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Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29, 2024
Draw, paint, sculpt and more!

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Summer Arts Camps 
June 24 – August 30, 2024
10 weeks of summer fun!

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November 7th & 8th, 2024

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SUMMER ART CAMPS 2024

2024 summer camps have been released! Enroll before March 27th for our cheapest price of the season!

Get creative and inspired this summer in our visual and performing arts summer camps! Our 9 am – 5pm camps occur June 24 – August 30. Our teen morning camps occur 9 am – 12 pm July 8 – August 16.

FOR GENERAL CAMP QUESTIONS, call 609.716.1931 or email us at kirsten@westwindsorarts.org

 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT OUR 2024 SUMMER CAMP:

  • 1-week, Full-day camps available June 24 – August 30
  • Full-day camp hours are from 9 am – 5 pm
  • Our camps are weekdays only
  • We offer half-day camp options for teens 13 – 17 only from 9 am – 12 pm, July 8 – August 16
  • Some camps require a 2-week registration to participate: Acting Camp (July 8 – 19) and Fashion Design Camp (August 5 – 16)
  • Our 9 am – 5pm summer camps are for campers ages 6-13
  • Drop off is 8:45 am – 9:15 am and Pick up is 4:45 – 5:15 pm
  • We do not offer single day registrations for our camps

 

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL CAMP DAY LOOK LIKE?

08:45 am – 09:15 am: Camper drop off
09:15 am – 10:30 am: Art activities
10:30 am – 10:45 am: Snack-time
10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Art activities
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Outdoor lunch-time
12:30 pm – 01:15 pm: Outdoor recess
01:15 pm – 03:00 pm: Art activities
03:00 pm – 03:15 pm: Snack-time
03:15 pm – 04:45 pm: Light activities and games
04:45 pm – 05:15 pm: Camper pick-up

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to contact Kirsten Sanford, Education Manager at kirsten@westwindsorarts.org to discuss concerns and accommodations of your child as early as possible.  

Summer Camps FAQ

What Should I Send With My Child Each Day in Camp?
  • A refillable water bottle, clearly marked with your child’s first and last name. 
  • A smock! We can get messy in our camps, so all students should either bring an old, oversized t-shirt or smock or wear clothing they don’t mind getting dirty or stained.
  • A change of clothing in case of an accident and a light jacket.
  • Campers should wear comfortable clothing with closed toe shoes.
  • Any needed allergy or other medication (with advanced notification, clear directions on administration, clearly marked with your child’s first and last name).
  • A healthy, nutritious lunch. Buying options are not available.
  • Two snacks, one for the morning and one for the afternoon. Please make sure to make this distinction for your child so they have enough to eat for the day.
  • Bug spray and sunscreen. Campers will be outdoors for lunch and a 45 minute walk and recess at the park.
What Shouldn't I bring to Camp?
  • NUTS. We are a nut-free camp since so many campers have severe allergies. Feel free to send sunbutter for lunch as a substitute.
  • Candy, gum, or soda. We are mindful about children’s consumption of sugary snacks since it does impact their ability to focus and enjoy their camp day.
  • All electronic devices including phones, tablets, iPods, etc. Any of these devices will be confiscated and returned at the end of the camp day. Older campers with cell phones will be asked to leave their device in a bag or backpack during the duration of camp.
  • Stuffed animals and toys that may distract your child.
What Opportunities are there for Teens?

New this year are 6 weeks of summer camp programs for teens, ages 13 – 17. Spaces are very limited. If your teen wants to stay in the afternoon as well, they can choose to volunteer in our younger student camps.

Are there Before or Aftercare Options?

We offer before care options from 8:00 am – the start of camp at 9 am for summer camps. Students should bring breakfast to eat and a quiet activity to do, such as a book to read or a puzzle book, etc. Students are also welcome to draw or sketch during this time. At least 1 weeks notice must be given to the Education Manager of attendance for before care. We currently do not offer aftercare options for our camp. All campers must be picked up by 5:15 pm.

When Can I Drop and Pick Up my Camper?

Regular drop off occurs from 8:45 am – 9:15 am in the parking lot, towards the back of the building. Parents must park, walk their child(ren) over to the check in desk, and sign in their child(ren) each day. Pick up occurs from 4:45 – 5:15 pm in the lobby, so parents must park, walk inside the building to the lobby and sign out their child(ren), and which point a counselor will bring out the child(ren) into the lobby to go home. Parents can do an early pick up or late drop off, but please email or notify the Education Manager as soon as possible. On rainy days, drop off will occur in the lobby, so parents will need to park and walk inside the building.

CAMP REFUND POLICIES

SUMMER CAMP REFUND/CREDIT POLICY 2024
Updated 1.16.2024
Policy subject to change without advance notice

Cancellations arising due to an Act of God will be credited to a similar future event. 
Camp fees may be refunded, as noted below, less the non-refundable registration fee of $100 per 2-week camp and $50 per 1-week camp. Written notification must be sent to Kirsten Sanford, Education Manager at Kirsten@westwindsorarts.org

Full Refund: Camp fees are fully refundable (less the non-refundable registration fee of $50 or $100) with written notification received by Friday, April 26, 2024.
Partial Refund: 75% of camp fees (less non-refundable registrations fee April 27 -June 12, 2024)
No Refund: issued if a child is sent home from camp due to behavioral issues or if a camper decides not to attend the program or leaves early for any reason.
Refunds requested after June 12, 2024 OR if the camp is not a good fit for your child:
The WWAC will offer a partial credit, (less nonrefundable registration fee) to be used for an alternate camp.  Credits for camps fees can be used towards camp registrations until the final week of camp, August 26 – 30, 2024. Parents are encouraged to work with Kirsten Sanford, Education Manager. 
Medical Refund: A camper is eligible for a full refund (less non-refundable registration fee) if he/she is unable to attend camp due to medical reasons. A note from the physician must accompany the written request. If the camper attends any portion of the camp, the amount of the refund for the remaining days will be calculated based on camp fee paid minus prorated for days attended and the non-refundable $50 – $100 registration fee.

SPRING BREAK CAMP REFUND/CREDIT POLICY 2024
Updated 1.24.2024
Policy subject to change without advance notice

Cancellations arising due to an Act of God will be credited to a similar future event. 
Camp fees may be refunded, as noted below, less the non-refundable registration fee of $50 per 1-week camp and $25 per 1-Day camp. Written notification must be sent to Kirsten Sanford, Education Manager at Kirsten@westwindsorarts.org

Full Refund: Camp fees are fully refundable (less the non-refundable registration fee of $25 for single day registration or $50 for full-week registration) with written notification received by Monday, February 26, 2024.
Partial Refund: 75% of camp fees (less non-refundable registrations fee February 27 – March 11, 2024)
No Refund: issued if a child is sent home from camp due to behavioral issues or if a camper decides not to attend the program or leaves early for any reason.
Refunds requested after March 11, 2024 OR if the camp is not a good fit for your child:
The WWAC will offer a partial credit, (less nonrefundable registration fee) to be used for an alternate camp. Parents are encouraged to work with Kirsten Sanford, Education Manager. 
Medical Refund: A camper is eligible for a full refund (less non-refundable registration fee) if he/she is unable to attend camp due to medical reasons. A note from the physician must accompany the written request. If the camper attends any portion of the camp, the amount of the refund for the remaining days will be calculated based on camp fee paid minus prorated for days attended and the non-refundable $25 or $50 registration fee.

PARENT/CAREGIVER ILLNESS RESPONSIBILITY

Please review the safety procedures with your children before the start of their camp session. We require you to monitor your child’s health and ask you to notify Kirsten Sanford, Education Manager, by phone at 609-716-1931 immediately if your child shows any indication of illness. For the health and safety of all, parents are requested to keep the child at home if they show any signs of illness. A child displaying symptoms of illness during the day will be separated from other campers and the parent/caregiver must pick up the child as soon as possible for the safety of others. In the event a parent/caregiver in the family has been exposed to a person with a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 infection or its variants or has tested positive with COVID-19 antibodies, this parent/caregiver has the responsibility to a) not send the child to camp, and b) notify WWAC of the situation so appropriate measures can be taken for the safety of others. 

ACCESSIBILITY

The West Windsor Arts Council strives to make the arts accessible for all people with different abilities and needs. WWAC is fully committed to ensuring that accessibility guidelines and requirements as set forth by the federal government and state of New Jersey are implemented. WWAC encourages families to discuss with us their needs so we can make a plan to accommodate them. Upon request, and with 2 weeks notice, specific accommodations will be made subject to our available resources. Even if your child has not been formally diagnosed, please let us know how we can best help him/her feel comfortable and be successful at our camp.