Q: Does the grade level mean going out of or going into?This is totally your call. Parents make this decision based on scheduling, car pools and maturity/skill levels. To clarify, the Kindergarten age group does NOT include pre-K or junior K.
Q: If we need to miss a day or cancel all together what will happen?A: All sales are final, but if you must cancel due to an emergency, we will do our best to switch you to another week of camp. As far as missed days, we will do our best to get your camper caught up during the rest of their camp session. However, missed days cannot be made up in another camp.
Q: What kinds of projects will they do?A: In general, our camp projects: Teach a variety of skills (building armatures, clay building techniques…), Include several tactile experiences (fiber, wood, paint, clay, wire, paper, glass…), Provide a balance of 2-D and 3-D techniques, And require working in at least 3 scale sizes (S, M, L)
Q: Specifically what projects will they make?A: We plan for 3 major projects and several small ones. We like to take advantage of the consecutive days they’re here, so we create projects with “layers”. This means they will be working on more than one project at a time and some of them for 3-4 days in a row. For a really specific answer, samples can be seen in the studio by late spring–but, we hope you are excited about the experience as a whole, rather than the specific end-product.
Q: How does lunch or snack work?A: The K-2nd grade and 3rd-6th grade campers need to bring a healthy snack please. The 1st-5th grade campers need to bring a sack lunch. They will break together for as long as they need to, in the classroom or at the San Sai outdoor dining area.
Q: How does the dinner out work for grades 6-12thA: For the 6th-12th grader’s evening meal, everyone needs to bring a sack dinner Mon, Tues and Wed. On Thursday, we will go out to dinner at a neighboring restaurant, which is included in the fee—YAY! We will provide a menu for them to choose their meal, order ahead of time and when the food is ready we all walk over and dine together. The kids really enjoy this time, the leaders make sure everyone is sitting together and feeling like part of the group. We walk over and back together.
Q: What should they wear?A: Definitely wear clothes for getting messy. We use artist-quality materials, which includes lots of paint that does not like to come out of clothes.
Q: If I sign my child up for more than one camp will they be doing different projects at the second camp?A: The projects will be the same, but keep in mind, kids LOVE repetition. Actually, repetition is a great opportunity to expand new skills and take them to the next level—similar to other kinds of camp like dance or soccer. Usually we hear comments like “Oh, I LOVE this project!” Multiple projects make for wonderful gift-giving opportunities too.
Q: Is there a discount for signing up for more than one camp?A: No, our camps are already priced as low as we can offer them to you.
Q: What is the camper/counselor ratio:A: We have at least 1 counselor for every 8 campers and of course, there are always plenty of other staff members around if further help is needed.