Youth Update

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Please note that though Orange County has lifted the indoor mask requirement, all youth staff, students, volunteers, and instructors are required to wear masks at all times. To participate in ArtsCamp, all staff, students, volunteers, and instructors are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Masks will continue to be a requirement at the ArtsCenter for the forseeable future, with re-evaluation on their necessity AFTER ArtsCamp 2022 concludes in August.

If you have questions about additional safety protocols, please email Hannah McKinney at hmckinney@artscenterlive.org. 

Young children working on art projects

ArtsCamp

The ArtsCenter’s ArtsCamp & Summer Youth Workshop program offers full and half-day programs for artists entering grades K-12 in a wide variety of disciplines. Small classes, taught by professional artists with a focus on skill building and creative expression, are the hallmarks of our camps. We offer both visual and performing art camps every week of CHCCS summer vacation. Registrations for ArtsCamp 2022 are open! We are adding camps on a rolling basis, so continue to check the website for camps you don’t want to miss!

Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all campers, staff, volunteers, and instructors. If your child is not vaccinated, they may not attend camp. Please contact artscampinfo@artscenterlive.org with any questions or concerns about ArtsCamp.

ArtsCamp 2022 Instructor Interest Form
ArtsCamp 2022 Catalog
ArtsCamp 2022 Registration

Thank You For Your Generous Support!

To the ArtsCenter patrons and guests wishing to give to support our Youth Education programs – please check out our Wish List below! We are always in need of:

  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Crayons
  • Tape (scotch, masking, duct, packing)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paper (copy, watercolor, cardstock, construction)
  • Smocks + aprons
  • Craft supplies (pipe cleaners, beads, foam pieces, stickers, feathers, sequins)

Please bring any and all of these materials during our business hours. We are happy to provide the appropriate tax documents and appreciate your support of the ArtsCenter!

ArtsCamp General Information and FAQs

ArtsCamp registration is open to the public. You will find a button above called “ArtsCamp 2022 Registration” that will show you all the classes we are offering, how to register, and more! Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all campers, staff, volunteers, and instructors. If your child is not vaccinated, they may not attend camp.

All students, staff, and volunteers are required to show proof of vaccination to be able to participate in ArtsCamp 2022. If you cannot show proof of vaccination, you may not attend ArtsCamp.

We are excited to be able to host in-person camps this summer! We can’t wait to see you!

In order to make camp as safe as possible this summer, we will be following CDC guidelines and implementing changes to camp outlined below.

Arriving to Camp:
-Please put on a mask upon leaving your vehicle when you arrive at The ArtsCenter. Parents and families will drop off their camper at the front door. The lobby space will not be available as waiting areas.
-All students, teaching artists, and volunteers will have their temperature checked upon arrival.
-Once inside, students will be asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.  

During Camp:
-All students, teaching artists, volunteers, and staff will wear masks while at The ArtsCenter
-We will be maintaining appropriate social distancing in classrooms.
-Communal supplies will be limited to individual student use during camp and sanitized after each camp. Alternately, students may have a Ziploc bag with their own supplies.
-Activities will be modified as needed to accommodate distancing. 
-Snack and lunch will be held in individual classrooms. Students will be required to bring their own snack, lunch, and water bottle from home. 
-Any student who is feeling ill will be sent home immediately. 

After Camp:
-Dismissal times will be staggered and limited to 15-minute windows based on camps.
-Students should leave masks on during dismissal until they are in their cars.
-All class materials and door handles of the space will be sanitized in between each camp session. The ArtsCenter’s custodian cleans the space thoroughly twice a week during camp sessions.  

A more detailed email will be sent closer to the start of camp with an outline of all safety procedures and expectations for ArtsCamp and its families.

For questions regarding your registration, email Director of Education, Heather Bucurel at hbucurel@artscenterlive.org or Education Coordinatior, Hannah McKinney, at hmckinney@artscenterlive.org.

The 2022 ArtsCamp schedule includes staggered pick-up/drop-off times as an additional safety procedure. See below for the daily schedule by age group.

Extended before care/after care may be purchased on a weekly basis when you register for camps online. If you do not add extended care during your camp registration, you can bring a check or cash on the first day of camp.

Early Arrival Extended Care ($25/week for each camper)

Late Departure Extended Care ($5/day $25/week for each camper)

The ArtsCenter reserves the right to charge $1 per minute for late pick-up after 1 PM for campers enrolled in AM camps only, and after 5:30 PM for campers enrolled in late departure supervision.

**AM campers may stay for lunch, and PM campers may come early for the lunch period, both at no additional charge. Please provide a lunch for any camper who will be present during the lunch period.

Little Campers (grades K-2) and SYW Campers (grades 7-12)

7:30-9:00 AM *Before Care ($25/week)
8:45-9:00 AM Morning drop-off period
9:00-11:55 AM camp period
11:55-12:45 PM Lunch/Pick-up & Drop-off Period
12:45-3:40 PM PM camp period
3:40-3:55 PM Evening Pick-up period
3:55-5:30 PM *After Care ($25/week)

 

Arts Focus Campers (grades 2-6)

7:30-9:00 AM *Before Care ($25/week)
9:00-9:15 AM Morning drop-off for Arts Focus Campers (Grades 2-6)
9:15 AM-12:10 PM AM camp period
12:10-1:00 PM Lunch/Pick-up & Drop-off Period
1:00-3:55 PM PM camp period
3:55-4:10 PM Evening Pick-up period
3:55-5:30 PM *After Care ($25/week)

*Extended Care may be purchased on a weekly basis when you register for camps online. If you do not purchase extended care when registering for camp, you can bring a check or cash on the first day of camp.*

Early Arrival Extended Care ($25/week for each camper) 

Late Departure Extended Care ($25/week for each camper) 

The ArtsCenter reserves the right to charge $1 per minute for late pick-up after 1 PM for campers enrolled in AM camps only, and after 5:30 PM for campers enrolled in late departure supervision. 

This year, we will not be selling snacks or serving lunch. Campers should bring their own lunch from home. Please ensure that your camper has a full water bottle, snack and a packed lunch (full-day campers) for each camp day. 

Summer Youth Workshop Lunch: Participants in these programs are permitted to leave the classroom to
purchase lunch from vendors located inside the strip mall property, such as Amante Pizza and Rise. For safety and time
management reasons, we do not allow participants to leave the immediate vicinity. Please inform camp staff if you do not
wish your child to leave the building during the lunch break. Staff and counselors will provide oversight during the lunch
period.

The ArtsCenter will not offer Family Sharing or Open Classroom Events for summer ArtsCamp 2022. We will share any photo or video content to parent and guardian emails through Microsoft SharePoint. If you have any questions about how to access this media, please email the Education Coordinator Hannah McKinney at hmckinney@artscenterlive.org.

Cancellation Policy: Only cancellations made at least 14 days* in advance of the camp start date will receive a refund, minus a $25 service fee per person per camp. In case of insufficient registration or instructor shortages, The ArtsCenter reserves the right to cancel a program one week before the start of a session. In this case, participants will receive a full refund.

*COVID Addendum: We understand that COVID is constantly at the forefronts of all our lives for the forseeable future. If you are unable to attend camp because you are exposed to or test positive for COVID, we will refund your camp tuition, minus a $25 service fee. You MUST show proof of a positive test or contact tracing efforts to qualify.

Please direct summer camp questions to Heather Bucurel, Director of Education at hbucurel@artscenterlive.org.

Camper Pick-up Procedures: We take your child’s safety seriously. For camper security, we ask for the name of the person who will be picking up your camper(s) at the end of each day. The sign-in sheet will have space for you to write in the pick-up person’s name, and we ask you to provide this information daily, even if the pick-up person is YOU. If there is a last minute change in who will be picking up, please call (984) 500-5252 to let us know. At pick-up, we will ask to see your photo ID. Please be ready to show your ID to Camp Staff each day, until we recognize you. Please do not pass the stanchions at the front desk after signing your child out. A staff member or counselor will find your child for you, help them gather their things, and walk them out to you. This helps to ensure the safety of all students in our care.

Dress: Our camps and workshops are active places and can be messy. We encourage campers to wear closed-toe shoes, but leave this decision to you and your camper. Campers may wish to wear shorts or leggings under skirts and dresses to increase comfort during movement classes. We use glue and paint and recommend campers wear clothing that can easily be laundered. Smocks will be provided, upon request, for those participating in visual arts classes.

Medications and Special Needs: If your child has specific needs that may impact them during the camp day PLEASE provide that information to staff in advance. You are encouraged to send an email a week prior to the start of your camper’s session, so we have time to pass information along to instructors and counselors. If your child requires emergency medications such as asthma inhalers or E pi Pen you may leave them with the Camp Staff at the Sign-In desk on the first day of your camper’s session. Please label such items with your child’s full name, and speak with Camp Staff about any special instructions.

Camper Behavior: We do not expect discipline problems. However, if a camper does become seriously disruptive, we will remove him or her from class, and create a discipline plan. If disruptive behavior continues we’ll ask the parent/guardian to retrieve the child. The ArtsCenter reserves the right to ask a camper not to return due to behavioral problems. If a camper is asked to leave our program, all fees will be forfeited and no refund will be given. A copy of the ArtsCamp/Summer Youth Workshops discipline policy is available upon request.

Photography: The ArtsCenter may photograph participants in our programs. Your camper’s photograph might be taken and possibly used in ArtsCenter publications and approved media sources unless you request otherwise in writing. Please remind staff on the first day of your camper’s session if you do not want photographs taken.

Camps fill quickly! You can add your camper to the waitlist when your register online for any ArtsCamp/Summer Youth Workshop which appears full online. We will contact you if a position becomes available any time leading up to the first day of camp. There is no cost to be added to the waitlist.

Please note:

We are unable to give information on the likelihood of whether a spot will become available as this information is subject to current enrollment. We can let you know the position of your child on the waitlist on request.

ArtsCamp Counselor Program

The ArtsCenter Counselor Program is open to students in rising grades 9-12 who have an interest in developing their leadership skills, working with children, and gaining experience in an arts education setting.

Counselor applications for Summer 2022 are now closed.

 

ArtsCamp Counselors volunteer under the supervision of ArtsCamp Instructors (Teaching Artists), the Youth Education Department Staff, and the ArtsCamp Staff. They assist with day camps for children in rising grades K-6. Older counselors, those in rising grades 11 and 12, may be asked to assist with programs for campers in rising grades 7-12. ArtsCamp Counselors may submit service learning hours through LetServe for approval.

Duties include welcoming campers each morning, engaging the group during camp activities, aiding with camp set-up and clean-up, supervising children during aftercare (ArtsCenter only), helping instructors prepare projects, and leading clean up at the end of each day in preparation for the following day. Counselors can choose either Shift 1 (7:30am – 4:30pm) or Shift 2 (8:30am – 5:30pm) and must commit to a minimum of two weeks at the ArtsCenter.

AfterSchool at the ArtsCenter

AfterSchool at the ArtsCenter will open for registration in July 2022 for the 2022-2023 program year.

Based on parent, student, and teaching artist feedback, AfterSchool at the Arts Center is excited to offer small group art classes for grades K-5 and 6-8 starting this fall!  These month-long classes, meeting Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays will provide students increased time to learn various art mediums from teaching artists and apply them to their projects.

Instructor Interest

Scholarships

AfterSchool at the ArtsCenter

A limited number of year-long scholarships will be available for Afterschool at the ArtsCenter for 2022-2023. Check back here soon for more information regarding scholarship applications.

Habrá un número limitado de becas de un año disponibles para Afterschool en ArtsCenter para 2022-2023. Vuelva aquí pronto para obtener más información sobre las solicitudes de becas.

Scholarship Application Form

ArtsCamp

The ArtsCenter is pleased to offer a limited number of one-week (full day) scholarships to families based on financial need against current federal poverty guidelines. Extended care and lunch are included in the scholarship at the family’s request. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all campers, staff, volunteers, and instructors. If your child is not vaccinated, they may not attend camp.

Priority application period:  Tuesday, March 1st – Tuesday, May 10th, 2022.

More information is available on the application page:

Scholarship Application

Ofrecemos un número limitado de becas para una semana (día completo) a las familias según las necesidades financieras y la nivel de pobreza actual. La beca incluye cuidado extendido y el almuerzo a solicitud de la familia.

Se requieren máscaras y prueba de vacunación para todos los campistas, personal, voluntarios e instructores. Si su hijo no está vacunado, es posible que no asista al campamento.

 

Aplicación con prioridad: El 1 de Marzo – 10 de Mayo 

Aplicación para Beca