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Knox College 4 Kids


Knox College for Kids

Deborah Steinberg

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



Ford Center for the Fine Arts

2020 dates will be announced soon.

Knox College for Kids (College 4 Kids) is a summer enrichment program for students from Galesburg and the surrounding communities who are entering grades 1-8.

Knox College 4 KidsThe program began at Knox College in 1975. Classes are taught by Knox faculty, master teachers from area schools, professionals, and Knox College students who serve as teachers or teaching assistants.

Knox College 4 Kids courses are designed to engage and motivate students of all backgrounds.

The 2020 program dates will be announced in fall 2019.

View photos from the 20192018, and 2017 program or like our Facebook page for photos, updates, and program announcements.

Program Information

Knox College 4 Kids consists of three, one-hour class periods held on weekdays, Monday-Friday, for two weeks each summer in June. Course selection is first come, first served, so we encourage you to register early and online to ensure your course selection.

The 2019 program ran June 17 - 28.

  • First hour: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Second hour: 9:45-10:45 a.m.
  • Third hour: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Designated drop-off and pick-up locations and final schedules will be shared with registered participants via email before the start of this summer's program.

First day check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of the Ford Center for Fine Arts (CFA). Please join us that morning for a brief Welcome Program for participants and their families. Families and friends are also invited to join most classes on the last day of camp for presentations and culminating activities.

The drop-off and pick-up location map will be shared with registrants via email and a paper copy will be provided at check-in.

Program Fees

The advance registration fee is $150. After May 31, the fee will be $165 and t-shirt sizes can not be guaranteed.

A limited number of partial College 4 Kids scholarships (reduced fee of $75) are available for students who have financial need, documented by participating in the free/reduced meal program. See registration for additional information.

If you would like to sponsor a scholarship for College 4 Kids, please visit and note in the gift instructions box that your gift is for College 4 Kids.

Program Registration

Registration will open in April, 2020.

For information about last summer's program, the 2019 classes are described on the list of classes page. 

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