FAQs for Summer Camp

*Please review our safety guidelines for Arts and Recreation and review our Camp FAQs*

Day Camps FAQ


How do I register for Camp Community Arts Summer?

Register by phone or online. If you need any help registering online, please follow this step by step process or leave us a message at (925) 943-5846.


Where is Camp Community Arts located this summer?

All camps will take place at Center for Community Arts - Shadelands Art Center (111 North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, CA).


What are the dates of the camp?

Camp Community Arts will take place between July 13 - August 7. We will offer three camps this summer including two, 2-week camps and one, 1-week camp.

 Camp 1
 July 6-17 (M-F)
 Camp 2
 July 20-31 (M-F)
 Camp 3
 August 3-7 (M-F)


What are the hours of the camp?

 Half Day Camp
 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
 Full Day Camp
 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Do you offer before and after care?

We are currently not offering AM or PM care this summer in order to maintain stable groups of campers.


Are snacks and lunch provided for students? 

Snacks and lunch are not provided by our camp. Please be sure to pack snacks and lunch (full day campers) for your child daily. Please be sure that snacks and lunches are nut-free. Please also pack a water bottle for your child every day.


Will students take field trips this summer?

Campers will not take field trips this summer due to our current shelter in place order. We will offer different activities onsite for full day campers in place of field trips. Students will continue to maintain stable groups during these activities.


How much is Camp Community Arts and what about refunds?

This summer we will offer Half Day and Full Day camp options. Half Day camp fees are $365 (two week camp) and $190 (one week camp). Full Day camp fees are $728 (two week camp) and $375 (one week camp). For refund information, click here


Are scholarships available?

Scholarships are available. We are currently accepting scholarships for summer camp. Click here for more information.


Is there a payment plan available?

Yes! For balances over $1,000.00 we offer an option for 25% down and the balance due 7 days before the camp begins. Please call (925) 943-5846 to take advantage of this plan.


What ages does Camp Community Arts serve?

Camp Community Arts has summer programs available for campers 5 - 14 years. If you are unsure which age group your child fits into, feel free to give us a call. A good rule of thumb is to use the exact age your child will be while attending camp.


Can my children / friends be enrolled in the same camp group if they are not the same age?

Our campers will be split into different groups based on their age and whether they are in camp for a half or full day. When you register, you will select which group your child will enroll (Eg. Camp 1 - half-day, 5-7 year old group). If your children or friends fall within the same age ranges and are all enrolled in the same camp day option (half v. full day), they will be in the same group. If your children / friends do not fall in the same age ranges as our groups or are taking different camp day options, they will not be in the same group.

At this time, we are not able to place children or friends of different age groups in the same group (Eg. We cannot place a 6 year old in the 8-10 year old group in order to be in the same group as a sibling.)

Please do not sign your child up for a camp group that is outside of their age range.


What safety measures will you be taking this summer to prevent the spread of Covid-19?

Camp Community Arts will follow safety practices and protocols that have been outlined with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Please view our safety guidelines for camp here (available in June).

Please note that staff, instructors, and students will be screened each day to ensure that they arrive to camp in good health. Parents/guardians will be asked to sign-in their child at the designated drop-off / pick-up location at Shadelands Art Center. Parents/guardians must take their child's temperature at home before camp or upon arrival at camp (no-touch thermometers will be available at camp).

Staff and instructors are required to wear masks throughout the day. Physical distancing will be practiced at camp for all age groups whenever possible. We ask that parents / guardians wear masks and practice physical distancing during drop-off and pick-up.


How will drop-off and pick-up work this summer?

We will have staggered drop-off and pick-up times this summer. Families will be emailed detailed instructions about drop-off and pick-up in your welcome packets with registration. Welcome packets will be emailed to families two weeks before the start of each camp. 

Staggered drop-offs will take place between 8:45 - 9:00 am (times subject to change) and staggered pick-up will take place between 3:45 - 4:00 pm (times subject to change).

Please note that parents must sign their child in and out of camp each day - our camp counselors will help our parents through this process each morning and afternoon.

If I have already participated in camp for one session, can I take it again? Will it be different?

Yes, each camp session will include different projects and activities for campers. Campers often take multiple sessions of camp each summer!


I'm a high school / college student that is interested in working with Camp Community Arts this summer. How do I apply?

Please complete this short online interest form. We will contact applicants in March / April with more information about our application process. 

Click here to complete our Camp Counselor Interest Form


Who can I contact for more information about camp?

Contact Center for Community Arts at or (925) 943-5846.