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.

 

College for Kids

College for Kids offers enrichment opportunities for kids and teens ages 5-17. Classes are designed to develop new interests, teach meaningful skills and excite students about learning. Scroll down to see all of the classes we are offering this summer in June and July or to download a PDF of the schedule click here.

 

Enrollment Information

2015 summer camp enrollment is now open. To register, click the red register online button to the right. For questions, email marti.adams@mcckc.edu or call 816.604.3011.  Registration works best from a computer and not a mobile device.

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

We must guarantee a minimum enrollment to hold a camp. If you need to withdraw, please contact the Community Education office, 816.604.3011 at least five (5) business days prior to the camp start date. You may request a full refund – minus a $5 processing fee. No refund will be given for camps canceled fewer than five business days prior to the start of the camp.

 2015 College for Kids camp schedule

 
 July 6-9
 Put your Knitting Wits to Work
Ages 8-14
 

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 http://www.pinterest.com/sspotts1/- then click on the Knit Wit board.

Date: July 6-9, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $105.00
 
Minecraft Modders
Ages 8-11
 

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in teams for most of the program.

Date: July 6-9, 2015
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $130.00, Black Rocket
 

July13-16

Minecraft Modder's
Ages 12-14
 

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in teams for most of the program.

Date: July 13-16, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $130.00, Black Rocket
 
Advanced Robotics
Ages 10-14
 

Robots are not just science fiction anymore! Join us for a week of fun with robots and learn all about the science of robotics. Discover the science behind gears and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Learn about artificial intelligence and how it is revolutionizing our world. Put all this knowledge to use when you build your very own robot as you join us this summer in the Mad Science robot world.

Date: July 13-16, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $170.00, Mad Science
 
Make Your First Video Game!
Ages 8-14
 

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2-D game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.  Students will work in teams for most of the program.                 

Date: July 13-16, 2015 
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
Cost: $130.00, Black Rocket
 

July 20-23

Digital Storytellers
Ages 8-14
 

From the Hunger Games to Harry Potter we all love a great story. Whether you want to rewrite the ending to Star Wars, add yourself to a Divergent tale, or create a new adventure about your friends - any topic is possible in this class! Start with a concept, design the storyboard, add some dialogue, and watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in your first graphic novel!  Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Date: July 20-23, 2015
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Cost $130.00, Black Rocket
 
Clues, Crimes and Culprits
Ages 5-7
 

The Case of the Missing Monkey - Oh NO! The Mad Science monkey is missing! Will you help us figure out where the monkey is? How he got out? And, what he is up to? Join the Mad Science crew as we gather the evidence from the crime scene, and take it back to the lab to analyze it. As the week goes on we will use chemistry, forensics science, physics, and biology to solve the crime. Blood typing, DNA examination, and pH testing are only a few of the scientific tests our young sleuths will get to participate in. Each Jr. Mad Scientist will get a lab coat, magnifying glass, and a case notebook to keep at the end of the week.

Date: July 20-23, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $125.00, Mad Science
 
Carnival Engineer
Ages 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.

Date: July 20-23, 2015
Time: 9:00a.m.-noon
Cost: $110.00
 
Hey Softie!
Ages 8-14
 

If you haven’t heard of a softie, think of a modern day stuffed animal with more attitude. Some softies are animals, some are monsters, robots and zombies, all softies are made with fabric and an active imagination.  Discover the fundamentals of how to make expressive softies. From concept and construction to finishing details each student will design and hand make their own original softie to take home. To see examples and inspirations of critters and softies, check out Sonia’s Pinterest page at http://www.pinterest.com/sspotts1/ - then click on the Critters and Softies board.  All supplies are included in the price of the class.

Date: July 20-23, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $105.00
 
Minecraft Designers
Ages 8-11
 

If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3-D models using new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in teams for most of the program.

Date: July 20-23, 2015
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $130.00, Black Rocket
 
Animating in 3D
Ages 10+, must have Scratch experience
 

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. Please bring an USB stick to class to save projects to take home!

Date: July 20-23, 2015
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $110.00
 
July 27-30
 
Minecraft Modders
Ages 8-14
 

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in teams for most of the program.

Date: July 27-30, 2015                                                                                 Time: 9 a.m.-noon                                                                                          Cost $130.00, Black Rocket

 
Inter-Cultural Language Journey
Ages 10+
 

In this course designed for students ages 10+ we will explore conversational Spanish and German simultaneously.  At the beginner’s level of language, learning two languages that are dissimilar is not too difficult.  We will be using technology to learn all four aspects of language speaking, listening, writing and reading.  This course is meant to be fun and useful for assessing you child’s interest in taking a foreign language course in school.  Learning a second language has been shown in research to improve English and math competency and assist in critical thinking skills.  This will be a four day morning class with some homework practice required to progress throughout the course.  The class requires the use of your smart phone or tablet device.

Date: July 27-30, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $105.00
 
To Infinity and Beyond!
Ages 5-7
 

Everybody likes Buzz Light-year, and you will like the out-of-this-world and fun activities related to the force of air in motion (aerodynamics).  Aerodynamics affects things from airplanes to kites flying overhead.  There will be lots of hands-on experiments involving kid-friendly rockets and rovers, hot air balloon, hover craft, and propulsion activities.

Date: July 27-30, 2015
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $95.00, Seeing Yourself in Science
 
Minecraft Designers
Ages 12-14
 

If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3-D models using new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in teams for most of the program.

Date: July 27-30, 2015
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $130.00, Black Rocket
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                            
 
 
 
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