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A2AC Art Camps: FAQ

What are the Creativity and Clay Camp tuition rates for 2021?

Creativity Camp Tuition – $425/wk

Clay Camp Tuition – $405/wk

Non-refundable deposit

10% of camp tuition is considered a non-refundable deposit. Parents must contact the Education Department by phone at 734-926-4128 or via e-mail at operations@annarborartcenter.org within 7 days before the start of the camp week to request a withdrawal or transfer from a camp week.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

We do not currently offer a sibling discount for In-Person Art Camps.


Do you offer camp scholarships?

Yes! To learn more and apply for a scholarship, click here


What is your refund, cancellation, and transfer policy?

Non-Refundable Deposit

10% of camp tuition is considered a non-refundable deposit. Parents must contact the Education Department by phone at 734-926-4128 or via e-mail at operations@annarborartcenter.org within 7 days before the start of the camp week to request a withdrawal or transfer from a camp week.

COVID-19-Related Cancellations, Missed Days, or Camp Closures

In the event that camp were to close due to a Covid outbreak or a mandate by the state or health department, 100% of camp tuition will be refunded.

If a camper is unable to attend due to a Covid diagnosis, a quarantine, or is sent home because they exhibited Covid symptoms, families will receive a pro-rated refund, minus the 10% non-refundable deposit.

We ask that families notify us as soon as possible if it becomes known that their child will not be able to attend camp. As a small non-profit operating with a reduced camp capacity due to Covid-mitigation efforts, it helps give us time to fill the space from the waitlist.

General Cancellations

Up to 7 days before the start of the camp week:

A full refund will be issued minus the 10% non-refundable deposit.

Within 7 days before the start of the camp week:

No refunds will be issued, except in instances that fall under the Covid Cancellation Policy

Proration

Camp tuition is a flat fee. We do not pro-rate for days missed, except in instances that fall under the Covid-Related Missed Days Policy

Transfers

Up to 7 days before the start of the camp week:

You may transfer your child to a different camp at no cost, provided space is available

Within 7 days before the start of the camp week:

No transfers will be issued.


How do I join the waitlist? How and when will I be notified if a space opens?

If a camp week is full, when you click on the registration link you will be invited to join the waitlist.

How and when will I find out if a space opens on the waitlist?

If space becomes available in a given camp week, the next person on the waitlist will be contacted via e-mail and offered the space.

Please Note: In instances where there is little time remaining to fill a space before the camp week begins, we may e-mail everyone on the waitlist and fill the space with the first person to respond. We will indicate that in the e-mail we send, if that is the case.

What does it mean if I have not been contacted by the Art Center via e-mail?

If you do not receive an e-mail from us, it is either because a space has not yet opened up or because you are still farther down on the waitlist.

While we are unable to guarantee that a space for your child will open up, please keep in mind that spaces may open at any time and in rare circumstances, even on the first day of camp.

Please do not attend the first day of camp unless you have been contacted by an Art Center staff member. No charges are assessed until your child is enrolled in camp.


What times are drop-off and pick-up?

Morning drop-off is from 8:30am-9:00am.

Afternoon pick-up is from 4:00pm-4:15pm.


Is pre-camp or post-camp care available?

There will not be a pre-camp or post-camp care program for the summer of 2021.


What does my child need to bring to camp?

  • A face mask
  • Wear old clothes & OLD Shoes that can get dirty. Many art materials do not wash out of clothes.
  • Shoes must be closed-toed. No flip-flops, sandals, etc.
  • A Water Bottle with your child’s name on it
  • 2 Snacks- one for the morning and one for the afternoon
  • A Bagged Lunch PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY nut products (Note: No microwave or refrigerator is available).
  • Sunscreen
  • Clay Campers should tie back long hair and short sleeves are recommended

  • When will the Parent Handbook be posted online?

    To best respond to evolving and hopefully improving conditions related to the pandemic, we will be posting the Parent Handbook on the A2AC Art Camps Homepage on June 1st, 2021. The handbook will contain more information about camp policies, procedures, and any additional updates to the camp program.


    What COVID procedures and policies will be in place this summer?

    To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have modified our 2021 Summer Art Camps in ways that will help mitigate the spread of COVID, and still allow children to have a fantastically fun and creative experience.

    Updates to the Camp Program as of February 15, 2021

    To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have modified our 2021 Summer Art Camps in ways that will help mitigate the spread of COVID, and still allow children to have a fantastically fun and creative experience.

    • At this time, camp group sizes will be limited to 10 persons or less (including staff and volunteers).
    • All students and staff must wear face coverings inside the Art Center and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. 
    • Social distancing guidelines will be observed. 
    • Students and camp staff will wash and sanitize hands regularly throughout the day.
    • Common areas and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly.
    • Pre-Camp and Post-Camp Care will not be available for Summer 2021.
    • Morning drop-off times will be 8:30am-9:00am. Post Camp pick-up times are 4:15pm-4:30pm.
    • There will not be a Friday art show this year. Camper pick-up will take place at the normal time and the Art Center will post photos from the camp week by Tuesday of the following week.
    • View our Covid-Related Cancellations, Missed Days, & Camp Closures Policy

    To best respond to evolving and hopefully improving conditions related to the pandemic, a full list of Covid policies and program updates will be communicated to parents on June 1st, 2021.


    When will I receive an e-mail containing the Parent Handbook and Camper Medical Form?

    Families will be sent an e-mail containing the Parent Handbook, the Camper Medical Form, and any other information they need to know 2 weeks before the start of that camp week.

    If your child is registered for multiple camp weeks, you will receive one of these e-mails for every camp week your child is attending. PLEASE read each e-mail you receive, as it may contain important information specific to that camp week.

    Notes:

    We only need one completed medical form per child, which we will keep on file for the duration of the summer. They do not need to be completed for subsequent weeks of camp.

    The Parent Handbook will also be posted on our A2AC Art Camps Homepage on June 1st, 2021.

    How are children divided into groups?

    Campers are divided into groups based on the age they will be during the week of camp that they are attending. They are as follows:

    Creativity Camp groups: Ages 5-7 | Ages 8-9 | Ages 10-12

    Clay Camp: 1 group Ages 9-12


    Can I enroll my child in a different age group?

    We receive many questions from parents about the possibility of moving their child into an older age group. Our instructors teach to all skill levels with the expectation that each age group will be comprised of children with a wide range of abilities, talents, and experience.

    Please understand, we make no exceptions to the minimum age required to be in each group.


    My child has attended a given camp theme in the past. Will they do the exact same things or will the projects be different?

    Many of our camp themes are popular and we offer them every year or every other year- but they are never the same. Our instructors create their own lesson plans based on the criteria listed in the camp summaries. We therefore get fresh, fun, and different programming every year!

    If there is every any overlap with a project here or there, we try to put a different spin on it or modify it for any campers who have done it before.


    Will there be a Friday Art Show this year?

    There will not be a Friday art show this year. Camper pick-up will take place at the normal time and the Art Center will post photos from the camp week on the A2AC Art Camps Homepage by Tuesday of the following week.


    Who should I contact with a question that is not listed here?

    For questions please contact the Art Center’s Education Coordinator at 734-926-4131 or e-mail operations@annarborartcenter.org