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Our Learning Environments

All of our sites feature engaging indoor and outdoor classrooms full of areas intentionally designed for exploration and learning opportunities that intrigue and delight children. Children benefit from unstructured playtime, as well as organized sports, clubs, and activities.

Our Teachers

Our experienced teachers are child development professionals specializing in school-age programs. Our excellent 1:10 ratio of adults to children permits individual attention, differentiated curriculum based on children’s interests, and strong relationships among children, teachers, and families.

"The CEC’s camps are the perfect balance of peer interaction, educational and stimulating activities, field trips, and just plain summer-time fun. My seven-year-old had a blast last year!"

2018 Dates


Exploration Day Camp (La Canada)

After Summer-School Camps

Specialty Camp

June 4-8

Sow and Grow

June 11-15

Curious Creatures

Pasadena Educational Foundation

June 18-22

Let's Get Moving

La Canada Assistance League
Pasadena Educational Foundation

Descanso Discoveries

June 25-29

Stars and Space

La Canada Assistance League
Pasadena Educational Foundation

Descanso Discoveries

July 2-6
(No camp July 4)

Fun on Wheels

La Canada Assistance League
Pasadena Educational Foundation

July 9-13

Ooey Gooey Science

La Canada Assistance League
Pasadena Educational Foundation

July 16-20

Kitchen Works

July 23-27

Marine Life

July 30-Aug 3

Art Escapades

Aug 6-8

Music Makers


Extended Summer Fun

Aug 13-31

La Canada site only

2018 Rates

Exploration Day Camp

Specialty Camp

Extended Summer Fun

Weekly: $465 (2-5 days available at $93/day)

Descanso Discoveries: $523 (5 days only)

Weekly: $465 (2-5 days available at $93/day)

AFL Before and After Summer-School

PEF After Summer-School

Weekly: $315 (2-5 days available at $63/day)

4 days (M-Th): $248
5 days (M-Th + Full Day Friday): $336
*3 day rate for week of 7/2: $186

Tuition Information and Policies

All of our enrollment is completed online at cec.campbrainregistration.com.  You will be able to enroll your child in all of our Summer Exploration Day Camp options as well as pay your deposit or full tuition via a secure site. When you register, a 50% tuition deposit is required. This partial tuition amount will be applied to your total tuition, which is due in full by May 4, 2018. 

Please note: As of June 4, 2018 (start of camp), no deposits or tuition will be credited or refunded; no days and weeks can be exchanged.

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Tuition Information:

  • Enroll early! A 10% Early Bird Discount is given for registration (with required deposit) completed by March 31, 2018.

  • The balance of tuition will be auto-charged on May 4, 2018. Completing this payment option is your acknowledgment of such.

  • If you enroll after May 4, 2018, the full amount of tuition is due with your application.

  • If you withdraw before June 4, 2018, tuition will be refunded in full, less a $200 cancellation fee per child.

  • As of June 4, 2018 (start of camp), no tuition will be credited or refunded. This includes days/weeks missed due to illness or vacation.

  • As of June 4, 2018 (start of camp), days and weeks of enrollment cannot be exchanged. Additional days and weeks can be added at any time and payment is required before a child can attend.

  • By registering for camp, you are authorizing the CEC to auto-charge your credit card on file for any outstanding balances.

  • If we do not have space for your child, tuition will be fully refunded, with no cancellation fee.

  • Tuition includes all activities (including field trips), a camp t-shirt, and two healthy snacks daily.

  • A separate release will be required for swimming.

  • Limited tuition assistance is available for qualifying families.Tuition Assistance application's are due on May 4, 2018. Prior to registration, please contact the CEC office for more information.