Summer Camp FAQ

What is the difference between SAUU and Arts&Rec?
Campers participating in SAUU will spend all of their time (half day or full day) at The Umbrella participating in art based activities. ARTS&REC is a full day partnership camp where children will spend the morning portion participating in recreational activities organized and facilitated through Concord Recreation and then spend lunch and the remainder of the day with The Umbrella participating in art activities and learning.
 
Are there any forms or documents I need to fill out?
The following form is required for ALL campers as well as a copy of immunizations and recent physical signed by physician
 
 
Question or problems obtaining these documents should be brought to our attention immediately. The Board of Health requires that we have these forms on file— all documents for campers registered must be returned or they will not be eligible to attend camp.
 
Please feel free to download and submit the necessary documents at any point. The earlier we have this information, the better - and the less likely we will need to call you at home...on your cell...at work....you get the point.
 
Which group will my child be in?
Generally*, groups will be divided as follows:
  • RED: Pre-K (Ages, 4-5)
  • GREEN: K (Ages, 5-6)
  • BLUE: 1st Grade (Ages, 6-7)
  • PURPLE: 2nd Grade (Ages, 7-8)
  • ORANGE: 3rd- 4th Grade (Ages, 8-10)
  • YELLOW: 5th- 8th Grade (Ages, 10-14)
*groups are subject to change based on number of enrollments.
 
Will my child bring home art at the end of each day?
At the beginning of each week, your child will create and decorate a bag that will be used to transport all artwork home at the end of the week. We encourage bringing artwork home at the END of each week so that campers can easily keep track of their artwork and be inspired to make changes and modifications to existing artwork if they choose to.
 
Does my child need to have artistic talent to participate in SAUU or Arts&Rec?
If you have a reluctant artist at home, they are still welcome to join SAUU or Arts&Rec. Learning, growing, and experimenting through art is at the heart of what we do. Small classes ensure plenty of individual attention and a supportive, nurturing environment ensures that everyone will receive the guidance and assurance they need in order to succeed in the arts. 
 
What should my child bring with them each day?
If your child is participating in our half day program, they should bring a water bottle. Snack will be provided in the morning session. If your child will be joining us for the full day session, they should bring water and a NUT-FREE lunch.
 
Will my child get to choose what they do each day?
A great aspect of Summer Arts Under the Umbrella and Arts&Rec is that children are exposed to as many art mediums as possible. This gives them a chance to discover the arts as a whole and discover new mediums that they might have the chance to experience otherwise!
 
I have two children who will attend camp together – do I receive a discount?
A tuition discount of 10% off each registration is available when two or more children are registered for the same week(s).
 
Do you offer tuition assistance?
A limited amount of tuition assistance is offered through a scholarship fund to cover tuition costs for families in need.
 
Can my child be grouped with a friend?
Yes, we will do our best to group friends or siblings together as long as they are close to the same age. This information should be brought to the attention of SAUU Director or Program Coordinator as soon as possible in order for us to accommodate any request.
 
More questions?
Additional questions about our Summer Camps:

Jason Springer, Director of Education
Jason@theumbrellaarts.org or 978-371-0820 X202
 
Danielle Moriarty, Education Associate
Danielle@theumbrellaarts.org or 978-371-0820 X204