We Are Located At:
449 Highway #72, Suite 113
Collierville, TN 38017
Summer Art Camps 2020
Updates Regarding Covid awareness and procedures:
We ARE having camp (cue confetti). We want the kids to feel like they can relax and have fun but we also want to make sure we are giving them a safe environment to do so. Our groups are already small, however, we will be limiting the amount of groups we will have to make sure that the kids have enough space to do their art safely. Therefore, if you want to come to art camp, it is imperative that you register as soon as you know which week(s) you need. Below are a lot of the precautions we are taking. We will send it specific instructions for your week of camp later on. Accordingly, we will stay updated on CDC guidelines and reopening plans.
***To best help the efficiency of cleaning the art supplies, each child will get their own set of art supplies to use during the week (pencils, erasers, watercolors, paintbrushes, markers, etc). They will keep everything in large ziplock bags. At the end of the week, we will disinfect all the supplies to use the next week in new bags.
We will be taking the extra precautions based on CDC suggestions and guidelines. Such as:
Wash hands often with soap and water.
Clean hands upon arrival.
Take temperature upon arrival.
Stagger arrival and departure times.
Classes will include the same group each day, and the same teacher will be with that group each day.
Limit mixing of kids by staggering lunch and snack times.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.This will include doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, countertops, potties, desks, and chairs.
Emphasize to the kids to cover cough and sneezes.
Teachers will wear masks. Child masks are encouraged but not mandatory.
Distancing as much as we can within their groups.
Play breaks that do not have require close proximity or touching.
Require sick children and staff to stay home.
Communicate to staff the importance of being vigilant for symptoms and staying in touch with me if or when they start to feel sick.
Establish procedures to ensure children and staff who come to camp or become sick while at camp are sent home as soon as possible.
Keep sick children and staff separate from well children and staff until they can be sent home.
Sick staff members should not return to work until they have met the criteria to discontinue home isolation.
The High Level Scoop
Our fun & enriching half day programs educate, inspire & entertain your creative young artists! Variety is the spice of life so all of our camps offer a wide range of project topics and supplies that will spark their creativity & expose them to a stimulating mix of age-appropriate art techniques each day.
Summer camps give us time to dive into lengthier projects like papier mache, batik painting, assemblage sculpture or clay. For our die-hard campers who return week after week, we catalog all projects each student has completed & make every effort to avoid repeating projects!
We strive to create a welcoming environment that fosters your child's creativity and individuality, where new friendships blossom and kids get time to collaborate with other camp-mates as well. Each day, we plan a well-paced line up of projects, involving a wide variety of materials and art principles. We throw in a theme or problem and the campers get to decide how to apply their interests to make their art. We might start the day with a watercolor painting project, and then finish a papier mache project from the day before. Throughout the week, students could have the chance to explore clay, painting, drawing, acrylic, water color, chalk pastel, oil pastel, sculpture, papier mache, collage, printmaking, etc! As necessary, students are split into age groups to work on age and developmentally appropriate projects. We will also work on a few group projects that will be displayed at the summative art show!
A short break half way through each day allows for a healthy snack & play break. Your budding super stars are washed up and ready to go right at pick-up. Be prepared, as they will have (slightly drippy) projects in hand that they are beaming to tell you about!
Full day campers will have two snack breaks and a lunch break. Making art makes you hungry! :)
Kids will be in groups according to age (ages 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, etc).
Teacher to student ratio is 8:1 (ages 4-6), 10:1 (ages 7-12)
All teachers have experience with children and have gone through a background check.
First aid and emergency plans in place, with CPR trained staff.
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Kids will be one group of no more than 8 kids.
We will only have one group per session.
All teachers have experience with children and have gone through a background check.
First aid and emergency plans in place, with CPR trained staff.
We offer morning, afternoon, and/or full day camps for the weeks below.
**The camps do not have a specific theme for the week. Each week will have different projects and challenges. Each day will have its own theme or problem like "All about Me", "Great Adventures", "Surprises", "I Wonder If...", etc. This way, the kids can incorporate their own interests instead of a specific labels (fairy tales, minecraft, aliens, animals, etc). This also gives parents a wider variety of dates to choose from.
Morning - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Full Day - 9:00am - 4:00pm (Collierville location only)
Week 1: May 26th-29th (Collierville location only)
Week 2: June 1st-5th
Week 3: June 8th-12th
Week 4: June 15th-19th
Week 5: June 22nd-26th
Week 6: June 29th-July 3rd
Week 7: July 6th-10th
Week 8: July 13th-17th
Week 9: July 20th-24th
Week 10: July 27th-31st
Week 11: August 3rd-7th
-->Early drop-off and late pick up options available at registration. $5 per child, per day, for each time needed. (Collierville location only)
**Summer Art Show & Reception:
Each week, teachers will be collecting artwork from each camper to be shown in our summative art show. Feel free to invite friends and family. Refreshments will also be served. You may take your artwork home after 3:30pm. We ask that be be left up until this time for others to enjoy. If you would like to pick it up at a later time, the studio will be open every day from 5:00-7:00pm the following week (you may opt out of the art show if you cannot make it). Show days and times for each location below.
Collierville: August 16th, 2:00-3:30
East Memphis: August 23rd 2:00-3:00
Point to Ponder...
Each week of camp will have new challenges, projects, and inspiration.
No two weeks will be repeated. You could literally go every week and not repeat a project!
Camp fees include all supplies and a snack; one (peanut free) snack break for the morning and afternoon camps and two snack breaks for the full day camps. Full day campers will need to bring a peanut-free lunch and a drink.
Each week we will have different projects. If you choose to attend multiple camps, the projects will be different.
Morning - $160
Afternoon - $160
Full day - $235
-->Only a $50 deposit is required when you register for camp (per child). You may choose to make payments when you can. The remaining balance must be paid on the first day of camp, whether online or in person.
*Additional sibling discounts - 10%
**Multiple camps - $20 off each additional camp
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SIGNING UP FOR CAMP
What Is The Deadline For Signing Up For Camp?
The deadline for signing up for any of the camp sessions is the day of camp. However, space is limited and it is highly recommended that you do not wait until the week of camp to register.
***Only a $50 deposit is required when you register for camp. You may choose to make payments when you can. The remaining balance must be paid on the first day of camp, whether online or in person.
How Do I Sign Up?
We have made signing up for camps easy and convenient. Please click on the button that says "Register for Camp". You will be directed to a website where you will register your child(ren), log-in, choose your camp(s), and check out. Our check-out system is safe and secure. You can pay online with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover (credit or debit). We also accept electronic checks. If you wish to pay with Cash, Credit/Debit cards, or checks in person, you may do this as well.
What is the cost for a week of camp?
All camps are only $160 per week for the morning and afternoon camps and $235 per week for the full day camps. This includes all art supplies and materials. There is no registration fee. We offer a 10% discount for siblings. The discount is automatically applied when you register two or more siblings.
How Many teachers are at camp?
Teacher to student ratio is 8:1. This will enable the campers to have more teacher-to-student time. Within the camp, we will divide the camp into at least two groups based on age
Can I enroll my child(ren) in more than one camp?
As long as there are spots available, you may enroll your child(ren) is as many camps as you would like. Each camp has is different and every week will have different projects, games, and activities.
Siblings are be eligible for a 10% discount on school-year classes and summer camps. For example, if you enroll one child in summer camp, any other additionally children signed up after them will receive 10% of their enrollment. Same for our weekly classes.
This discount is autmotically applied when you enroll.
We give $15 per referral. Here's how it works:
-Sign up for a camp.
-Tell your friends about our camps
-Your friends sign up and include your name as the referral
-We put $15 towards your camp or give you a credit on your account for future use.
**There is no limit on the amount of referrals you may have. One family counts as one referral credit.
You want to do more than one camp? Awesome! We would like to give you a discount for each addtional camp your child participates in. Enter promo code "twocamps" and you will receive a $20 discount for each camp you add for a single camper. Sibling discount will still apply.
What Is Your Drop Off And Pick Up Policy?
Check-in time every week, on Monday, is 8:40am-9:00am for the morning and full day sessions and 12:40pm-1:00pm for the afternoon session. Tuesday - Friday, check-in is 8:50am and 12:50pm. Check-out is at 12PM for the morning camps and 4pm for afternoon and full day camps every day. If you or your emergency contact will not be there at those times, we must be notified by phone prior to 12PM or 4pm.
If you are late beyond 30 minutes, you will have a $20 charge added to your tuition. If you are 50 minutes late or more, another $20 (max) will be added to your tuition. These fees must be paid in full prior to the next day of camp.
At all of our camps, we ask a parent or guardian to check in with campers each morning.
What Happens If The Week Of Camp I Want To Sign Up For Is Full?
If your week is booked, you can join the wait list via the registration software, email, or over the phone. There is no cost to join a wait list, and no obligation to sign up once you're on it. If you have questions about a particular wait list or your odds of getting to the top of it, please send us an email.
What Happens If I'm On A Wait List And A Space Opens Up?
If space opens up and you're next on the list, we'll send an email letting you know. You'll have two business days to sign up for that week or class. If you don't sign up, we'll email the next family on the list to offer them the spot.
We Won't Be Able To Attend A Full Week Of Camp, Is That OK?
It's absolutely OK, but not something we recommend. Our curriculum is carefully crafted to unfold over five days, with each day building on the one before it, so missing a day means missing an important piece of that nifty process. If no full weeks fit into your schedule, it's totally fine to sign up and plan to miss days—we can't, however, prorate the cost of your camp week.
How Do I Cancel My Enrollment? Will I Receive A Refund?
Changing your summer schedule is no problem. All you have to do is give us a call. See our refund policy below.
In the event that you need to cancel your registration, refunds will be granted minus the $50 non-refundable deposit. You will have the $50 applied to your account for future use.
QUESTIONS ABOUT MY CAMPER
What Does My Child Need To Bring?
Dress to Mess: Campers should wear casual clothing that can get dirty and comfortable shoes for indoor activities.
The only sustenance your camper needs is a water bottle and a peanut-free snack. Full day campers need to bring a peanut free lunch and drink.
How Do You Deal With Serious Allergies At Camp?
We take allergies very seriously. As part of the sign-up process, you'll complete a detailed health history form with any information we should know about your camper's allergies. Before camp begins, please contact us to talk through any concerns or specific instructions you may have.
Does Creative Minds Serve Children With Special Needs?
Our camps aren't specifically designed to accommodate special needs, but that doesn't mean that we won't do what we can so that they can have a great experience. To help decide if our camps are right for you, please give us a call. We also welcome camper aides, but require all aides who attend camp to complete a background check before camp begins. Background checks can take a while so please make sure you keep that in mind when choosing your camp.
What if my child gets sick and can't come to camp?
Please stay home from class if you and/or your child (ren) experience any of the following: fever, vomiting, an unexplained rash, diarrhea, conjunctivitis (pink eye), persistent and frequent cough that interferes with your child’s class involvement, mouth sores (especially in the case of oral-staged children), or any other contagious illness.
In the event that you child is sick, you will be prorated the days he/she missed camp. A doctors note is needed for this prorated refund of tuition.
WHAT HAPPENS AT CAMP?
How Will I Know What My Camper Is Up To All Week?
We make it easy. We will be updating the Blog on the Creative Minds' website regarding daily camp activities. You will be able to see pictures and read about what happened at camp that day/week. You can also check our Instagram/Facebook page for pictures during camp.
What If My Camper Loses Something At Camp?
We have a place for that. Every camp has a lost and found, kept in a designated spot throughout the summer. If you think an item of yours was left behind at camp, check with your Camp Director and chances are, we'll find it. Unfortunately, we are unable to store lost and found items once camp is over, so don't wait to start your search—we will donate any unclaimed items on the final day of camp at each location.
What if my child has a friend visiting?
Due to some class sizes, make-ups and space considerations, we cannot permit any unscheduled child's guests. Please call or email regarding guests and if space is available, we can charge a prorated amount for that days tuition.
I Have Ideas For How To Make Camp Better! How Should I Share Them?
Your feedback is incredibly important to us, so we want to hear from you. You may send comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you email us, we'll do some careful readingand immediately start making improvements to make the next week of camp even better.
I Still Have Questions. What Now?
Not a problem. We're here to help. You can contact us at or by phone at 901-316-7330.