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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!"

2019 Dates


Exploration Day Camp (La Canada)

Summer Enrichment Camp - Morning

Summer Enrichment Camp - Afternoon/ALF/PEF

Specialty Camp

June 10-14

Curious Creatures

Full STEAM Ahead

That's Entertainment

June 17-21

Exploring the LA River

Build, Sew, Knit

Kitchen Works

Descanso Discoveries

June 24-28

Stars and Space

Curious Creatures

Ooey Gooey Science

Descanso Discoveries

July 1-5
(No camp July 4)

Sow and Grow

Once Upon a Time

Game Academy

July 8-12

Ooey Gooey Science

Kitchen Works

Gravity Games

July 15-19

Kitchen Works

Ooey Gooey Science

Build, Sew, Knit

July 22-26

Fantastic Animation

July 29-Aug 2

Gravity Games

Aug 5-7

Music Makers


Extended Summer Fun

Aug 12-30

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  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 3, 2019. 

Please note: As of June 10, 2019 (start of camp), no deposits or tuition will be credited or refunded; days and weeks cannot 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 3, 2019. Completing this payment option is your acknowledgment of such.

  • If you enroll after May 3, 2019, the full amount of tuition is due with your application.

  • If you withdraw before June 10, 2019 (start of camp), tuition will be refunded in full, less a $200 cancellation fee per child.

  • As of June 10, 2019 (start of camp), no tuition will be credited or refunded. This includes days/weeks missed due to illness or vacation.

  • As of June 10, 2019 (start of camp), days and weeks of enrollment cannot be exchanged. Additional days and weeks can be added, depending on space availability, and payment is required before your child can attend.

  • By registering for camp, you are authorizing the CEC to auto-charge your credit card on file at any time 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 applications are due May 3, 2019. Prior to registration, please contact the CEC office for more information.

  • Summer tuition payments can only be made through the summer camp Registration Portal. You can also view your balance and check your schedule and statement on the same portal.