Community members will now have an alternative resource for summer camps with Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Kids on Campus Program.
The summer program will be offered from June 5 to July 28 and is for children eight to 18-years-old. Campers will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge, skills or simply have fun. Experienced and motivated faculty and staff will encourage and challenge students in an atmosphere that supports inquiry and exploration through a variety of courses. Each day campers will experience a comprehensive program with a mixture of sports, science, mathematics and critical life skills.
“Kids on Campus is more than a traditional camp experience,” said Pamela Howe, Community Education Coordinator for KCKCC. “We are excited that students will be able to experience a taste of our academic programs like digital imaging and health from our technical areas. Imagine writing and composing your own song. We will also have field trips to expose youth to industry career and employment opportunities.”
Kids on Campus is a result of collaborative efforts with several organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area including the USD 500/Kidzone program, Martial Arts Studio, USD 500 Police Department & Wyandotte County Parks and Rec.
“We realize the importance of engaging youth earlier on a career path. One of the objectives of Kids on Campus is to expose and connect students with business and industry,” said Dr. Marisa Gray, executive director for KCKCC’s Continuing Education department. “Community partners such as the Federal Reserve Bank, LaSTEMA.org: Seeing Yourself in Science and Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) have been engaged in the design of this camp. The goal is to create opportunities for a long-term relationship with students. We want to expose youth early and often so they can be very intentional as they make educational decisions.”
In addition to the camp, check the KCKCC Continuing Education website for other summer classes such as Lego, dance or App creation that are offered at very flexible times and weeks.
“It was important for us to offer programs that would fit a parent’s summer schedule,” Howe said. “Parents can enroll their youth for one week to eight weeks depending on their need.”
Campers living in the USD 500 attendance area are eligible for bus transportation. All campers that are enrolled for full day sessions will receive snacks, daily lunch, camp T-shirt and other fun prizes. Registration for the camp can be completed online, and the cost is $59 per week. If registering for the full eight weeks, the cost is $349. There is a payment plan option, as long as the balance is paid by the end of May. To register, go to https://app.campdoc.com/!/home/auth/email?r=kckcc.
For further questions, please call KCKCC Continuing Education at 913-288-7660.
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Ave.
Kansas City, Kan. 66112
Contact: Kelly Rogge