CEF SLICE of Summer – Registration is Now Open!

This year's classes include Tech Ed for Credit in collaboration with University of La Verne (100% Online) • SLICE of STEM in collaboration with STEM Center USA • Speech and Debate • College Essay Writing • Sports Fun! • Musical Theatre Workshop • And More!

Because education is often what takes place outside the classroom, CEF is dedicated to providing summer enrichment opportunities for K-12th graders. Each summer in order to meet the needs of everyone in the community, we offer multiple programs through SLICE of Summer including Tech Ed for the 21st Century for credit class for middle school and high school students in partnership with University of La Verne.

Scroll down to learn more about each program or click here to download our program brochure for full schedule and pricing.

Thank you to our scholarship sponsor:

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Limited need-based scholarships are available. Please download the application below. Completed applications must be submitted by May 15, 2022 to be considered.

Scholarship Application (English)

Aplicación de beca (en Español)


2022 SLICE Enrichment Classes

Please note: more course offerings may be added

Sports Fun!

Entering 1st-6th Grade

This sports camp will introduce kids to fun game play in volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, frisbee as well as track and field and learn about the importance of stretching and conditioning. This year campers will play fun adventure games such as: Keepers of the Castle, Deserted Island and Survivor! We are also excited to announce the debut of a new game, Quidditch from Harry Potter! Campers will have opportunities to learn and develop their tossing, throwing, striking, catching, jumping, and running skills in a safe and encouraging space. Campers will also enjoy using El Roble’s awesome indoor air-conditioned gym and outdoor fields and courts!

Kick Back Summer Sports Fun!

Entering 1st-6th Grade

This 4-day sports camp will keep kids active in two exciting indoor team sports with positive and supportive coaches. No experience necessary - just a desire to have fun and be part of a team! Coach Dino (former Soccer Academy and current Club and High School Soccer) and CUSD P.E. teacher Mr. Ramos (former Club Soccer and High School Soccer Coach) will teach campers soccer and softball skills. Campers will have a blast in “Futsal,” the indoor worldwide soccer game in El Roble’s air-conditioned Gym! Campers will enjoy a twist on baseball and softball in Wiffle ball. Returning and first-time campers are all welcome!

Musical Theatre Workshop

Entering 5th-8th Grade

This two week course offers an introduction and foundation for musical theater dance. In addition to musical theater style dance techniques, students will also develop athletic skills to maintain vocal stamina while dancing/techniques to strengthen diaphragmatic core support. Daily lessons will include vocal exercises, improvisational games, musical theater history and terminology, jazz technique, and tap basics. Students will present a short performance of musical theater numbers at the end of the course. Musical theater/performance experience is welcome but not necessary for students wishing to participate. However, each student will be expected to sing, dance, and act throughout the course and during the performance. Most importantly, students will learn how to perform as a unified ensemble.

Swish Basketball Camp

Entering 4th-8th Grade

This one-week, co-ed basketball camp is centered around the fundamentals of basketball. Whether campers have experience playing basketball or are just starting out, they will leave with greater confidence and a better skill set. Daily activities will include drills on shooting, ball handling, defensive footwork, as well as fun and competitive games. Campers will learn concepts in team basketball, developing not only their skill level, but their basketball IQ as well.

Speech & Debate Junior Institute

Entering 3rd-5th Grade

Incoming 3rd-5th graders can explore the world of speech and debate in this Institute style course. Students will speak and debate on a variety of fun topics while improving their public speaking and presentation skills and developing strong argumentation and refutation skills. We tackle a suite of research, writing, speaking and critical thinking standards packaged in a fun and engaging interactive program.

Speech & Debate Middle School Institute

Entering 6th-8th Grade

This interactive and engaging Institute style course is designed to improve student public speaking and presentation skills as well as develop strong and effective argumentation and refutation techniques. We build a foundation of skills, strategies and confidence that will result in immediate positive impacts in a student’s future academic coursework. The topical, fun and interactive activities enhance a suite of research, writing, speaking and critical thinking academic standards.

Speech & Debate Summer Institute

Entering 9th-12th Grade

Designed for rising 9-12 grade students, the High School Summer Speech and Debate Institute is a creative, fun and interactive program which explores the wide range of competitive high school speech and debate events. Incorporating large group and smaller lab activities working with senior speech and debate mentors, students will develop a variety of advanced speaking and presentation skills as well as argumentation, refutation and rebuttal techniques as they explore several competitive debate formats and speaking styles. While enhancing a suite of research, writing, speaking and critical thinking academic standards, students will engage in a fun and competitive speech and debate “tournament.”

Speech & Debate Bootcamp

Entering 7th-12th Grade Speech & Debate Team Members Only

This interactive and engaging Institute style course is designed to improve student public speaking and presentation skills as well as develop strong and effective argumentation and refutation techniques. We build a foundation of skills, strategies and confidence that will result in immediate positive impacts in a student’s future academic coursework. The topical, fun and interactive activities enhance a suite of research, writing, speaking and critical thinking academic standards.

Partner Programs

Registration is Now Open!

SLICE of STEM in collaboration with STEM Center USA

Join us at El Roble Intermediate School this year for SLICE of STEM. Week-long classes include Junior STEM: Great Adventures, Game Design with Roblox, Junior STEM: Great Adventures, Early STEM Camp, Creative Coding and Robotics, Junior STEM: Carnival Creations, Discover Robotics with EV3, Discover Robotics: Take-Home mBot, Minecraft Game Design, Discover Robotics with VEX IQ, and more!

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Registration is Now Open!

SLICE of Credit in collaboration with University of La Verne

Join us for Technology Education for the 21st Century – 100% ONLINE! For students entering 7th-12th grade – ONLINE this summer with University of La Verne!

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About Our Program:

SLICE of Summer is an in-person/drop-off as well as online summer enrichment program hosted by Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) on the campuses of Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) schools. It is staffed by CUSD teachers and classified employees, employees from STEM Center USA (SLICE of STEM), and Claremont residents as well as adult volunteers from CEF's board of directors and high school and middle school student volunteers from Claremont High School, El Roble Intermediate School, and National Charity League. As required by law, all SLICE of Summer staff members ages 18 and olde rare live scanned and background checked by the California Department of Justice. Proceeds from SLICE of Summer, SLICE of Credit, and SLICE of STEM financially support CEF's grant-giving program for CUSD schools. Please contact slice@supportcef.com with any questions.

The following policies apply to CEF's SLICE of Summer enrichment program only. The SLICE of STEM and SLICE of Credit programs are operated through partners and cancellation, COVID-19, and scholarships policies may vary.

COVID-19 Policy: Claremont Educational Foundation's SLICE of Summer program is committed to creating as safe of an experience for your child as possible. We follow all state, county, and local COVID-19 safety guidelines to reduce exposure of COVID-19 for all students and staff. All attendees are requested to observe the same health and safety protocols as they would attending a CUSD public school including wearing a mask (if currently required), frequent hand washing, self-monitoring for signs of illness, and staying home if sick. We cannot guarantee that your child will not be exposed to COVID-19. By enrolling your child in SLICE of Summer, you agree that your child will be “attending at their own risk” and CEF/SLICE, Claremont Unified School District, school facilities being use for in-person classes, and our partners will not be liable in case of COVID-19 infection.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations by students prior to the start of SLICE of Summer will follow the following tuition refund schedule (not including registration and/or materials fees) – 4 or more weeks prior to session start date will be refunded 75%, 14-27 days prior to session start date will be refunded 50%, and 7-13 days prior to session start date will be refunded 25%. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 7 days prior to session start date. In the event that in-person sessions or classes can no longer take place due to COVID-19, CEF will make every effort to transition classes to online. If online classes are not possible, students will be offered full value of unused session days as a credit for the 2023 SLICE of Summer program or a check or credit card refund of unused days, less 20% to cover non-refundable insurance and administration costs. Refunds will not be issued for students who choose not to participate, miss classes, or are not dropped-off by a parent.

Scholarships: Limited SLICE of Summer scholarships are available to Claremont Unified School District students with demonstrated financial need who will benefit from the opportunities the SLICE Enrichment Program provides. SLICE scholarship recipients can receive a discount of 75% off the tuition rate plus the registration fee through a simple application and verification process. Means of verification include proof of participation in the public school free and reduced lunch program, proof of participation in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), proof of participation in SNAP or CalFresh, or a nomination letter from a Claremont Unified School District principal. Scholarships are limited to one child per class per summer (all children within a family or household are eligible, one application must be completed per child) and will be chosen randomly through a lottery system. If scholarship funding exceeds requests, students may be offered the opportunity to register for a second class. Please note: Scholarships are only for the SLICE of Summer Enrichment program and are not currently available for SLICE of Credit courses. (Scholarships for SLICE of STEM may be available separately through the course provider.)

Student Drop Off:SLICE camps and classes are a drop-off program. For the safety the protection of all enrolled children, parent attendance with registered child or parent participation in camp/class with child is not permitted. On the first day of each session, parents should park and personally check-in their student at the CEF table set up in front of El Roble's multipurpose room (located at south end of campus) 15 minutes prior to the start of class. On subsequent days of the session, students should be dropped off no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of class and check in at the CEF table. CEF and SLICE of STEM teachers do not provide supervision and are not responsible for the safety or well-being of any students dropped off earlier than 15 minutes before the start of class.

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