We are now into our second week of 2020 Youth Summer Camps and it has been so special to re-open and give our youth campers a chance to get creative again. Campers, faculty, staff, and parents have all been accommodating to our new health and safety guidelines. Our Programs team are completing health questionnaires and taking temperatures for every student at check-in and instructors have been diligent in enforcing social distancing and mask-wearing in class. Some faculty and students whose classes have moved outdoors are loving the fresh air and sunshine—we may never get them inside again!
Programs Director, Alyssa Stone, and Programs Coordinator, Victoria Russell perform health checks before students head into the studio on Tuesday, July 7.
Perhaps most exciting though, is how thrilled our campers are to be making. Rikki Smeltzer, Jewelry Department Head says, “The kids are so excited! They want to be here and are really engaged.”
Students came to camp with lots of ideas. We saw a wildly imaginative jellyfish come to life in Youth TIG Welding, a narwhal by a first-time ceramics student in Youth Clay Critters, and cutting boards shaped like leaves, fish, and whales in Youth Woodworking—and that was just in the first week!
Throughout the summer, we’ll continue to add to our 2020 Youth Summer Camp Photos page. Though we can’t hold in-person exhibitions like in years past, we hope these photos help families celebrate all the hard work done by their campers.