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Discover JCCC’s summer youth programs

June 24, 2018


With summer in full swing, JCCC offers a variety of youth programs aimed at engaging, educating and entertaining. From art classes to sports camps and clinics, there are many opportunities for your children to cultivate new skills, make lasting memories and develop a hunger for education.

Beat the heat at Johnson County Community College! With summer officially underway, JCCC is offering a variety of youth programs aimed at engaging, educating and entertaining. If you’re looking to prevent the summer “I’m boreds,” check out the College’s hands-on educational offerings.

Art Museum Youth Classes: On weekdays during the summer, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art offers a popular series of studio classes for children. Children explore selected works of art, developing their critical thinking skills and expanding their cultural awareness. They even create original works of art in the museum’s studio classroom! The Early Explorations program welcomes children ages 5 to 7, while Contemporary Creations classes provide more advanced lessons for children ages 8 to 11. Questions about the Museum Youth Classes? Give Karen Gerety Folk a shout.

Sports Camps and Clinics: Do your kids want to hit a home run, step up to the free throw line or dribble down the field this summer? You’re in luck – the JCCC Athletic Department is committed to providing sports camps and clinics that sharpen skills, encourage sportsmanship and – most importantly – promote fun! The following camps are available:

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Review the camp descriptions and register today.

Summer Youth Enrichment Program: Designed to enhance your child’s knowledge and personal growth, this program features classes, labs and experiences customized for kids in grades six through 12. Classes include art, design, science, engineering, language and more. View the Summer Youth Enrichment Program catalog (PDF) and register online today.

Inspiring Lifelong Learning

Providing youth programming is one of the many ways JCCC encourages lifelong learning. Whether in a classroom or on the basketball court, children can cultivate new skills, make lasting memories and develop a hunger for education.

Learn more about JCCC’s community programs.


*A version of this content originally appeared in the Shawnee Mission Post on June 4.