MCC College for Kids Summer 2024 Programs

Summer vacation doesn’t have to be boring!

Join in the fun at MCC’s College for Kids program.


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MCC College for Kids offers enrichment opportunities for kids and teens ages 11-14 in a fun and safe environment where they will enjoy educational and hands-on learning activities in a college setting. The classes are designed to engage kids in new experiences, develop new interests, teach meaningful skills and excite students about learning.

All students must be registered individually.

For any questions, call 816-604-5254

Courses from June 3 to July 25. Learn more at MCCKC.EDU/College4Kids

MCC-Penn Valley

  • Medical School for Kids - June 3-6
  • Medical School for Kids - June 24-27
  • Cartooning & Comics - July 8-11
  • What Do Graphic Designers Do? July 15-18


  • Clay Creatures - June 3-13
  • Musical Theatre Camp - June 17-29
  • Chess Camp - July 8-11

MCC-Maple Woods

  • Veterinary Explorations for Kids - June 3-14
  • Adventures in Coding: Scratch - June 17-21
  • Adventures in Coding: Python - June 24-28
  • Babysitter Training - July 8-12

MCC-Blue River

  • Apple Swift Coding - July 8-19
  • Hero's Camp - July 15-19
  • Chess Camp - July 22-25


Medical School for Kids: MCC Medical School for Kids is an immersive healthcare experience where students will get a taste of the healthcare professions. The camp will be hosted at MCC’s state of the art simulation facility and will involve the participants in healthcare simulation. Learning lifesaving CPR will be part of the program as well as exposure to healthcare careers they may have never even thought of. Great camp for students trying to decide if their future lies in healthcare.

Cartooning and Comics: Learn to cartoon by developing your own characters and story. Make a comic book start to finish! This 4-day class teaches students how to develop characters, write a script, and explore traditional drawing and digital art techniques.

What Do Graphic Designers Do? Are you interested in seeing what it is like to become a graphic designer? We'll explore what designers do, the types of careers available, what skills are needed, plus create a project like the pros! This 4-day class shows students the ins and outs of this field as they’re introduced to historical designers and their work, have discussions with Kansas City area designers and hear their professional stories. Students will design a personal logo and print their own swag!

Theatre Camp: If you like acting, singing, and dancing, then musical theatre is for you! During the first week, actors will explore the production process through character development, choreography, and vocal work. During the second week, actors will rehearse scenes, songs and dance numbers from a popular musical that they then will perform at the end of the camp for an audience.

Clay Creatures: The participants will use their imagination to form known or yet to be seen clay creatures on tiles. They will use clay and colored slips to form and decorate their creations.

Chess Camp: Designed to introduce youth to chess strategy and tactics while having fun. • Chess coaches from the Kansas City Chess Club will show beginners through advanced students how to improve their play. • Daily activities will include casual play, chess lessons and training exercises, National Rated competition games, building Lego chess sets and chess boards, Bughouse and Fischer Random Chess. • Each student will receive a chess set, chess workbook and a chess medal. • All levels are welcome!

Adventures in Coding: Scratch: Students will explore the basics of programming and make games, using visual interfaces like Scratch, then students will explore where these can be used to explore robotics and tactile game.

Adventures in Coding: Python Students will explore the fundamentals of programming, storytelling, and music, using text-based interfaces like Python, then students will explore how these can be used to build entertainment and productivity programs

Vet Clinic for Kids: This course is a guided exploration of the many facets of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about animal husbandry, preventative wellness, as well as causes and treatment of common injuries and illnesses. Topics will include a variety of animal species in addition to discussions about different career options related to the veterinary sciences.

Apple Swift Coding: Students will learn fundamental computing concepts and programming with Swift fir iOS development through daily web projects and design challenges. Students will create an iPhone app that can be shared with friends and family.

Babysitter Training: Babysitting course will prepare students to be better babysitters. Topics include how to provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; includes American Red Cross Infant CPR along with First Aid.

Hero’s Camp: Hero's Camp will give participants an opportunity to explore what it's like to work in public service as a police officer, fire fighter, paramedic, lineman and what it takes to fight cyber-crimes. Come spend a week at MCC-Blue River and learn how to serve your community by being a hero!