Summer Art Camps: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age policy?
Summer camps are organized into age groups as follows: 4–5 years, 6–8 years, and 9–12 years. Please register your child according to his or her age as of August 31, 2020. Siblings of any age may share a screen and participate in camp activities at no additional expense, but all activities will be developmentally appropriate for the intended age group. Sibling art kits are available for $30.
 
What if I have two children in the same age group? Do I need to register both children?
Please do let us know all children who will be participating in the virtual camp, but you only need to pay for one full registration per camp. Siblings are welcome to share a screen and join in on the daily fun at no additional charge. Your full registration will include one art kit. If desired, you may purchase additional art kits for $30 each.
 
What is the refund policy?
In the event that you need to cancel your camp registration, you must email familyprograms@DMA.org to process your cancellation and any refund. The refund scale is as follows:
 
Full refund = cancellation made more than four weeks prior to the first day of the registered camp
50% refund = cancellation made two to four weeks prior to the first day of the registered camp
No refund = cancellation made less than two weeks prior to the first day of the registered camp
If a camp is canceled by the DMA, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly.
Camps are non-transferable.
 
How will virtual camps be facilitated?
Caregivers will receive a link by email to a private, closed Microsoft Teams meeting prior to the start of each day of camp. When camp begins at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., you will sign into the meeting and we'll take it from there! We will spend the two hours looking at images of works of art in the DMA's collection, talking about what we notice, playing drawing games, completing at-home challenges (like scavenger hunts or silly talent shows), and creating art. There will always be two adults in the virtual meeting to supervise and support the campers. Campers will work on at least one art project each day and are welcome to continue working on their art after the daily virtual session concludes.
 
What equipment do I need for virtual art camp?
Live daily camp sessions will be run via Microsoft Teams. You do not need any special software installed on your devicea link will be emailed to you to access the meeting. Your camper will need a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet with microphone and video capabilities that can connect to the internet.
 
What art supplies does my child need for camp?
We recommend that you have the following basic art supplies on hand:
  • Crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Blank paper (copier paper is fine)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Elmer's glue
  • Clear tape
  • A smock or apron for painting projects
  • Something to protect your table or work surface

All other supplies will be included in your art kit.

What kind of supervision will my child require for virtual art camp?
Most art projects and camp activities are planned so that your child may work independently; however, some activities, especially for the 4-5 year old age group, may occasionally require an adult's help. We will notify you in advance if an adult needs to be nearby for a particular project.
 
I need a full-day option for camp. What should I do?
Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer full-day options. You are welcome to sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions in the same week, but we will not be providing any sort of lunchtime supervision or entertainment.
 
What will my child make at camp?
Our campers tell us every year that making art is their favorite thing about camp! You can expect that your child will make at least one project per day, or work on a more involved and elaborate project throughout the week. Projects vary from camp to camp and may include paintings, collages, drawings, weavings, sculptures, found art, and/or performances.