In our Community

The Center on Central proudly participates in community events, and welcomes opportunities to do so. Some recent examples of our involvement are listed below. Click here for both a chronological and alphabetical listing of our prior community events, or simply scroll through each community event posting below, from most recent to oldest.

In addition, this website is now home to the web archive of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Daddy’s Spirit Moves Me Forward, founded by The Center on Central’s co-founder Ron Opher, which operated from 2005-2013.

The Center on Central’s owners, Katie and Ron Opher, talk about how The Center on Central is involved in community events in Paoli and the surrounding area

“Have banner, will travel!”

METRO KIDS CAMP FAIR

The Center on Central participated in the MetroKids Camp Fair on January 28, 2018 at Plymouth Meeting Mall.

Our all-new offerings include Summer Creative Arts Camp, Specialty Camps and CAMP 24 Creative Arts and Social Skills summer day camp.

We gave away prizes and still have an early registration discount running through February 15, 2018!!

MetroKids camp fair 2018

INTRODUCING THE CENTER ON CENTRAL'S EARLY SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION DISCOUNT - 5xKxW

What is 5xKxW?

5% times the number of kids times the number of weeks

How it works:

You get 5% off for the first week purchased.
Add a second week or a second kid and the discount climbs to 10% for the second week.
Add a third week/kid and that week is 15% off.

The discount maxes out at 50% on the 10th and subsequent kid/weeks

One more benefit – use your highest discount level to save on Holiday/In-Service Creative Arts Camps in 2018
(2/16, 2/19, 3/16, 3/26-30, 5/15)

Other Restrictions:

Offer good through February 15, 2018
Good on fully prepaid weeks of Summer Creative Arts Camp and Summer Specialty Camps only.
Not valid on single day camp June 11 week.
Not valid on CAMP 24.
Not applicable to extended day fees.

MAIN LINE CAMP FAIR 2018

The Center on Central again participated in the Main Line Camp Fair on January 24, 2018 at Conestoga High School.

Our all-new offerings include Summer Creative Arts Camp, Specialty Camps and CAMP 24 Creative Arts and Social Skills summer day camp.

We gave away prizes and still have an early registration discount running through February 15, 2018!!

Karly at camp fair

NEW FOR 2018 - FRIENDS & FAMILY DISCOUNT PROGRAM

As we phase out the 10% membership discount program (for which we charged $49-99 depending on the timing of the membership purchase), The Center on Central introduces its new Friends & Family Discount Program.

How it works:

Each Friends & Family Discount Group can have up to 6 families in it.

One person is the group leader. The group leader can invite up to 5 individuals/families by providing us a name, phone number and e-mail address. We will then contact the people you invite and verify that they will accept your invitation.

Once the group is identified, we will keep track of your Center on Central purchases among the group. At each interval where the group spend is $500, we will e-mail each group member a unique discount code at 5% intervals. So if the group spend reaches $500, the 5% discount code will be valid the remainder of the calendar year. If the group later reaches $1000 in Center on Central purchases, a new 10% discount code will be issued. This discount keeps growing in $500 spend/5% discount intervals until a 50% maximum discount is reached. On January 1 of the following year, the discount ends, the group members are asked whether they want to continue, and new tracking of spending and new discounts start again.

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MAIN LINE PARENT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FAIR

The Center on Central participated in the Main Line Parent 2017 Early Childhood Education Fair at the brand new St David’s Episcopal Day School in Wayne on November 4, 2017.

Our arts activity table was a popular stop (along with with a photo booth and face painting) at this kid/family friendly event, which featured over 25 of the best toddler, preschool, kindergarten and private school programs.

In addition, Plaid Pajamas collected a huge number of warm winter pajamas for people in need!

MLP ECE fair

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