Summer FAQ


**2024 Summer Camp and Lottery FAQ** **UPDATE (1/15/24): The Art Garage's 2024 Summer Camp Lottery has now ended! Any remaining or re-opened spots are open to public registration **[**HERE**](https://artgaragedenver.com/courses?categories=7)**. You can also add yourself to digital waitlists for full camps at that link.** With over 2000 entries into the lottery this year and approximately 600 available summer camp spots, we are not able to accommodate all families, though we wish we could! **To join waitlists:** 1. Be sure that you are signed into your Art Garage account 2. Use the "Classes" drop-down at the top of the page to navigate to "Summer Camps" 3. Click the "Alert Me" button below any full classes you are interested in registering for 4. That's it! You have been added to a list of parents that will receive an email notification (from [noreply@artgaragedenver.com](mailto:noreply@artgaragedenver.com)) when space opens in class 5. All parents on the list will be notified _simultaneously_ when spots become available - there are no positions on the list. Your notification will contain a link to the class and registrations will be first-come, first-served through the website. **Summer Camp Format** The Art Garage’s unique visual art summer camps each explore an artistic theme, style, or medium and are led by skilled working artists and art facilitators. Young artists of all skill levels will explore a wide variety of art materials, learn new techniques, and build their confidence through getting messy and exercising their creative muscles! On-Site Summer Camps at The Art Garage are one-week long, Mondays through Fridays (the week of 4th of July is three days, Monday to Wednesday). 2024 Summer Camps will begin on June 10th and end on August 16th. The Art Garage hosts six camps per week: three in the morning (9AM-12PM) and three in the afternoon (1PM-4PM). Each camp is for a specific age group, and a student must be in the correct age group for the camp. The Art Garage's Off-Site Summer Camps generally run Mondays-Thursdays for a full day (8:30am-3:30pm) and this year will include optional activities from 3:30pm-5:30pm for families that need a longer day.  Pending DPS rental approval, camps are planned to run the weeks of June 24th and July 1st (3-day week: Monday-Wednesday) at McGlone Academy in Montbello (4500 Crown Blvd, 80239), the week of July 8th at Hallett Academy (2950 Jasmine St, 80207), and the weeks of July 15th and July 22nd at William "Bill" Roberts School (2100 N Akron Way, 80238) in Spring 2024. Registration for these camps will be via open-enrollment (not though the lottery). **Summer Camp FAQ** <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Will The Art Garage hold classes for kids this summer?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">We will hold week-long summer classes for students ages 3-12 with half day (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) and full day (9am-4pm) options.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Is there an option for full day camps?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Yes! The Art Garage offers half day camps from 9am-12pm (AM) and 1pm-4pm (PM). Students have the option to sign up for both the AM and PM camps and stay at The Art Garage for supervised lunch/reflection hour (12pm-1pm) and stay at The Art Garage for the full day (9am-4pm). Students who sign-up for the lunch hour will need to pack a lunch - lunch will not be provided by The Art Garage.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**What is the price?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">The Art Garage's half day (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) Summer Camps are $270, for 5 days (Monday-Friday). Camps the week of July 1st are $162 as they are 3-day camps (Monday-Wednesday).</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Does The Art Garage offer scholarships for summer camps?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Yes! Learn more about our scholarship process and apply</span> [<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"><u>HERE</u></span>](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/87)<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">. </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**If I am applying for a scholarship, should I sign up for the lottery?**</span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"> </span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">No. If you are applying for a scholarship, you do not need to register through the lottery. Fill out a scholarship application</span> [<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"><u>HERE</u></span>](https://artgaragedenver.com/articles/87) <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">and wait for a response from our team.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Is there a waitlist for full classes?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Yes! </span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">If a class is full, The Art Garage has a notification system if a space becomes available. Sign in (or up) to your Art Garage account, find the desired class and select the “Alert me” button below the full class. You will receive an email if a space becomes available. All parents who have signed up for an alert for the class will be notified </span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">_simultaneously_ </span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">and registration will be first-come, first-served through our website. Notification emails will come from</span> [<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"><u>noreply@artgaragedenver.com</u></span>](mailto:noreply@artgaragedenver.com) <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Will the students be inside or outside?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Classes will be held both inside and outside the building. Classes will take place inside for the majority of the time, but students may work outside during class for specific projects and media.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">The Art Garage will close its bay doors if external temperatures exceed 80 degrees in order to maximize the efficiency of our swamp cooler and keep our students cool and comfortable. In this case, entry doors and windows will be left open to increase air circulation.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Camps will take an outdoor snack and story break during class if external temperatures exceed 50 degrees. Please make sure your student is dressed in weather-appropriate clothing for being outside during snack time including sun protection.  If it is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit outside or in the event of extreme weather,  students will eat their snack indoors in their classroom.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Do I need to pack a snack and water?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Yes! Please pack snacks and water bottle for your student(s) each day of class.  The Art Garage will not provide snacks.  If your student will stay at The Art Garage for the 12pm-1pm lunch hour, please pack your student two snacks, a lunch, and a waterbottle.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**What should my child wear?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Please dress your child to get messy, as not all art materials we use in class come out of clothing.  Summer camp students will receive one Art Garage t-shirt per summer that we recommend students use throughout their camp as an art smock.  We also have new Art Garage shirts available in a variety of sizes for a suggested donation of $15 each.  With snack time, movement breaks, and some projects taking place outdoors, it is also important that students wear or bring weather appropriate clothing and sun protection to class.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**What is your pick up and drop off protocol?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Both sign-in and sign-out will take place at our gate. Adults will have the option to walk their students into/out of class after signing in/out at the gate with our staff. If adults do not wish to walk their students in/out of class, they will be walked to/from class by a staff member.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Can my child sign themselves in and out of class?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Yes, if your student is 9 years of age or older, they may sign themselves in and out of class if the appropriate permissions are marked in their student profile. <u>To find and edit Alternate Transportation Permissions: </u>log into your ArtGarageDenver.com account, click on your name in the top right corner and choose “My Account.” Click the “Edit” button next to a student's name to edit their profile and click “Next” at the bottom right to skip pages. Transportation permissions are at the bottom of the last page.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**What are my options if a registered student is unable to attend a class they are registered for?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">You can donate your registration to The Art Garage’s Scholarship Fund and provide camp for a student who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend camp. With two-weeks notice, we are able to transfer the student to another class if space allows. Alternatively, you can sell or give your registration to another family. To find out how to do this, please reach out to our team at 303-377-2353 or [info@artgaragedenver.com](mailto:info@artgaragedenver.com)</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Can a student transfer into a different class than what we registered for?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Yes, with two-week notification prior to the start date, we are able to transfer a student to a different class if space allows.  Space is very limited for summer camps so please call us ASAP to transfer a registration to another class at 303-377-2353.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Can I give or sell my registration to a friend?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Yes. A sale or gift of your registration to a third party is permitted. The student taking the place must be within the correct age group for the class. The Art Garage</span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"><u>MUST</u></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">be notified of any changes to your registration and the purchaser or recipient of your registration must create an account on The Art Garage’s website if they do not already have one. A new account can be created by going</span> [<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(82, 134, 188)"><u>HERE</u></span>](https://artgaragedenver.com/signup)<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**I would like to speak to someone regarding safety protocol.  Who can I speak with?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Please call us at 303-377-2353 or email us at [info@artgaragedenver.com](mailto:info@artgaragedenver.com) and we are happy to answer any questions.</span> **<span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**My child needs extra support, accommodations, or specialized care, or has an IEP or 504 plan. Who can I talk to about this?**</span>** <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">If your child may need extra support or has a 504 plan, IEP, or accommodation plan you would like to share with us so we can best support them, please email our Director of Education, Melissa, at</span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"><u>[Melissa@artgaragedenver.com](mailto:Melissa@artgaragedenver.com)</u></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">or call The Art Garage at 303-377-2353 and ask to speak with Melissa.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**If my child is 3 years old, can they attend classes for the full day 9am-4pm?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">3-year-old students may attend our morning classes (9am-12pm). We have found the afternoon class or full day has proven to be uniquely challenging for a three year old artist. In order to provide the highest quality of programming, we are only offering half day classes for our three year old students.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**I have children in different age groups.  Can we combine them into the same class?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">In order to best meet the needs of each student, we would like to keep artists in their specified age groups.  If your child is not registered for the appropriate age group you risk losing your registration for that class. If you have concerns about this, please contact Art Garage at 303-377-2353.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**If my child is (5 or 8) can they join the next age group up (6-8 or 9-12 yr olds)?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Students must be signed up for the correct age group. As our classes are combined ages, we want to ensure that our instructors are meeting the needs and challenging the participants in age appropriate ways. Therefore, it is important to register your child for the correct age group.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**How many students will be in my class?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Class size varies depending on the age of students, class topic and studio.  Classes range in size between 6-15 students per class.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Does my child need to attend summer classes for the entire week?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">We strongly encourage your child to attend the full week of our summer classes to get the full experience and to ensure that the students finish their projects. Many projects will take place over multiple days and students will often collaborate and work together, so a participant missing part of camp affects the experience of all students.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Can you pro-rate a week long summer class if my child can not attend the full week?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">No.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Can we carpool with another family to class?**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)"></span><span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Yes, carpooling is not an issue for pick up and drop off. Please let the office know if your student/s will be going home with another family.</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Is student work ever displayed during camp?**</span> We encourage our instructors to have a Friday Reflection time. This will consist of a teacher’s choice “roundtable” type discussion about the student’s artwork, experience that week, or an art show. If the instructor does hold an art show all parents will be notified and can join at the end of class on Friday. <br> <br> <br> <br>