Policies, Forms, & FAQ's
Illness & Masking Policies (Updated 09/14/2022)
Masks are welcome at all ShoreLake Arts events.
Before your child attends camp, please closely monitor their health for symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, and other illnesses.
If your child is sick, do not allow them to attend camp or have close physical contact with anyone attending camp and notify ShoreLake Arts of their absence by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (206) 417-4645 during business hours.
Your student will be allowed to return to camp when all of the following conditions have been met:
A minimum of 5 days have passed since your child’s first symptoms appeared;
Your child’s symptoms have significantly resolved;
Your child has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medications; and
Your child tests negative on an at-home COVID-19 lateral flow (rapid) test.
If your child has close physical contact with a person with a confirmed/diagnosed case of COVID-19 either during camp or within 5 days of the start of camp, please closely monitor your child’s health for symptoms of COVID-19. You are encouraged to obtain a COVID-19 molecular lab test (PCR or NAAT) for your student. Your child does not need to stay home unless they develop symptoms.
Campers are expected to treat their peers, instructors, staff, and volunteers with respect and to ensure that others are able to have the best experience possible at the camp. Campers are also expected to follow the directions of camp instructors, staff, and volunteers. If a camper is having difficulty meeting these expectations, one or more of the following actions may be taken:
Camp leaders may redirect the camper to more appropriate behavior and remind them of behavior expectations.
The camper may be invited to participate in alternative activities that may be more conducive to appropriate behavior.
The camper’s parents/guardians may be called to assist.
The camper may be dismissed from camp for the remainder of the day and invited to return at a later date with more appropriate behavior.
The camper may be dismissed from the camp.
Instances of bullying, violence, harassment, or discriminatory behavior will result in immediate dismissal from the camp. If a camper is dismissed for disciplinary reasons, tuition and fees will not be refunded.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations & Refunds
If registration is canceled 30 or more days before the start of the program: fees refunded 100% minus a Cancellation fee ($10 for half-day camps, $20 for full-day camps)
If registration is canceled between 15 and 29 days before the start of the program: fees refunded 75%
If registration is canceled between 8 and 14 days before the start of the camp: fees refunded 50%
If registration is canceled 7 or less days before the start of the camp: no refund
The COVID-19 pandemic makes events, especially in-person ones, difficult to plan and predict. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we work to offer programs in the best and safest ways possible. ShoreLake Arts may cancel camps for reasons such as health & safety concerns, low/no registration, sudden changes in availability of event sites, etc. In these unlikely instances, 100% refunds, including fees, will be offered.
Registration, Waitlists, & Switching Camps
Registrations are processed on a first come first served basis and only accepted via the online registration portal linked from www.shorelakearts.org. Registrations cannot be made in person or over the phone.
Registrations are accepted up until the first day of a camp as long as there is space available in the camp.
Tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Registration is not complete until all student and parent/guardian information has been submitted, all waivers and acknowledgements have been signed, and payment has been processed.
If a camp is full, you have the option of placing your student on the waitlist for that camp. When a seat opens, parents/guardians will be invited via email to complete registration for their student in the order that they joined the waitlist.
Registration must be completed within 24 hours of being invited. Failure to complete registration within 24 hours may result in forfeiture of your student’s seat in the camp.
Parents/guardians have the option of switching their student from one camp to another as long as:
There are open seats available in the camp that you wish to switch your student to.
The switch is made more than two weeks prior to the start of the camp in which the student was originally enrolled. If a switch is made less than two weeks prior to the start of the original camp, an additional registration fee of $50 for full-day camps and $25 for half-day camps plus an additional supplies fee of $25 for full-day camps and $15 for half-day camps may be applied.
To initiate a switch from one camp to another, please send an email with details about your request to Jonathan Booker, Arts Education Director for ShoreLake Arts, at ArtsEd@ShoreLakeArts.org.
I am 18 years of age or older, fully competent, and am the parent or legal guardian of the student participant(s) being registered for the ShoreLake Arts Youth Camp. I desire for my child(ren) or ward(s) to participate in the Youth Camp program offered by ShoreLake Arts. I understand that this program may include activities such as dance, fitness, and other special interests, and I understand that there are special dangers and risks inherent in these activities including, but not limited to, the risk of serious physical injury, death, or other harmful consequences which may arise directly or indirectly from my child’s/children’s or ward’s participation in these activities. HAVING READ THIS WAIVER AND BEING FULLY INFORMED OF THESE RISKS and in consideration of my child(ren) or my ward(s) being allowed to participate in the Youth Camp program, I assume all risk of injury, damage, and harm to my child(ren) or ward(s) which may arise from my child’s/children’s or ward’s participation in the program. I further agree to release and hold harmless ShoreLake Arts, its officials, employees, and agents, the Cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and the Shoreline School District, and agree to waive any right of recovery that I or my heirs and successors may personally have in the future to bring a claim or lawsuit for damages against ShoreLake Arts, its officials, employees, and agents, the Cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and the Shoreline School District for any personal injury, death, or harmful consequences occurring to me or my child(ren) or ward(s) arising out of my child’s/children’s or my ward’s participation in the program.
I acknowledge that infections of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, have been confirmed throughout the United States and Washington State, including cases in the City of Shoreline, the City of Lake Forest Park, and surrounding areas. I understand that in accordance with the most recent guidance and protocols issued by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Washington State Department of Health, and the Seattle/King County Department of Health for slowing the transmission of COVID-19, ShoreLake Arts has established procedures to implement the guidance and protocols and, at any time, may revise its procedures based on updated guidance and protocols and I agree to comply with, and instruct my child(ren) or ward(s) to comply with, ShoreLake Arts' procedures and any revisions to the procedures.
I understand that ShoreLake Arts cannot guarantee that anyone participating in its programs will not be exposed to or infected by COVID-19; that due to the nature of ShoreLake Arts' programs, social distancing of six (6) feet per person among children and ShoreLake Arts staff is not always possible; and that the risks of being exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including ShoreLake Arts officials, employees, or agents. Therefore, I understand the known and unknown dangers of participating in ShoreLake Arts' programs due to COVID-19 and acknowledge that any participation of my child(ren) or my ward(s) may, despite ShoreLake Arts' reasonable efforts to mitigate such dangers, result in exposure to or infection by COVID-19, which could result in quarantine requirements, serious illness, disability, and/or death.
I hereby agree, represent, and warrant that neither myself nor any participating child(ren) or ward(s) shall visit or participate in ShoreLake Arts' programs if they: (1) are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to, fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, or sore throat; (2) has a suspected or diagnosed/confirmed case of COVID-19; or (3) has knowingly been in close proximity and/or physical contact with anyone who has a suspected or diagnosed/confirmed case of COVID-19.
HAVING READ THIS DOCUMENT AND BEING FULLY INFORMED OF THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF COVID-19 AND THE RISKS, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, OF BEING EXPOSED TO OR INFECTED BY COVID-19, I ASSUME ALL RISK AND SOLE RESPONSIBILITY of injury, damage, and harm to myself or my child(ren) or ward(s) which may arise from my child’s/children’s or my ward’s participation in ShoreLake Arts' programs. I FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SHORELAKE ARTS, its officials, employees, and agents, the Cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and the Shoreline School District, and agree to waive any right of recovery that I or my heirs and successors may personally have in the future to bring a claim or lawsuit for damages against ShoreLake Arts, its officials, employees, and agents, the Cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and the Shoreline School District for any personal injury, death, or harmful consequences occurring to me or my child(ren) or ward(s) arising, directly or indirectly, out of my child’s/children’s or my ward’s participation in ShoreLake Arts' programs.
Who teaches Art Adventure camps?
Art Adventure instructors are local professional artists who, in addition to making, showcasing, and selling their own artwork, love teaching art to kids.
Do you know an artist who might be interested in working with ShoreLake Arts? Tell them to check out the Artist Opportunities page.
What kinds of activities do kids do at these camps?
Art Adventure camps are primarily focused on visual arts. Students will have the opportunity to learn artistic skills, do hands-on art activities, and create several real works of art! Activities include acrylic and watercolor painting, drawing, cartooning, collage, 3-D paper construction, found object creations, and more.
My student has never done an art class before. Can they still attend?
Definitely! No art experience is required.
Are camps held indoors or outdoors?
Both. The majority of time will be spent in the ShoreLake Arts Classroom at the Shoreline Center. However, campers will definitely have the opportunity to get outside for both instruction/activities and breaks.
Do I need to buy art supplies?
Nope! ShoreLake Arts will provide all supplies and materials.
What should my student bring with them to camp?
A reusable water bottle
A nut-free snack (plus a lunch and another snack, if registered for a full-day camp)
What is the plan for snacks and lunch?
Due to allergy concerns, ShoreLake Arts cannot supply food. Students who attend half-day camps should bring a water bottle and a nut-free snack with them. Students who attend full-day camps should bring water, nut-free snacks for the morning and afternoon, and a nut-free lunch.
The 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM hour of full-day camps is a supervised lunch, bathroom, and play time. If the weather allows for it, this will take place at the Mountain Playground in Shoreline Park.
What happens if my student needs to miss a day of camp?
Because instructors and the camp venue are booked in advance, we are not able to offer make-up days.
If your student misses an entire camp due to illness or quarantine, please contact ShoreLake Arts as soon as possible to discuss your options. We will do our best to switch your student to another camp pending enrollment.
Do you offer before and after care?
Sorry, but before and after care is unavailable at this time.
Can I pay in installments?
Yes. When checking out, you may choose to pay the full amount, or pay in 2 installments. Please note that to be eligible to pay in installments, you must register at least two weeks prior to the camp’s first day.
Does ShoreLake Arts offer financial aid?
Yes! ShoreLake Arts offers financial aid to a number of families whose household income is at or below 80% of Area Median Income as reported by the Seattle Office of Housing. Check out the Financial Aid section for information about eligibility and how to apply.
Are Art Adventure camps super fun or just kind of fun?
Neither. They are ABSOLUTELY INSANELY FUN!
What form are you looking for?
The ShoreLake Arts Media Release Form needs to be completed only once per student and does not expire. If you have already submitted a Media Release Form for this student, even in past years, and would like to update your student’s media permissions, please send an email with the details of your request to Jonathan Booker, Education Director for ShoreLake Arts, at ArtsEd@ShoreLakeArts.org.
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