Midland College to offer virtual summer camps

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Campus may be quiet this summer due to COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean students won’t be learning.

Brenda Cordero, the Associate Director of Community Programs at Midland College said, “If kids are interested in gaming, coding, e-sports, or virtual reality they will love these camps.”

Midland College usually does their summer camps on-site with Black Rocket but with recent events the two have decided to pair up and tackle on-line learning.

“After the cancellation of Kids College Black Rocket approached me and asked if I would like to do virtual camps and I thought ‘what a fun and safe way that kids can learn and and also stay busy,'” she said.

Cordero said, “Science, technology, engineering, arts, math, it’s all of it! All included and also having a a lot of fun at the same time. It’s safe it’s fun, and you learn.”

 The programs are offered online and as a result Midland College will offer it to as many students that sign up, online registration is already taking place.

“It’s $149, there are 20 camps and it’s for kids ages 8-14,” said the Associate Director. The camps will go from June 8, 2020 – August 10, 2020.

“They can go to our website at www.midland.edu/steamcamp and there they will find a parent online guide for the technology that is needed to be able to do these camps on their computer.”

The programs are offered twice a day, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Unfortunately, there is no financial assistance provided for those who cannot pay for the program but would like to participate.

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