Registration is open for engaging and adventurous summer camps and programs in June and July at Moraine Valley Community College’s Valley Learning Center (VLC), 9000 W. College Parkway.
New this year is the opportunity to design a half- or full-day camp that combines adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for children and teens. The all-day STEM adventure gives campers an opportunity to participate in immersive, hands-on activities covering all aspects of STEM. Experiences will include game programming, robotics, movie making, 3-D printing, mathematical modeling, and physics/chemistry experimentation. The camp, recommended for ages 8 to 14, is offered Monday through Thursday, June 25 to 28, and July 16 to 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $399.
The Harry Potter Tech Camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Students can perform spells, make a house float or shut down the whomping willow. Plus, campers will make a stop-motion movie where they brainstorm a plot, design the set, write the script, film, and edit the production with voice-overs and sound track. The camp, recommended for students 8 to 14, is $200.
May the force be with the Star Wars Tech campers as they build and program LEGO robots, engage in robotic challenges and make their own stop-motion movie. Students will work in pairs, and their completed videos will be posted to YouTube. The camp, for students ages 8 to 14, is offered Monday through Friday, July 9 through 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $200.
Other half-day camps include Creating Minecraft Mods, Youth Gaming and Programming, Lego Graphic Novel Creation, Mythbotsters, and more.
Registration can be completed by calling (708) 974-2110, in person in Building S, Room S103, or online at morainevalley.edu/ccce/register.