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Kids and College

The Kids and College program offers a variety of hands-on classes (science, technology, engineering, art, and manufacturing) for students in grades 1-9 to introduce them to career exploration, expand their knowledge, and introduce them to new skills.

Summer 2024 | June 3-August 9, 2024

Our summer program welcomes campers, entering grades 1-9 in Fall 2024, to explore over 75 hands-on classes. Classes are held in-person Monday-Thursday and are scheduled for either a morning (9 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) session unless otherwise indicated. Campers are welcome to register for more than one class. New classes begin each week. See the Summer Class Guide

Camp Invention logo | June 24-27, 2024 for Grades K-6

Back by popular demand! Join Kids and College for Camp Invention®, by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.®, a four-day creative and open-ended learning camp that will include a rotation of four adventures—In the Game™, Let's Glow™, Operation Hydrodrop™, and Prototyping Studio™. Held at the MCC Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry.

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Information for Registered Campers

See the Summer Camper's Guide for information about arrival and departure, camper expectations, health and safety protocols, what to bring, and required forms.

All campers must submit Camper Forms no later than one week before their classes start. Failure to submit the forms will result in cancellation of registration.

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Program Changes and Communication

The Kids and College schedule of activities and procedures are subject to change. Communication, including reminder emails, will be sent to the email address used in the camper’s registration. Emails will be sent from or

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MCC encourages all individuals to participate in its programs and activities. If you need accommodations or a sign language interpreter, contact Access and Disability Services at (815) 455-8766 or