MCC offers summer camps in apps, theatre, multimedia and music

MESA, Arizona -- Feb. 15, 2018 -- Mesa Community College again offers summer camps for students entering K – 12. These affordable and sometimes free camps provide opportunities to have fun while learning about music, theatre and multimedia technologies. All camps are held on MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. Details and registration information is online at

MCC Animania Madness Camp
6th – 8th grade Tuition: $199

July 23 – Aug. 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Director Elliot Cherner
Information: or 480-461-7917The only prerequisites are the desire to learn and have fun. Instruction includes using a variety of 2D and 3D animation tools to move an animated person realistically, lip-sync, animate many daily tasks and cut out figures on a computer using a variety of photo-editing programs, as well as take photography and video skill sets to the next level.

MCC Free Summer Music Camp: Band, Jazz. Orchestra and Choir
9th – 12th grade vocalists or instrumentalists *see below

May 29 - June 8, 2018 Tuition: FREE with successful audition
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. weekdays; required concerts June 8 and 9

Directors Robert Hunter, Paul Brewer, Craig Peterson and Brian Murphy
Information: 480-461-7575
Lively musical sounds of youth celebrating summer fill Mesa Community College’s impressive Performing Arts Center. Required concerts the evenings of June 8 and June 9. The MCC Summer Music Camp is tuition FREE through the donations of MCC Performing Arts Center supporters, the college, faculty and staff.

* Open only to incoming 9th grade through high school senior students who are band, jazz, orchestral or vocal musicians. Students younger than 9th grade who previously attended MCC summer band camp may apply. Camp placement is limited based on instrumentation and enrollment. Students 9th grade and older will be held a spot with a successful audition and completed application packet.

MCC Kids App Camp
6th – 8th grade Tuition: $199

June 18 – 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Registration: Note: class size limited and fills quickly.

Directors Dave Levy, Michelle Traveler and Carie Allen
Information: 480-461-7465, 480-461-7729 or
Learning to make apps is fun, exciting and lucrative! At App Camp, students will create a basic app, learn how to program a robot using Swift code and find out what it takes to submit an app to the iTunes App Store.

MCC Magic of Musical Theatre
th – 12th grade (Workshops 1 and 2) Tuition: $285

June 4 -16, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Workshop 1)
June 18 – 29, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Workshop 2)

Director Sue Anne Lucius
Information: Alma Quiros, 480-461-7575
Young, budding Broadway stars take to the stage in these summer camps at Mesa Community College’s Magic of Musical Theatre.

MCC Magic Music Kidz
K– 4th grade (Workshop 3) Tuition: $150

July 18 – 27
11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Director Sue Anne Lucius
Information: Alma Quiros, 480-461-7575
Magic Music Kidz is a two-week musical theatre workshop for K–4th graders to explore singing techniques, choreographed movements and creative drama through Broadway tunes.

MCC Multimedia Madness
6th – 8th grade Tuition: $199

July 9 – 19, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration: Note: class size limited and fills quickly

Director Phil Waclawski

Information: 480-461-7468 or
Learn to be a wiz with photo editing and graphics creation for your best-ever Instagram memes. Plus, up your video, audio and animation skills. MMM Camp delivers fun, interactive instruction about computer graphics, photo editing, 3D modeling as well as basic video/audio editing and animation. Use popular, free, open-source software including Inkscape, Blender 3D, Gnu Image Manipulation Program, Krita, Audacity and LMMS.

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Media Contact: Dawn Zimmer,, 480-461-7892

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to higher education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches the learning experience. Renowned faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and nationally. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of 10 colleges comprising the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information, Visit

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA)

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the college.

The Maricopa Community Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator:  (480) 731-8499.  For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system,

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018