College For Kids

Summer Fun With College For Kids!

Community Education is here for you and your family with a wide variety of exciting summer classes as part of our College for Kids enrichment camps.

College for Kids (CFK) is a two week enrichment camp where kids ages 6 – 13 explore, create, code, and imagine! Our small classes offer kids the opportunity to:

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

College for Kids Scholarships

We want to make College for Kids affordable for all kids. If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, they are eligible for a reduced registration fee for each class.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students who meet this eligibility requirement. Students may be awarded one scholarship per summer. Review our frequently asked questions below for more information on scholarship forms.


What ages do you serve?
CFK classes are for youth ages 6-13 years. All students must meet the age requirement for specific classes by the first day of class. Those who do not meet the age requirement will not be able to participate.

How do I register my child?
To register, visit Use your computer, tablet, or phone to register online, 24 hours a day! Our online registration system provides you with an easy system for registration, payment and confirmation.

As the parent or guardian, you are highly encouraged to set up your account using a household profile before you register. You may include multiple children from your household. This will save you time and ensure that the registration process goes smoothly.

Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Class sizes are limited, so register early. Please only register your student for classes they wish to take. Classes with low enrollment will be cancelled.

How much does it cost to attend CFK?
The cost is $189 per class. Payment is required at the time of registration. If you register online, payment must be made with a credit or debit card.

How does my child apply for a scholarships?

A limited number of scholarships are available for children who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

To apply, complete the online scholarship application and then submit financial need document to or deliver in person at 1315 North Mattis Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821.

Applications will be reviewed and those who are awarded a scholarship will be notified by email. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

NOTE: scholarships are awarded for only one class each summer. Should you choose to enroll your child in more than one class, you will be responsible for paying for additional class(es) at the time of registration. There will not be any reimbursement for class(es) registered and paid for before a scholarship is awarded.

Are other discounts available?
Yes, children who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school are eligible for $30 off CFK tuition. When registering online, use the code LUNCH at checkout. This code will provide you with the CFK reduced tuition rate.

NOTE: Written proof or documentation of eligibility for free or reduced lunch must be submitted to Community Education within 7 days of registration. If proof of eligibility is not received, your child will be dropped from class and fees will be refunded. Documentation may be requested from your child’s school. You may submit documentation via email to

Do you have an Early Bird Discount?
Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount and receive $15 off each camp! No code is necessary. The Early Bird Discount for Summer 2024 is available during February 15, 2023 - March 14, 2023.

What if a class is full?
If the class you prefer is full, you may add your child to the wait list. Simply select Add to Waiting List when making your class selection. Should a space become available, you will be contacted. Payment is required to secure a seat. If there is a conflict with current registration you will have the option to transfer your child’s enrollment.

What is the cancellation policy?

Requests for cancellations must be made before the registration deadline to secure a 100% refund. If a class is cancelled by CFK, you will be notified. We will provide you with alternative class options where space is available. If no option meets your satisfaction, a full refund will be provided.

What are the drop off and pick up procedures?

All parents and guardians must check students in on the first day of camp.

Students will be released, in the pick-up area, when their parent or guardian has arrived.

Click here for a map off our pick up/drop off location.

Students must be dropped off according to their class schedules. Classes begin at 12:45 pm and 3:00 pm. Students should be dropped off between 12:30 – 12:40 pm, or 2:45 – 2:55 pm. No student may be dropped off before 12:30 pm or 2:45 pm.
Your child will be greeted by our staff and then escorted as a group to the classroom. At the end of class, students will be escorted back to the CFK drop off and pick up location. Those staying for a second class will be supervised between classes.

Classes end at 2:45 pm and 5 pm. Please arrange to pick up your child by 2:45 pm or 5 pm. Late fees will be assessed in the amount of $1 per minute after those times. If you know that you will be late for pick up, please call 217/351-2235 to notify CFK staff.

Do you provide transportation?
Parkland College does not provide transportation to CFK. You are responsible for making arrangements. Please drop off and pick up your child at the designated CFK drop off/pick up location each day. Please let us know if your child will ride an MTD bus so a CFK staff member can meet him or her at the bus stop.

What should I do if my child has food allergies and is required to carry an Epi-pen and other medication?

Please indicate that your child has a food allergy for which he or she is required to carry an Epi-pen and other medications during the registration in the section about allergies. Please also indicate whether your student requires emergency medication (e.g. insulin, Epi-pen).

Additionally, parents/guardians must complete, sign, and submit the following forms:

  1. Permission to Dispense Medication and Waiver and Release of All Claims form to Community Education. Note that the following information should be specified on the form:
    1. Type of medication
    2. Time medication should be administered
    3. Specific instructions, including how to handle side effects and storage instructions.

  2. Authorization for Students to Self-Carry form. Complete this only if your child will carry an Epi-pen or other medication on his or her person. 

  3. Food Allergy Action Plan. Please note that this form must be signed by your child’s physician.
  4. Allergy History form. Please note that parents and guardians must sign.

Please note:

  • Only prescription medications in original containers with the doctor’s name and the dosage on the label will be accepted. Changes in medication must be submitted to Parkland College Community Education in writing, including specific instructions for medication. 
  • Parents and guardians are required to provide emergency medication (e.g. insulin, Epi-pen) to the Youth Program Manager on the first day of camp.