Students: Stay engaged with STEM and the arts this summer. Opportunities abound throughout Missouri and Kansas. Use this list of Kansas City metro-area providers plus an overview of college and university-hosted camps across the state to explore further!
In the Kansas City metropolitan area:
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Learn about opportunities in healthcare during the School of Medicine’s Summer Scholars program. (Applications due in April!) http://med.umkc.edu/summerscholars/ or explore STEM skills during KCP&L’s Get into Energy Camp: http://sce.umkc.edu/k-12/summer-camps/
University of Kansas-Edwards Campus, Overland Park
From robotics to coding to fun with math, you’ll find many STEM learning opportunities here: https://edwardscampus.ku.edu/summer-camps-ku-edwards-campus
Metropolitan Community College-College for Kids
MCC offers half and full-day classes on topics from STEM to the arts at several of its campuses. Visit http://mcckc.edu/ and search “College for Kids” to find information about programs at the campus closest to you.
Johnson County Community College-Overland Park
Hands-on classes, labs and experiences customized for youth entering grades six through high school, with options in art, design, science, engineering, computers, languages and more: http://www.jccc.edu/community-resources/youth-programs/summer-enrichment-program.html
Science City Summer Camps
Science City summer camps spark interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning through interactive, challenging and FUN activities! Science City Summer Camp provides a hands-on environment to explore exciting STEAM topics for kids ages 6-12. Each week, campers engage in programs that teach life science, physical science, art and innovation. See the full details here: http://www.unionstation.org/sciencecity/summercamp.
Blue Valley CAPS Summer Camps
Blue Valley CAPS is offering three summer camps for students entering seventh through ninth grades. Options include a Mobile App Camp and a girls engineering camp.
All proceeds support the three Blue Valley Caps robotics teams. See the full details and registration information here: http://bvcaps.yourcapsnetwork.org/summer-camps/
Summer Camp Guide
The Kansas City Star and The Family Conservancy worked together to create this online database of summer camp opportunities. Use this directory to find offerings from both for-profit and nonprofit groups, including many STEM options. From Science City to Learn Science and Math Club to Engineering for Kids, you’ll find numerous options to consider.
Across Missouri and Kansas
Missouri State University-Springfield
Includes STEM camps for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts plus plenty of other enrichment experiences: http://www.semo.edu/camps/
Missouri University of Science and Technology-Rolla
A robust list of options ranging from aerospace to nuclear engineering: http://futurestudents.mst.edu/summercamps/
University of Missouri-Columbia
Something for everyone, from LEGO Camps to chemistry: https://musis1.missouri.edu/precollege/summer_program.cfm
Saint Louis University
From sports medicine to coding, it’s summer at Saint Louis University: https://www.slu.edu/summer/k-12-camps-and-academies
Southeast Missouri State University-Cape Girardeau
Truman State University-Kirksville
Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young Scholars: http://jba.truman.edu/