2020 SUMMER ARTS CAMP
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Thank you for your interest in the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s 2020 Summer Arts Camp!

Below, you will find answers to the most frequently asked camp-related questions. If you still have
any lingering questions after reading, please contact us at education@artandculturecenter.org or by
phone at 954-921-3274 ext. 254.

 

We hope to see you this year at Camp!

What programs are available?

For the summer of 2020, the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood has three exciting programs
to choose from based on your child’s age and interest. 

  • LALA (Littlest Actors + Littlest Artists) for ages 4-6

  • YAYA (Youngest Actors + Youngest Artists) for ages 6-12

  • Broadway Actors for ages 8-18

 

When registering for YAYA and LALA, I am asked to select full day, morning, or afternoon. What does this mean?

The summer camp day for YAYA and LALA is divided into two sessions. The morning focuses on the performing arts while the afternoon classes focus on the visual arts. Parents can select full day (for the morning and afternoon session) or just one of the two half-day sessions.

How long is a camp day?

The hours for Broadway Actors and a full-day session in YAYA and LALA are Monday-Friday* from 9am-4pm. The morning half-day session for LALA and YAYA are from 9am-12pm. The afternoon half-day sessions are from 1pm-4pm.

There are Before- and After-Care available for additional fees. See below for more information.

*Camp will not be held on Friday, July 3rd.

Do you provide any before/after care for students?

Yes. Before-Care is from 8 - 9 am and costs $25 per week. After-Care is from 4 - 6 pm and costs $50 per week. Before-/After-Care must reach a minimum number of students in order to be held. If minimum is not met three weeks before the start of the session, will be at risk of being cancelled, at which time payments will be reimbursed. Students in Broadway Actors or Littlest Actors/Littlest Artists will be walked by a Teen Arts Ambassador or staff member (driven if raining or too hot), to/from the Arts School and their exact camp location. Before- and After-Care is held at the Arts School at
1626 Harrison Street, next to the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood.

Where are the camps held/located? 

  • Littlest Actors and Littlest Artists at the ArtsPark at 1 North Young Circle

  • Young Actors and Young Artists at the Arts School, 1626 Harrison Street

  • Broadway Actors at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe Street 

  • Before-Care and After-Care at the Arts School, 1626 Harrison Street

What are the drop off and pick up procedures?

Children must be escorted directly to/from their classes and signed both in and out.

  • Broadway Actors students must enter through the side door of the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center. 

  • Parents of students in Littlest Actors and Littlest Artists should pull up to the ArtsPark building in Young Circle via the driveway to drop students off / pick students up. 

  • Parents of students in Young Actors and Young Artists should park in the lot between the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s main building and the Arts School to drop students off at the Arts School door.

 

Parents must complete a form authorizing any other adults to pick their child up (with proper identification). Students will NOT be released to unauthorized persons. Safety is of highest priority to us. You must bring identification with you every day. Please be prepared to present a valid form of photo identification when picking up a camper at the end of each day of camp. No campers will be released to an adult without valid identification. Again, we do this to ensure the safety of our campers so there will be absolutely no exceptions.

What are the lunch and snack procedures for students?

Students enrolled in full-day sessions are required to bring their own non-perishable lunch, as well as two snacks. Only water in a bottle or sealed container will be permitted in the theater, no other food or drink. We encourage campers to bring a refillable water bottle with them every day. Snacks and lunch will be consumed in the lobby or outside areas.

 

Students enrolled in only the half-day sessions will not stay on site for lunch so, therefore, do not need to bring one with them.

If parents would like to supply food or deserts of any kind to share with other campers, (for example, in celebration of a birthday), parents will first need to gain approval by submitting a snack request form to the education department at least 3 business days in advance. This ensures staff will have appropriate time to send letters home informing the other parents. Food brought in without proper notification will have to be turned away or stored by staff until a letter is sent home with students. 

What should my child wear to camp?

Students must wear comfortable clothes that can get messy and in which they can move freely. Please no skirts, sandals, flip flops, or high heels. Please do not wear anything that wouldn’t be appropriate to wear to school. 

Visual art students can also bring a smock or large t-shirt to wear over clothes. Broadway Actors students may want to bring additional layers, as the theater is sometimes cool. Each student will get one t-shirt per summer included in the registration fee. Additional Art and Culture Center/Hollywood summer camp t-shirts will be available at a cost of $10. Students are not required to wear their t-shirts every day.

What should my child bring with them to camp and what should stay home?

Students who are attending camp for the full day are required to bring their own non-perishable lunch as well as two snacks. For students attending Littlest Actors + Littlest Artists Camp for the full day, there will be a daily relaxation time. Please ensure students have a rest mat to relax on during this quiet time. We also encourage campers to bring a refillable water bottle so as to stay hydrated throughout the day.

What are your health and emergencies policies?

  • Any allergy or medical condition must be noted on the Emergency Information form. Significant conditions must be discussed with education staff before registering.

  • Staff will NOT administer any medication to students.

  • Any staff member who is not feeling well will be asked to stay home to maintain the safety and health of all of the other staff and participants.

  • Any student who becomes too ill to participate in class will be sent home. For students who become seriously ill or injured, the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood staff will call 911 and immediately contact the parent or emergency contact person. 

  • The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is not liable for injuries that may occur on site. 

  • Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is fully prepared to follow and adhere to any health and safety guidelines for group gatherings that may be put into place during camp.

Am I entitled to a refund should our session of Summer Arts Camp be canceled?

Yes. If the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood should need to cancel any session for any reason, you will be entitled to a full or prorated refund based on the number of classes canceled. 

My high schooler needs community service hours. Are there any volunteer opportunities at Summer Arts Camp? 

Arts Aspire is a three-tier college and career readiness program hosted by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. Students ages 14-18 who are interested can submit an application for the Summer Teen Arts Ambassadors Program. Each candidate will be interviewed and also be asked to commit to a number of required hours to participate in this program. Participants gain leadership training, hands-on workplace experience, and community service hours. High school students can continue participation and gain opportunities for paid projects as Arts Associates (ages 17-18) and Arts Apprentices (ages 18-25).

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Art and Culture Center / Hollywood

1650 Harrison St.
Hollywood, FL 33020

954. 921. 3274
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The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.