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What to Look for in an Art Camp

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Art camp is another option for summer child care.

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The Benefits of Art Camp for Kids:

At art camp, kids can further develop their:
  • artistic ability
  • creativity
  • social skills
  • self-confidence
  • and more

What to Look for in a Quality Program:

When inquiring about art camps in your area, be sure to ask the following questions:
  • What types of programs do you offer?
  • What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
  • Do you do background checks?
  • What security precautions do you take?
  • Are medical personnel on staff?
  • What would happen in the event of an emergency?
  • Do you offer transportation to and from camp? If so, is there an additional fee?
  • Do you offer early drop off early/late pick up?
  • What is the cost?
  • What does a typical schedule at your art camp look like?

Where to Find an Art Camp Near You:

Contact local art museums and ask whether they offer a day camp option. In addition, you can also search for "painting studios" in your local business directory, look for art camps online, and ask your child's teachers, as well as fellow parents, for recommendations.

Typical Art Camp Activities:

Art camps offer many fun and exciting activities, such as:
  • drawing
  • painting
  • sculpture
  • crafts
  • and more

For more options, read 10 Affordable Summer Camp Options.

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