YOUTH ART CAMPS AND TEEN ART INTENSIVES FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 1-12
Illness & Masking Policies
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
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 www.shorelakearts.org/camps. 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. 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, a change fee of $50 for full-day camps and $25 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 ShoreLake Arts at ArtsEd@ShoreLakeArts.org or call (206) 417-4645 during business hours.
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 classroom. However, campers will definitely have the opportunity to get outside for both instruction/activities and breaks.
Do I need to buy art supplies?
ShoreLake Arts will provide all supplies and materials for Art Adventure camps for grades 1-5. Some Summer Intensives for grades 6-12 may have a small list of required supplies.
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 outdoors.
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 are 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 8 days 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.
How do I cancel camp registration?
We would hate to see you go! But if you must cancel registration, just email ShoreLake Arts at email@example.com or call (206) 417-4645 during business hours and we will walk you through the cancellation process. Remember to keep the Cancellation & Refund Policy in mind.
Are Art Adventure camps super fun or just kind of fun?
Neither. They are ABSOLUTELY INSANELY FUN!
Do you have questions about Art Adventure Camps and Summer Intensives?
Email ShoreLake Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 417-4645 during business hours (M-F 9:00 AM-4:00 PM).