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. 

If you have a special needs child, please contact Kelly O'Sullivan at communityarts@clayartcenter.org, to assess if we can adequately accomidate them saftely.

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). 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 $40/week, which enables you to bring your child at 8:30am instead of 9:00 am. If you are not pre-registered as an Early bird, please do not bring your child earlier than 8:55am. 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. 


Snack Break

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. 

Full Day Campers: A teacher will escort the camper to the office for a staff supervised lunch. Please provide a lunch and drink for your child (we have a water cooler) and we will provide the activities. 

Completed Projects

Completed projects may be picked up two weeks after the camp ends; we will NOT call you when they are ready. We WILL email you when they are ready so please keep an eye on your emails from us. When you come to pick up, we strongly recommend that you bring your child with you to help identify what s/he made. Projects left after October 1 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. 

All materials and firing are included in the cost of the class.


Photography During Camp
We often take photos during camp for promotional and educational use. We do not disclose any personal information such as name or age of the children. Should you wish for us to NOT use your child’s photo, please inform the office. 

 

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