Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in summer camps and classes at ArtWorks Academy. Summers are busy at AWA. We have so many exciting camps and classes going on, so we want to make sure you have all of your questions answered and are aware of all policies. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Tuition varies by camps and classes. Tuition rates are listed within the description of each camp or class.
Six-Week Summer Classes
A $20.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your child’s spot. The session charge listed, once you enroll, is your remaining balance. The balance is due on June 19.
A $50.00 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your child’s spot. The session charge listed, once you enroll, is your remaining balance. The balance is due two weeks prior to the first day of the camp.
All transfer and withdrawal requests MUST be submitted through the following Change Request Form.
Withdrawal or transfer requests received two weeks prior to the first day of camp or class will be issued a full refund, minus a $25 fee, OR a full credit transfer into another camp or class, based on availability. Refunds will be issued via check within 14 days of the request.
Withdrawals or transfer requests made one week prior to the start of camp or class will be issued a 50% refund OR a full credit transfer into another camp or class, based on availability. Refunds will be issued via check within 14 days of the request.
Withdrawal or transfer requests received less than one week before the start of camp or class will not be issued a refund or a balance transfer to another camp or class.
Most six-week classes are held on the north side of the building in our dance studios. Acting and rehearsals for The Drowsy Chaperone are held at the Loft Theatre, our black box theater space, located on the east side of our building to the left of Alpha Gymnastics.
Most summer camps will start and end their day in our dance studios. If the camp uses the Loft Theatre, our black box theater space, campers will walk together with the instructors to that part of the building. If the camp starts or ends at the Loft Theatre, we will let you know in advance.
Please arrive on time to your class. We ask that you arrive no earlier than five minutes before your child’s class time, to help with traffic flow. Please pick your child up on time. Our instructors have other classes to teach and need to keep all classes on schedule. They cannot do this if they are waiting with a child to be picked up.
All-day summer camps that meet from 9:00 am-4:00 pm have the option of dropping their child off between 8:30-9:00 am and picking them up from 4:00-4:30 pm. Please arrive within those times.
All other camp drop-off and pick-up times are the start and end time of the camp. Please do not arrive any earlier than five minutes before their camp starts and please pick them up on time.
Parents and siblings are asked to wait in our lobby during classes. We find students do much better with minimal distraction and without family members watching them rehearse. You are welcome to bring your laptop and take advantage of the wireless internet connection at our facility. However, you do not need to feel obligated to stay during your child’s class. Please feel free to leave and run errands or have some nice quiet time to yourself! During camps, we ask that parents do not stay, as we use our lobby for snacks and other activities.
Students attending camps can come in clothes that allow for ease of movement. Girls wearing dresses should wear shorts under their dress. If they have dance shoes (and are enrolled in a Dance, Production, or Showstoppers camp), they are welcome and encouraged to bring them. We do not require dance shoes or dance attire for our summer camps.
Students enrolled in six-week dance classes in the summer do need to to follow our dress code, which can be viewed via the link below.
If your child is attending an ArtWorks Academy summer camp, please read further to find out what to expect each day and what your child needs to bring.
Students in dance camps will be provided with a snack. Students in all other half-day camps should bring one snack and a bottle of water
Students need to bring two snacks, a bottle of water, and a lunch. Please make sure their lunch bag/box is labeled.
Students should leave their phone, tablet, and other electronics at home. If you feel they must have their phone for emergency purposes, they must leave it in their bag. If they are continually distracted by their phone during camp, the teacher will have to take it away and hold onto it until the end of the day.
All campers must be able to use the bathroom independently, as our staff is not permitted to enter the bathroom while a child is using it.
Each day students will participate in educational activities that go along with the theme for the camp. Activities vary by camp, but are intended to further each camper’s arts education in a fun, engaging way.
At the end of most camps, there is a short, informal performance for parents. One-day camps, scenic painting camps and A Bug’s Life do not have an end of camp performances.
During the end of camp performance, students will share with their parents what they learned at camp that week. Dance camps will present several short dances in multiple dance styles. Acting Adventure camps present a short play. Showstoppers camps present a short musical or musical revue. The performances take place in our dance studios. Camps with larger enrollments may have two performances and the parents will be split into two audiences, in order to make room for everyone.
Production camps have ticketed performances and not end of camp presentations. See the next section for details.
If your child is enrolled in a production this summer, you will need to purchase tickets to attend their show. Tickets will go on sale the week of the show. The following are ticketed productions:
The above ticket prices do not include the fees charged by our ticketing company.
Show times and number of performances will be announced once enrollment is finalized.
“They really are about finding your child’s strengths, bringing them out and giving them opportunities to shine – all while teaching the arts in a fun, vibrant environment. I think each child feels like they have a family here.” -Lancia B