Due to Covid, 2021 College for Kids is postponed to summer of 2022.
We are now accepting applications for 2022.
Welcome to College for Kids, A Summer Exploration, Inc. 2022! For 34 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 2022.
2022 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 for the summer of 2022 as we join together for a week of learning and growing.
Sue Craghead: Director
2022 CK Booklet will be released in January
Thirty-four 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 11,000 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. I look forward to getting back to the traditions of CK as we come together in 2022 on the campus of Westminster College, for a week of learning and challenges.
“Who in the world am I?
Ah, that's the great puzzle.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
During CK 22 students will participate in weeklong intensive courses ranging from philosophy to psychology, business to painting, cooking to flying drones. You can also 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 under the direction of Residential Advisors.
Residential Advisors live in the halls with CK students, one RA per 10-12 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.
Join us for a week of fun-packed academic challenges in a dynamic learning environment surrounded by like-minded friends. See you soon!
Marilyn Toalson: Director of Residential Life
2022 CK Booklet will be released in January