Destination Imagination

Destination ImagiNation at Compass!

Destination ImagiNation ( is an international organization that focuses on creativity, teamwork, and fun! DI Challenges promote STEAM skills and thinking outside the box. Teams of up to 7 students independently design, engineer, and build; explore science; create scripts, costumes, and props; and showcase performance skills in an 8-minute performance at Regional, State, and potentially Global levels. 


The DI experience focuses on teamwork and working cooperatively. Team members are curious, like to be creative and solve problems, listen to and share ideas, and work well with others.

We have limited spaces available for 1st-4th graders at WR and 6th-12th at Golden. Teams meet weekly until the JeffCo Tournament on Feb 24th (plus some meetings during half-days and breaks, determined by team). We need more adult volunteers to allow more students to participate, and especially for elementary students at Golden.

Wheat Ridge: 

Rising Stars! (1st-2nd): Wed 3:15-4:15, starts Nov or Dec TBA. Manager: Shannon Ponce --Full

Rising Stars! (1st-2nd): Wed 3:15-4:15, starts Nov or Dec TBA. Managers: Allison Archard and Giria Lopez --Full
EL team 1 (3rd-4th): Wed 3:00-4:30, starts Oct 11. Manager: Erika Deru
EL team 2 (3rd-4th): Thur 3:00-4:30, starts Oct TBA. Managers: Lavanya Kraus and Jen Schneider

(1 3rd-4th gr spot available)

ML team (6th): Mon 3:00-4:30, starts Oct 2. Manager: Erika Deru --Full


ML team 1 (6th-7th) start date (Oct, TBA). Manager: Suzi Hoffer (1 spot available, can be from WR or GD)
ML team 2 (8th) start date TBA. Managers: Stephanie Shelite and Andrea Cohn

HS team (9th-12th) start date TBD based on availability and interest.

Materials + JeffCo Tournament fees: ~$50/student; please supply a snack for your child.

To check availability or for more information, please contact Erika Deru at, landline 303-425-3528, text 720-480-0869.