Last updated 5/12/21

What might be different during my child’s time this summer because of COVID-19, and how should I prepare?

Most of what our campers love about camp will still be part of this summer’s experiences. Camps will happen with smaller groups and increased diligence. We are working hard to do our part to control the risk of spreading COVID-19. We've recently updated our Summer 2021 COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Procedures. These include things you should do before and during camp to help keep yourself and everyone at camp safe.


What happens if safety guidance changes before my child arrives at camp?

Our protocols and procedures are based on current guidance and are subject to change. Please know that we’ll continue to pay close attention to COVID-19 conditions and will update any modifications as needed. Information will be shared regularly through social media, email, and website updates. Please check back often for the most current information.


What COVID-19 safety precautions might be part of my child’s time at camp this summer? 

Information concerning pre-camp requirements and specific protocols for your time at camp will be emailed three weeks prior to the start of camp. These include requiring masks and physical distancing in common areas, lots of handwashing, campers staying in classroom cohorts to minimize contact with other onsite groups or staff, reducing group sizes, and maximizing time outdoors when possible. We will make adjustments to safety protocols as necessary, following state and national health information.


Will my camper have to wear a mask while attending camp?

All staff, teachers, and interns are vaccinated and are also not required to wear masks while indoors. Vaccinated teen campers are not required to wear masks while indoors. Unvaccinated campers ARE required to wear properly fitting masks that cover both the nose and mouth while at camp. Campers bring two clean masks for each day of camp. This is based on current safety information and is subject to changeCampers will not need to wear face masks while eating and drinking when outside. During inclement weather, campers will eat inside while wearing face shields. 


 Will my camper need to take a COVID-19 test in order to attend camp?

Testing your camper for COVID-19 prior to arrival at camp is not currently required of all campers, but may be necessary based on some circumstances, i.e. recent international travel or known exposure to someone with COVID-19.


What happens if someone gets sick during camp? Will everyone have to go home?

We anticipate that the pre-camp information, precautions, proactive mitigation measures, and operational changes we are implementing while campers are onsite will allow all campers, staff, and interns to enjoy their full week at camp. However, if a camper, staff, or intern presents with COVID-19 symptoms during camp, that person, and all campers and staff with their cohort, will be isolated and most likely be sent home.


Is there anything extra I will need to bring this year?

Campers need to bring two clean well-fitting face masks for each day of camp. For half-day camps, we recommend bringing a water bottle and a snack. For full-day camps, we recommend a water bottle, two snacks, and a lunch. We will have snacks and juice boxes available to purchase for $1 each.


Why are we asking our campers’ families to also follow COVID-19 safety guidelines?

To be able to have a fun and safe summer for all campers, each individual needs to be responsible for the safety of themselves as well as others. This responsibility extends to family members or others that are in close contact with campers.  


What are the before, during, and after camp policies and procedures related to COVID-19?

Information concerning pre-camp requirements and specific protocols for your time at camp were emailed to you recently. We ask that all campers intentionally limit possible exposure for 14 days prior to camp. Please create a plan to intentionally limit exposure outside of your household, avoid social gatherings, wash your hands frequently, and always wear a face mask when in public for the 14 days before you arrive at camp.


Will you require staff, teachers, and interns to be vaccinated in order to work at camp?  

All of our staff, teachers, and interns are vaccinated.


What is the cancellation/refund policy this year?

If Articulture needs to cancel a camp due to a COVID exposure at camp, you will be notified and receive a refund for the days that the camp did not run.

If a camper needs to cancel, we will provide an opportunity to possibly transfer to a later class or a full refund in the event of illness, COVID-19 exposure, or a family emergency. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to request a refund. A refund will be issued only if requested. All camper cancellations must be received in writing at

Our general refund policies have not changed.

  • 14 or more days prior to the start of camp, we will give a full refund minus a $25 processing fee for each class.
  • Less than 14 days prior to the start of camp, no refund will be issued.
  • A no call/no show to camp will result in forfeit of all payments.

For more information regarding our refund policy, visit our website.


How can I support Articulture during this time?

We are so thankful for your support of our programming. Now, more than ever, your support is critical to helping our camps, classes, and workshops to remain healthy, thrive, and move forward. We would also welcome your financial gift during this challenging time. Visit the ‘Make a Gift’ section on our website to learn more.


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