Covid- 19 precautions and FAQ
Hello Art Kids!
We are excited to offer our very first Art in the Park Art lessons for kids ages 5-10 this summer. Since Delaware County has entered into the "GREEN" zone I have been thinking about we can offer art lessons to the kids who have been dreaming, creating, and making art at home.
With careful considerations, we want to offer art lessons from 9-noon Monday through Friday each week at Wilson Farm Park in Chesterbrook, PA. The maximum amount of students will be 10. One child PER picnic table. This allows for adequate space between each child.
Children and staff safety and health are paramount and we want to assure you that preventative steps are in place to create the best possible care for all. Updated protocols, screening procedures, etc. will be available (and updated as needed) on this page. It is our hope that our procedures and protocols will reassure you as you make your final decision about registering for Art in the Park.
Art Kids! is committed to the goal of bringing art to our community while ensuring the health and safety of your little artists!
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Tessa Downs- Owner, Instructor, and Director
WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO PREPARE FOR ART IN THE PARK?
We are asking all campers and staff to monitor their health and well-being two weeks prior to arriving at camp. Please limit your time in public places. If you must go out, do your part to socially distance yourself from others and wear a face-covering/mask. We will take each child's temperature at drop-off. If they have a fever of over 100 degrees they will be asked to stay home.
WILL ART IN THE PARK BE TAKING EXTRA HEALTH AND SANITARY PRECAUTIONS?
The safety and health of everyone is our primary concern. Additional sanitation procedures will be in place. We will have hand sanitizers on-site, bathroom doors will be open to allow students to move through them without touching handles, and all tables and benches will be sanitized 30 minutes before campers arrive.
WILL VISITORS BE ALLOWED TO COME TO ART IN THE PARK?
Sadly not. For the safety of your children and our staff, it won’t be possible. We ask that parents stay in their cars during drop-off and pick-up.
WHAT ABOUT FACE MASKS FOR CHILDREN?
Teachers will wear face masks throughout the entire lesson, during pick up and at drop off.
Campers should bring a mask and should be encouraged to wear it during the entire lesson.
WHAT IF MY CAMPER GETS SICK WHILE DURING ART IN THE PARK?
Any camper or staff member with an elevated temperature of 100 will be immediately isolated from the community and evaluated. It is very important that parents/legal guardians understand that they must be available to pick up their child immediately and be reachable by phone at ALL times.
COULD ART IN THE PARK STILL BE CANCELED THIS SUMMER?
Children need to get outside this summer. We strongly believe that we can provide a safe environment by implementing reasonable, additional measures provided to us by multiple agencies. Our small staff and camper numbers will help us achieve recommended guidelines. As we all know though we cannot guarantee that Covid-19 won’t make its way to Art in the Park. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Art in the Park Procedures
Art in the Park will be limited to 10 children.
During Art in the Park hours, the only people allowed under the pavilion will be children, parents, and teachers.
Parents must drop art kids off at Check-in. Parents must stay in their cars. Tessa will sign your child in and ask that the child has not been in close contact with anyone who has been sick.
The pavilion has bathrooms.
A 10-minute break will happen after each lesson.
Anyone who is feeling sick—staff or campers—should stay home.
Any child who starts feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms during Art in the Park will be separated from the other children, and we will contact their parent/guardian.
High-touch areas will be sanitized throughout the day according to a preset schedule. The tables will be cleaned and sanitized each after the children leave.
Children must bring their own hand sanitizer, water bottle, art supplies, and snack.
Sharing of food will not be allowed.
We will have hand sanitizer on site!