/ce or call 531-MCC-5437. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.