Destination Imagination is offered through HVRCE!

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How to Register:
1. Click here to be directed to our registration page.
2. Type "Destination Imagination" in the search bar and click the green search button.
3. Select the blue button that says "Register" for the age group you would like to register under.
4. Log in and register by answering all questions and paying the indicated amount.

If you're new to DI, read on to learn more about the program and registration process below.

What is Destination Imagination?

Destination Imagination is a place to explore the unlimited potential of your imagination. DI encourages children to build on their strengths and discover skills they never knew they possessed! Skills could be technical, theatrical, analytical, organizational, comical or musical. . .the list goes on!  Not only does DI teach kids how to tap into their creativity, but also how to solve problems and work together as a team. Most importantly, it's FUN!!

What is Huron Valley Creativity?

"Huron Valley Creativity"  is the official organization name for all teams hosted by Huron Valley Recreation & Community Education. Teams have the opportunity to showcase and compete at local tournaments - all of our teams compete under the team name "Huron Valley Creativity."

Who can participate?

Destination Imagination is available for all students from kindergarten through college. Even though Huron Valley Creativity is organized within the Huron Valley School district, participants need not be registered with Huron Valley Schools or live within Huron Valley Schools boundaries.

Kindergarten through second grade students can participate in the non-competitive, and totally fun, Rising Stars category while older students compete in the full DI range of programming.

Each team needs a strong commitment of at least one dedicated parent to serve as the Team Manager to help guide the team through the program. 

How does it work?

Participants are on teams of four-seven members and work on a chosen “team challenge,” through which they present unique solutions to complex challenges. The challenge can focus on a variety of topics such as technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, structural and community outreach. These solutions often take the form of a skit or presentation. Aside from the “team challenge,” the team also will practice many “instant challenges”.

You can learn more about the 2017-18 Challenges by reviewing the Challenge Previews on the Destination Imagination site.

The program runs September through March. Each team sets their meeting times and frequency. School meeting space is available, based on the schedule of each HVS facility.

How much does it cost for my child to participate?

The early bird program fee for DI is $75 per student now through September 18 and $100 starting September 19. The Rising Stars early bird fee is only $50 per student now through September 18 and $75 starting September 19.

These prices are a bargain for a six month (and potentially longer) fun and engaging program! 

The registration fee will register the participant as a team member on one of our teams and register their team for the local tournament. The program fee also includes a Huron Valley Creativity T-Shirt, Instant Challenge workshops, Mock Tournament night and an end-of-the-year pool party celebration that will occur in the spring. Huron Valley Creativity will even cover the cost of the tournament fee if your team qualifies for the state tournament!

Additional costs may include: supplies that teams need to work on their challenge, snacks for team meetings and travel costs to the tournaments.

How do I register my child?

Step 1. Sign Up

Due Date: Friday, Sept. 22

All interested participants must register through HVRCE. This will give us a list of everyone that is going to participate this year and will help us in forming teams. Please complete registration no later than Friday, Sept. 22, so that teams can be formed in a timely manner.

Be sure to tell us if your child wants to be placed on a team with friends and if you already know who your team manager will be. We will make our best effort to place everyone who fills out the signup form onto a team! 

Step 2. Your Team 

Your team roster will be finalized no later than October 2.

If you have a team of five-seven members and you know who your Team Manager will be, then you are all set! You have joined your team and you can start meeting as soon as your Team Manager is ready!

If you are all by yourself, or have fewer than five members, Huron Valley Creativity will work with a Team Manager to complete your team roster. No Team Manager? See step 3 below.

Step 3. Your Team Manager

If a Team Manager has not been identified for a team we will contact parents to ask for volunteers. If you know you do not have a Team Manager then you will want to start looking for a responsible adult (18 years or older and out of High School) who can help guide your team through the creative process this year. You must have at least one Team Manager, but you may have up to two Team Managers-which is ideal!

In the event that there is not a team or Team Manager available for a participant, or participants, registration fees will be either refunded or credited to the family account with HVRCE according to our standard policies found here.

Your team can start meeting as soon as you have a Team Manager. Your Team Manager will be responsible for determining a meeting schedule and location for your team.

Questions? Want to learn more?  Want to commit to being a team manager? Interested in Volunteering? 

Parent Information Night: Monday, September 18 at Lakeland High School in the LGI room from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Still have more questions? Here's our FAQ sheet!
PDF DocumentDI Frequently Asked Questions

Email Doug Cyporyn if you'd like to become a team manager.

More about Destination Imagination:

Destination Imagination is an innovative organization that teaches life skills and expands imagination through teamwork-based problem solving.  Teams create "Team Solutions" by creating a short skit or presentation that showcases the teams ideas and solutions to challenges.  Kids gain more than just basic knowledge and skills; they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving.

Check out Destination External Linkto find out more about the program. Also take a look Mi External Linkto learn more about how the program is run in Michigan.