College For Kids (CFK) Summer Enrichment Camp, Ages 6–13

Make College for Kids a part of your family fun each summer! Community Education offers your family a variety of exciting summer classes as part of College for Kids, a two-week enrichment camp for kids ages 6–13. Watch your child grow as they create, code, explore, and imagine in our small, dynamic classes.

Our classes offer kids the opportunity to:

  • Experience innovative learning with hands-on, STEAM-based, interactive activities.
  • Make new friends in a collaborative learning environment taught by professional educators.
  • Try new experiences while exploring fun topics.

 Scholarships are available for qualifying individuals.


Special-Interest Classes for Year-Round Learning, Ages 6–17

Take advantage of the many youth programs and help your child discover their passions. Our special-interest classes encourage creativity and problem solving while inspiring students to learn more about technology, coding, art, science, robotics, archery, culinary, and math. We're here to help students find their passions and become lifelong learners. Classes are taught by professional educators and experts in particular fields. Scholarships are available for qualifying individuals.


DiscoverU Camps, Ages 10–18

DiscoverU Camps at Parkland College will spark teens' curiosity, ignite their passions, and introduce them to potential careers. All of this adds to an unforgettable summer. Taught by professional educators and experts in a variety of fields, our camps inspire and challenge students who love to tinker, explore, and develop their talents. Scholarships are available for qualifying individuals.


Community Education and Giertz Gallery are thrilled to announce the winners for the second annual Celebrate the Arts! Youth Art Contest.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the second annual Celebrate the Arts Contest.  We were thrilled to recognize all participants in an online awards ceremony on March 8, during which placements and honorable mentions were named. First place winners out of 84 participants in the three age categories received a full scholarship to a Parkland summer camp.

Entries were judged by Tanya Scott, curator of education for the University Galleries at Illinois State University; and Matthew Watt, professor of Art and Design at Parkland College.

Click here to see the artists' work!

Ages 7-10:
1st. Emma Lan, “Rooster & Hen Family,” Chinese brush painting

Ages 11-13:
1st. Grace Pierce, “Blueberry Pie,” ceramics

Ages 14-18:
1st. Sylvie Leyerle, “Finding Place,” painting

Congratulations to our winners, and to all the wonderful young artists who continue to inspire us with their talent and creativity!