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Summer Programs for Kids and Teens Offered at MCC

[Tuesday, June 03, 2014]


Campers in the 2013 rocket science class set up their homemade rocket for launching.

Discover exciting ways to keep your child or teen engaged in learning this summer while making incredible summer memories with McHenry County College’s Kids and College program that offers one and two-week sessions from June 16 through Aug. 7. Kids and College offers many new and innovative programs that provide a fun and engaging experience for youth and teens entering first through ninth grades, giving them a jump-start on the school year, exposure to 21st century skills and exposure to exciting careers.

Building a super structure that can survive an earthquake, hurricane or typhoon, designing the next generation spacecraft for missions to Mars and beyond, engineering an ROV that can explore the deep sees, or designing an autonomous robot that can be used to solve real world problems are just a few activities campers will be engaged in while participating in MCC TECH Camp. This full day S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) camp is offered six different weeks throughout the summer and is a wonderful way to expose students to engineering fields, develop creative and critical thinking skills, work with an art/technology specialist in MCC digital media labs, participate in team building/sports while forging many new friendships.

Campers entering first through ninth grades can attend a week-long camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $159. Before and After Care is also available from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

The Kids and College Summer Academy academic and enrichment classes have been designed to continue the learning over the summer in the areas of language arts, math, technology/digital media, and study skills. The classes are offered in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with an opportunity to stay for lunch.  The tuition for a week- long class is $99 and a two-week class is $149.

"The classes combine quality, innovation and just plain fun while learning for our community's youth and teens for the 21st century and beyond," said Laura Beaupre, coordinator of College and Career Readiness. "The classes are affordable, engaging for all types of learners, close to home and a safe place for kids and teens to meet new friends and make great memories."

For descriptions, schedules, and details for registering, visit the Kids and College website at For more information, contact Laura Beaupre, at (815) 455-8597 or email her at

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