First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We have received questions from parents about if and how COVID-19 will affect our Summer Kids Art Camps. We know this pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize that socializing and interacting with peers can be a healthy way for children to cope with stress and connect with others, particularly after spending quite a bit of time at home. After careful thought and planning, we are excited to let you know that we plan to resume camp while following CDC considerations to protect campers, families, and our community.
The health and safety of our campers and staff remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible. We are:
- Intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices within our facilities and premises by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily (e.g., door handles, tables, chairs, and shared items), and ensuring safe and correct use and storage of disinfectants.
- Keeping campers in small groups of 12, putting tape on the floors and sidewalks to indicate 6 feet, and prioritizing outdoor art activities in our visual arts camps.
- Limiting the number of items that are shared or touched between campers and staff.
- Promoting healthy hygiene practices by teaching campers the importance of washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, providing campers with hand sanitizer when they don’t have easy access to soap and water, and posting signs about these healthy habits around the camp facility.
- Requiring that staff and campers wear masks daily.
- Adjusting our check-in procedures and requiring a temperature check for all students every day.
- If a child does get sick at camp, we have identified an area where they can rest, be watched after, and safely isolate from others. We will communicate with parents or caretakers directly and, if necessary, arrange for the child to be taken to a healthcare facility for care.
We ask that you help us protect the health of campers this summer. Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days— including staff, campers, and families— should not come to camp. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.
If you have a specific question about this plan or COVID-19, please contact us at 336-593-8159 for more information. You can also find more information about COVID-19 at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or on CDC’s website for youth and summer camps (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html).
We look forward to seeing you.
Visual Art Camps
Our first session of Kids Visual Art Camp will be taught by Lisa Atkins at The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 Main Street, Danbury, July 20th through July 24th. This camp is available for students ages 8-13 and will be held Monday through Friday of that week, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $75 per student.
If you want to sharpen your creative skills, explore new art tools, turn found objects into art, explore art themes and have some fun with other student artists then this is the class for you! Join us for an exciting time of painting, printing, drawing, mixed media, games, and more as we explore the world around us.
The second session of Kids Visual Art Camp will be taught by Jennifer Scott at The Arts Place, 502 Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina, July 27th through July 21st. This camp is available for students ages 8-13 and will be held Monday through Friday of that week, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $75 per student.
The first session of our Kids Pottery Camp will be taught by Justine Luzwick at The Arts Place, 502 Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina, July 13th through July 17th. . This camp is available for students ages 12-18, and will be held Monday through Friday of that week, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $85 per student.
This class will focus mostly on beginner and intermediate instruction on the potter’s wheel, providing proper technique and allowing the student to complete projects such as cups, bowls, plates, etc. Instruction will also include glazes and firing of pottery.
The second session of our Kids Pottery Camp will be taught by Justine Luzwick at The Arts Place, 502 Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina, July 27th through 31st. This camp is available for students ages 12-18, and will be held Monday through Friday of that week, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $85 per student.