MCC offers summer fun for kids


Physical exercise is important to keep up during the summer, but so is brain exercise.

This summer, MCC is partnering with the National Inventors Hall of Fame to host Camp Invention for their Kids and College program from July 25-28, running from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and space is limited.

Camp Invention invites kids from grades K–6 to use their creativity and curiosity for exciting experiments, projects, and learning. Each day of camp will have a different theme, and those are: Spacecation, Robotic Aquatics, the Attic, and Marble Arcade.

MCC’s coordinator of personal development programs, Tressman Goode, said, “We are excited to partner with the National Inventors Hall of Fame by offering these unique, hands-on experiences through our Kids and College program.”

The partnership hopes to challenge the minds of the campers and give them opportunities to explore the possibilities of their futures and bring some inspiration to their minds.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame is thrilled to be in partnership with the college, as they are known for their extensive experience in creating unforgettable experiences for children. Kristin Thorsen, has been the regional program development manager for the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Camp Invention director in McHenry County for 18 years.

“I have been able to witness firsthand the energy and excitement this experience will bring to the participants,” Thorsen said.

The school will also offer in-person summer courses at MCC from June 13–July 2 for grades 1–9 — see below.

— By Lauren Kolodziej

Variety of classes for grades 1-9

McHenry County College (MCC) has opened the registration for their in-person Summer 2022 Kids and College Program. With a variety of affordable and high-quality classes for children in grades 1-9, campers will have opportunities to interact using learning techniques that will encourage the growth of their knowledge in several different areas.

Classes will begin on the start of every week from June 13- July 25. While most classes are available in one-week sessions (M-Th), some also meet three days a week (T-Th). Time slots for these classes vary, with the options ranging from classes in the morning (9 a.m. to noon), afternoon classes (1-4 p.m.), or both. There will be a supervised lunch hour from 12-1 p.m. for campers who are signed up for both classes.

The courses being offered in the Summer 2022 program include movie making, writing, astronomy, street painting, game design, rocket science and aviation, welding, crime scene investigation, and many other options.

Each class will be divided by grade level and each grade will have groups of 20-25 campers to make certain that they get proper attention from instructors. The instructors teaching these courses are qualified teachers, faculty of MCC, and camp counselors who will all help to connect with campers and encourage them to become more involved with their greatest passions.

For more information on course availability, scheduling, and pricing can visit the Kids and College program page at

— By Alyssa Rivera 

Sports camps will keep kids moving

Have a child interested in improving in their sport? Consider entering them in a ScotStars sport
summer camp at MCC.

The college offers camps starting on June 21 for the
volleyball camp. There will be softball, baseball, and volleyball camps which cost $75
for all excluding the baseball camp. The baseball camp cost is $45.

The camps
are separated into older and younger groups. Volleyball and softball both have a 9-12 grade. Volleyball
also has a 6-8 grade group, and softball has a 5-8 grade group. Baseball has the lone 4-8 grade

The earliest camps runs from 8-10 a.m., and the latest of camps runs from 1-3 p.m.. These
camps give students good way to learn new techniques while interacting with the MCC college coaching
staffs. But most importantly, it gives them a good opportunity for fun.

— By Bryce Beitzel