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Colorado Mountain College expands its Summer Tech Institute for middle and high schoolers

COlorado Mountain College summer STEM programs

Where: 107 Denison Placer Rd., Breckenridge

When: July 14-18: Middle School Robotics and Animation camp (ages 11-14); $245 (half-day)

July 21-25: Summer Technology Institute (ages 11-14); $495 (full day)

July 28-Aug. 8: First Year Engineering class (ages 16 and above); 3-credit college-level course

For more information, contact director Robert Cartelli at 970-453-6757, ext. 2629, or visit

The Summer Technology Institute at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge is adding new programs for middle and high schoolers this summer.

During the college's summer tech programs, students learn about website development, digital photography, e-commerce shopping carts, Photoshop, video production and editing and more — all while also getting outside or taking part in team-building exercises.

"It's a very intense week," said Robert Cartelli, director of the programs, in a news release. "The students aren't just learning how to push buttons. They're also learning about their own creativity as well as the business side of technology."

Now, after two successful summers, the program will expand its curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math by offering one more camp and a college-level course.

A camp for middle schoolers offered in mid-July will focus on robotics and animation, and a two-week engineering class will be held at the end of July for high-level students age 16 and older. Both are half-day programs, and students in the engineering class must meet all pre-registration requirements for CMC students.

A $5,000 grant was recently secured from Climax Molybdenum to support scholarships for students with financial need.