News from Merced College Los Banos Campus
Compiled by the Merced College Office of External Relations.

College for Kids returns to Los Banos this summer

The popular College for Kids program is back in Los Banos.

Since 1976, Merced College has offered the program during the summer as part of the college’s commitment to education and enrichment for the youth of our community.

This summer, Merced College and the Los Banos Parks and Recreation Department are again partnering up to offer summer activities for the youth in Los Banos at the community center.

College for Kids will run from July 11 to Aug. 2, with activities ranging from baking to basketball and much more.

Los Banos Parks and Recreation Manager Joe Heim, who is one of many helping to coordinate the program, said there has been a high level of interest from the community.

“We are excited to be hosting College for Kids in Los Banos again,” Heim said.

Parents can find a list of classes in the June 2022 Los Banos Parks and Recreation activities newsletter. Registration opens June 1, and there are two ways to register:  online through the Merced College Business and Community Education webpage at or by calling (209) 384-6224 Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Second session of summer classes begins June 20

The first summer session at Merced College began May 23, with four-week classes that end June 16. Additional six- and seven-week sessions begin June 20.

To learn more or to register for classes, visit the Los Banos Campus Welcome Center in Building A, Room 119, or call 209-381-6429.

For information about Merced College, contact James Leonard at or 209-381-6559.

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