Welcome to Season Explores!
Join us this summer!
Gardens, a greenhouse, mature trees, a lama and peacock, and more! We have plenty of shade for these warm summer days in Valley Village!
Season Explorers is an enrichment program focused on encouraging a child’s love for exploration, imagination, and creativity. This seasonal program is designed to support our community when your child ’s school is not in session. We are also a small and exclusive summer program; we have limited space for each week. We like to know our explorers by name and accommodate each one of them as best we can.
Each week is carefully designed to focus on teamwork promoting life long skills such as empathy and respect. We believe that our program will promote long lasting bonds of friendship and citizenship.
Our weekly themes are designed with a variety of interesting activities such as Science, Botany, Agricultural Activities, Creative Play, Sports, Yoga, Arts and crafts and Special Guest appearances.
Regular hours are 9am–4pm.
Extended hours are 7:30am – 6:00 pm
12:30pm- Explorers must bring their own lunch
Explorers with allergies: please make sure to inform coordinator or add special instructions at registration form. Medicines must be labeled and approved by a doctor
PRICES & SCHEDULE
5 days regular $330.00
5 days extended $350.00
4 days regular $285
4 days extended $300
3 days regular $265
3 days extended $280
2 days regular $235
2 days extended $250
1 day regular $100
1 day extended $120
CIT (Coach In Training 14-15 years old)
$150 per week 9am-4pm (at this time we will be accepting only 15 CITs)
Coupon code : SIBLING (use when you register each additional child)
Register for Weekly Themes-Choose your favorite week(s) below
Within our weekly themes we offer daily activities to support our explorers love for different activities such as sports, arts, dance, cooking and much more.
Week 1: June 17th to June 21st -“Sports with a pinch of Art “
You will be in summer vacation, and our goal is to make you happy. We also know that some of you guys love sports and others are not too crazy about them. To balance that, we have decided to give you the option of playing sports such as soccer, individual races, relay races, boot camp workout, or participate in the Art Challenge. In both Sports and Art activities, you will have a chance to receive 1st, 2nd or 3rd place medals at our famous medal ceremony. The awards will be given based on your effort, teamwork, participation, respect, following directions, most creative or most improved. One thing is for sure; Season Explorers better be ready to get lots of medals because we know you will excel this week.
We are looking forward to seeing you there with us.
Week 2: June 24th to 28th – “The magical and fun Harry Potter World”
We can’t stop celebrating the amazing “Harry Potter Week” because it’s way too cool! At Season Explores, we enjoy each day of the week doing different amazing activities that make you feel that we are at Hogwarts! We do the sorting hat to find out in which house you belong to; you could be Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin or Hufflepuff. We also create wands and practice spells with Ms. Olivander. We play Quidditch with Madame Rolanda Hooch, make potions, and much more. You will not be disappointed, so stop by and check us out!
Week 3: July 1st to July 5th – “International Week” (4 days only – we are closed on July 4th )
On this four-day week, we’ll be learning about different cultures, playing various sports, doing arts with different techniques, tasting different veggies and fruits, learning about plants and their regions, and learning about animals from where they originate. There is no camp scheduled on the 4th of July, but we open again on Friday the 5th. If you are not traveling, come hang with us, and we will keep you busy. We will be celebrating our beautiful cultures.
Week 4: July 8th to July 12th – “Legos! Because you voted for that week.“
No matter how old you are, legos will always be a part of your life! They are cool and smart. With legos, you can let your imagination fly and create amazing creations, from a car, a building, to a whole city! This year we will divide you into five groups and raffle parts of the city. You and your peers will learn to work in teams and develop your skills and creativity. We have plenty of legos to work with throughout the whole week! So, get ready! You have been challenged!
Week 5: July 15th to 19th – “The Wedding Week.”
Yes! Yes, some lucky animals will get married this summer, and you will be part of this magical celebration, where we perform a pretty good and authentic wedding, and all the explorers are involved being part of this fun event. Don’t miss it, it is pretty spectacular, and you will have a chance to share your ideas and plan out the whole event. Party planners, justice of the peace, bodyguards, bridesmaids, groomsmen and much more will be needed—we are counting on you!
Week 6: July 22nd to July 26th “Indiana Jones and the Forbidden Trail“
This year we will incorporate magic and fantasy during this special week. Yes, we will have our amazing and super fun obstacle course, and, this year, when you finish our mud trail, you will end up at the Foamalicious pit! Plus other special guests and adventurers will be on the way all week. Come and bring with you the Indiana Jones inside you. We will have a blast!
Introducing our CIT (Coach in Training) Program 9am-4pm
We would like to welcome and invite our future mentors, leaders and coaches to enjoy this program. This is an exclusive invitation to a limited amount of teens agers-14 to 15 years old. This is an opportunity to help them build strong friendships along with peers. It is designed to inspire young people who become involved in community based organizations. CITs will lear life long skills as a mentors while participating and enjoying activities along side other explorers.
Join Season Explorers CITs today
Example of our daily schedule: Explorers are divided by age group and will be rotating doing activities – they will be engaging with their appropriate age group.
- 7:30 to 9:15am – Free Play at yard with coaches supervision
- 9:15am – Explorers will be called to wash up
- 9:30am – gates are locked and parents are living
- 9:30am to 10:15am – Explorers will be at the shady canopy area to receive morning snack, we will also introduce the coaches, rules and regulations, earthquake drills, schedule of the day etc.
- 10:15am to 10:30am Explorers are divided by age group
- 10:30am to 12:30pm Explorers will start their rotations that consisted in different activities depending the day or weather.Our morning part of the day is dedicated to outdoors.
- Activities could be:
Different sports & activities for example: (soccer,baseball,volleyball,basketball,tennis or water play, boot camp, track & field or gardening, and farm club.) At our program we have a mini farm where we do have a pig, sheep, chickens, rabbits, and guinea pigs and the Explorers are allowed to work in their environment as well have a quality time with them.
Part of the Morning is also dedicated to the theme of the week with outside companies that are hired to come over and teach Explorers.
It may vary, sometimes venders will be coming afternoons.
- 12:30pm wash up…
- 12:45pm to 1:30pm Explorers will have lunch at the shady canopy area
- 1:30pm to 3:30pm – 2nd Rotation, this time indoors.
Rotation consists in divided the Explorers again by age group and activities will be:
Arts & Crafts (that will be according with theme of the week), Music, Dance, Pottering, Science Experiments
- 3:30pm to 4:00pm – Wash up & 2nd snack
- 4:00pm – Some Explorers go home
- 4:00pm to 5:30pm – Outside games and closing out the farm (Explorers help put small animals in their homes and during the day they are free at farm area)
- 5:30pm to 6:00pm – Board games, puzzles, drawing, reading or playing games with coaches inside classroom waiting for Parents.Don’t forget to sign out your Explorers.
Ratio: Our ratio is ten explorers per 1 coach, plus a Jr coach.
Hours: Regular hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm or extended 7:30 am to 6:00pm
Lunch Time: 12:30 pm ( Explorers must bring their lunch) we will provide two snacks during the day. Explorers with allergies, please inform the coordinator and add special instructions on the registration form.
Medicines: Medicines must be labeled and approved by the doctor.
Explorers with special needs: Season Explorers, welcome all explorers but reserve the right to ask for 1:1 if necessary.
Our goal is to make each camper comfortable and receiving the proper attention.
Activities: Our activities will vary according to the week’s theme, but in all weeks explorers will be doing arts and crafts, learning about plants and animals – visiting them and be exposed to them (farm animals), playing sports, music, creative play, gardening and teamwork ( socialization skills)
THINGS TO BRING
Change of clothing (for waterplay, gardening, painting, etc)
Towel and water shoes (or extra old sandals for water play)
What clothes to wear?
Please wear comfortable clothes so that you can get dirty – our goal is to have fun.No open shoes.
Water bottle: We have a water station with filtered water. Each explorer must bring their water bottle to fill up.
Leave at home: All electronics, no cell phones or electronic games. All special collection cards and your favorite small toy, staff will not be responsible for those items.
Please label all your kid’s belongings as lots of backpacks and lunch boxes are the same design. Explorers are all together at lunch and snack times and program meeting (where we can go over rules, emergency drills, etc.)
SUMMER PROGRAM FAQs
Does this program do field trips ?
No, we do not take our explorers out of our campus, but we do bring attractions and qualified entertaining companies to our location, such as super heroes characters, qualified coaches for different activities, as yoga, martial, music, arts etc.
Does this program provide lunch?
No. All Explorers must bring their lunch – Our program provide two snacks during the day, juice and filtered water.
If your child is allergic to anything, please make a note on the registration form and if they are taking medication, you must provide a doctor’s note.
* Option for busy Parents – order a delicious lunch by www.culinaryzipline.com they will deliver at our program.
What happens if your child doesn’t come the whole week? Do we have to register for the whole six weeks?
Parents, your child is very welcome to register for as many days and weeks you need or want. To clarify, we want to let you know that each week has a continuation of the theme for example at Harry Potter week, the 1st day of the week we have a special guest and sorting hat, and the last day of the week we have the potluck luncheon. If they missed that day, unfortunately, your child will not be able to make-up any activity, as we can not replace daily activities for each weekly theme. During the week, we will have a special guest or event, so please ensure that your child doesn’t miss that day, as we can not make changes for special guests that we book in advance.
Special Guests: Assemblies with special guests are also part of our program. We like to show our explorers a variety of entertainment, but we do not go on any field trips as we prefer the comfort and security of our luscious site. Special guests will come to us.
We take pride in our security, and all guests are fingerprinted—they go through a rigorous selection process that includes references and recommendations.
Season Explorers Site Security: All gates close and lock after 9:15 and open again at dismissal time – we always have a coach or coordinator at the front gate checking-in and checking-out all explorers.
To get in you must call us in advance if it is not during drop-off or pick-up hours.
REMINDER TO PARENTS:
- During the day Explorers are reminded to have water breaks and bathroom breaks – we provide Sparkletts filtered water.
- Our snacks are granola bars, goldfish, animal crackers, fruits, muffins, pretzels, cheese and saltines etc Milk, water or juice
- If your child is allergic or dairy free please make sure to write down at registration form. We will make sure he/she will get the appropriate snack.
- An information board will be at the pick up/drop off area with daily/weekly announcements to inform of special guest, parties, special dress code for the day, Please check it out daily.
- If a person other than Parent or authorized adult will pick up child a verbal authorization and proper ID will be required.
- Sunscreen is provide at check-in area. Coaches also apply sunscreen to Explorers as needed during the day.
THE FINE PRINT…
- Sibling Discount: 5% off each additional child
coupon code : sibling (use when you register each additional child)
- Explorers T-shirts are $20.00 each
- You may sign up Explorers for as many weeks as they like.
- Registrations can be done online but if you would like in-person registration please contact Mrs Leila (818) 653-2267 to set up a date and time.
- There will be a $5.00 processing fee when you register.
“We believe that being in nature is nourishment for the soul…childhood is about playing, discovering and believing in dreams because the imagination and possibilities are endless." —Season Explorers