Registration Now Open for MCCC’s Camp College STEAM Virtual Youth Winter and Spring 2021 Courses

New Coding, 3D Animation, Virtual Reality Design, E-Sports Gaming, Writing and Publishing Classes Added for Ages Six to Fourteen

West Windsor, N.J. –  Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) popular youth program, Camp College, is now accepting students for Winter Session and Spring 2021. Virtual classes for students age six to fourteen focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) with staggered start dates from December through May. Each course is taught live through Zoom and provides a project-based learning experience that combines peer learning with creativity.

Offerings range from science and planetary science study, to writing and book publishing, to coding, animation techniques and virtual reality design. And a new e-Sports games-play skill builder was added this session.

“Mercer County Community College wants to ensure that children and teens are at the forefront of the current creative and technology revolution,” said Rosemarie Fiorello, Director of Youth and Special Programs. “We are constantly expanding Science, Tech and Writing courses at Camp College to empower children to be as creative as they can be while teaching skills to use technology wisely,” she said. “Through our virtual platform offerings, children have fun and at the same time get a head start on a real 21st century skill set.”

Two new courses will be introduced this session including Young Authors where students write and publish books and YouTube® FX Masters where kids create Hollywood-style special effects and graphics.

Other courses that set the stage for building the next generation of future scientists, coders, programmers, gamers, writers and designers include: 

  • NASA - STEM Explorers, where kids explore the atmosphere and beyond, train like real astronauts and solve real-world engineering problems;
  • Super Slimy Smokey Science, which delves into a variety of scientific fields to stretch the imagination with objects kids love such as Silly Putty and Slime, and investigates the field of optical illusions;  
  • Code Your Own Adventure, which blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding;
  • E-Sports Apprentice Streamers and Gamers, which focuses on E Sports as a career for the next generation;
  • Minecraft® Modders, which teaches scripting and logic statements to create mods;
  • Roblox® Makers, which focuses on how to build 3D models and animations; and
  • Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now, which focuses on the foundations of VR design through the creation of virtual worlds, the exploration of simulated environments and the crafting of 3D experiences.

New classes will continue to be added throughout the winter and spring. Classes are separated into groups of children the same age range and start at $149. For more information please email, visit or call Continuing Studies Registration at (609) 570-3311.

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