Summer Camp
Children, Forever & Always!

Creative Expressions invites you to join us for our fun-filled, adventure packed summer program. Here at Creative Expressions Learning Center our curriculum is based on a year round program, but during the summer we like to take a different approach with our curriculum. Children enrolled in our program will develop skills, form friendships and discover hobbies that will enrich their lives for years to come. Weekly themes are a part of our center wide activities and introduce the children to the world and it’s many wonders throughout the summer. The children enrolled in our Summer Camp will experience many special events and educational excursions along with water days, guest speakers and many other fun filled events.

Summer Registration…
Registration begins early Spring of each year and is accepted by mail or in person at Creative Expressions Learning Center. All you need to do to enroll is complete the Enrollment Record from, inserted in this brochure, sign the last page of this handbook and return it along with your Summer Activity Fee. Activity Fees are non-refundable.

Registration Deadlines…
We anticipate our summer program will fill quickly, so register early to reserve your space. Registrations are taken on a first come, first-served basis.

Our Summer Camp begins last week of May. Field trips ends mid August . Although summer camp has official ended, care is still available for as long as you need. The centers will be closed Memorial Day, 4th of July and a Professional Staff Training in August.

Hours…
Creative Expressions Learning Center Legends is open from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. Creative Expressions Learning Center Imperial is open from 6:30 am-6:00 pm. The Summer Camp begins promptly at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm. Children are welcome to remain at “Before/After Care” prior to and after the camp day.

If a child is dropped off after 8:30 am, and the children have departed on their field trip for the day, the child will remain on site at the center in another designated classroom until the class returns from the field trip. The Center does not have transportation available to drop off a late child, and Center regulations prohibit parents from dropping off or picking up their child at the field trip location.

Tuition…
Creative Expressions Summer Camp is able to accommodate all types of schedules, Monday thru Friday. Your schedule must be set days and can only change with prior approval from the administration staff. Field trips and swimming are offered daily so no one will miss out no matter what your schedule is. The registration fee is $170.00, this includes a camp t-shirt & cost of field trips. Please call (636)938-3999 for Legends tuition schedule and for our Imperial tuition schedule call (636)296-4448.

Positive Discipline Procedures…    

The staff for the summer program will utilize Positive Discipline Strategies when dealing with difficult behavior. On daily excursions from the center, the staff will give the children three chances to correct their behavior. If the issue is not resolved the child will remain at the center and not attend the activities on the next scheduled day that the child attends, unless the parent is able to volunteer on that field trip. To be able to experience and enjoy the many activities of the summer as well as keeping the activities safe, children must be on their best behavior and follow the guidelines set forth by the center, their teachers and the facilities we visit.

Attire…
Children need to wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothes for the activity scheduled for that particular day. They also need to bring a back pack with a swim suit, towel and any personal items they may need.

Children will receive a free Summer Camp t-shirt. T-shirts will be kept at the center, washed and worn daily on the field trips. At the time of enrollment you will need to select a T-shirt size for your child.

Lunch & Snacks on the go…
Children may bring their own lunch, snacks, or have what we are offering. Monday through Thursday, we will be offering lunch meat, or peanut butter sandwiches with fruit or veggies for the children to pack in their lunches while on field trips. Lunch will typically be at a park close to the daily field trip or the center, weather permitting. Although the lunches will be kept in coolers, if you are packing your child’s lunch please remember to pack items that won’t spoil. Drinks offered for lunch and snacks will be juice, milk and plenty of water. Each Friday, the children can enjoy the lunch offered at the center, menus are located in the School Age classroom.

Parent Volunteers…
We welcome and appreciate parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for one or more field trips please sign up at the front desk, or talk with any of the Summer staff.

Transportation…
Transportation will be provided for all field trips and is included in the tuition fee. Children are not allowed to be dropped off or picked up from any location other than the center.

Swimming…
We will swim on Fridays at the Union Pool, and have park water days throughout the week. Please reference the calendar and wipe board in classroom for specific water days. In addition to our staff, certified life guards will be on duty while the children swim. If your child is unable to swim then you need to provide a life jacket that must be worn during the entire swim time.

Mentoring…
Mentoring brings the magic of reading & learning to both school age and pre-school children. Throughout the summer we will assign each school age child a preschool buddy to read to or play a game with once a week. The school age children will find our mentoring program both fun and gratifying.

Sunscreen…
There will be a permission slip for parents to sign for the teachers to administer sunscreen. The center will supply sunscreen with a protection factor of 30. If your child needs a special type of sunscreen please label the sunscreen with your child’s name. We will keep the sunscreen at the center and apply when needed. Per State regulations, sunscreen is considered a medication and must be kept in a designated area at all times. Teachers will assist in administering the sunscreen.

Field Trip Cancellations…
Creative Expressions Learning Center reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any field trip. Parents will be notified through a posting on the School Age classroom door. Please walk your child to the classroom to insure that you are aware of any updates.

WHAT TO EXPECT the 1st Week of Camp…
The first week of camp, children will become acquainted with each other, their environment, and the summer camp rules. They will also begin center camp games and activities.

Experiences…
As you will see, field trips and special events have been carefully planned throughout the summer. Lesson Plans will be prepared and detailed each week during the summer. Children will do group activities as well as have choices. Activities will be planned according to the interests, ages, and developmental levels of the children.

What the CLASSROOM has to offer…
Set back in a world of its own the School Age classroom offers an environment that will allow the child’s imagination to soar. The classroom offers Computer Stations, Yamaha Keyboard, Karaoke Machine, Block Area, Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Playground, Wii, Game Zone, and Reading Center.

Click here to download our Summer Camp Calendar