Summer Children's Enrichment Programs | Southwestern Illinois College

College for Kids 2020

June 15-18, June 22-25, June 29-July 2

All classes meet Monday-Thursday from 8:00-11:30am or 12:30-4:00pm 

The College for Kids program is an educational enrichment program for children from kindergarten to eighth grade. The four-day courses are designed to provide students with unique and enjoyable educational, cultural and recreational activities, which are different in form and content from regular classroom activities. Course selection should be based on the current school year grade level.

Free Supervised Lunch Option

Sign up for any combination of Morning and Afternoon classes and enjoy a supervised lunch period at no extra cost! Children will need to bring a sack lunch and drink. A staff member will pick your child up from their morning class at 11:30. Your child will be taken to a designated area where they will eat lunch and enjoy an activity. At 12:20 your child will be escorted to their afternoon class.


The following contracted companies offer classes through our  College for Kids program along with a large variety of SWIC College for Kids Classes:

Metro East Bricks camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-13 to spend their school break! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Amusement Parks, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Metro East Bricks models, play LEGO® games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. Classes are held Monday through Thursday.

Mad Science

Mad Science summer camps offer a unique combination of fun, hands-on activities, with extended science investigation.  Each day follows a different theme, and the children play games, perform experiments and assist with demonstrations all related to that theme.  In typical Mad Science fashion, they also make something to take home with them to encourage continued exploration of scientific concepts and discovery. Instructors provided by Mad Science.Children will be provided with a morning and afternoon break and must bring a sack lunch.  Classes are held Monday through Friday. 

Kids on Campus 2020

July 27 – July 31, 2020

Classes meet Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 12:30pm


Tuesday, May 5 from 5:00-7:00pm

Thursday, May 7 from 5:00-6:00pm

Location: SWIC Belleville Campus – Information Science Building – First Floor outside of the Library


(Must be a registered ABLE Member by May 1st to be able to attend priority registration.)

Monday, May 4 from 5:00-6:00pm

Location:  SWIC Belleville Campus – Information Science Building – First Floor outside of the Library

Kids on Campus workshops are presented by SWIC and the Association for Bright Learners’ Education (ABLE). This program was developed exclusively for our area’s brightest students! Kids on Campus challenges students with a variety of fast-paced, interactive classes among the student’s academic peers. Your child will have an opportunity to learn new ideas and acquire new skills in a college environment while making new friends in this exciting summer program.

Eligibility- Students must be at, or above, the 90th percentile on either a  national achievement test, or is a year and a half above grade level in current school work.  Registration by teacher recommendation through teacher signature only. Home-schooled students must bring a copy of a national achievement test (SRA, Iowa).