Grace Art Camp 2022

Welcome!

The preferred method of registration for Grace Art Camp summer sessions is through our on-line registration platform with ActiveNet. Be sure to review tips (see first section below) we have shared before registering.

Tips for Registering Online for Grace Art Camp
for New and Returning Campers

  • Start on page 1 at Session Selection by choosing your preferred week of camp in the left-hand column under SESSION TYPE.
  • Once you have your chosen week, choose the camper’s current grade level — this space will be reserved in your cart while you are active on the registration site.
  • Note: every time the registration program asks for Grade it refers to the grade your camper is currently attending (2021-2022). (In June and later, this means the grade just completed.)
  • To register siblings, choose your preferred week (or weeks if siblings are attending different weeks) then select the sibling’s grade levels – all siblings’ spaces will be reserved while you are finishing registration.  If you have twins, after entering the grade level you can increase the quantity in your CART to 2 – in the upper right-hand box.
  • Do not be discouraged if you end up registering on a Waitlist! We anticipate families changing weeks as their plans change. If the week you have selected is full, chose another week OR select the WAITLIST option and complete the waitlist registration. There is no deposit required for the Waitlist option. Once notified of an opening, families must complete the rest of the registration and submit payment within 3 business days to claim the spot. You may register on a waitlist for your preferred week, while registering for another week as well — just explain which is which to us in an email.
  • If you are registering for the first time you will need to enter your child’s information first and then the parents’ information.
  • Please include the second parent/guardian contact info – this makes Drop-off and Pick-up quicker!
  • Register only campers for whom you are the LEGAL parent or guardian.

Especially for Scholarship Applicants

Knowing that the past two years have been financially difficult for many families, we are designating approximately ten percent of our Grace Art Camp spots for scholarship recipients. If you have been adversely affected by COVID-19, please get in touch so we can help! We have always considered “extenuating circumstances” in awarding scholarships, and any consequences affecting our Grace Art Camp families due to the pandemic and economic downturn will be given serious consideration.  Contact our Business Manager, Annie Rimmer-Weeks, at annier@grace-institute.org.

Tips for Registering as a New Scholarship Applicant

  • Register online as a scholarship applicant (not by grade) — this is located at the bottom of the SESSION LIST (grade selection) of the middle column of the first page.  To register siblings as scholarship applicants, click “add” and adjust the total in your CART in the upper right column. There is a $30 fee for each scholarship applicant.
  • Click here for the scholarship form and instructions.  A reserved number of full and partial camp scholarships are awarded to families at 1 to 3 times the federal poverty level or less.
  • We also offer financial assistance to families with extenuating circumstances. If you do not think you qualify for a scholarship, but need a payment plan, register as a scholarship applicant and contact our Business Manager at annier@grace-institute.org.
  • For more general camp information see Art Camps and Info for Parents

2022 Tuition, Hours and Dates

Tuition: $385.00 includes camp T-shirt, art supplies and morning snack. Campers bring sack lunch and water bottle. We are a nut-free camp.

Camp Hours: M – F, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. ate opens at 8:40 am.

Extended Hours: M – F, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm ($110/week or $12.00/hour — whichever is less). Please reserve when registering.  You may also email the Registrar with your name, your child’s full name, age, and Week of Camp at: mariannk@grace-institute.org.

To be placed on the Electronic Waitlist, please refer to “Tips for Registering” above.

To request a paper registration form, please email the Registrar at mariannk@grace-institute.org

Cancellation and Refund Policy – If parents/guardians need to cancel their camp session/s, a full tuition refund, minus a $30 administration fee, can be made if parents/guardians notify Grace Art Camp on or before May 20, 2022.  We are sorry, we cannot make refunds after May 20, for individual days not attended, or for an officially ordered closure of any kind.  In the unlikely case of an ordered closure, we can offer a full donation tax receipt. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration Policy – In order to offer the opportunity to experience Grace Art Camp to as many children as possible, campers may enroll and attend a single week-long session of camp or the 3-day camp. This camp is a smaller, quieter version of the week-long camp and will follow our smaller 3-day camp structure.

All campers must at least 4-years old by March 1, 2022, and less than 14-years old during camp.

Continuing Precautions for COVID-19

Holding Grace Art Camp safely for all is our top priority for Grace Art Camp this summer.  We closely monitor recommendations from the CDC, OHA, ODE and American Camp Association, paying special attention to guidelines for camps and schools. Grace Institute is fortunate to have the oversight of a Portland Community College health & safety compliance officer, who assists in implementing complex health department rules into best practices to ensure the safest possible environment for our campers and staff. We will have continual air movement with virus level (MERV13) air filtration throughout the campus. All windows will be open and constant cleaning will be deployed. Common sense practices will also include mindful & frequent hand washing. Many activities will be held outside. Mask-wearing and social distancing will depend on recommendations from the CDC and OHA. and conditions in Multnomah County.

If Your Camper Tests Positive for COVID or is Exposed

If your camper tests positive on or before the first day of your week, please do not send them to camp. In general, any camper who is sick should stay home. Contact us as soon as possible, and we may be able to find a later week of camp with a hint of wiggle room for your camper to attend.

For campers who have been exposed at home, we are following a similar PPS policy.  We will allow campers to attend even though they have a family member with COVID who is able to isolate in their households — as long as they have daily negative tests and no symptoms. We are promoting and encouraging mask wearing for everyone at camp out of respect for those in our community who are still vulnerable.

These links below have more information:

Grace Art Camps
Registration Information
Info for Parents
Scholarships