College for Kids & Teens Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is College for Kids & Teens plan in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic?
    As of now, we are planning to hold camp as scheduled and are looking forward to another great summer of College for Kids & Teens! The safety of our participants is our utmost concern, and the program will only run if it is deemed safe by the University and the State of Minnesota system office.

    Though there is some uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do please ask that you continue to register and make payments for camp like you regularly would. In the event we are unable to hold camp due to COVID-19, participants will be refunded in full.

    Due to the recommended social distancing protocols in place, we ask that you register online with a credit/debit card. This is also the easiest way to be refunded should the program not be able to run this summer.

    Where will the classes be held?
    College for Kids & Teens classes will be held on the MSUM campus unless noted otherwise in the course description. Some classes do involve field trips – the trips will be mentioned in the course descriptions.

    What does my student do for lunch if he/she is staying all day?
    Students that are staying all day are asked to bring bag lunch, if it needs to be refrigerated please make sure to tell the Director. There will be a microwave available if anything needs to be warmed up. The College for Kids & Teens staff will supervise students during lunch time.

    Who do I call if I have questions?
    You can contact us at 218.477.2579 or

    What is the age requirement?
    There are different age requirements for different courses, it will be specified for each class when view them online. Students must be six years old at least 1 week prior to the course starting and not older than eighteen years old. Coursework is designed specifically for age group subsets within this range, unless noted in the course description. Please keep in mind your child’s maturity level when registering them for courses.

    What is the cost per class?
    All half day courses are $139.00. Full day courses are $278.00. Refer to the course descriptions for cost of a specific class.

    Where can I get a brochure?
    Brochures are available by downloading the printable pdf or by contacting the Center for Engaged Learning at 218.477.4514 or

    How do I register?
    You can register by going to the College for Kids & Teens registration portal and following the screen prompts!

    Can parents visit the class?
    Some classes will have material to display or presentations and the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified in advance if that is the case. If there is not a specific mention of a display or presentation you can always talk to the Instructor on the first day to see if it is okay to visit the class.

    Must I complete the Parent Consent part?
    Yes, it is very important that the Parental Consent portion is completed for each student enrolled in College for Kids & Teens. When you register online there will be an area for you to provide consent. The staff needs an adult contact person in case of injury, illness, or disciplinary problems. Please be sure to give a phone number where you or a responsible party can be reached during the sessions. No answering machines please.

    What do I do if my child misses class or must leave early?
    If your child will miss or needs to be excused early from class, you must notify the College for Kids & Teens office prior to class. Instructors will not allow students to leave class early for any reason without notifying the College for Kids & Teens office.

    How can I know what sessions are full?
    Sessions do fill quickly. Please check our website for an updated list of available classes.

    When will I receive confirmation information for my son/daughter's class(es)?
    Once we receive your registration you will receive an email stating the course(s) registered for and the amount due. Once full payment is received a confirmation email will be sent stating that your balance is paid. Also, before classes start you will receive a letter that will provide information regarding the classes they are registered for, complete instructions on drop off and pick up locations and any special items your child should bring.

    What is the cancellation/refund policy?
    It is determined on a case by case basis. If the class is cancelled due to low enrollment, students can be transferred into another class or will be reimbursed the full amount.

    What is your shipping procedure?
    No items will be shipped as this purchase is for summer camp courses that students take on the MSUM campus.

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