California Destination Imagination

Empowering Tomorrow's Innovators & Leaders

Attend a CALDI Information Meeting
and find how your child can join a DI Team!

Attend a CALDI Information Meeting and find how your child can join a DI Team! 

*Saturday Sept 19-  7:00 pm

Hosted by East Bay Area Northern California

Please Register HERE.

*October 1st - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Orange, San Diego & Imperial Counties

Please RSVP HERE.

Congratulations to the California Teams that placed in challenges and received Special Awards this year at Global Finals!

Resources, Tips and Tricks to make your Virtual Team Season a Blast!

The Full Challenges Will Be Released Nov 1st!
Get Your Team Started Today!

Destination Imagination

Our Program is a hands-on problem solving experience that inspires kids to be outrageously creative. Using STEAM, teams of students think outside the box and create unique solutions to one of seven different challenges in preparation for a FUN innovative competition. 

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DI brings together over 150,000 kids each year, challenging them to take risks in a team-based, creative and fun environment. Give your child the DI advantage and find out how easy it is to start a team!

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TEAMWORK

 

Students work together in teams to generate ideas, research different topics, plan and build their challenge solutions. Team members have the opportunity to explore their curiosities and be creative, while building  teamwork, problem-solvingand critical thinking skills!

Our Program is 100% Kid Driven

Are you looking for new STEAM opportunities to inspire your child?

TECHNICAL

TECHNICAL

The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering research, strategic planning and related skills.
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SCIENTIFIC

SCIENTIFIC

Our Scientific Challenge blends the research and curiosity of science with the thrill and creativity of the theater arts.
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ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING DESIGN

Our Engineering Challenge asks teams to design build and test load-bearing structures out of specific materials.
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FINE ARTS

FINE ARTS

In the Fine Arts Challenge, students flex their acting, research and artistic muscles as they create together.
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IMPROVISATIONAL

IMPROVISATIONAL

The Improvisational Challenge is all about spontaneity and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.
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SERVICE LEARNING

SERVICE LEARNING

The Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service to address real-life community issues.
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EARLY LEARNING

EARLY LEARNING

To solve the Challenge,
K-2 children work together on performances that are complete with characters, props and scripts.
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INSTANT CHALLENGE

INSTANT CHALLENGE

Instant Challenge requires teams to engage in quick, creative and critical thinking.
Preview the
2019-20 Challenge

SKILLS

WHY IT MATTERS

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65% of today’s students will be employed in jobs that have yet to be invented. Our Challenges allow students from pre-K through university to become part of a global community of confident creators and practice the essential skills needed to thrive in school, future careers and beyond. 

Throughout the process of solving a Challenge, participants learn invaluable life skills.​

CHILD SAFETY

We work every day to create a safe, fun environment so kids can have every opportunity to be successful in life. We have ZERO tolerance for inappropriate behavior of any kind, including child sexual abuse or misconduct.
California Destination Imagination continually updates and innovates robust safety policies, programs and training for staff and volunteers that are designed to protect young people from threats that are present in our society.

MAKE AN IMPACT

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Help Students Develop the Skills Needed to Build a Better World

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