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Imagination Camp

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein

In response to parental demand, we are now offering our live animals, crafts & projects camp for campers 5-7 years old. Otherwise known as our Imagination Camps, our activities allow campers to explore their creativity, while developing their social skills. Imagination camps provide campers with an inclusive environment where they can foster positive relationships, increase camper self-esteem in social settings, and promote inventiveness by stimulating their imagination. Campers are also challenged with some academic advancement exercises targeted to K-2 grades.

Camp participants

By the end of each camp session (week), campers will have made at least five new friends, experienced arts, crafts, history, geography, math, and games, learned teamwork and how to share, and participated in outdoor activities. They will also spend time interacting with small farm animals or rain forest animals on the Cal Poly campus. Our camps are not summer school, however we do provide elementary education activities for the campers to aid in their academic advancement. The camp counselors for the Imagination camps are University students majoring in the College of Education and Integrated Studies. Their career aspirations and training are focused on elementary school education and child development.

Session Dates and Pricing

The Imagination Camps have eight sessions (weeks) available. Camp times are from 9:00am – 4:00pm, with extended care occurring from 7:30-9am and 4:00-5:30pm.

Session Dates (2018)
Early Bronco
Before April 1
Regular
4/1 - 6/16
Late
6/17 - on
Week 1

6/18 - 6/22

$250

$275

$300

Week 2

6/25 - 6/29

$250

$275

$300

Week 3

7/2 - 7/6
(4-day week)

$225

$260

$275

Week 4

7/9 - 7/13

$250

$275

$300

Week 5

7/16 - 7/20

$250

$275

$300

Week 6

7/23 - 7/27

$250

$275

$300

Week 7

7/30 - 8/3

$250

$275

$300

Our camps are tuition-for-service programs based on confirmed enrollments and secured deposits. As an option to Full Payment, a non-refundable/non-transferable ($75) deposit, per session per child, is required at the time of registration to hold your child's place in our program. However, FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN THE MONDAY START OF CAMP. Families enrolling in Imagination camps are encouraged to advantage of the Early Bronco Discount and register by April 1, 2018. Extended care, daily lunch, an afternoon snack, and a downloadable group photo are included in the price.

Refunds are not available for vacations, special events, illnesses of three or fewer days, or other personal commitments that prevent attendance. A refund may be available for extended illness of four or more consecutive program days. A doctor’s note and written note from the parent or guardian explaining the situation must be received within seven days from the first day of absence.

Ages

The Imagination Camp is designed for ages 5-7.

What To Bring

For your camper to have the best experience at the Imagination Camp, it is important that s/he receive a good night’s sleep. It is also extremely important that your camper have a hearty meal for breakfast in order to participate in camp activities in a spirited and lively manner. We want your child to gain the most out of their journey into camp activities, arts, crafts and fun!

We recommend that campers dress in comfortable clothing that takes into account the high temperatures of summer in the Pomona area. Please insure that your camper arrives with the following:

  • Tennis shoes for light walking to Los Olivos for lunch
  • Refillable Water Bottle

Lunch

Los Olivos Dining

Lunch meals are provided by the Los Olivos Dining Services, which serve our student population year-round. Whether your camper is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerant or simply wants a healthy, balanced diet, Los Olivos will fulfull her/his needs with many tasty options. Registration forms contain areas to identify special dietary needs.

Extended Care (included in price)

Discovery Camp staff appreciates that families operate on different schedules. We therefore offer an Extended Care program to best serve the daily schedule of families. For families that cannot drop-off their campers just before 9:00am or pick up their campers at 4:00pm, our counselors involve the campers in board games, reading and team activities during Morning Care (7:30–9:00am) and Evening Care (4:00–5:30pm) programs. Counselors are not available for Extended Care before 7:30am. If a camper has not been picked-up by 5:30pm, the Discovery Camp staff charges $1/minute for extended care in order to cover facility and salary costs.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 30 days before start date of your session will be refunded in full. Cancellations made less than 30 days will be refunded only if your space is filled by a wait-listed camper, otherwise no refund can be given.

For more information, email the Discovery Camps at discovery@cpp.edu.