Youth Programs

Quality academic programming designed to engage and inspire our youth.

Hopkinsville Community College offers many different educational opportunities for youth.  Our traditional programs are described below.  For news and updates about all of our youth programs, follow us on Facebook at


HCC is currently accepting teaching proposals for 2014 KICCS weeks!  The deadline for submitting a proposal is Monday, March 24, 2014.  If you are interested in teaching first through sixth graders during this engaging summer program, please click on the links below for more information and an application form.

Registration for all of HCC's summer youth programs will open on May 1!  For complete program information -- including course descriptions and registration instructions -- watch this space or contact Workforce Solutions at (270) 707-3750 to be added to our mailing list. 


Kids in College Can Soar (KICCS) -- College with a Twist!  Summer Camp for 1-6 Graders.

Registration will begin on May 1.  KICCS is an interactive summer camp designed to inspire a love of learning and help students discover opportunities provided by a college education.  More than 5000 students from across the mid-south have attended KICCS since it was launched in 1991.  Participants are treated like real college students -- complete with freshman orientation, personalized class schedules, and graduation.  Every class features hands-on activities to make learning fun!  Each KICCS camp meets for five half-days from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.  HCC offers five weeks of KICCS each summer.  Students can register for any number of weeks.  

2014 KICCS Hopkinsville Dates -- June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18
2014 KICCS Cadiz Dates -- July 21-25
2014 KICCS Registration Fee -- $79 per student per week 

Comments from KICCS parents include:

  • "This program is awesome.  My kids don't want it to end."
  • "We are so blessed to have something this fantastic in Hoptown."
  • "I appreciate the teachers and their use of active teaching and active learning."
  • "Every year seems to get better and better."
  • "Keep up the great work! What an awesome summer activity."
  • "Very well run.  Fun atmosphere!  Courteous and helpful staff."

2014 KICCS Teacher Course Proposal Information -- Hopkinsville
2014 KICCS Teacher Course Proposal Information -- Cadiz
2014 KICCS Teacher Application Form -- Hopkinsville
2014 KICCS Teacher Application Form -- Cadiz


Career Craze -- Hands-On Career Exploration.  Summer Camp Style.  7-9 Graders.

Registration will begin on May 1.  HCC will offer two Career Craze camps to give students the opportunity to explore technical careers during four activity-packed afternoons, 12:30 to 4:30, led by college faculty.  Students may participate in a Precision Farming Career Craze or a Robotics Career Craze.  There is no fee to participate.  Enrollment is limited. 

2014 Career Craze Dates -- Monday-Thursday, June 23-26
2014 Career Craze Registration Fee -- no charge


Holiday Super Saturday -- Creative Workshops for K-6 Graders.

The 2014 date for Holiday Super Saturday has not been set.  Watch this space for updates.  Hopkinsville Community College and Christian County Public Schools are pleased to host Holiday Super Saturday, a jolly morning of learning and creativity for students in kindergarten through grade six.  Students will choose one workshop to attend from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on HCC's campus.  The $45 registration fee includes all classroom supplies and a snack.

2014 Holiday Super Saturday Date -- one Saturday to be announced
2014 Holiday Super Saturday Registration Fee -- $45 per student

Saturday Scholars -- Saturday Classes for Academically Talented 1-8 Graders.

The 2014 dates for Saturday Scholars have not been set.  Watch this space for updates.  Hopkinsville Community College and Christian County Public Schools are pleased to host Saturday Scholars, a series of Saturday classes for academically talented students in grades one through eight.  This program is open to all students in western Kentucky who meet one of the five certification criteria.  Classes meet on HCC's campus on three Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The $65 registration fee includes all classroom supplies, a snack and a Saturday Scholars t-shirt.

Students choose one class for their grade level to attend for all three weeks.  Classes feature academic topics presented in a format that encourages student involvement and promotes academic rigor.  Saturday Scholars classes incorporate hands-on learning and develop critical thinking.  Each class offers an opportunity for high ability students to explore an academic area of interest in a nurturing environment with other bright students and an exceptional instructor who enjoys being an educator.

2014 Saturday Scholars Dates -- three Saturdays to be announced
2014 Saturday Scholars Registration Fee -- $65 per student (covers all three Saturdays)

If you have any questions at all, please contact any member of the Workforce Solutions staff listed below. Thank you!

Workforce Solutions Staff

T'ana Dixon, Customer Support Assistant (registration, general questions)
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Auditorium Building, Room 13
Phone: (270) 707-3750
Email: T'ana Dixon

Carol Kirves, Associate Dean of Continuing Education
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Auditorium Building, Room 13
Phone: (270) 707-3751
Email: Carol Kirves

Carrie McGinnis, Coordinator of Continuing Education and Community Services
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Auditorium Building, Room 13
Phone: (270) 707-3743
Email: Carrie McGinnis