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Pokemon Goes to Summer Camp!

Who knew that the city of Lowell and towns of Bedford and Billerica could be such hot spots for collecting Pokemon characters on the new Pokemon Go mobile app?  And who knew Middlesex Community College's two campuses would be such hot spots for finding the characters?


The folks who run our  MCC Summer Camps, that's who!


Hot off the presses and catching the excitement currently raging across the country around the new Pokemon Go app, MCC Community and Corporate Education today announced the creation of two summer camps aimed at corraling the excitement about the activity in a safe and organized fashion!


Camp instructor Jeff Bernoth will be hosting TWO WEEKS of Pokemon camp.  Emphasizing the GO aspect of Pokemon Go, the camp will take students on daily excursions from the college to catch 'em all in downtown Lowell, and the towns of Bedford and Billerica.  Beyond searching for the elusive characters, though, the weeks will also focus on classroom public safety discussions about best practices to safely make the most of the adventure.

Learn about lures, Pokespots, eggs, gyms, and more, all while participating in a safe, team-oriented environment.

"Over the past week, we've seen literally hundreds of people coming to our campuses to chase and capture these Pokemon characters," said Marci Barnes of MCC's Corporate and Communtiy Education program.  "We wanted to organize a structured opportunity for kids to work together on these adventures, but at the same time, to incorporate safety issues not just about the internet but in the manner of which this app is being used.  We feel the safety aspect is critical to the successful enjoyment of the phenomenon."

The first session will be held July 25-28 on MCC's Lowell campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $199.

The second week will be hosted at the Bedford campus August 1-4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and also costs $199.


For more information, visit the camp application website at: 





Now go catch em all! 

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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:42 PM by MCC Blog Admin


Linda Burroughs said:

I can't say that I'm in favor of finding yet more ways to relieve Pokemon hungry fans of their money, but I have to say I kind of like the idea of a summer camp in which the kids can get their Pokemon fix and still get at least some of the benefits of a camp experience.  Good on whoever came up with the idea of doing something of merit with this otherwise somewhat overhyped media production, before it has to make way for the next mass hypnosis.  And the pictures of the different Pokemon around the campus are really cute by the way.

# August 28, 2016 3:27 AM

G. L. Turner said:

What a great way to teach kids about safety while they enjoy this popular game!

# September 19, 2016 4:47 AM
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