age 7 to 15 can tap into STEM, the arts, test-prep programs and more
from July 9 through August 30
May 2, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – There
will be no hearing, “I’m bored,” for youngsters during this
year’s summer vacation when they’re enrolled in Hudson County
Community College Summer Youth & Teen Programs. Young people can
design 3-D video games, create an app, learn to code, cook, bake,
take a theater class, and prepare for the SAT.
The HCCC 2018 Summer Youth & Teen
Programs run from Monday, July 9 through Thursday, August 30 and will
be held at the College’s Culinary Arts Conference Center – 161
Newkirk Street in Jersey City, just two blocks from the Journal
Square PATH Transportation Station. Now is the time to enroll!
Make Your First 3-D Video Game!
In this Black Rocket classic, students create an immersive 3-D world,
going beyond the limits of traditional video games. They’ll learn
the physics of 3-D video games, explore beginner event scripting,
level design, control gameplay flow, and storytelling. Recommended
for ages 9 to 14. Runs July 9-12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost: $199.
Advanced 3-D Video Game with Unity
Young video game designers
will take their skills to another level with Unity, an industry-grade
design software. They’ll learn level editing, 3-D modeling,
intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user
experience. Recommended for ages 9 to 14. Runs July 9-12, 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. Cost: $199.
ROBLOX® Makers-Coders- Entrepreneurs!
– Young entrepreneurs will discover how to code in the Lua language
while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX, an online universe
where one can create almost anything imaginable. The new class
combines game design, concepts, coding, and fun, and teaches how to
navigate ROBLOX’s fast growing marketplace to publish games.
Recommended for ages 9 to 14. Runs July 16-19, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost
Virtual Reality: The Future is Now
– Youngsters will embark upon an epic virtual reality adventure,
learn the foundations of VR design by creating virtual worlds,
exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D
experiences and taking home a VR headset to show off the new worlds
they’ve created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or mobile
device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but
to use the VR headset, a camper will need access to an Android or
Apple mobile device. Recommended for ages 9 to 14. Runs July 16-19, 1
to 4 p.m. Cost is $199 plus a $19 lab fee for the VR headset.
App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer
The hottest new Apps are
IO apps! Individuals who love to play Agar.io or Slither.io will love
this class where they will create the next viral web app to share
with family and friends! Includes exploring the most popular .IO
apps, designing own multiplayer experiences, and learning how to code
their own app. Recommended for ages 9 to 14. Runs July 23-26, 9 a.m.
to 12 p.m. Cost: $199.
– Future coders, programmers, and designers will learn coding
projects and design challenges. The course is packed with essentials
needed to make the journey to tech superstardom. Returning students
can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
Recommended for ages 9 to 14. Runs July 23-26, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost:
will create delectable pies, cookies, muffins, and cakes, learn the
basics of cake baking, icing and decorating, piping methods, and
other techniques in the acclaimed HCCC Culinary Arts kitchens. The
chef/instructor will also provide an introduction to working in a
professional kitchen and to a career in the pastry industry.
Recommended for ages 9 to 15. Runs August 13-16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our next great chefs will learn what it takes to make it in the
fast-paced and growing culinary and hospitality field, including the
ins and outs of working in professional, state-of-the-art kitchen I
the College’s Culinary Arts Institute. Activities include learning
about food safety, ingredient pairings, menu planning, and more.
Students can look forward to preparing savory meals, how to care for
tools, and secrets of the trade. Recommended for ages 9 to 15. Runs
August 20-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $289.
Theater: Acting, Playwriting, Stage
– Students learn
how to write, rehearse, and perform a show they create. This program
helps young artists develop lifetime skills and explore the art of
collaboration through classes in acting, playwriting, improvisation,
and production. Guided by a professional director and playwright,
students gain an understanding of theatrical confidence and working
as a team. Family and friends are invited to attend the Thursday
performances. Recommended for ages 7 to 13. First Play: August 20-23;
Second Play: August 27-30. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $225
It’s important for college-bound students to get a jumpstart on the
SAT so they may impress college recruiters. This intensive test
preparation program shows students how to use basic problem-solving
techniques to strengthen their abilities, avoid mistakes, and develop
top test-taking skills. Samples from actual SAT exams will be
provided. Students must purchase the required SAT book for the first
day of class; textbook information and materials will be provided
upon registration. Recommended for middle-school and high-school
students. SAT Language Prep: July 30 - August 9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SAT Math Prep: July 30 – August 9, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $199
For more information and registration,
or call or 201-360-4224.