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College For Kids

College for Kids (C4K) is a summer camp at Aims Community College in Northern Colorado that provides a unique, educational and fun experience for students ages 9 to 15 years old, by providing an opportunity to "go to college." The program also offers a novel opportunity for all participating 13 to 15-year-olds 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.

Sessions are four days long, with each campus location (Greeley, Fort Lupton, Loveland and Windsor) hosting one session per summer. 

College for Kids 2022 Dates

Loveland Summer Camp: TBD
Windsor Summer Camp: TBD
Fort Lupton Summer Camp: TBD
Greeley Summer Camp: TBD

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

Registration for College for Kids 2022 will open in the spring. The registration link, descriptions of the upcoming sessions and registration instructions will be available at that time.

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

What Campers 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 and all supplies will be provided. You can choose between in-person or remote options. Lunch will be provided for in-person participants. 

A wide variety of College for Kids summer camp 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: 8:30-9:00am
AM Class: 9:00am-11:30am
Lunch: 11:45am-12:45pm
PM Class: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Pick Up: 3:30pm-4:00pm

Cost

The cost of in-person tuition is $75 for the full four days and includes a morning and afternoon class, as well as lunch. The tuition cost for remote attendance is $25 for the full four days and includes a morning and afternoon class. This also includes supplies for the entire week.