Youth Programs

The youth programs at Triton College are designed to introduce children and teens to various educational and recreational activities within the collegiate environment of Triton. With our great locations, convenient schedule for parents and fun, you don’t want to miss out on these great opportunities! Click HERE to download our Continuing Education Guide with complete course listings.

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.


Summer 2018 Youth Camps

Explore the selection of summer youth camps for 2018 that are available on the Triton College campus.

Summer 2018 Youth Camps Brochure


Children’s Music Lessons

Introduce your child to the joy and excitement of music. This program provides one-on-one instruction with a music instructor in Piano, Violin, and Woodwind.  Students meet with instructors for a 25 minute lesson once a week for thirteen weeks during the student’s selected time slot. Age eligibility is listed for each course. All skill levels are welcomed.
Note: Registration for Spring 2018 music lessons has ended.

MUSC01 - Children’s Music Lessons: Woodwind
Woodwind lessons are for either flute, clarinet, or saxophone and cover basic skills such as playing position, posture, tone production, practice skills, rhythmic awareness and note reading. Parents may observe their child in class to learn techniques for practicing at home. Each student is responsible for providing their own instrument for the program. (Recommended for children ages 10 – 15)
Tuition: $275

MUSC03 - Children's Music Lessons: Piano
Beginners will learn rhythm, counting, note value and introductory piano in private lessons. Parents may attend the classes with their children to learn techniques for practicing at home. (Recommended for children ages 5 – 15)
Tuition: $275

MUSC04 - Children's Music Lessons: Violin
Beginners will learn rhythm, counting, note value and introductory violin in private lessons. Parents may attend the classes with their children to learn techniques for practicing at home. Each student is responsible for providing their own instrument for the program. (Recommended for children ages 5 – 15)
Tuition: $275

View Music Lesson Schedule

Music Lesson Registration Policy

Triton College’s Facts payment plan is available for this program.

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Junior Artist

Are you a budding Picasso or just want to express yourself creatively? In art camp, you'll be able to do that using one or more of several media: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, or combinations. Let your inner artist out and share your work with other young artists. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify various types of artistic media
  • Examine and use artistic media through basic sketching techniques
  • Imagine and create artwork through various painting styles
  • Explain how to make collages using magazines, newspaper clippings, and personal photographs
  • Complete and present a class project

Section: CMP C13 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: June 18-21, 2018
Time: 9-11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $102

Section: CMP C13 102, Ages 7-9
Dates: July 9-12, 2018
Time: 9-11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $102

Section: CMP C13 103, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 30-Aug. 2, 2018
Time: 9-11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $102

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Automotive Technology for Kids

The engine, the brakes, and the wheels are all essential parts to any car. Automotive Technology for Kids is designed to introduce young students to the basic features and maintenance of a car. Tire changing, headlight replacement, fluid identification and battery charging are just a few of the lessons introduced in the class. Understanding how a car operates, the responsibilities of operating a car, and safety are other topics covered in this camp as well.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the history of cars
  • Examine the basic features and components of a car
  • Analyze a car's engine
  • Compare automatic transmissions to manual transmissions
  • Describe how a cars braking system operates
  • Specify the importance of motor oil
  • Discuss safe driving and the various road symbols along with describing what it takes to be a responsible driver
  • Explain the importance of maintaining a car

Section: CMP C49 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: June 25-28, 2018
Time: 12:30-4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $99

Section: CMP C49 102, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 16-19, 2018
Time: 8-11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $99

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Digital Photography for Kids

Digital Photography for Kids will teach children how to transform the world they see into art that connects with the emotions of the audience. Through the lens of a camera explore and capture artistic details while exploring Triton’s campus. Students will learn about the features of a camera, compose shots, and use image editing software to enhance their art. A USB cord, an 8GB flash drive or larger, and a digital camera are required. A DSLR camera with a lens and a compact flash is recommended, but point-and-shoot digital cameras and cell phone cameras are welcomed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the components of a camera
  • Understand the proper technique for taking photographs
  • Discuss the concepts of composition in photography
  • Discover the fun with taking quality pictures
  • Produce a creative story through the lens of a camera

Section: CMP C57 101, Ages 13-15
Dates: July 23-26, 2018
Time: 12:30-3:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $106

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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GADgET

GADgET (Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology) is a summer program designed to introduce female youth between the ages of 10 and 14 to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, and site visits to manufacturing facilities. CAD, entrepreneurship skills, academic requirements for 21st century manufacturing careers, as well as teamwork skills are covered.

Overall Learning Goals:
To create an interactive, problem-solving environment where students can learn and share opportunities in the field of manufacturing. Through this experience we intend to provide youth with the necessary knowledge needed to develop and achieve their dreams through the world of manufacturing, including what it takes to start and run their own enterprise.

Event: GADgET Camp 2018
Section: CMP C46 101
Dates: Weeks of July 16 & July 23, 2018 (Mondays thru Thursdays)
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Technology Building (T Building), Room T-126
Cost: $275 for the 2-week program

Please contact Antigone Sharris, antigonesharris@triton.edu or (773) 580-8807, for more information.

Triton College’s Facts payment plan is available for this program.

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Health Careers Exploration Camp

The Health Careers Exploration Camp is an opportunity for students who will be in 9th and 10th grades in the fall of 2018 to explore healthcare professions. Over four full days students will survey a range of career options and learn about important issues in health care through interactive lessons and labs and professional insight from practitioners. Students will also earn CPR certification through training lead by School of Health Careers and Public Service faculty.

Health Career Professions covered:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (aka Ultrasound)
  • Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology
  • Surgical Technology

Section: CMP C60 101
Dates: June 11-14, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus West
Cost: $176

To register or for information, please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or email us at AskCE@triton.edu.

All times, dates and costs listed are subject to change.

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Robocamp

Students will build LEGO® robots that can perform different programmable movements.  The participants can select a robot design to build and also create designs from their own imaginations.  During this creative experience, programming and problem-solving will be a part of the fun

Learning Objectives:

  • Program simple functions
  • Define basic principles of robotics and engineering
  • Organize a list of activities necessary to complete the first robot
  • Identify how to use the programming software
  • Define lateral movements through simple lessons about the robot's motor functions
  • Analyze how the robot can move in various manners
  • Configure the robot to respond to touch and sound

Section: CMP C23 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: July 9-12, 2018
Time: 12:30-3:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $127

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Rocket Camp - It Really IS Rocket Science

Come build and launch model rockets at the Cernan Earth and Space Center! This camp is for students entering or completing grades 6th, 7th or 8th.

Before launch, campers will experiment with Newton’s Laws, explore basic rocket science and safety, and experience rocket launches and more in the Cernan Center Planetarium.

Each student will build two rockets: one simple and one complex that they will take home after “Launch Day.”

Family and friends will be invited to attend the launch activities.

Rocket Camp Brochure

Event: Rocket Camp
Dates: June 25-29, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cernan Earth & Space Center (I-Building)
Cost: $299

Triton College’s Facts payment plan is available for this program.

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Scratch Programming

Young students will learn how to create computer animations and games using Scratch, a programming language from MIT. Fundamental programming concepts such as making and importing objects, creating audio recordings, and using them to build and play computer games or music videos will be covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the role of computer scientist
  • Discuss how to solve a problem
  • Explain how to collaborate
  • Describe how to create a program using youth-friendly innovative Scratch software
  • Formulate critical thinking skills to fix issues in a program
  • Describe computational thinking to perform sequences and parallelism to increase functionality of a program
  • Assess how to use building block programming

Section: CMP C48 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: June 25-28, 2018
Time: 8-11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

Section: CMP C48 102, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 9-12, 2018
Time: 12:30-4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Scratch Programming II

Take your child’s Scratch programming skills to the next level. Scratch Programming II builds upon the fundamental features of Scratch, including blocks, music and variables, which will expand your young programmer’s knowledge and abilities to code fun games and animation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop the students’ skills to build large blocks of code
  • Understand how and the benefit to cloning blocks of code
  • Explain the terms List and Variable and how they are used in Scratch
  • Analyze how to create music in Scratch

Section: CMP C51 101, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 16-19, 2018
Time: 12:30-4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Soccer Camp

With the help of our Regional State Championship coaching staff, this camp will review fundamental drills and techniques from a variety of soccer positions. Instruction on passing, footwork, offense and defense will be provided. Camp is held at Triton's new athletic facility.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss proper footwork with a soccer ball
  • Introduce various passing techniques
  • Describe drills related to offensive strategies
  • Develop students' defensive techniques through drills

Section: YTH C08 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: July 16-19, 2018
Time: 12:30-3:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $166

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Children's Swim Lessons

Learn to swim! This course, taught by qualified Red Cross water safety instructors, is open to any youngster who can stand in three feet of water. Classes are divided into groups according to ability.

Children's Swim Lesson Participation Form (Please Print)

Learning Objectives:

  • Breath holding and Rhythmic breathing
  • Prone float and Back float
  • Prone glide and Prone glide with kick
  • Back glide and Back glide with kick
  • Arm stroke and Crawl stroke
  • Combined stroke
  • Turning over
  • Leveling off
  • Safety skills
  • Combined skills

JUNE SECTIONS

Section: KDS C25 101, Ages 5-7
Dates: Saturdays, June 2-30, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 102, Ages 8-13
Dates: Saturdays, June 2-30, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 103, Ages 5-7
Dates: Saturdays, June 2-30, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 104, Ages 8-13
Dates: Saturdays, June 2-30, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 109, Ages 6-8
Dates: Tuesdays , May 29-June 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 111, Ages 9-11
Dates: Thursdays, May 31-June 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

JULY SECTIONS

Section: KDS C25 105, Ages 5-7
Dates: Saturdays, July 7-August 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 106, Ages 8-13
Dates: Saturdays, July 7-August 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 107, Ages 5-7
Dates: Saturdays, July 7-August 4, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42 

Section: KDS C25 108, Ages 8-13
Dates: Saturdays, July 7-August 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42 

Section: KDS C25 110, Ages 6-8
Dates: Tuesdays, July 10-August 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

Section: KDS C25 112, Ages 9-11
Dates: Thursdays, July 12-August 9, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $42

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Parent/Tot Swim

Give your pre-school child the opportunity to become adjusted to the water, acquire basic skills and learn to socialize with other children. You'll accompany your child into the water and learn techniques used to teach your child to swim. EACH CHILD MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AND OUT OF DIAPER.

Learning Objectives:

  • Practice slipping in and climbing out
  • Socialize with group games
  • Kicking skills at wall
  • Bubble blowing and splashing
  • Reach and pull practice at wall

Section: PED C05 101
Dates: June 2-Aug. 4, 2018
Time: 1-1:50 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $76

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Waterbotics

Young students will have fun learning math, science and technology skills as they design and build aquatic LEGO® robots and solve design challenges. Sensors, motors, drive configurations, and programming in LEGO® Mindstorm are covered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what engineering is and its relationship with robots, including listing examples of everyday life applications
  • Identify the hardware components of a robot, including sensors, motors, and servos, describing their functions
  • Describe the Mindstorm NXT software
  • Discuss the programming functions for the Mindstorm NXT software
  • Explain how to apply the software and the programming functions to the robot
  • Design a robot chassis using LEGO® pieces
  • Program several different functions for the built robot
  • Utilize different robotic sensors

Section: CMP C30 101, Ages 7-9
Dates: June 18-21, 2018
Time: 12:30-4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

Section: CMP C30 102, Ages 10-12
Dates: July 30-Aug. 2, 2018
Time: 12:30-4:20 p.m.
Location: Triton College, Main Campus East
Cost: $142

To register or for questions please contact the School of Continuing Education at 708-456-0300, ext. 3500 or AskCE@triton.edu.

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Triton Facts Payment Information

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll!

To enroll into the FACTS payment plan, please follow the steps below.

Step 1. Request a MyTriton Portal user name and password for your child.

    Compose an email to webadvisor@triton.edu requesting a MyTriton Portal user name and password  for your child.
    In the email, please provide your child’s first and last name, date of birth, last four digits of their social security number, and a preferred email address to contact.

Step 2. Click HERE to enroll in the FACTS payment plan.

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