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OPEN-STUDIO:  Mon-Wed 10am - 6pm;
Thurs-Sat 10am - 9pm;  Sun Noon - 4pm

Camp FAQ

Have questions about Yucandu Summer Camps? We have answers! Peruse our handy Camp FAQ for all of the info you need to know about Yucandu Summer Camps.

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.

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 are concerned, 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.  Take-home kits are a great solution to cancellations.  If applicable, you can work on your project “kit” to the open-studio for the hourly studio fee.

In general, our camp projects:

  • Teach a variety of skills including building armatures, clay building techniques and more.
  • Include several tactile experiences working with fiber, wood, paint, clay, wire, paper and glass.
  • Provide a balance of 2D and 3D techniques.
  • Work in at least three scale sizes (S, M, L).

We plan for three 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 three to four days in a row. For a really specific answer, samples can be seen in the studio by late spring. We hope you are excited about the experience as a whole, rather than the specific end-product.

The 1st-5th grade campers need to bring a sack lunch, and k-2nd and 3rd-6th grade campers a healthy snack.  They break together for as long as they need in the classroom or at the San Sai outdoor dining area. 

The 6th-8th grader’s need to bring a sack dinner.

They just need to bring a sack dinner.  We do have a refrigerator if needed.

Definitely wear clothes for getting messy. We use artist-quality materials, which includes lots of paint that doesn’t come out of clothes.

We do not offer early drop off for campers.  Our summer hours for the open-studio are:  Mon-Wed 9am-6pm; Thurs-Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 12-4pm.  

The projects will vary a little from month to month. But, keep in mind that 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!”  Similar projects make for wonderful gift-giving opportunities, too.

No, our camps are already priced as low as we can offer them to you.

We have at least one counselor for every eight campers. Of course, there are always plenty of other staff members around if further help is needed.


Please come inside the first day to drop off.  You will need to confirm registration info and cell numbers. After that day, you may drop off at the door.  However, please come inside each day to pick up your camper.

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