UCM hosts several youth programs in many different forms some of which may be eligible for dual credit.  In addition to our athletic camps and in-resident leadership programs at the Warrensburg campus, UCM Lee's Summit offers programming for youth that include summer day camps and workshops.

The University of Central Missouri is partnering with Black Rocket online learning company to offer online computer science summer enrichment classes for children ages 8 to 14 during fall 2020. Sessions are offered in either late weekday afternoons or Saturdays with classes running from Sept. 28 through Dec. 10. Enrollment opens September 1.

Weekday sessions will be offered either Tuesdays/Thursdays or Mondays/Wednesdays with each session offering five weeks of 90-minute classes from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time). Saturday classes will be offered during two-hour sessions over six Saturdays from either 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Central Standard Time).

Examples of the computer science summer camps are video game design and animation, programming, coding and YouTube content creation. The online offerings are designed to educate young people in an engaging and safe environment while also reducing isolation through interactive activities with live online teachers.

According to the story on ucm.edu, these are the courses being offered this Fall:

  • Minecraft Redstone Engineers (ages 8-11 and ages 11-14)

  • ROBLOX Makers (ages 8-11 and ages 11-14)

  • YouTube Content Creators (ages 8-11 and ages 11-14)

  • Coding Academy (ages 8-11 and ages 11-14)

Day camps and workshops provide opportunities for all ages to explore different areas of interest. Our pre-college camps allow middle and high school students to experience various degree options, reducing the number of degree changes once admitted to college.

Courses range from $149 to $169, depending on the offering. Registration deadline for cancellations is five business days prior to the start of the class. You can register online by clicking on the following link-https://blackrocket.com/online/cmu/.