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College For Kids

College for Kids (C4K) is a summer program at Aims Community College in Northern Colorado that provides a unique, educational and fun experience for students ages 9 to 15, by providing an opportunity to "go to college." The program also offers a novel opportunity for all participating 13 to 15-year-old students to gain leadership skills as junior assistants within their chosen classes.

Students participate in classes of their choice and engage in a variety of topics. Program offerings are intended to introduce kids to possible careers and start getting them to think about what opportunities they may want to pursue in the future. All classes are designed to be fun, captivating and hands-on.

Each campus location (Loveland, Windsor, Fort Lupton, and Greeley) hosts one four day session throughout the month of June. 

College for Kids 2022 Dates

Loveland: June 6-9
Windsor: June 13-16
Fort Lupton: June 20-23
Greeley: June 27-30

The College for Kids program started in 1981 as a way to share some of the opportunities Aims provides with the children of Greeley. Since then, the program has blossomed into one of the most popular and anticipated summer events at Aims.


Registration for College for Kids 2022 will open March 28 and run until May 16. Registration for all campuses will be available through the online portal here.  There you will see descriptions of the upcoming sessions as well as registration instructions.

If you have questions regarding registration or would like to know more about the C4K summer program, please email us at or call (970) 378-3665.

What Participants Are Saying

Through College for Kids, students are offered programs that are not generally found at their regular school in order to introduce them to career paths and post-secondary education. See what these students have to say about this fun, hands-on program!

Class Offerings

Each day, students will attend two classes of their choosing, two snacks and lunch will be provided as well as promotional items and all of their supplies. A wide variety of College for Kids summer classes are available to cater to students’ unique interests. 

College for Kids Leaders Program

The Leaders Program is designed for 13 to 15-year-old students who like to take charge. You will take part in the classroom as well as hold the role of a Junior Assistant to the Instructors.

For this program, there is a separate, REQUIRED Leadership class that will take place the Friday prior to the week of the program you are attending. To sign up for this course, select your preferred location among the “Leaders” options using the registration link (available spring 2022). 

Daily Schedule

The same schedule is used at each of the four campus locations.

Drop Off: 8:30 - 9 a.m.
AM Class: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
PM Class: 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Pick Up: 3:30 - 4 p.m.


The cost of tuition is $75 for the full four days and includes a morning and afternoon class, as well as two snacks and lunch. The cost for the Fort Lupton program is $25 for the full four days, that includes both morning and afternoon class as well as two snacks and lunch. 

*If you are a Larimer County resident, your student attends a Title I school or foster care program and you need financial assistance, please contact Katie Jacobs (Program Coordinator) at