YEP is dedicated to providing young people with exciting learning opportunities that allow students to explore, expand and experience new areas of interest. During the summer, we offer over 150 camps in a variety of subject areas for K-12 students. We also offer additional programs throughout the school year.
Online registration for Summer 2015 YEP Schedule is now available!
Register through May 31st and receive a discount on your course fees. Early registration discount does not apply to YEP Supervised Lunch.
Your child can spend the whole day at YEP when you register for the YEP Supervised Lunch. Enjoy lunch, games and activities with other YEP campers between morning and afternoon sessions. Our staff will escort your child to lunch and the afternoon class. Your child will need a sack lunch each day.
For your convenience, you can register online. You may also register by calling Community Education at (309) 268-8160. Please make sure to complete all emergency information requested for your child so we are able to admit them in YEP programs. Instructors will have emergency contact information for the duration of the class. You will receive a confirmation letter in the mail after your child has been enrolled.
YEP offers a limited number of need-based scholarships. Please complete the YEP Financial Assistance Application and return it to Community Education. If you have any questions, contact us at (309) 268-8160.
Community Education is excited to announce that we have received a grant from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation enabling us to offer six full, need-based scholarships for youth technology classes for summer 2015. We will offer three scholarships for grades 3-5 and three scholarships for grades 6-8. Each student will be awarded full tuition for one technology course from a list of available classes. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 29, 2015. To apply please complete and submit this application form (PDF). Complete details are available on the application form.
Community Education reserves the right to limit the enrollments or cancel any classes due to insufficient enrollments. For this reason, please register early to reserve your place in the class of your choice. We will notify you when a class has been filled or cancelled. You may choose alternative courses or receive full refunds.
Unless otherwise stated in the class description, if you wish to drop a class you must do so no later than two business days before the first class session to receive a refund. After that time, no refunds will be issued. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds or credits due to missed classes. No refunds will be given after the class has ended. Payments for course materials, supplies or textbook are non-refundable. To drop a class, please call (309) 268-8160.
All students are expected to maintain appropriate and respectful behavior while attending YEP classes. If a child is disruptive, disrespectful or inappropriate, or jeopardizes the safety of others and staff intervention fails to yield results, parents will be contacted. If the behavior continues, staff reserves the right to dismiss the student from class without a refund.
Your child should arrive no earlier than ten minutes before class begins and be picked up immediately following the dismissal of their class each day. For your child’s safety, a check-in and check-out signature by the parent/caregiver is required each day.
YEP classes are held on the Heartland Community College campus and at many partner sites in the area. Please have your student report to the class location listed in the confirmation letter. A map will be included for your convenience.