Oakton Virtual Summer Programs Picking up STEAM

(May 26, 2020) When school is out, STEAM Camp is in. Offered by Oakton Community College, a virtual online camp for young people between the ages of 8 and 14 begins June 8 and runs through Aug. 24. Youngsters can give their science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills a workout with a range of fun-filled camps and courses in coding, game design, app development, virtual reality and more!

Classes are powered by Black Rocket, a national tech-education company with more than 20 years of experience designing STEAM courses. Sessions meet Monday-Friday, morning and/or afternoon. Students will be led by top teachers in live classes and will have small group break-out sessions with coaches.

“Each summer, Oakton offers innovative and unique learning programs for youth,” says Jesse Ivory, dean of Adult and Continuing Education/dean of the Skokie Campus. “We are especially excited about the opportunity to offer so many interactive and fully-online courses this year. Participants are sure to have a fun, yet academically engaging and virtual experience.”

Virtual courses include:

  • Make Your First Video Game!
  • YouTube® Content Creators
  • Minecraft® Designers
  • ROBLOX® Makers
  • Pokémon® Masters: Designers & 3D Makers Unite!
  • Inventor’s League - Prototyping for the Future!
  • Virtual Reality: The Future is Now
  • Code Your Own Adventure!

Courses start at $149. For a complete list of courses and to register, visit oakton.edu/youth. For more information, call 847.982.9888.