Summer Creative Arts Day Camp

JOIN US AT THE CENTER ON CENTRAL FOR 2018 SUMMER CAMPS – FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES K-2 and 3-6*

(*age groupings are subject to change based on enrollment;
same themes are taught with shorter class periods for pre-schoolers age 3-1/2 through 5)

Weekly themes are as follows (click on the links to register):

June 11-15**: Welcome to Summer!
**daily registration available June 11-15, due to different end-of-school dates in the area; daily cost is $45 per 1/2 day or $79 per full day – please call our office at 610-710-1487, as single day registrations cannot be made on line

June 18-22: Underwater Explorers

June 25-29: Funny Food

July 2-6 (closed July 4)***: Aliens, Robots, Monsters Oh My!!
***4-day registration this week (you will receive prorated tuition because camp does not meet on July 4)

July 9-13: Famous Artists and Paintings

July 16-20: Cartooning

July 23-27: Winter in July

July 30-August 3: Vehicles and Travel

August 6-10: Pastels (pattern and design)

August 13-17: Cartooning

August 20-24: Animal Adventures in Australia and Africa

August 27-31: Potpourri-Artist’s Choice

Tuition per week is $225 for ½ days (either 9:15-12:15 or 1:00-4:00) and $395 for full days (9:15-4:00). Full day rate includes Lunch Bunch (bring your own).

Lunch Bunch option with ½ days is $250 per week (either 9:15-1:00 or 12:15-4:00). Before/after care is available (start at 8:15 for am or full day campers and/or end at 5:00 for pm or full day campers at $25 per week for each of the am and/or pm extended day options) – PLEASE NOTE THAT LUNCH BUNCH AND BEFORE/AFTER CARE MUST BE BOOKED BY CALLING OUR OFFICE AT 610-710-1487; FEEL FREE TO SIGN UP FOR FULL DAY OR HALF DAY AM or HALF DAY PM ON LINE, THEN CONTACT US TO ADD EXTRA CARE HOURS…THANK YOU!

Click here to register, or feel free to scroll down for more information; the registration form is also at the bottom of this page.

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Each day, the morning session begins at 9:15am and runs until 12:15pm. We will complete a Young Rembrandts drawing lesson and a cartooning lesson, and take a snack break and a recess break.

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We will also enjoy some of the following activities: arts and crafts, beading, cooking, drama, yoga and outdoor games*

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In the afternoon session, which runs from 1:00pm-4:00pm, we will complete a different Young Rembrandts drawing lesson and a cartooning lesson, and take a snack break and a recess break.

We will also enjoy some of the following activities: arts and crafts, beading, drama, yoga and outdoor games – along with afternoon exclusives – pottery and water play*

*creative arts modalities subject to change from day to day and week to week, based on staff availability.

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Pottery is always a popular activity

We make fun and delicious snacks like this edible robot!

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Campers and parents all look forward to the Friday afternoon art show
just before pick-up time!

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STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION ON DAY CAMPS AT OUR SATELLITE LOCATIONS IN BRYN MAWR, DOWNINGTOWN AND NEWTOWN SQUARE!!

Pottery Specialty Camp (limited to 10 campers per week) also returns this summer, running either 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm during selected weeks this summer, with different themes and age groups. Summer Creative Arts Camp is only $170 more for the half-day opposite your registration for a Pottery Specialty Camp, if you desire a full-day camp experience.

We also will have an additional specialty camp in Fashion Design.

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The Center on Central was featured in a “coolest camps” segment by Jennaphr Frederick on Fox 29′s Good Day Philadelphia show!

Our pre-school camp will exclusively use the Young Rembrandts® step by step drawing methodology within weekly themes to create wonderful drawings. This drawing class will be limited to 3-1/2 – 5 year olds. We will be active with yoga, zumba, active music making and outdoor play during our “specials” each day. We may join the older campers for some of these activities but our ratio will always remain no more than 6 pre-school campers to 1 counselor/teacher in this age grouping.

Sample Pre-school schedule:
9:15-10:00 arts project in pottery studio
10:00-10:30 snack (provide your own) and outdoor time
10:30-11:15 Young Rembrandts® drawing or cartooning lesson
11:15-12:00 “Specials” beading, cooking, yoga, drama, games, music
12:15-1:00 LUNCH (bring your own/pizza order on selected days)
1:00 “Specials” to include cooking, yoga, Zumbatomic® or drama
2:00 outdoor games or arts and crafts activity
2:45 Young Rembrandts® drawing or cartooning lesson
3:15 Music or yoga
4:00 dismissal

Sample schedule for children going into K-6th grades:
9:15-10:30 Young Rembrandts Drawing or cartooning lesson
10:30 snack (provide your own) and outdoor time
11:00-12:15 Specials
12:15-1:00 LUNCH (bring your own/pizza order on selected days)
1:00 Specials
2:00 Young Rembrandts® drawing or cartooning lesson
2:45 outdoor games and snack time
3:15-4:00 arts and crafts and drawing completion time

PLEASE CALL 610-710-1487 IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION.

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Tuition per week is $225 for ½ days (either 9:15-12:15 or 1:00-4:00) and $395 for full days (9:15-4:00). Full day rate includes Lunch Bunch (bring your own).

Lunch Bunch option with ½ days is $250 per week (either 9:15-1:00 or 12:15-4:00). Before/after care is available (start at 8:15 for am or full day campers and/or end at 5:00 for pm or full day campers at $25 per week for each of the am and/or pm extended day options) – PLEASE NOTE THAT LUNCH BUNCH AND BEFORE/AFTER CARE MUST BE BOOKED BY CALLING OUR OFFICE AT 610-710-1487; FEEL FREE TO SIGN UP FOR FULL DAY OR HALF DAY AM or HALF DAY PM ON LINE, THEN CONTACT US TO ADD EXTRA CARE HOURS…THANK YOU!

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“My 7 1/2 yr old daughter had so much fun at The Center on Central this morning. Loved the staff and loved the activities. The Center on Central is definitely the ‘coolest’ – not just in the temperature but in all the great activities and excellent staff!”
N.T., parent of a summer camper

“Both of my kids attended and both loved drawing and pottery. I truly never heard any complaints from them, as they were always excited to go back for another day! This was our first summer camp experience at The Center On Central, and we were extremely happy with the class selections and the friendly and knowledgeable staff and counselors. Great facility, great people!”
T.S., parent of 2 summer campers

“The Center on Central’s Summer Creative Arts Day Camp has a great mix of creative and physical activities. Throughout the week, my daughter talked a lot about going to the nearby park, and Zumba, and water day – which were all very fun for her. When the end of the week arrived, she was so proud of her artwork and was excited to explain how she created it. It seemed like she was saving this surprise for me when I arrived for pick-up on Friday, when the kids put on their end-of-week art show. Bravo!”
G.L., parent of a summer camper

All of the people at The Center on Central are really nice and it’s fun!
Evelyn, age 9

I loved volunteering at The Center on Central because the counselors and campers are really nice. We also did a lot of fun activities. I plan to come back next summer!
Paula, a teen volunteer

I haven’t been here long at The Center on Central…one thing I love is that my expectations of the children’s artwork have already been exceeded!
Megan, an art instructor

I just wanted to say thank you not only for hiring me, but also for investing in me and in the profession I am pursuing.  I am currently student teaching this semester, and now that I am actually in the classroom, I am getting the chance to use some of the techniques I learned from working under your supervision at creative arts camp. I have grown to love teaching, and i know being an instructor at camp at The Center on Central helped developed that passion in me.
Maranatha, an art instructor

Check out more reviews on Google and Yelp…and feel free to add your own after taking part in an activity at The Center on Central.

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What parents are saying about our after-school program:

“I was impressed with the very first art class they had. When they brought home their pictures, I was amazed at the detail. I couldn’t believe they did it themselves!” N.N.

“Our daughter has always enjoyed drawing and seems to have a natural ‘like’ here. Her pictures look so professional and she is developing her sense not only of drawing but of color.” L.S.

“We are very happy with the program and our kids really enjoy a structured art lesson in addition to what they do at school.” J.B.

“We have been enrolled in several sessions and the kids love the program. Thank you for providing this service.” A.P.

“My two children absolutely love attending this program. My youngest used to sit at the kitchen table and attempt to ‘copy’ what his older sister did in class. I was very happy that they opened it to younger students and that the owner was so flexible about allowing my youngest to try it first. My kitchen is decorated with several years’ worth of Young Rembrandts artwork and I wouldn’t have it any other way!” C.M.

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Register for Summer Creative Arts Camp

Step 1: Submit Your Registration via our new registration system at MindBody Inc. – click on this box to open a new browser window and begin the registration process

Things you’ll need to know:

• Please be careful in choosing the correct session dates and times – there may be a lot of information to scroll through. If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out.

• You can use the direct links by date at the top of this page – otherwise, the link above in orange will send you to a page where you can scroll through the remaining calendar of Holiday Creative Arts Camps for the rest of this program year. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you.

• Clicking on the blue “Sign Up Now” button takes you to a page where you need to log in before making a purchase. If you are an existing client of ours, but new to the MindBody Inc. registration software, you should be able to find your profile by entering your first and last name and then you will need to enter your email address in order to set up a password. There is also an option to log in using your Facebook account.

• Once logged in, you will be shown a page with your selected item for purchase. If this is the correct item, you may click on the blue “enroll” button.

(If this is not the correct item, you should be able to hit the “back” button on your browser to get back to the list of choices. If that does not work, you may navigate through the MindBody Inc. site using the tabs at the top of the page to guide you – or close that window and start again on this page. We are also available to help you during our regular business hours at 610-710-1487.)

• Once clicking the blue “enroll” button, you will be taken to the shopping cart, where again the item(s) you selected will be displayed. If an item appears that you did not wish to purchase (or appears twice), you may remove it by clicking on the gray circled “X” to the far right of the item

• Once you are satisfied that the correct items appear, you may either click on the “Continue Shopping” link to find more items for your shopping cart (such as other offerings or adding another family member’s selection to the shopping cart), or you may click on the blue “CHECK OUT” button.

NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON!

• If you have any applied credit with The Center on Central, such as a gift card on file, those funds will be applied first (unless you choose otherwise in the radio button prompt). If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. You have the option to store your credit card information securely on the MindBody, Inc. servers if you choose. NOTE: If you are choosing to pay the deposit only (this option is available until May 1, 2017, when all balances are due in full), YOU MUST CLICK THE BOX THAT ALLOWS YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO BE STORED. All failed credit card billings will be notified, and will have until May 8, 2017 to resolve their balances or risk being dropped from the rolls and forfeiting their deposits.

• Once you have completed entering your credit card information, click on the blue “PLACE ORDER” button (you may also wish to take note of our business policies at the bottom of this page). Do not navigate away from the window until your order is confirmed. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if something doesn’t seem right – we are working through this transition and appreciate your patience. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience!

Step 2: Tell Others!

You can help us spread the word about Summer Creative Arts Day Camps at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Simply click on the “Like” button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!