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UCM Announces Schedule for Popular STEAM Summer Camps for Kids

By Janice Phelan, March 30, 2023


Beats and Jams: Digital Music Creators is one of several in-person summer and online STEAM courses available to young people through a partnership between the University of Central Missouri and Black Rocket online learning company.

The University of Central Missouri is partnering with Black Rocket online learning company to offer both in-person and online STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) summer camps for children from age 6 to 14. The in-person courses are new this year with three-hours classes offered weekly via either morning or afternoon sessions June 26 through July 28 at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

The computer science summer camps include topics such as video game design and animation, programming, coding and YouTube content creation.

In-person courses, available for $200 each, will include:

Beats and Jams: Digital Music Creators - 1 to 4 p.m. July 17-21 (ages 8-11)

Cloud Gamers: Mobile App Development - 9 a.m. to noon July 10-14 (ages 8-11)

Code Explorers - 9 a.m. to noon July 17-21 (ages 6-8)

Cyber Spies - 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. July 24-28 (ages 8-11 and 11-14)

Make Your First Video Game! - 1 to 4 p.m. June 26-30 (ages 8-11)

YouTube Content Creators - 1 to 4 p.m. July 10-14 (ages 11-14)

Young Coders - 9 a.m. to noon June 26-30 (ages 6-8).

Online courses are available June 5 through Aug. 25 via morning and afternoon sessions. Each online class lasts two hours and 30 minutes. Cost per course is $169 with courses offered during Fourth of July week at $135.

The online offerings feature topics such as Mobile App Development, JavaScript, Minecraft, Pokemon, Coding, ROBLOX Makers, YouTube Content Creators, 3D Game Design, Programmers, Digital Music Creators, Video Game Creation and Interactive Storytelling.

UCM’s STEAM-based offerings are designed to educate young people in an engaging and fun environment through interactive activities, hands-on learning and classroom instruction. For more information about UCM’s summer camps, select this link



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