There is a fun new day camp coming to the S.F. Bay Area – Camp Imagineerz! What is Camp Imagineerz, you might ask?
Founded in 2011 by Bay Area parent Vaibhavi Gala, Camp Imagineerz is a summer day camp for children entering 1st through 4th grades. By creating a fun environment, Camp Imagineerz helps children discover than with an “I-Can” attitude, they can achieve anything they set their mind to. Our camp utilizes a new method that provides guided learning fueled by the kids’ imaginations and creativity.
This place almost makes me wish I were a kid again (or that my own kids were little again so they could join in the fun!). At Camp Imagineerz, you will find activities such as creating and performing original stories, building/making with recycled materials, and lots of outdoor play and fun.
I love how they emphasize on the “i-can” – children definitely need to know they can do anything they set their minds to. Camp Imagineerz focuses on helping children learn not to fear failure. To persist in the face of roadblocks and to keep trying until they succeed.
As one of their 6-year old campers said, “I know I can do it because i-imagine, i-can, i-do”. How neat is that?
The 2nd year of Camp Imagineerz will feature six weeks of camp in two locations for local children 1st through 4th grade.
After browsing their website, I am more and more convinced that this would be the perfect way to spend part of the summer (while giving parents a much needed break). Other activities include designing an amusement park, in which the kids play carnival games, navigate a haunted maze and make popcorn balls. Now THAT sounds fun! Want even more fun? How about Arctic Adventures and Around the World in a Hot Air Balloon?
A typical day at Camp Imagineerz consists of a morning greeting, story lab, snack break, outdoor play, lunch/free pay, creativity studio and more. The Imagineerz Camp locations are in Los Altos and Mountain View. Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., but extended day care hours are also available. Please check their website for rates and more information.
Camp Imagineerz is conducting a FREE session – come spend an afternoon with them to experience what Camp Imagineerz is like. Meet them, perform with them, create with them on May 6th from 2:30 to 4:30 at Covington School (205 Covington Road, Los Altos, CA 94024). They will be able to accommodate the first 20 children (entering grades 1 to 4 in Fall 2012) – you can call them at (650) 318 5002 or click here to reserve your spot.
If you are in the area and looking for something really fun for your kids to do this summer (while also learning and being creative!), I hope you’ll check out Camp Imagineerz!