The ArtsCenter’s Summer Camps Adapt to COVID-19: ArtsCamp Staff and Families Get Ready For Summer Camp
CARRBORO, N.C. — This week marks the first of The ArtsCenter’s in-person Summer ArtsCamps of 2020. After three weeks of online-only ArtsCamps taught over Zoom by ArtsCenter Teaching Artists, the organization will be opening its doors for the first time since March. Parents can enroll their young artists in rising grades K-12 in morning and afternoon camps in disciplines from drawing and painting to theater, beat making and photography. Some of our popular camps from previous years—like Hiphop Dance—will make a return, in addition to brand new camps for 2020.
Online ArtsCamps in weeks 1-3 were a big hit with families, with one camp parent saying: “Thank you for the terrific virtual art classes. Orli was engaged and really looked forward to them. We were impressed with everything she did, including an amazing perspective drawing from last week and these worry dolls from today. Please pass our gratitude along to the teachers.”
The ArtsCenter is pleased to be able to offer some scholarships to camp sessions to underserved families in our community. Funds for ArtsCamp scholarships were provided in part by our ArtKit fundraising campaign, a drive that financed the creation and no-contact distribution of free ArtKits with kid-friendly art supplies sketchbooks to ArtsCenter families who do not have access to these resources.
In order to make camp as safe as possible this summer, The ArtsCenter will be following CDC guidelines and implementing changes to camp. These changes include but are not limited to:
Cancelling morning and afternoon extended care sessions; reducing the number of enrolled students so that no camp session puts more than 10 people together; snack and lunch will be held in individual classrooms; students will be required to bring their own snack and lunch from home; students, counselors, and instructors will be required to wear a mask; drop-off and pick-up times for students will be limited to 15 min and will be staggered based on camps; we will be maintaining appropriate social distancing in the classroom; we are not offering camps where social distancing would not be possible; any student that is feeling ill will be sent home immediately; and we will increase the frequency and scope of our cleaning procedures.
Parents with questions about ArtsCamp are invited to contact Youth Education Manager Allison Tierney at email@example.com.
For more information, and to register for camps, visit our ArtsCamp website.
300-G East Main St. Carrboro, NC 27510
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