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/.
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
University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit
Find options from robotics to interactive web design with programs for students in grades K-12: https://www.ucmo.edu/summitcenter/youth_programs/precollegesummercamps.cfm
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 several STEM-related summer camps for students entering seventh through ninth grades. See the full details and registration information under the Summer Camps tab here: http://bvcaps.yourcapsnetwork.org/
aSTEAM Village Summer STEaM Experience for Kids
The aSTEAM Village Summer STEaM Experience for Kids is a seven-week summer STEaM camp for students in grades 3-12 and enables learners to explore the world of robotics, video game design, cell phone circuit board engineering, race car engineering, alternative energy and many more science, technology, energy, arts and math challenges. For more information visit https://www.asteamvillage.org/summer-steam-camp.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame brings its Camp Invention to multiple locations around the metropolitan region this summer. Children in grades K-6 are presented with hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Camp invention is led by experienced local educators and new curriculum is introduced each year, inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Learn more and search for local camps here: http://campinvention.org/
This July 23-27 offering from Mesner Puppet Theatre explores how puppetry, or moving sculpture, is a magical place where art and technology meet. When creating a puppet, we test, analyze, redesign and prototype. Puppets, like machines, are designed with specific goals in mind. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to a puzzle-filled week of activities revolving around the engineering side of puppetry. For details, contact Education Director Alex Espy at email@example.com or call (816) 756-3500.
Short Circuit Robotics
Short Circuit Robotics offers a series of STEM camps this summer. See the full list here: https://www.shortcircuitrobotics.com/new-camps.
Liberty Robotics Camp
The Liberty Robotics Foundation and Liberty Robotics Team 1764’s Robotics Summer Camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18-22 at Liberty High School.
Using problem solving skills, creativity and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills students working in teams will construct, program and compete with a Vex robot. Supplies and programming software will be provided. This camp is open to all incoming 6th – 12th grade students. Cost is $200 per student and includes a T-shirt and pizza on the final day. Download the registration form here.
iD Tech Camps
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/
University of Kansas-Lawrence
Cosmosphere International Science Ed Center and Space Museum
(Hutchinson, Kansas) http://cosmo.org/education/camps