Mineral Area College Continuing Education will offer 31 classes this July in the College for Kids summer program. The program offers fun, hands-on learning opportunities in a variety of subjects for kids who will enter grades 2-9 in the fall.
New this year is a multiple child discount available to children who share a parent or guardian. The first child pays full price, which is $65 for a half-day camp or $130 for a full-day camp for each week they plan to attend. Additional children pay $45 for a half-day camp or $90 for a full-day camp.
The half-day program is either 8 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., typically consisting of two classes that meet every day, Monday through Friday. The $10 registration fee is waived for applications postmarked prior to June 3.
College for Kids kicks off July 5 through July 7 with two mini-camps for kids entering grades 2-6. ADDra-Kid-Abra is a magic camp that improves mental math calculations, and Circus Stars is a fun camp that teaches juggling, balloon twisting and other fun skills.
The primary College for Kids program starts July 10 and runs for two weeks with an additional half-day Writer’s Workshop offered the week of July 24. There are 12 new classes this year, along with some old favorites like Magic Tree House: Twister on Tuesday, Pikachu’s Pokemon Camp, Babysitting Basics and Extreme Painting.
Kids entering grades 2-3 will find a variety of new courses, like Amazing Animated Game Designers, Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead, Soccer Camp and Mythical Creatures, Gods and Legends of the World.
Kids entering grades 4-5 have seven new classes from which to choose including Androids and Aliens, Tourist Extraordinaire, Gross Body Science, American Girl Cooking Party and Time Travel 101.
Kids entering grades 6-9 may be interested in these new classes: Cool Coding, Land of Samurais, Ninjas and Sushi, Trivia Game Show and Animated Game Design.
Full course descriptions and program details can be found in the Registration Booklet at the Continuing Education Building (next to the State Highway Patrol Trooper Station) on the Park Hills main campus, at the Bonne Terre, Desloge, Farmington and Park Hills Libraries or online at www.mineralarea.edu/ce/MACCollegeForKids.htm.
For more information or to request a mailed copy of the CFK registration pamphlet, email or phone the Continuing Education Department at CFK@MineralArea.edu or 573-518-2342.
More MAC summer activities can be found through the theatre and athletic departments. Athletic camps include baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball.
More information and applications for theatre and athletic camps can be found online at www.MineralArea.edu/CE/MACkids.