Atlantic Center for the Arts Summer Art Camp
weekly art camps for ages 6-12
June 17- August 8, 2014
Tuesday – Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM
$100 for ACA members; $125 nonmembers
Scholarships are available for each session
Pre-registration is required
Painting, music, dance and more – kids love Summer Art Camp at Atlantic Center for the Arts! Modeled after Atlantic Center’s world-renowned artists-in-residence program, each one-week session features three classes that give kids an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on experiences with a variety of art forms, including paper mache, painting, photography, tai chi, drumming, and dance. Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center in our Yurick Studios. The final session will take place at ACA’s main campus, in the beautiful Leeper Studios.
Each session features different art instructors and participants will meet new friends and take home artwork every week. There is downtime for snacks, stretching, games and lunch.
The Young Masters exhibition in ACA’s Harris House Gallery will feature artwork made in camp.
Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Yurick Studios. Each weekly session in the seven-week program features three classes that give kids an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on experience with a variety of art forms. There is downtime for snacks, stretching, games, and lunch. Participants will meet new friends and take home artwork every week. The final session will take place at ACA’s main campus, in the beautiful Leeper Studios. The Young Masters exhibit in ACA’s Harris House Gallery will feature artwork made in camp. Camp coordinator, Mr. Ren, is looking forward to a great summer!
Children must be between 6 years old (or have completed kindergarten) and 12 years old.
Registration & Payment
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Full payment of tuition is due on or before the first day of the session for which your child is registered.
If a session reaches 51 participants, ACA will create a wait list. Wait listed families will be contacted up to 9 AM on the first day of that session if space opens.
Financial aid is available for students in need of assistance. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis, for as long as funds are available. All recipients of financial aid are required to pay the $20 deposit to register. Full scholarships are only awarded in cases of extreme hardship. Parents/Grandparents who are willing and able to volunteer for their child’s session will receive one half-scholarship for that session, based on availability.
The camp fee covers the cost of all materials. Occasionally, instructors may ask children to bring in special items for a project such as copies of family photos or blank CDs.
Drop off & Pick up
On the first day of each session, please arrive to the front of ACA’s Harris House between 8:15 and 8:45 AM to finalize registration. After the first day, please arrive to the back of ACA’s Harris House no later than 8:50 AM. Parents may wait until their children are escorted to their respective classes if they choose to do so. Camp Classes end at 2 PM. Children should be picked up between 2 and 2:30 PM at Yurick Studios. Children must be signed in and out by their parent or guardian each day. Children may only be picked up by authorized adults. Parents are required to provide advance notice for early/late drop off or pick up, and the full name of individuals who are authorized to drop off or pick up. Changes must be submitted in writing.
Students must bring their own lunch in containers with their names clearly written on the outside. Lunches will be stored in refrigerators, so large, cooler style lunchboxes are unnecessary.
ACA provides a snack break at mid-morning. Snacks consist of lemonade or a fruit drink, and water, with cookies, pretzels, crackers, popcorn, or fruit snacks. Please advise us on the registration form (or on a separate, attached document) of any dietary restrictions or allergies. If your child has a food allergy, please specify the severity of the allergy. Let us know if your child should be isolated from the group during lunch.
Health Concerns & Allergies
Parents must advise us of any health concerns including, but not limited to allergies. It is important for us to be apprised of any medical issues. This information is held in the strictest confidence by ACA staff and is only available to Camp Instructors at staff discretion.
It is ACA’s sincere wish that our programs be open and accessible to all participants, regardless of ability. ACA is open to enrollment of camp participations with disabilities on a trial basis. This is done with the understanding that some participants may require the presence and assistance of a parent or guardian to provide additional assistance. If at any time ACA staff feels that the participant is experiencing ongoing challenges or difficulties in the camp environment that have a disruptive effect on the group, ACA reserves the right to ask that participation be discontinued.
In cases of registration cancellation, a refund of the full tuition, minus the $20 non-refundable deposit must be requested one week prior to the first day of the session.
Gift Certificates must be paid in full, for the full tuition amount. ($100 ACA members/$125 nonmembers) Member status refers to the purchaser of the Gift Certificate (not the recipient) at the time of purchase. One Gift Certificate = one child, one session.