Who can attend the camp?
Summer Camp is open to Incoming 1st graders through 7th graders.
Where does the camp take place?
Summer Camp takes place at our Creativita studio location: 7512 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois.
When does camp happen?
Summer Camp hours are 9:00am – 12:00pm, Monday through Friday. We offer nine 1-week long morning sessions. Space in our summer camp program is limited to 12 children per session.
What are the session options?
Session One: June 15th - 19th — Campers will dot like Seurat, paint like Van Gogh, and make their own Frida inspired self portrait. This session ends with a student showcase on the evening of Monday, June 22nd at 6:00pm.
Session Two: June 22nd - 26th — Campers will let nature inspire our projects, from what we create including what we create with. This session ends with a student showcase on the evening of Monday, June 29th at 6:00pm.
Session Three: June 29th - July 3rd — Campers will be creating projects inspired by other cultures while learning about friends near and far. This session ends with a student showcase on the evening of Monday, July 6th at 6:00pm.
Session Four: July 6th - 10th — Campers are inspired by all kinds of critters and creatures during session four. This session ends with a student showcase on the evening of Monday, July 13th at 6:00pm.
Session Five: July 13th - July 17th — Campers will create magical art projects and have mystical activities that have wizardly themes. This session ends with a student showcase on the evening of Monday, July 20th at 6:00pm.
Session Six: July 20th - July 24th — Campers will be inspired by everything beach and water during this session. This session ends with a student showcase on the evening of Monday, July 27th at 6:00pm.
Session Seven: July 27th - July 31st — Campers will be inspired by outer space creating projects that have galaxy themes, and beyond. This session ends with a student showcase on the evening of Monday, August 3rd at 6:00pm.
Session Eight: August 3rd - August 7th — Campers will create art projects that are inspired by DINOSAURS. This session ends with a student showcase on the evening of Monday, August 10th at 6:00pm.
Session Nine: August 10th - August 14th — Campers will create magical art projects with unicorn, narwhals, caticorns, and rainbow themes. This session ends with a student showcase on the evening of Monday, August 17th at 6:00pm.
What is the cost?
The price for Summer Art Camp is $200 per session.
Who staffs the camp?
Art studio owner and Mom-trepenuer Jessica will be leading the kids through activities and art projects each week of camp.
What are the camp classes like?
Each camp session has projects that are related to the weekly theme. Campers will work with a variety of materials including canvas, paper, mosaic, glass, pottery, fused glass, wood board, and clay.
Does my child need to wear anything special to camp?
Because our campers will be working with a variety of art materials, we ask that all children wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on.
Is participation in the showcase the following Monday evening mandatory?
Participation in the showcase is encouraged but not mandatory. If you are not able to join us, we are happy to keep each campers artwork for pick up during studio business hours.
What should my child bring to camp every day?
Each day at our camp is packed full of creative activities, so all campers should bring a nutritious morning snack. Snack foods cannot cooked at our studio.
Additionally, campers should bring a durable, screw-top water bottle that should be filled at home every morning. Small backpacks or bags are allowed, but please try to limit the amount of items your child brings to camp. Please label your child’s belongings. We are not responsible for anything lost or misplaced.
What should my child NOT bring to camp?
Please do not allow your child to bring any toys, trading cards, dolls, stuffed animals, or personal electronic devices to camp. If any of these items accompany your child to camp, they will be set aside and sent home at the end of the camp day.
Do you take field trips? Do you go outside?
We do not take field trips, but occasionally we embark upon a walking adventure around the neighborhood to explore nature! During our time outside, children will be closely supervised.
I'm concerned about sun exposure. Do the children wear sunscreen if they go outside?
Yes! We are really invested in sun protection at our camp, and we supply (30 SPF or above) sunscreen to all campers. We will help all children apply sunscreen before going outside. If your child is allergic to a particular sunscreen or sunscreen ingredient, please let us know ahead of time so that we can help your child avoid the allergen.
Is there a camp orientation?
Yes! There is a 15-minute orientation for all summer camp parents on the Monday morning of the first day of each camp session.
What kind of medical and emergency information do you need for my child?
We take medical situations and health care very seriously at our camp. Once you register your child for camp we will send you a Camper Information Form. You will need to fill out this form and send it back to us asap. No one will be allowed to attend camp without this signed form! If your child needs to receive (or potentially receive) medicine (including an Epi-Pen) while at camp, you will note this on your form and provide a signed approval note from your child's physician. Our camp cannot administer any medications without this form.
Do you administer First Aid? How do you handle emergency medical situations?
Minor bruises, bumps, bug bites, and wounds will be taken care of at camp. If anything more serious arises, we will contact you immediately. If emergency care is required, we will call an ambulance, which will go to the closest medical facility.
What do you do to accommodate children with allergies, intolerances, or special medical conditions?
We take life-threatening allergies, intolerances, and special medical conditions very seriously at our summer camp. Parents of campers with serious allergies or serious medical conditions will develop an Allergy Action Plan or Medical Action Plan with Jessica before camp begins.
Do you allow nuts at your camp?
While our camp is nut-free, our studio may not be. Please make sure your child's lunch bag and backpack are free of all peanuts, tree nuts, and nut products. While we are committed to monitoring foods and responsibly limiting potential food allergens, Creativita studio can, in no way, guarantee a 100% nut-free or allergen-free environment, and therefore cannot be labeled as an allergen-free or nut-free school or camp. We ask that all camp parents discuss allergies with their camper beforehand, and explain to their child the importance of washing hands before AND after eating, not sharing/trading food, and respecting the needs of campers with severe and/or life-threatening allergies. Our staff works with all campers to reinforce the importance of hand washing, not sharing foods, and respecting the needs of campers with severe and/or life-threatening allergies.
May I send treats with my camper to share with the other children?
We're sorry, but treats, including birthday treats, are not allowed at camp.
Is there a uniform?
No, the children do not wear a uniform. We do ask that all children dress comfortably in clothes you wouldn't mind getting paint on. It's also best for everyone if your camper leaves distracting jewelry and accessories at home.
Does your camp offer an extended hours program?
This summer camp does not offer an extended hours program.
What are your drop-off and pick-up procedures and attendance policies?
Campers are to be dropped off at 9:00 AM and picked up from summer camp at 12:00pm.
In the mornings, you will sign your child in. At the end of the camp day, your child will be available for pick-up at 12:00pm. At pick up, you MUST come into the studio to sign out your child before your child leaves the premises.
What if my child has a doctor appointment or another activity? Can I pick up my child early from camp?
If you need to pick up your child before 12:00 PM, you are welcome to do so. Please notify Jessica of any absences (or special pick-ups) as early as possible.
Contact Jessica with additional questions or for more details (312-848-4364)