Registration may take place in person, over the phone, or online until the registration deadline. Confirmation letters will be mailed along with information forms prior to the first day of your session. Please complete and return the health forms with your payment.
Conklin Pool is a 5-minute bus ride away, and provides supervised free swim for our full-day campers each Wednesday afternoon. The pool is life-guarded and counselors are in each part of the pool to supervise. Pool trips during Sessions 1-4 only. Please remember to provide your child with his or her own pool towel, bathing suit and sunscreen.
The Center provides a snack for the five to six year old students during the camp program and for all After Care campers.
Full day students should bring their own lunch, clearly labeled, in a brown bag or lunch box. Lunches can be refrigerated. In good weather, lunch is eaten outside on the Art Center’s grounds.
Students should dress for the sometimes messy work of active art projects. Smocks and towels for the pool should be marked with your child's name. On scheduled swim days, please send bathing suits and towels. We will change at the Center before going to the pool.
EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
There will be an exhibition reception and performance on the final Friday of each session from 2-3pm. Parents and friends are welcome. We'll share a treat and campers can take their creations home with them.
Our program is staffed by Art Center faculty chosen for their ability as artists and teachers. Camp counselors are of college age and are hired based on their previous experience with children and art education. Junior counselors are of high school age and are considered counselors-in-training who work on a volunteer basis. The staff to child ratio is between 1:8 and 1:10. Each session can accommodate up to 45 children.
The Cheltenham Center for the Arts is located at 439 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham, PA 19012. The facility includes spaces dedicated to children's classes and camp for 2-D work, 3-D work, and ceramics, as well as use of our theatre. Students are taught the safe use of appropriate equipment under careful supervision. The Bernard H. Berger theater seats 100 and is used for some classes and for performances. The theater and studio spaces are all air-conditioned: the large gallery space which is occasionally used is not air conditioned. The Center is adjacent to the lovely Tookany Creek Park.