Whether your child is going away for the first time or has been going to camp for years, you probably have some questions. These FAQs answer the questions parents and campers ask most often. If you have questions or concerns that aren’t addressed here, please call us at 818-386-1108 office message line or 323-459-5877 Director's cell and we will be happy to help!

QUESTIONS ASKED BY KIDS:

QUESTIONS ASKED BY PARENTS:


QUESTIONS ASKED BY KIDS:

If I have friends at the Art Camp, will I be in the same workshop with them?
Camp is all about being with your friends, but also making NEW friends! If choose they same workshop as your friend, you will be in the workshop with them. However, if you applied late and your friend was already signed up in a workshop that is now full, you would not be placed in the same workshop as your friend unless a spot opens up. But we make every effort to do so.
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If I bought a camp t-shirt or hat when will I get it?
If you purchased a t-shirt or hat you will be given that at the beginning of first day you attend Art Camp. If you have not purchased a shirt or hat you can do so at anytime. If you are a Art Camp 101 camper, you will recieve one camp shirt on the first morning of camp. Art Camp 101 shirts are included in camp tuition and must be worn everyday you attend camp so we can easily identify you during the day.
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How will I know where my workshops are?
Everyone comes together 10 minutes prior to the start of each workshop. You will get a name tag all 3 days of camp, with all your classes printed on it in the order you will be attending them. The "Little Cheese" will call out all workshops, one-by-one. If you did not hear your workshop called or you forget where to go, you can ask any counselor and they will tell you where you are supposed to be for each of your workshops. If you are a Art Camp 101 camper, you will be pre-assigned to the group and you will stay with your group, and your workshop assistant, throughout the day so you never have to worry about what workshop is next or where to go!
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What happens during breaks between workshops?
There are two 25 minute breaks between workshops 1 & 2 and again between workshops 3 & 4. These allow the teachers to prepare for their next class and gives you time to have a quick snack if you brought one. The counselors will supervise you. If you forget where your cubby is (which is where you put your snack and belongings in) just ask them!
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What happens during lunch?
Lunch is 1hr & 15 mins long and happens between the second and third workshop of the day. For the first 20-25 minutes, everyone will eat lunch. Then, once you are finished with lunch, you can just relax and talk with friends, play on the grass field, the large playstructure, the swings, visit our game tables, play foosball, play basketball, visit the lanyard tent, participate in freeze dance in the auditorium, join in on the fun daily camp activities the JCIT/CIT's coordinate, or just hang out with your counselor!
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Can my mom or dad walk me in the first day?
Your mom or dad can walk you in any day and stay for our morning meeting if they like.
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Do we ever go swimming or take any trips?
No, we do not have pools at camp and we do not take weekly field trips to water or amusement parks, but we definitely have some spectacular fun days at camp that you don't want to miss out on! Check out our Theme Day Calendar here!
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Can I bring my Ipod, cellphone or game system to camp?
No, you should not bring any type of electronic items to camp.
Should you bring one of these items to camp, we can keep it in the camp office until camp is over. The Art Camp is not responsible for ANY lost or stolen electronic items of any kind.
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What if I know I'm going to miss a day or if I'm sick?
If you know you'll be missing a day in advance, please write that note at the bottom of your application when you register, and we will prorate that day for you as long as you tell us in advance. If you get sick, please have your mom or dad call the camp office and let us know you will be absent.
Sorry, there are no make-up days.
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QUESTIONS ASKED BY PARENTS:

When is my payment due?
Full tuition for the week(s) you have signed your child up for is due with your completed application. If you need a payment plan, please just let us know.
You must have a valid credit or debit card to complete the application process. If you elect to pay by check, we can hold your spot in camp for 1 week ONLY from the date you submit your application! If your check is not recieved within 1 week from that date your childs spot in camp will be released to another camper.
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Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, a 5% discount is offered for each additional child enrolled in the SAME week from the same immediate family.
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What is your dismissal policy?
In order to provide a positive experience for all students, the Art Camp maintains the right to dismiss any child. Cooperation and mutual respect are mandatory requirements of our program.
Parents of students dismissed or removed from camp for unsatisfactory behavior or conduct will recieve a refund equal to 50% of the unused tuition!
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What if my child does not like a workshop?
On a space available basis and at the director’s or assistant director’s discretion, workshop changes can be made.
While the Summer Art Academy strives to make Camp enjoyable for all campers, satisfaction with a workshop is subjective on the part of the child and the parent. Therefore, it is understood and agreed that the Summer Art Academy cannot and does not guarantee or warrant any campers' satisfaction with the workshops they have chosen. Art Camp 101 campers are not able to change workshops.
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What if my child is attending camp alone?
If your child will be coming to camp alone, please let us know and we will make every effort to introduce them to other campers. Our counselors and teachers will also be advised as well and we will make every effort to make sure they make a new friend!
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What if my child wants to attend additional week?
If space is available, no problem. Simply call our office & we can add the week for you.
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What if my plans change or we miss a day, can I get a refund?
Should you withdraw from camp prior to April 1st, you will receive a full refund minus a
$50 cancellation fee. After April 1st, there are no refunds, no exceptions. We do not offer refunds or make-up days if your child takes time off from camp, misses a day or a partial day, takes a family vacation, gets sick, or ANYTHING ELSE that requires time off from camp. If you'll be missing a day, and you tell us in ADVANCE, when submitting you're application, we'll prorate the tuition accordingly.
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What if my child loses something at camp?
Please do not send anything to camp that is not replaceable and please put your child's name on everything! Our counselors do a very good job at trying to make sure nothing is left behind, but things do sometimes get left. If you return home and realize your child forgot something, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make every effort to get it to you. Items will be kept for one week in the Lost & Found when camp is over then donated to a local charity.
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What if I need to reach my child at camp?
We want to work with you to make this experience a great one for your camper – we will call you if any of the following occur: Your child is very upset, your child is ill or injured and requires anything more than a Band-aid or a Tylenol, there is anything we would like to discuss with you (behavior issues, medication doses, etc.). In case of an emergency at home (when you have to talk to your child), please call the camp office and we can have them call you back, however this requires us to pull them out of a workshop or activity, and bring them to the office for the phone call. Please use this option only in the case of emergencies.
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What is your Electronics Policy?
Cell phones and electronics (including game players, iPods, MP3's, cameras and e-readers) should be kept at home. Our program is designed to keep campers engaged, busy, and having fun making new friends. We recommend that your child powers down and takes what we’re certain is a well needed break from the world of electronics. These devices have a way of getting lost or broken at camp. The Art Camp cannot take responsibility for their loss or damage, nor does our insurance policy cover their replacement.
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What is your Privacy Policy?
The Summer Art Academy takes your privacy seriously. Here are the nuts and bolts of what information changes hands when you visit our site or sign up for camp, what we do with that information and what else you can expect from us, privacy-wise. Click Here!
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What is your tax ID number?
Our tax ID number for your records is 47-4989070.
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“What is art? It is not just nature, it is nurtured nature.
It is intelligence applied to what physical ability you have.”
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