Spring & Summer Art Camp Information

 

Spring & Summer Art Camp Information

Spring & Summer Art Camp Information

Download the Summer Camps at a Glance Schedule.

Immerse your child in creative fun at Lincoln's LUX Center for the Arts! Each day campers will explore new art techniques, work with real artists, and make their own artwork while learning and refining their own artistic abilities. LUX summer camps are led by our skilled teaching artists who will guide your child through hands-on learning in a fun and friendly environment. 

We offer spring break and summer camps for K-12 in painting, drawing, pottery, and more. Register for a morning session (9am-noon), lunch care (noon-2pm), and an afternoon session (2-5pm) during the same week to make it a full day camp. Before care is also available (8am-9am)

FAQ

FAQ
FAQ

How old does my child need to be to enroll in a camp?
LUX camps are offered in three age groups; ages 5-8, 9-12, and youth ages 13+. These are more of a guideline than a requirement. For example, if you have a mature 12 year old who would prefer to be in an ages 13+ camp, that is okay. We do prefer that 5 year old have completed kindergarten as having basic classroom skills is important for a successful camp experience. The one requirement we really stick to is that your child must be at least 9 years old to learn the pottery wheel, age 10 is even better as the person throwing must be physically large enough to push the clay around.

What does my student need to bring or wear to camp?
We like our campers to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you won't be too upset if they get stained. Students get very immersed in the art making process and sometimes messy! Many art supplies can stain clothes. We also ask that students bring a plain t-shirt to screen print a camp shirt and a reusable water bottle with their name on it. We do have water fountains but they are not in each classroom. Those enrolled in lunch care also need to bring their lunch in a container with their name on it. Lunches will be stored in a refrigerator.
 

How do I register for camps?
The best way to enroll in camps is to visit LUXcenter.org/camps. You can also call 402-466-8692 or stop by the LUX to register. Full payment is required at registration.

How much do camps cost?
LUX offers a variety of options and you can build the camp day for your child that fits your schedule. We offer 9am-noon camps, 2-5pm camps, and 8-9am care as well as noon-2pm care. You can sign up morning care, a morning camp, lunch care, and an afternoon camp, or any combination that fits your needs. Camp and additional care are all priced separately. Purchasing a $70 LUX Family Membership will get you a 20% discounts on camp price and lasts for 12 months.  If you are registering for multiple camps it pays for itself pretty quickly.

Painting/drawing/STEAM camps cost $125 or $120 for LUX members. Clay/Sculpture/Metalsmithing camps cost $150 or $120 for LUX Members. 8-9am care costs $20 for the week and noon-2pm lunch care costs $40 for the week. LUX does not have a multi-child discount and does not prorate camps if your child has to miss a day.

What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule my child’s camp?
If you need to cancel or switch camps, please notify the LUX as soon as possible. Notifying thirty days prior to the start date will result in a full refund, minus a 5% credit card/handling fee. Notifying two weeks prior to the start date will result in a LUX credit for the full amount of the original payment. This credit can be use on any other LUX class in the next 6 months. If you cancel less than seven days prior to the class start date your original payment amount will be credited as a donation to the LUX Center.  When you register your spot is held for you and such short notice makes it impossible to fill that spot as camp registration is closed one week before camps starts to provide our artist instructors with accurate class enrollment.  Please understand our cancelation policy helps us enforce the highest standards.

How to Register

How to Register
How to Register

Online registration will remain open until the camp fills to capacity or one week before the scheduled start date of the camp.

Full payment is required during registration. You can register online, walk-in, or give us a call. LUX office and business hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm. When registering online it is easiest to find the camp you want if you filter all of our programs by your child’s age group and filter by type to “camps.”

LUX summer camps are managed by our education department which is staffed by Lindsey Clausen and Katie Cramer. Both can be reached by email at lindsey@luxcenter.org and katie@luxcenter.org or by phone at  402-466-8692. We do not share contact information for individual instructors. LUX office and business hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm.

A confirmation email will be sent upon successful completion of online checkout. This email will contain a confirmation number, date, and time of the summer camp(s).  Please save this email for future reference.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within a few minutes of payment please contact us as your spot is not reserved OR an incorrect email address was given and we need to update it. Additional registrations may be added by logging into your account using the same email address you used last time. Please select “I forgot my password” the first time you login to set your password. If you need to make changes to existing class selections please contact the LUX education department.

If a summer camp is full you can email katie@luxcenter.org to be placed on a wait list. If there is an opening, you will be contacted. If your child is enrolled in a camp but needs to switch to another date, time, or can no longer attend you must contact the LUX at least two weeks prior to the class in order to be eligible for any refund. 

Program Fees

Program Fees
Program Fees

Price per camp per student per week is $125 for painting, drawing, and mixed media; $150 for ceramics and metalsmithing. 20% discounts on registration for youth camps is available to those with a $70 LUX Family Membership or higher. Supervised care is available from 8am-9am ($20 per week) Lunch Care from 12-2pm ($40 per week, bring your own sack lunch) are available to students enrolled in LUX summer camps. Care is only available to those enrolled in LUX camps. We do not prorate camps or camp care fees if your student is unable to attend each day.

Payment of all program fees is due with registration. Scholarship funds are limited and only available to those who qualify.

If your employer provides a Flexible Savings Account your camp tutition may be eligible for remibursement. Click here for more details.

All camps with insufficient enrollment one week prior to the start date will be cancelled. Parents will be notified immediately if a camp is cancelled and will be placed into an alternate class if possible. Otherwise, a full refund will be given.

Sorry no multi-child discounts. LUX does not prorate fees as we must reserve your child’s spot in the class regardless of their ability to attend each day. Member discounts and scholarships do not apply to Camp Care.

General Information

General Information
General Information

Please email lindsey@luxcenter.org if your child has medical, behavioral, or other considerations we should be aware of. Students are served a light snack midway through camp so food allergy information is especially important. In case of emergency, instructors and staff have contact information for parents/guardians and have been instructed to follow LUX Center emergency procedures. Notify the instructor if your contact information has changed from the time that you registered

Please send your child to camp with a plain t-shirt & reusable water bottle with their name on it. We do have water fountains but they are not in each classroom. Those enrolled in lunch care also need to bring their lunch in a container with their name on it. Lunches will be stored in a refrigerator. The t-shirt is for screen printing a LUX camp t-shirt and can be brought any day before Friday.  

Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes before the camp start time. Our instructor's generally arrive 15-20 minutes before class and need the time to prepare supplies.
**For those enrolled, morning care starts at 8am, morning camps start at 9am, afternoon camps start at 2pm.

LUX is located at 2601 N 48th Street on the corner of 48th and Baldwin Street
**Morning care and clay camps are located in the Ceramics Center, on the West side of our parking lot. (Enter through purple door facing Baldwin)
**All other camps and activities take place in our main building. (Enter through the glass door facing the parking lot.)
**If your child is enrolled in multiple camps the pick-up location may be different than the drop off location.

Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you won't be too upset if they get stained. Students get very immersed in the art making process and sometimes messy! Many art supplies can stain clothes.

We ask that parents/guardians do not stay in the classroom during class. This can create a difficult dynamic for instructors and students.  You can feel safe knowing that all staff and volunteers that work with children at LUX must go through a background check process. If your child has some separation anxiety on the first day you may stay a few extra minutes.

If your child makes clay projects during their camp they will be available for pick up two weeks after the last day of camp. For 2019 we have streamlined the process by alphabetizing our pick up area by student name instead of class. 

Early Drop-off & Late Pick-up Fees

Early Drop-off & Late Pick-up Fees
Early Drop-off & Late Pick-up Fees

Students who are dropped off or picked up more than 5 minutes outside of their class times may be billed for a full week of camp care if it seems to be a pattern. LUX does not have care after 5pm. We charge $10 for every 10 minutes you are late after 5pm.

Snack Information

Snack Information
Snack Information

A light snack is served halfway through camp each day. If your child has food allergies please email Lindsey@luxcenter.org so we can try and best accomodate their needs. You may also send alternative snacks with your child if they have allergies or strong preferences. Please no peanut based alternative snacks. 

This year's snack will typically be: 

Monday - Banana + Animal Crackers
Tuesday - Apple + Pretzels
Wednesday - Clementine + Veggie Straws
Thursday - Rotating Fruit + Pretzels
Friday - Popsicle + Salted White Popcorn

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel or switch classes, please notify the LUX as soon as possible.

Notifying thirty days prior to the start date will result in a full refund, minus a 5% credit card/handling fee. 

Notifying two weeks prior to the start date will result in a LUX credit for the full amount of the original payment. This credit can be use on any other LUX class in the next 6 months. 

If you cancel less than seven days prior to the class start date your original payment amount will be credited as a donation to the LUX Center.  When you register your spot is held for you and such short notice makes it impossible to fill that spot as camp registration is closed one week before camps starts to provide our artist instructors with accurate class enrollment.  Please understand our cancelation policy helps us enforce the highest standards.

A fee of $35 will be charged for a returned check.

Liability Release

Liability Release
Liability Release

I, individually or as parent and/or guardian of the minor child enrolling in a LUX Center for the Arts class hereby acknowledge the following notices and grant to LUX Center for the Arts, the following release from liability:

Liability: I understand that I, (the student) or my minor child (the student) will be completing projects that may use equipment when used improperly could cause bodily harm. Students will receive specific safety instructions from the teacher prior to using said equipment. Students will be expected to follow all safety procedures identified, demonstrated and reviewed by the teacher. I assume the foregoing risks and accept full personal responsibility for any personal injuries sustained by myself/my child which might incur as a result of participating in this program and discharge and hold harmless LUX Center for the Arts from any claim, cause of action or liability for damages arising from any personal injury to me/my child or other persons or property caused by my participation in the LUX Center for the Arts class.

Medical Release: I realize it is my responsibility to inform the LUX Center for the Arts of any medical illnesses, allergies, or physical limitations that might inhibit myself or my child from participating in activities at LUX Center for the Arts. If necessary, I understand that if I or my child become ill or injured, the staff of LUX Center for the Arts will direct me to be taken to a physician or hospital as the situation or occurrence may dictate. I hereby authorize emergency medical treatment for the registered participant in the event of any illness or injury sustained during participation in the LUX Center for the Arts class. I acknowledge that if I or my child receives professional medical and/or related services due to an injury, I am obligated to pay for such services and LUX Center for the Arts shall not be liable for payment of such services.

Personal Belongings: In addition, I understand that LUX Center for the Arts is not responsible and is held harmless for damage to clothing, jewelry or other personal articles. I understand that valuable items are brought to LUX Center for the Arts at my own risk.

 
 

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