INFO FOR PARENTS

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ― Maya Angelou

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SUPPORTING YOUR ART CAMPER

Creativity is something wonderful that happens unexpectedly and, you recognize it when it happens. It’s important not to have a predetermined outcome. Getting too tied up in producing a product can stifle the creative process. Creativity should not be rated, graded or valued by product. Everyone is artistic.

TUITION

Rates for one week of camp in 2020 is $375. We are committed to providing the camp opportunity to everyone who would like to attend. We offer full and partial scholarships to families based upon financial need. For more information about how you can financially support Grace Art Camps and Grace Institute, click here. We appreciate your generosity!

LOST ART

During Grace Art Camps, campers collectively produce many pieces of unique art!  Camp staff, and campers themselves, work very hard to keep every piece of art labeled with your child’s name and color group. Some of this art does not get picked up due to unplanned absences or simply gets lost-in-the-shuffle. Art that is left behind will be arranged by the week your camper attends, their Color Group, name, and  by “no-name.”

  • If your camper is missing a treasured creation, or has another camper’s art by mistake, please email leadcounselor@grace-institute.org as soon as possible to set up a time to come in during camp or staff hours.
  • All art work and lost and found items will kept through the Friday after Labor Day after which they will be recycled, reused, or donated.

ALLERGIES

WE ARE NUT – FREE . . .
. . . even when we all feel a little nutty!  Please help keep Grace Art Camp a nut free community for the safety of those with severe nut allergies by refraining from sending any kind of nut products to camp with your child. Camp provides all campers nut free mid-morning snacks: they are not free of other allergens. If your child’s tolerance level is low, we recommend that snacks be sent from home.

Lunchtime is supervised and campers who end up with nut products in their lunches will eat away from assembly areas with a counselor. Children with life-threatening allergies may eat with friends slightly apart from the main group in a “nut-free zone.”

SEVERE ALLERGIES

Allergy information concerning campers with specific life-threatening allergies, or other medical needs, along with symptoms and specific treatment recommended by parents, are shared with all staff on a weekly basis.  Several staff members are trained to use epi-pens.  Be sure to include all vital information on your camper’s registration form and email us to set up a phone conversation in special situations. You are welcome to discuss specific medical needs and meet with the Camp Director or the Registrar before your child’s week at camp begins.

DO GRACE ART CAMPS HAVE RELIGIOUS CONTENT? 

Grace Institute is a secular organization, and its Grace Art Camps and Classes do not contain religious teaching. Occasionally mention of religion in a historical or cultural context is appropriate. Grace Art Camp was founded upon the basic values of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness and receptivity. In showing kindness to others and in building community, we acknowledge our differences while celebrating all of those things we share through stories and the creative process.

NOTE TO PARENTS OF CITs

POLICIES AND WAIVERS