What is Camp Imagineerz?
Camp Imagineerz is a unique bay area camp where STEAM meets Mindset. Our goal is help children become positive and confident makers.
What will my child learn at camp?
Put simply, we help children learn that our own attitudes and reactions have the power to change the outcome. We explore this concept in various ways — stories, games, activities, and hands-on design projects.
We show children how to identify obstacles, give them techniques to problem-solve and ignite the spark that makes them go ‘aha, i think i can do this’. And to top it off, our campers have a summer filled with outstanding fun and epic adventures.
For whom is Camp Imagineerz best suited?
We have different types of programs for various grades as follows:
- 5th-6th Graders: Camper Leadz Program
- 7th-9th Graders: Jr. Leadership Internship
- 10th-12th Graders: Sr. Leadership Internship
What is the difference between the various types of camps?
Full Day Weekly Camps – These camps provide the full immersive i-can experience – they include Theatre Arts, Maker Space, and Outdoor Fun. Campers commit to at least a week and join a cohort that works towards a formal performance at the end of the week while also tackling various engineering and creative design projects.
Half Day Weekly Camps – These camps allow campers to choose either Theatre or Design as the focus of their experience. Campers join us for either the morning or the afternoon for at least a week and depending on their focus, they either work towards a formal performance at the end of the week or complete various engineering and creative design projects.
Imagineerz for a Day Camps – These camps are not theme specific and children can join us for a day at a time. These camps are discovery based – the group of children on any particular day brainstorm and choose the activities for the day. Activities will be a mix of Theatrical performances, Maker/Design projects, and Outdoor Fun.
Do you offer extended care?
- Full Day Weekly Camps – Yes. AM extended care: 8.30am-9.00am; PM extended care: 3pm-6pm.
- Imagineerz for a Day Camps -Yes. AM extended care: 8.30am-9.00am; PM extended care: 3pm-6pm.
- Half Day Weekly Camps – No extended care.
Note: For half day camps, if your child is signed up for morning as well as the afternoon session in any week, we offer free lunch supervision. Campers can stay with us from 9am to 4pm.
What is your typical staff to camper ratio?
Our staff to camper ratio runs no more than 1:10, and depending on the activity is often less than 8.
I would like my child to be in the same group as her friend(s). How do I request that?
In the spirit of empowering children, we let campers choose their own groups on the 1st day of camp. Simply ensure your camper is there on time on Monday morning when groups are formed (Hey, now that gives them a good reason to finish breakfast on time. If they arrive after groups are formed, they might not get the groups they want!)
Unless there is a specific reason not to, we let the children stay in the groups they selected.
How many weeks should we sign up for?
Full Day Weekly Camps: We have two exciting themes this year – our recommendation is to sign up for both themes if possible. We have seen that two weeks gives us time to teach, reinforce and truly demonstrate the value of the the ‘i-can’ mindset to campers. If two weeks is not an option, one week provides a great foundation too!
Half Day Weekly Camps and Imagineerz for a Day Camps: These camps are not theme specific. They are discovery based in that the group of children on any particular day determines the activities for the day. So, you can sign up for as many days/weeks as you like.
Note: Building a mindset is like learning a language or a sport. It takes repetition and regular practice. Hence, the more weeks/summers your child comes to Imagineerz, the more powerful the impact will be.
What does my child need to bring?
A plan for an epic time, a happy smile and lots of energy. (also a water bottle, sunscreen, and a change of clothes because sometimes our ‘fun’ can get messy).
Is lunch provided?
No. Please send a lunch and snack with all campers.
For campers staying for Extended Care in Full Day camps, please be sure to send an extra afternoon snack.