Camps

We offer virtual and studio STEM camps, from coding to robotics and AI.  Register here to join us during school breaks!

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Camp Details

Spring and Summer camps will be offered in two formats: virtual or studio with precautions to ensure safety.  Virtual camps will take place in one of 3 virtual classrooms and will be limited to 4 students. In person, we are limiting enrollment to 5.  Computers will be distanced and assigned for the week and students must wear masks except when eating.  Cost ranges from $125 - $499 depending on format and length.

Location: MCP Studio at 3616 Far West Blvd in Austin, TX or Virtual classrooms sent after enrollment  

Cancellation Policy: Full payment is required to reserve your child's seat.  A 50% refund is available if cancelling before the first day.  Cancellations or changes on or after the first day of camp are not eligible for a refund but credit can be applied to future programs.

We may cancel camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment of 3 students.  In that case, we would move students to a similar camp, or a full refund will be offered.  

Age: Recommendations are established due to typing skills and prior exposure to relevant topics that will make the experience positive.  All ages above the minimum are welcome, and students will be grouped accordingly.  You can request enrollment if your child does not meet the minimum..

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All the Register buttons will take you to our Customer Portal, where you should create an account to enroll in any of our camps.  You will receive an e-mail a few days before the start date with details about how to join.

Math+Coding

For ages 7-12, join us for 2.5 hour blocks of in-person camp where we will have some fun with coding and math.  We will build fun video games in Scratch while teaching kids about the coordinate system.  We will also incorporate instruction on arithmetic operations by building a calculator or guessing game.  By applying math, students will find the real world applications in games to be fun and useful.

Cost is $75 per block with a 10% discount for siblings.  Students who join both morning and afternoon sessions will be supervised over the lunch hour if they pack a lunch.  

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

7-12

Studio

Feb 22-23

$75/2.5 hour block

Chess Champion

In this camp, students will develop their skills through puzzles, lessons, and games against other students. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of chess including strategies for the beginning, middle and endgame. The camp is designed for beginners and those new to chess that want to improve their skills.

This camp will be 1.5 hours a day where students will play chess in groups, play group games, and be coached on their moves.  The cost is $225 for the week.

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

7+

Virtual

Virtual

Jun 14-18

Aug 16-30

$225

$225

Great Graphics

Students will have fun engaging their artistic side in our Digital Art camp!  Create and edit images, shapes, and text, and learn how to make photo collages, use selection tools, filters, digital brushes and more!  This is an introduction to photo editors and visual communication, solving visual problems with digital solutions.  Add to your portfolio every day to show friends and family.

Throughout the course, students will establish proficiency with the photo editor interface and tools, and will gain an understanding of file formats, color management, image resolution, and pixel depth for differing output needs.  They will learn about texturing, compositing, and various effects that can be applied when creating and manipulating images.

Kids and teens will be grouped by age and level.  Maximum number of students will be 4 in a virtual setting.

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

8+

Virtual

Virtual

Virtual

Mar 15-19

Jun 7-11

Aug 2-6

$225

$225

$225

Grand Games (Scratch)

Scratch is a color-coded, block-based programming language that exposes students to basic coding constructs in a creative, engaging way. Beginner students will develop typing skills, reading comprehension, game/art creation, as well as critical computational thinking. The artistic and youth-friendly aspect of Scratch will allow students to build fun animations and games, keep scores, change backdrops, create colorful characters, and other artwork.

They will also learn coding and math concepts, such as events, loops, variables, random numbers, and the coordinate system. Through application and practice, students will become proficient in the fundamentals of programming. 

 

Concepts covered:

  • Navigating Computers

  • Scratch Interface

  • Block Programming

  • Code Sequencing

 

This camp has the potential for an endless amount of projects, with which students can enroll and learn from indefinitely.

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

7+

Virtual

Virtual

Studio

Virtual

Studio

Mar 15-19

Jun 7-11

Jun 21-25

Jul 5-9

Jul 19-23

$225

$225

$299/$499

$225

$299/$499

Rockin Roblox

Learn game design and coding with Roblox, a popular tool where creativity and imagination are limitless!  Code with drag-and-drop blocks and make your own version of your favorite Roblox games.  Learn LUA programming concepts and take Roblox to the next level applying loops, conditionals, variables, and arrays.  Kids make amazing professional quality games that they can play with friends and family! 

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

8+

Virtual

Virtual

Jul 19 - 23

Jul 26 - 30

$225

$225

Wonderful Web I

For ages 8+, this camp introduces the cool web technologies of HTML and CSS that form web pages!   Learn techniques to design and build a basic web page with animated graphics and learn about the underlying frameworks and scripting languages that can power websites.  Examples of projects include a greeting card, recipe, and custom page on student interest such as cars and sports. The Javascript programming language will be introduced but not explored in depth until Web Development Basics.

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

8+

Studio

Virtual AM

Jun 28-Jul 2

July 5-9

$299/$499

$225

Wonderful Web II

In the second edition of Wonderful Web, students will add some muscle to their previously created websites with Javascript. Students should have already learned HTML5/CSS in Wonderful Web I to provide a backbone upon which they will continue learning.

Javascript is the most popular language for web development; and allows websites to have more functionality, interactivity, and purpose. With it, attendees will learn how to make a dynamic website or game that they can actually play with instead of making one they can only view or read. Besides making something creative, students will be taught coding concepts such as variables, objects, arrays, if statements, loops, and functions.

 

Concepts covered:

  • Navigating Trinket or CodePen

  • Intermediate coding concepts

  • Javascript, the most popular language for adding functionality to websites

  • Creating dynamic websites or web browser games

 

This camp has the potential for an endless amount of projects, with which students can enroll and learn from indefinitely.

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

9+

Virtual 

Virtual

July 12-16

Aug 16-20

$225

$225

Minecraft Mania (Lua)

By learning how to program computers in ComputerCraft, students gain extra control over their Minecraft worlds and can create new and exciting things.  ComputerCraft is a modification for Minecraft that’s all about computer programming. It allows students to build in-game Computers and Turtle Robots, writing programs for Minecraft using the Lua programming language. 

 

This mod allows you to build fully-functioning computers inside your Minecraft world, then use those computers much like you use a real computer. Students can play games and program the robots to carry out actions, such as mining, farming, crafting and protecting them against monsters, while learning basic programming concepts such as loops, variables, and conditional statements.  This class requires the purchase of Minecraft Java edition on a PC or Mac.  ComputerCraft should be downloaded with instructions sent the day before the class starts.

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

8+

Virtual

Virtual

Virtual

Mar 15-19

Jun 28 - Jul 2

Aug 9 -13

$225

$225

$225

Minecraft Magic (Java)

Playing Minecraft is a lot of fun, but the game is more engaging, entertaining, and educational when kids learn how to build mods—small programs that let users modify game elements and add content. This introductory class teaches kids and parents how to create mods of different types, using the Minecraft Forge modding tool. No programming experience is needed.

Students will not only build some amazing mods, but they will also learn how to work with Java, the same programming language that Minecraft uses. This class requires the purchase of Minecraft Java edition on a PC or Mac.  Forge should be downloaded with instructions sent the day before the class starts.

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

8+

Virtual

Virtual

Jun 28 - Jul 2

Aug 9-13

$225

$225

Math In Action

“How long will it take me to fly to Japan?” “How many possible chess moves are there?” “How does Mario jump on Goombas’ heads?” Welcome to Math in Action, where we seek to answer these questions and many more! What separates Math in Action from your typical math class is we are all about demonstration! Instead of worksheets and tests, we utilize projects and experiments to teach math concepts in a fun and engaging way. Topics covered will range from Pre-Algebra to the introduction of basic Trigonometry. By the end of the program, students will have a much deeper understanding of math and be able to apply to real-world problems and computer programming. Please join us as we deepen our understanding of the world around us through math!

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

9+

Virtual

Virtual

N/A

Half Day AM

Half Day AM

Marvelous Mobile

This course will teach app building for Android-based mobile phones and tablets using MIT App Inventor - a visual programming environment that will raise your kids from the status of technology consumer to technology creator. Apps are created by simple drag and drop features, instead of a regular and more complex coding environment. Students can bring their own Android device or use the Android phones that will be provided. 

 

Attendees will learn useful features such as how the app uses the camera, voice recognition, and language translation. User interface components like buttons, sliders, and notifications will also be created. There are over 22 million apps in the library of MIT App Inventor, created by 400,000 unique monthly users from 195 countries!

 

Concepts covered:

  • Navigating Android devices

  • App Inventor Environment

  • Block Programming

  • User Interface

 

This camp has the potential for an endless amount of projects, with which students can enroll and learn from indefinitely.

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

8+

Virtual

Studio

July 12-16

Aug 16-20

$225

$299/499

Amazing AI

Curious about AI and machine learning?  This camp introduces artificial intelligence and explores definitions and concepts in this exciting and growing field.  Students will train machine learning models to recognise text, numbers, images, or sounds. This builds on introductory coding concepts, by adding models to educational coding platforms Scratch and App Inventor, and helping students create projects and build games with the machine learning models they train.

 

Concepts covered:

  • Algorithms

  • Data processing

  • Classification

  • Machine learning

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

8+

Virtual

Virtual

Jun 21-25

July 26-30

$225

$225

Winning Wearables

This camp introduces students to coding by creating fun projects such as watches and step counters. Students will learn about Internet of Things using Micro:bit. This camp is designed for kids and beginners and is non-intimidating for new programmers. Students will take home their wearables!

 

Topics covered:

  • Micro:bit interface

  • Understanding basic Hardware

  • Building machines

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

9+

Studio

Aug 2-6

$299/$499

Java Jam

For students who have had some coding experience, this is an introduction to object-oriented programming.  Learn about topics like polymorphism, classes, abstraction, and inheritance and put them into practice by building engaging applications. Did you know that Minecraft was created using only Java? Students will have the ability to create their own games such as tic-tac-toe or endless runner and many more exciting projects. 

 

Concepts covered:

  • Polymorphism

  • Classes

  • Abstraction

  • Inheritance

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

12+

Virtual

Virtual

Jun 21-25

Aug 2-6

$225

$225

Racing Robots

This camp introduces students to building, controlling, and playing with Robots! In our course, we will be using Ozobot Evo and Makeblock mBot brand robots. The robots are controlled from an easy to learn block-based coding platform. Students will learn basic coding constructs such as event-handling and conditionals; and the process of manipulating and directing their robot with gears, motors, and electricity.

 

Concepts covered:

  • Building and controlling robots

  • Gears, motors, and electricity

  • Beginning coding concepts

  • Block-based instructions for their robot

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

7+

Studio

Studio

Aug 9-13

June 7-11

$299/499

$299/499

Python Party

Enrolling in Python Party will deliver customized coding lessons tailored to a child's level and interest. The maximum class size is two students for every instructor. Since Python is a robust yet easy to pick up beginner language for programming, topics can range across a multitude of interests - whatever seems the most interesting to your particular student. Topics can include Scratch, text-based Python, robotics, web development/graphic design using Turtle, and more!  We pair students by skill and level so approval is required to join this session.

Python is often thought to be the best first typed language for beginners to learn!  It’s easy to read and create functional programs, without the struggle of breaking syntax rules. Not only is this language easy to learn, it is commonly used in the professional technology world to achieve a wide variety of results such as website development, machine learning, game creation, and data science/analytics. Learn to use loops, counters, conditionals, and other basic coding constructs. Python is the real deal, favored by companies such as Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify.

Concepts covered:

  • Navigating a code editor

  • Turtle, a library of code to help generate graphic art

  • Basic coding concepts

 

This camp has the potential for an endless amount of projects, with which students can enroll and learn from indefinitely.

Ages

Location

Dates

Cost

9+

Virtual

Virtual

Jun 14-18

July 19-23

July 12-16

$225

$225

$299/499

Address

3616 Far West Blvd #109
Austin, TX 78731

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512-593-2729

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M-F 2-7

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