Summer College For Kids

There is something for everyone!

This summer College for Kids will offer more than 60 camps, classes and pop-ups for students entering 1st through 12th grades. We have traditional favorites, like our very popular culinary camps, Girls on the Run, and STEM camps. There are also lots of new offerings including career explorations, gardening, music, painting, theatre and yoga. New for 2024 we introduce pop-up camps and Lego Clubs. These single-day camps are offered for all ages.  

Camps are organized by the grade your child will be entering in for the 2024/2025 school year. Select the grade level your child will be entering in the 2024/2025 school year to view the drop down list of offerings available and click the green button to register.

  • Camps are designed for students entering the grades listed.
  • Camps start June 10 and run through July 25.
  • Most camps meet Monday through Thursday.  
  • Morning sessions are held 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  
  • Afternoon sessions are held 1-4 p.m. 
  • Pop-Up camp days and times vary. 
  • Lego Clubs meet on select Saturdays throughout the summer.

Check our FAQ’s for more information. 

For general questions, registration and payment questions see below or, call 217-786-2432 or email Community.Education@llcc.edu.

For more information about the classes offered, call 217-786-4905 or email Keri Tate.

1st-3rd Registration

Lego Builders Club

Calling all Lego fans! Join with other Lego enthusiasts as we build together. This twice-monthly workshop will provide the blocks and challenges, while you provide creativity and skill. Participants will work individually and in groups.

  • Saturdays, 6/08/24-7/27/24 (No class on 6/15/24, 6/29/24, 7/6/24, 7/20/24)
  • 12:30-2 p.m.
  • $75
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-001

Introduction to ASL-American Sign Language 

All students will have fun learning the alphabet, colors, family, and animals in ASL. We will even sign and taste different foods! Participants will love “turning off their voices” and learn ASL through games and communication activities.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-008

Seasonal Art in 2 Dimensions

This class will involve projects about the seasons. Each day will focus on art projects during a certain season of the year. We will start with summer, fall, winter and end with spring.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-009

How Does Your Garden Grow? - An Introduction to Gardening

Do you love plants? Have you ever wanted to plant and work in a garden? This is the camp for you. We will learn about choosing plants and then planting them, how to care for them, and how to use them. Make sure to dress for mess! We’ll be getting down and dirty.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-014

Pigeon Wants to Write a Book - An Author Study of Mo Willems

Love Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie, and Knuffle Bunny? This class is for you. We will explore many of Mo Willems’ characters and books while also looking at his process and trying our hand at creating similar work.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-005

Yoga and Mindfulness 

Yoga and mindfulness can help students build self-regulatory skills, resilience, social awareness, and confidence. They also learn gross motor skills, increase strength, and improve fitness. As they practice, students learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. Students should bring a yoga mat each day.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-003

Fractured Fairy Tales

This camp will feature alternative versions of popular fairy tales. Students will compare and contrast the original version and altered version, explore popular themes and even try their hand at creating their own take on a fractured fairy tale.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-022

Oo-La-La Olympics

Start training now for a week full of summer Olympic fun for kids, including learning about Paris, France, friendly competitions and lots of gold medal winners!

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-025

Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestra Camp (2nd-5th grades)

The Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestra’s College for Kids camp introduces children to different string instruments including violin, viola, cello, and bass, and gives them the opportunity to begin learning to play violin with a skilled instructor! Campers will get to hear and handle different string instruments throughout the week, learn about various music concepts, such as rhythm through fun activities and be visited by professional musicians! Instruments will be provided, and no previous experience with music or playing an instrument is required.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • 2nd-5th grades
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-023

1st-3rd Registration

4th-6th Registration

Lego Engineers Club

Calling all Lego fans! Join with other Lego enthusiasts as we build together. This twice-monthly workshop will provide the blocks and challenges, while you provide creativity and skill. Participants will work individually and in groups.

  • Saturdays, 6/08/24-7/27/24 (no class on 6/15/24, 6/29/24, 7/6/24, 7/20/24)
  • 2:30-4 p.m.
  • $75
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-002

Creative Art Activities - Presented by the Garvey Tubman Cultural Arts and Research Center

Our camp experience offers children the opportunity to explore visual communications, artistic collaborations, creative processes, learn the wonders of making and creating sculptures, and visual arts techniques. There is an emphasis on learning how to repurpose recycled materials for artistic expression. Students will work in groups and individually to create unique projects. 

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-006

Digging for Dinosaurs - Paleontology and Geology

Come enter the world of fossils, rocks, and dinosaurs! We will become amateur paleontologists while we study the past, examining the physical remains of what was left behind over 11,000 years ago! Learning how to look at fossils and rocks provides us with an exciting window to a prehistoric world where dinosaurs, along with many other extinct animals, lived and died.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-007

The Wonderful World of Willy Wonka

Discover the fantastical world of Willy Wonka while reading and discussing “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” together. Step into the Inventing Room for some yummy candy and chocolate related STEM activities, and enjoy the antics of Charlie, Veruca, Violet, Mike and others with lots of games and fun.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-010

Music Around Us

In this class, we will discover that music can be everywhere and be involved with different subjects. Some topics that will be covered are music in movies, unique instruments and different types of technology that can create music.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-004

Groovy Garb - Tie Dye Art (Pop-Up Class)

Love the look of tie dye but don’t know how to make the magic happen? Bring your white t-shirts and/or socks and learn several techniques for creating this fun fashion favorite. We recommend that you bring at least 2 shirts, but you can bring up to 3 shirts and white socks. All other materials will be provided.

  • Tuesday, 6/11/24
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
  • $39
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-015

Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestra Camp (2nd-5th Grade)

The Illinois Symphony Youth Orchestra’s College for Kids camp introduces children to different string instruments including violin, viola, cello, and bass, and gives them the opportunity to begin learning to play violin with a skilled instructor! Campers will get to hear and handle different string instruments throughout the week, learn about various music concepts such as rhythm through fun activities and be visited by professional musicians! Instruments will be provided, and no previous experience with music or playing an instrument is required.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • 2nd - 5th
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-023

Introduction to ASL - American Sign Language

All students will have fun learning the alphabet, colors, family and animals in ASL. We will even sign and taste different foods!  Participants will love “turning off their voices” and learn ASL through games and communication activities.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-024

 

Spotlight on Springfield - Discovering Local History

Let’s open a time capsule from Springfield and the surrounding area before and after 1840. Monday and Tuesday will focus on life here before 1840 - what was life like for kids, how did people dress and eat. A field trip to New Salem will deepen our understanding. Wednesday and Thursday will explore life in our area after 1840. Political and social change opened Springfield up to the world and resulted in innovation and new ways of looking at and doing things. A field trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library will give us new perspectives and help us compare and contrast our time and then.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-026

Seeds and Sprouts - Gardening 

Do you love plants? Have you ever wanted to plant and work in a garden? This is the camp for you. We will learn about choosing plants and then planting them, how to care for them and how to use them. Make sure to dress for mess! We’ll be getting down and dirty.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-020

Yoga and Mindfulness 

Yoga and mindfulness can help students build self-regulatory skills, resilience, social awareness and confidence. They also learn gross motor skills, increase strength and improve fitness. As they practice, students learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. Students should bring a yoga mat each day.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 1-4 p.m.  
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-018

Bones and Stones – Archaeology

Become an archaeologist by assisting in the excavation of artifacts that will help tell the story of the past. We will learn techniques used to uncover and date items that we find in our own excavation! Putting the past together using archaeology is much like a mystery that you can begin to solve.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/24/24-6/27/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-032

Scripts and Panels - Reading and Writing Graphic Novels

Explore the world of reading through the comic book style of graphic novels. Campers will share their favorite graphic novels and try their hand at writing and drawing their own graphic novels.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/24/24-6/27/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-033

Math Magicians

If you love math, this is the camp to attend this summer. In this engaging and interactive experience, you will build a strong foundation in math, preparing you for future adventures in math. Activities will be focused on visual learning, problem solving strategies, technology integration, critical thinking and reasoning, as well as communication and collaboration. 

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-040

What’s Out There? - Exploring Space

Camp attendees will explore a variety of space concepts such as our solar system, planets, constellations and phases of the moon. Concepts will be taught through interactive activities and construction of various projects.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-035

Let’s Get Chemical

Kids will learn basic chemistry concepts from capillary action to chemical reactions and even create some edible treats that explore the chemistry of food. Concepts to be covered are acid/base chemistry, chemical reactions, salt crystals/salt chemistry, density/buoyancy and mixtures/solution. These chemistry concepts will be taught through hands-on activities, which engage the student in active learning.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/15/24-7/18/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-048

Herstory-Learning History with American Girls

Let’s look at history through the eyes of the American Dolls. We will learn about 12 specific dolls and the time that they lived - Felicity 1770’s, Josefina 1824, Addy 1860’s, Samantha early 1900’s, Rebecca WWI, Claudia 1920’s, Kit 1930’s, Nanea WWII, Melody 1960s, Courtney 1980’s, Nickie and Isabel 2000 and Joss 2020. Lots of hands-on activities! Any American Girl Dolls are welcome but not required.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/22/24-7/25/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-054

4th-6th Registration

6th-8th Registration

Yoga and Mindfulness 

Yoga and mindfulness can help students build self-regulatory skills, resilience, social awareness and confidence. They also learn gross motor skills, increase strength and improve fitness. As they practice, students learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. Students should bring a yoga mat each day. 

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/24/24-6/27/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-034

Can You Dig It? Gardening 

Do you love plants? Have you ever wanted to plant and work in a garden? This is the camp for you. We will learn about choosing plants and then planting them, how to care for them and how to use them. Make sure to dress for mess! We’ll be getting down and dirty.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/24/24-6/27/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-031

Introduction to ASL-American Sign Language 

All students will have fun learning the alphabet, colors, family, and animals in ASL. We will even sign and taste different foods!  Participants will love “turning off their voices” and learn ASL through games and communication activities.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/24/24-6/27/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-029

Bones and Stones – Archaeology

Learn how and why archaeologists study the past by participating in your own personal dig. We will learn techniques and study artifacts to decipher what the people of the past might try to tell us. Putting the past together using archaeology is like solving a mystery.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-042

Web Wizards-Exploring the World of Web Design

This camp will provide hands on lessons in basic design principles such as layout, typography, color theory and other fundamental design concepts. Learn how to create websites that are intuitive, user-friendly and meet specific goals, as well as how to write clean, accessible and efficient code. 

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-043

Black and White and Read All Over-Journalism

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Come join us as we discuss story ideas, interview sources and create news stories that we will publish in our own class newspaper! We will discuss photojournalism as well as journalism in television and social media. We will also discuss the history and future of news outlets across the country.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-036

Dungeons and Dragons

Do you love fantasy? Come and join our Dungeon Masters as they take you on an adventure over the course of camp. Create your own character and work with others to create and live in a fantasy world. No experience required. All materials provided.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-037

The Beat - Electronic Beat Making

Since the emergence of hip-hop in the 1970s, Disc Jockeys have played a central part of American musical culture. Join us in celebrating the 51st anniversary of the genre by learning about the history of hip-hop and rap in the United States and creating your own stylized beats and musical creations. This Beat Making class will be an introductory exploration of various digital music platforms that can be easily accessed at home and at school. By the end of the week, students will be able to share their final creations with classmates, friends and families.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-039

Creating a Babysitter’s Bag of Tricks (Pop-Up Class)

In this two-part pop-up class, we will create a bag of tricks for young babysitters filled with activities to use when caring for young children. Participants will also learn some basic information about child development and strategies for making each babysitting job a success for everyone.

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 7/09/24-7/11/24 (no class on 7/10/24)
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
  • $69
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-045

Spotlight on Springfield-Discovering Local History

Let’s open a time capsule from Springfield and the surrounding area before and after 1840. Monday and Tuesday will focus on life here before 1840 - what was life like for kids, how did people dress and eat. A field trip to New Salem will deepen our understanding. Wednesday and Thursday will explore life in our area after 1840. Political and social change opened Springfield up to the world and resulted in innovation and new ways of looking at and doing things. A field trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library will give us new perspectives and help us compare and contrast our time and then.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/15/24-7/18/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-051

Creative Coding Camp

Explore the intersection of art and code, experimenting with colors, shapes, and animations to bring your ideas to life. Learn how to work with graphics, including drawing shapes, manipulating colors and applying transformations and become familiar with the p5.js library and its various functions, methods and tools for creating digital art.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/15/24-7/18/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-046

Digging Deep-Paleontology and Geology

Come enter the world of fossils, rocks and dinosaurs! We will become amateur paleontologists while we study the past, examining the physical remains of what was left behind over 11,000 years ago! Learning how to look at fossils and rocks provides us with an exciting window to a prehistoric world where dinosaurs, along with many other extinct animals, lived and died. 

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/15/24-7/18/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-047

Your Inner Artist-Painting to Express Yourself (Pop-Up Class)

This session with a professional painter will unlock your inner artist. Learn about materials, equipment and techniques to express yourself with paint. 

  • Tuesday, 7/16/24
  • 1:30-3 p.m.
  • $39
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-053

6th-8th Registration

9th-12th Registration

Career Exploration

Watt’s Up? - Electrical Circuitry

This camp introduces middle and high school students to the fundamentals of electrical wiring by explaining concepts and using hands on lab exercises. Experiences include wiring a light switch to a light, wiring receptacles and building their own lamp from a repurposed bottle that they can take home.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-013

Girls in Construction

This camp introduces high school students to construction management as well as construction trades apprenticeships. Students will explore how buildings are constructed as well as the management of large-scale construction projects. This camp is being held in collaboration with O’Shea Builders. Students will learn from and work alongside representatives of O’Shea builders. There will be field trips.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/10/24-6/13/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-012

Build Your Future - An Introduction to Construction Careers

Campers will gain insight into various careers in the construction industry by participating in hands-on activities and learning the basics of blueprint reading, carpentry and electricity. They will also learn how to safely use various hand and power tools while working with construction materials.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-028

Introduction to Health Care Careers

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the health care field? This camp will introduce you to eight health career programs provided at LLCC-EMS (Emergency Medical Services), radiography and occupational therapy.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $195
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-038

Yoga and Mindfulness 

Yoga and mindfulness can help students build self-regulatory skills, resilience, social awareness, and confidence. They also learn gross motor skills, increase strength, and improve fitness. As they practice, students learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. Students should bring a yoga mat each day. 

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/15/24-7/18/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $149 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-050

 

9th-12th Registration

Youth Culinary Registration

Breakfast Baking

Learn to make the bakery classics, including doughnuts, cinnamon rolls and pastries. We will take a field trip to a local bakery.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-001

So You Want To Be A Chef?

Learn the cooking techniques used by professional chefs and make restaurant quality dishes. We will have a guest chef speaker share their secret to creating a menu.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-002

Iconic Springfield Foods

Did you know the horseshoe sandwich was invented right here in Springfield, Illinois? Also, home to the famous Cozy Dog and Dew Chili, Springfield is full of iconic restaurants. We will take a field trip to one local iconic restaurant.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/24/24-6/27/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-004

Make, Bake & Donate

Prepare a variety of baked goods, including made from scratch dog treats, breads and cupcakes. Then, share the love by donating some of the baked goods made in class with local charities and animal shelters.

  • Monday-Thursday, 6/24/24-6/27/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-003

Pie Day (Pop-Up Class)

Make your own pie dough from scratch and bake a pie with a decorative crust.

  • Tuesday, 7/9/24 
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $69 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-005

Ramen Bowls (Pop-Up Class)

Learn to create the best ramen bowls from the broth to the noodles to the selection and preparation of veggies. 

  • Tuesday, 7/9/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $69 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-006

Gluten Free Snacks (Pop-Up Class)

Make and bake gluten free versions of some popular snacks.

  • Thursday, 7/11/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $69 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-007

Vegetarian Dish (Pop-Up Class)

Prepare a tasty vegetarian meal.

  • Thursday, 7/11/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $69 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-008

Pizza Week

Make your own dough from scratch and explore a variety of pizzas, including Chicago style, Detroit style, flatbreads and even pizza bites. 

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/15/24-7/18/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-010

So You Want To Be A Baker?

Learn to measure, scale, mix, fold and sift to produce a variety of baked goods like a professional baker. We will take a field trip and tour a local bakery.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/15/24-7/18/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-009

Cookie Week

Get ready to bake and decorate a variety of cookies.  Learn how to read, alter and test recipes to create your own custom cookie.

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/22/24-7/25/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-011

Plan, Shop, Cook

Plan a menu, create nutritious recipes, take a field trip to the grocery store to shop for your ingredients and cook up delicious meals. 

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/22/24-7/25/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 701-012

Youth Culinary Registration

Youth Theater Registration

Act 1-Introduction to Theater 

This introduction to theater class is specifically designed for the young beginning thespian. We will explore acting through the use of readers’ theater and other fun activities. Students will learn good communication skills while participating in group performances.

  • 1st-3rd grades
  • Monday-Thursday, 6/17/24-6/20/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-019

Act 3-Introduction to Theater 

Are you interested in pursuing a role in your school’s theater program or local community theater? This camp will help middle school students hone their acting skills and improve their everyday communication skills.

  • 6th-8th grades
  • Monday-Thursday, 6/24/24-6/27/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $195
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-030

Backstage-Introduction to Theater Production

Do you love theater, but you don’t want to be on stage? How about learning the world of backstage? Learn about creating sets, costumes and makeup, sound effects and more.

  • 6th-12th grades
  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-044

Standing Out-Auditioning for Theater

Auditions can be daunting. This camp will help prepare participants by providing audition tips and practicing for an “audition” on Thursday. Each participant will receive feedback after their “audition” and recommendations for follow up. This camp is taught by experienced actors who have conducted auditions.

  • 1st-6th grades
  • Monday-Thursday, 7/15/24-7/18/24
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-052

Showcasing Your Talent-Auditioning for Theater

Auditions can be daunting. This camp will help prepare participants by providing audition tips and practicing for an “audition” on Thursday. Each participant will receive feedback after their “audition” and recommendations for follow up. This camp is taught by experienced actors who have conducted auditions.

  • 6th-12th grades
  • Monday-Thursday, 7/15/24-7/18/24
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • $195 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-049

Youth Theater Registration

Girls on the Run

Camp GOTR combines the best of Girls on the Run with all the fun of camp! During this session, incoming 3rd-5th grade girls will build friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active and expressing creativity through art and crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence, learn life skills they can use now and as they grow and have fun with friends. 

  • Monday-Thursday, 7/08/24-7/11/24
  • 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • $139 
  • LLCC-Springfield
  • YES 700-041

GOTR Registration

black rocket - launch your creativity

Black Rocket Technology Camps (Ages 8-14)

Virtual camps available!

LLCC’s College For Kids partners with a nationally known leader in tech-education to present virtual STEAM camps. Top Black Rocket instructors lead the whole class and small group sessions in real-time.

Registration

View more class details and register for virtual Black Rocket classes.

Please have payment ready as it will be required to complete your registration.

LLCC Athletics offers a variety of youth athletic camps throughout the summer. For a complete list, visit LLCC Athletics.

How are camp offerings organized?

  • Camps are organized by the grade your child will be entering in for the 2024/2025 school year, each with their own drop down list of offerings
  • Culinary, Girls On The Run, Theater and Online Black Rocket Camps are available for children in several combined grade levels.  They each have their own camp drop downs and registration forms.
  • We offer a variety of camp options including morning and afternoon camps, Monday-Thursday camps, Saturday Lego camps and single day Pop-Up camps. All camp options are located in the camp/grade drop down.

How do I register?

  • We recommend online registration. Forms are organized by camps/grades and are located at the top of each camp/grades drop down list.  
  • Select the camp/grades level your child will be entering in the 2024/2025 school year. View the list of options available and click the registration button at the top of the list.

How do I register multiple children?

  • You will need to complete a registration form for each child you are registering. Registration forms are located at the top of each camp/grades drop down.  

How do I register for multiple camps?

  • You can select and register for multiple camps listed on same registration form.
  • 6th graders have the option of enrolling in camps for 4th-6th grades AND 6th-8th grades. You will need to complete two forms to select options from both camp/grade drop downs.
  • You will need to complete a separate registration form for culinary and theater camps.
  • Girls On The Run and Black Rocket Camp registration is completed through their perspective websites. Please note payment is collected at time of registration for Girls on the Run and Black Rocket.

Can I register by telephone?

  • We recommend you complete the online registration form for summer College for Kids to view the waiver and provide necessary information. 
  • LLCC Registration does not take phone registrations for Summer College For Kids Camps.  

Can I register in-person?

  • We recommend you complete the online registration form for summer College for Kids to view the waiver and provide necessary information.
  • You can register in-person Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at LLCC Community Education office located on the main campus Millennium Center, Springfield, IL 62703.

How is payment collected?

  • LLCC Community Education will contact you within three business days of receiving your completed registration form to collect credit card payment.  Important - If we are unable to reach you to collect payment after two attempts, your registration will be dropped.  
  • To pay by check, visit the LLCC Community Education office located on the main campus Millennium Center, Springfield, IL 62703.

What are the drop off and pick up procedures?

  • All students will be dropped off and picked up from the LLCC main campus, Trutter Center Building, 5250 Shepherd Rd. Springfield. View campus map.
  • All students must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All adults are required to sign in the student each day of camp.
  • Students may be dropped off no more than 15 before the start of a camp.
  • All adults picking up and signing out the students must be listed on the registration form under the "Authorized to Pick Up" section and will be asked to show I.D.
  • Students must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after camp is over.