General Info and Registration

 
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER 2019 
 

REGISTRATION

Registration may take place in person, over the phone, or online until the registration deadline. Click here to download and print our registration form. Confirmation letters will be mailed along with information forms prior to the first day of your session. Please complete and return the health forms before the first day of camp.

PRICING

Crafty Kids Weeks 1 or 2
Full Day: $290 (Members: $275)
Mornings Only: $150 (Members: $140)

Session 1 (no camp 7/4)
Full Day: $500 (Members: $475)
Mornings Only: $260 (Members: $245)

Session 2, 3 or 4
Full Day: $550 (Members: $525)
Mornings Only: $290 (Members: $275)

After Care
$82.50 per week or $18 per day (with the exception of Session 1)

POOL TRIPS

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 a pool towel, bathing suit and sunscreen.

SNACK

The Center provides a snack for the five to six year old campers during the camp program and for all After Care campers.

LUNCH

Full day campers 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.

DRESS

Campers 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.

STAFF

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. Click here to review job information and how to apply. Junior counselors are of high school age (14-17) and are considered counselors-in-training who work on a volunteer basis. Click here to download and print an application. The staff to child ratio is between 1:8 and 1:10. Each session can accommodate up to 45 children.

FACILITIES

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.