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Youth Academy

Youth Summer Open House

Get a head start on your summer plans! 

Tuesday, March 19
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110

Meet Youth Academy staff and learn about summer camps and classes.
RSVP today!

Spring 2020

Youth Academy is offering many courses this semester! Check out the Spring 2020 Youth and High School Schedule of Classes!

Merit Badges

New this winter! Earn your Boy Scouts of America merit badges at College of DuPage.

Camps are led by a certified merit badge counselor and different topics will be offered throughout the year. Requests for specific merit badge topics can be sent to youthacademy@cod.edu

Upcoming Merit Badge Camps:

Welding and Metalwork
Complete all requirements to earn your welding and metalwork merit badges. Learn about welding and metalwork hazards, safety precautions, processes and terms, various cutting methods and career opportunities in the industry. During the camp, participants will demonstrate their new welding and metalwork skills while creating their own campsite grills to take home. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

Friday, January 3
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
YEEXC-0002-100, $50
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1025

This camp is for students in grades 7 to 10 and is limited to 12 participants. Register early to guarantee a spot!

Participants must have approval from their unit leader and read the welding and metalwork merit badge pamphlets prior to camp. During camp, participants must wear closed-toed shoes, full-length denim pants, long sleeve cotton shirt and have long hair tied back. 

Call (630) 942-2208 to register, or visit myaccess.cod.edu to register online.   

Youth Academy Programs

Learn how to maximize your potential by taking advantage of the many offerings at College of DuPage. It's never too early to develop an appreciation of lifelong learning. Click on the program titles below to find more information.  

Youth Enrichment: Academic and enrichment classes for students in kindergarten to grade eight. Explore exciting STEM topics or gain additional practice in school subjects. 

High School Programs: Elective and academic options throughout the year including test preparation, career academy, and summer high school credit classes.  

Talent Search: Courses for academically gifted students scoring in ninetieth percentile.

Summer Camps: Explorer Camps provide all day fun for students entering kindergarten to grade six. Students entering grades seven to ten can participate in the Counselor Training program or Teen X-Treme Camps. 

Private Music Lessons

Tutoring: Professional tutoring is available in a variety of topics including English, Foreign Language, Math, Science and Standardized Test Prep. 

Required Forms

All students registered in Youth Enrichment, Talent Search or Summer Camp programs must have a completed Student Code of Conduct and Medical Release Form on file on the first day of their camp or class. Parents and guardians may bring completed copies of these required forms on the first day or complete them during sign-in. The high school programs have a separate set of required forms, find more information at cod.edu/cehighschool

Cancellations & Refunds 

In the event of a class cancellation or student drop, College of DuPage Continuing Education will issue a refund to the name associated with the enrolled course. In order for a parent to receive the refund in their name, they will need to complete the following Parent Refund Form for Youth Academy Participants. This form needs to be completed no later than one week after the payment has been made for the course.


Contact Continuing Education

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208 CE@cod.edu
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday