Welcome to College for Kids, A Summer Exploration, Inc. 2021! For 33 years, CK has provided gifted children in MO and outlining states with an opportunity for educational and social growth during the summers, now located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. College for Kids, Inc. is delighted to have the opportunity to share this beautiful and safe college environment for the summer of 2021.
2021 brings exciting classes and activities to CK. When filling out the class selection of the application, please remember, to select both morning and afternoon classes indicating your top four choices for each, using one through four
(one as your first choice, four as your last choice).
CK provides accelerated learning experiences specifically for academically talented students completing grades 3 - 9. CK combines rigorous academic experiences with fun and exciting social opportunities. CK classes address contemporary issues and problems using a higher level of integrative, analytical, and critical thinking. Class curriculum encourages awareness of and respect for divergence in thought among academic peers. The CK experience also allows students to explore different academic content and methodologies in various disciplines.
College for Kids also addresses the physical needs of students today. Everyday CK takes time for physical exercise, in various classes and during Recreation time. Exercise and physical fitness are necessary to fully realize one’s potential. Please be sure to bring comfortable, loose fitting clothing, tennis shoes that lace/Velcro and SOCKS!
College for Kids provides an excellent opportunity for gifted students to learn and socialize with their intellectual peers. Rather than being singled out and labeled as the “smart kid” in a regular classroom, students are surrounded by peers who share their interests and abilities. It is the friendships, just as much as the learning, that make kids want to return to CK year after year.
This booklet contains all the information you need to enroll in College for Kids 2021. If you have any questions or need additional forms (you have CK’s permission to copy any part of the booklet for enrollment purposes), email or call. Please remember it is important to get your application in early, classes and dormitory facilities often fill quickly. Early registration can also save you money.
Please be sure to read this entire booklet. The College for Kids staff and I look forward to a unique and challenging experience this summer as we join together for a week of learning and growing.
Thirty-five years ago, a group of thoughtful gifted educators came together with a vision for a summer experience for very bright learners. The first College for Kids experience came to be. College for Kids, a Summer Exploration has evolved into an intense, fast paced, academic and social experience for each camper.
A generation later, over 10,000 students have been a part of this summer exploration. Former and current “CKers” are now changing the world; each in his/her own unique way. Your mission, if you decide to accept it is to make CK 2020 the best ever.
Our mission, as the staff of CK 2021 is to create a learning environment where each participant develops purpose, and answers the question, "Who am I?" Each student lives, interacts and learns from peers and older role models, while engaging in high academic interdisciplinary activities in a jam-packed week.
During CK 2021 students participate in weeklong intensive courses ranging from philosophy to psychology, business to painting, cooking to flying drones. Choose from additional classes in the classics, sciences, mathematics, theatre, history, social sciences, games, poetry, and physical fitness. In each class you have opportunities to learn with academic peers under the mentorship of dynamic teachers. Explore paradoxes, puzzles and mysteries as you learn about topics of interest to you.
After classes are over you will continue to be engaged in favorite CK traditions and evening activities; (sink or swim?), under the direction of Residential Advisors. Residential advisors live in the halls with CK students. CK RA's are hand-picked CK alumni and attend school in various states during the school year. They come together to bring enthusiasm and traditions to create an environment where learning is cool.
We hope they become your friends and mentors and that you jump into all activities with zeal. As you complete the CK Application, choose classes that will challenge you.
Join us for a week of fun-packed academic challenges in a dynamic learning environment surrounded by like-minded friends. See you soon!