Maple Woods Non-Credit

How to Get Started
Office Location

MCC-Maple Woods
Learning Resources Building 
First Floor, LR 102
2601 N.E. Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156

Phone: 816.604.3011
Fax: 816.437.3484

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These noncredit online classes offer flexibility and convenience. Classes run for six weeks, and consist of 12 lessons.


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Enrollment Information

2014 Summer class enrollment is now closed. Please check back this fall for weekend and school break camps.  Call 816.604.3011 with any questions about upcoming programs.  

Student I.D. Number

Our accounting system requires a student I.D. number. The last four digits of your Social Security number are used for this purpose. Please have this information available when you enroll. If you are enrolling for a child, you must have their information to enroll.

Refund Policy

Instructors are paid from fees collected, so we must guarantee a minimum enrollment to hold a class. If it is necessary for you to withdraw from a class, please contact the Community Education office, 816/604-3011, at least five (5) business days prior to the class start date. You may request a full refund – minus a $5.00 processing fee. No refund will be given for classes canceled less than 5 business days prior to the start of the class.  Please note these refund exceptions: classes priced $20.00 or less and classes designated as “nonrefundable”.

Week of July 7-10

Mad Science: Secret Agent Lab
Age 7-13

Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Become a super sleuth and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, and discover the technological tools of detection!

Location: MCC-Maple Woods
Mon-Thurs., July 7-10, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $105  CLOSED

Super Detective Video Game Wizard
Age 8-13

Video Games are always fun to play, but could you create a Detective video game? Students will explore the commands of control, motion, looks, sound, and sensing and learn how to sequence these commands into a Detective video game to challenge your family and friends! Please bring an USB stick to class to save projects!

Location: MCC-Maple Woods
Mon.-Thurs., July 7-10, 9 a.m.-noon
Fee: $110

Where are the Bots in my Video Games?
Age 8-13

Students will be working with Lego Robotic kits and learning basic computer animation techniques. During the class, students will be creating animation programs on the computer and building Lego models with sensors that interact with their computer animation programs. Will your video game find your Lego creation and make it move?

Location: MCC-Maple Woods
Mon.-Thurs, July 7-10, 1-4 p.m.
$110  FULL

Put your Knitting Wits to Work

In this class you will learn how to cast on and become comfortable with the knit and purl stitches. These three easy steps are the basic foundation for all knitting projects, no matter how advanced. To get started, sign up and learn the basics while working on a simple sampler project. All supplies are included in the price of the class. To see examples for simple to advanced knit and crochet projects, check out Sonia’s Pinterest page at then click on the Knit Wit board.

Instructor: Sonia Spotts                                                                           Location: MCC-Maple Woods                                                                Mon.-Thurs., July 7-10, 10 a.m.-noon                                                              Fee: $105  CLOSED

Week of July 14-17

Mad Science: Eureka! The Inventor's Camp
Age 7-13

Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp designed by you-the Inventor! Each day you'll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all - your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity you'll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot and assemble a working light saber to take home. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun!

Children should bring a sack lunch, drink & snacks (no peanut products, please).

Location: MCC-Maple Woods
Mon.-Thurs., July 14-17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee: $185  FULL

Animating in 3D - New!
Age 10-13

During this class, students will learn 3 dimensional programming skills to create their own animated movie or video game. We will use 3D objects like people, animals or vehicles and program them to move in the virtual world of our computer screen. This is a new class this summer, so enroll early! Please bring an USB stick to class to save projects!

Age 10+ and Scratch experience.  Scratch experience includes taking Video Game Wizard classes at MCC-Maple Woods or having used Scratch in math class at school (Scratch is not used in this class, but the concepts are).

Location: MCC-Maple Woods
Mon.-Thurs., July 14-17, 9 a.m.-noon
Fee: $110  FULL

Carnival Engineer - NEW!
Age 8-13

We all love a carnival! Do you think you could make a “Lego Carnival”? Students enrolled in this class will create a different carnival ride/activity each day using a special Lego kit and Lego sensors. Each class will include creating a video animation on the computer that you will download to your Lego creation. Will your Lego creation move after the download? Students will be working in pairs, so enroll with a friend or make a new friend in class.  This is a new class this summer, so enroll early!

Location: MCC-Maple Woods
Mon.-Thurs., July 14-17, 1-4 p.m.                                                                    Fee:$110 FULL


Last Modified: 7/15/14