Summer Children's Enrichment Programs | Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College offers two children’s summer enrichment options, College for Kids and Kids on Campus. View the information below to select the best option for your kiddo.

Summer children’s enrichment programs will not be held summer 2021. Check back next year for summer 2022 options!

College for Kids


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.

Summer 2021 College for Kids Information:

College for Kids will not be held summer 2021. Check back next year for summer 2022 options!

College for Kids Partners

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

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. 

Mad Science
Mad Science Workshop - TAPinto

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.

Kids on Campus


In coordination with our partner organization, Kids on Campus will not be offered Summer 2021. Please check back next summer for Kids on Campus updates.

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.

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

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).