Additional Camp Information:
Age and Ability Restrictions
We work closely with our teachers to develop the most favorable age ranges and ability levels for each camp. In order to ensure the success of our programs, we ask that you observe these restrictions when registering your children for camps. CAC makes NO exceptions to the ages or ability levels indicated in the descriptions.
What to Wear and Bring
Kids may get messy, so make sure your child wears appropriate clothing and footwear (sneakers are best; no open-toed shoes.) All clay and glaze materials will wash out of clothing, but a smock or apron might be appropriate for children who are worried about getting clay on their cloths. For wheel classes, kids must bring an old towel with them. CAC will provide all other materials, but if your child has their own tool set, they are welcome to bring them!
Drop off / Pick up
Parents and caregivers should drop off and pick up their children at the specified classroom (Main Classroom, Annex Classroom, or Independent Study Classroom). On the first day, please come into the classroom and fill out an emergency contact form for your child. Please do not drop your child off too early (no more than 5 minutes before class time); pick up your child promptly at the end of class. CAC does offer Early Bird Drop Off for an extra $30/week, which enables you to bring your child at 8:30am instead of 9:00 am. CAC will provide supervision for full-day campers during lunch. There is free parking available in the middle of the municipal parking lot, or on Beech Street.
Campers take a short break in each camp, so please pack a snack for your child and label the bag with his/her name. Parents must supply snacks for each day of camp. Parents of full day campers must provide lunch and 2 snacks. Please note: CAC’s facility is NOT peanut free, and we will be offering special snacks on some days, such as popsicles or cookies. Please notify us 3 weeks in advance if your child has special dietary issues that would affect the other campers and we will do our best to notify parents of the issue.
Completed projects may be picked up two weeks after the camp ends; we will NOT call you when they are ready. We strongly recommend that you bring your child with you to help identify what s/he made. Projects left after September 10 the will be discarded. If you cannot pick up your child's projects by this date, please make arrangements for someone else to pick them up or call the office to make arrangements for a later pick up.
Instructors and Class Content
All instructor listings are subject to change. Students can expect to make new work Monday through Thursday and spend Friday finishing and glazing. Class time will include time for clean-up, an integral part of the process. Class descriptions are subject to change depending on ability levels of participating students.
Your children will be encouraged to create several pieces during class. You can anticipate your child having 4-5 completed works. Please Note: Due to the very nature of clay and the firing process, CAC cannot be responsible for any damage to work caused by poor construction or the firing or glazing processes.
Seeking High School & College Students!
We are looking for reliable high school and college students to help our artist-teachers in the classrooms this summer! If you are good with children and have a little bit of clay experience, we would love to talk to you about a summer internship or volunteer position. Please contact Community Arts Director Ariel Plantz at email@example.com or 914-937-2047 x240 if you are interested.
CAC has a small number of partial scholarships for children, awarded on a need basis. Please call 914-937-2047 X240 for an application form.
Applications can be downloaded here.
Tuition Must Be Paid in Full to Hold Your Reservation
To register: Register online, by phone (914-937-2047 x223) or on site at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10473. Our Programs Coordinator can be reached by phone or found in our SHOP at CAC Monday to Saturday, 10am–4pm.
Morning Camp: 9:00am–12:00pm: $240 members; $260 non-members
Afternoon Camp: 1-4pm: $240 members; $260 non-members
Full-day Camp: (9:00am–4pm): $415 members; $435 non-members
Early Bird Drop-Off: (8:30am) : $30/week
Sibling Discount: 10% off each additional child’s registration (must register simultaneously)
Port Chester Discount: 20% off for Port Chester residents. (Rye Brook not included)
CAC will send confirmation of registration one to two weeks prior to the start of camp. If there is insufficient enrollment, we will cancel the camp, notify registered students and refund all payments in full if the student is not able to transfer into another camp. This cancellation may occur at the very last minute.
REFUND POLICY: Tuition is due in full at time of registration. If a student cancels for any reason up to one week (7 days) before the camp begins, a $25 processing fee will be subtracted from the refund, which will be issued via check. No refunds or transfers will be issued with less than a one-week (7 days) notice. Tuition can not be pro-rated. There are no make-up sessions. Camps usually fill quickly, so please register early!