Youth Programs | HCC

Youth Programs

girls at camp

Hopkinsville Community College offers educational opportunities for the youth of our community. Current programs provided by HCC's Workforce Solutions department are described below. For news and updates about all of our youth programs, follow us on Facebook at

**Special Announcement Regarding 2020 KICCS**

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all KICCS camp weeks for 2020.  The safety of our students and their families is our top priority.  This would have been the 30th anniversary of the program, but we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.  Until then, be healthy and happy!

Kids in College Can Soar - Summer Camp for Grades 1-6!

KICCS is an interactive summer camp designed to inspire a love of learning and help students discover opportunities provided by a college education. Nearly 8,000 students from across the mid-south have attended KICCS since 1991. Participants attend orientation, create individual class schedules, and participate in KICCS graduation. Every class features hands-on activities designed to encourage lifelong learning.

KICCS student registration opens on May 1 each year.  Each KICCS camp meets for five half-days from 8:30 am to 12 pm HCC offers five weeks of KICCS each summer. Students can register for any number of weeks. The registration fee is $79 per student per week.

Youth Volunteers - Designed for ages 12 to 17

Volunteering is a great way to get connected with your community, discover your personal strengths and career interests, and develop workplace skills. Find out what makes a good volunteer and learn how your experience can help you in the future. Participate in fun classroom activities to learn how to put your best foot forward and then practice what you've learned in our college classrooms with youth camp students.

Class meets from 8 am to 12 pm on the Monday of each KICCS week. Choose one Monday to attend each summer and then practice what you've learned during KICCS weeks. Registration fee includes classroom materials, snacks and an HCC youth camp STAFF t-shirt.

Youth volunteer registration opens on the May 1 each year.  Due to the overwhelming popularity of this program, participation as a volunteer is limited to 10 students per youth camp week. 

Workforce Solutions Youth Programs Contacts

Lanita Wilson, Director of Program Facilitation
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Auditorium Building, Room 13
Phone: (270) 707-3743
Email: Lanita Wilson

Tierra Leavell, Administrative Assistant
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Auditorium Building, Room 13
Phone: (270) 707-3753
Email: Tierra Leavell