Art camps provide opportunities for children to express their creativity in a well-organized, flexible environment. Children are encouraged to explore, experiment and develop their own ideas with plenty of interaction with the instructors and counselors.

Financial Aid
Financial assistance is available for eligible families. Children may receive financial assistance for more than one camp. Number of awards is based on the total number of applicants. For information call 412/361-0455. The Art Camps 2003 financial aid application deadline is Saturday, May 10, 2003 by 5:00 pm.

Daily Schedule
Most art camps have multiple sections, with each section limited to a maximum of sixteen children. During a typical art camp, children will spend the day participating two or three art activity periods, each with a different instructor. There is a mid-morning, a lunch break and a mid-afternoon break. Children are under the supervision of our camp counselors during the day.

Age of Campers
Please note age requirements of each camp. Only those of appropriate age will be admitted. Five year olds must have completed one full year of kindergarten in order to enroll in full-day camps.

Placement with Other Campers
If you would like your child to be placed in the same camp section as another child, you must indicate this at the time of registration. While we try to accommodate all requests, placement of the children must coincide with our age and group size restrictions and cannot be guaranteed.

Special Needs
Our goal is to provide an enjoyable experience for all of our campers. To assist us in accomplishing this goal, we ask that you discuss any disabilities or special needs your child has which may impact his/her participation in an art camp. Please call 412/361-0455 ext. 366.

Half-Day Camps
During some weeks, children have the option of registering for two half-day camps during the same week. Supervision will be provided during the lunch break between camps.

Children attending art camps should bring a non-perishable lunch and drink labeled with their first and last name. We suggest that campers also bring a snack for the mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

Precamp and Postcamp
Precamp and postcamp hours are available. The program includes age-appropriate outdoor activities, games and visual art projects in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Fees are nonrefundable. Extended hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 9:00 am and 3:00 - 6:00 pm. The cost per child is $5 per day for precamp and $15 per day for postcamp. To ensure that adequate staffing is available, arrangements for precamp and postcamp should be made at the time of registration. Children may not be left unattended at the Center School. If parents/guardians would like children to stay on-site before or after camp, they must be registered for pre- or postcamp.

Additional Information
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts reserves the right to discard any artwork left at the conclusion of each week of art camp. An information packet, including an emergency contact form, drop off and pick up procedures and a map, will be mailed to parents/guardians approximately one week prior to the start of each camp. Due to kiln firing schedules, artwork from all clay and ceramics camps will be ready for pick-up approximately two weeks after the camp ends.