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Important Information for Parents

Music & Arts 2017 

CAMP SCHEDULE- Music & Arts Camp is structured to include 6-30 minute classes with 5 minutes of "passing time" between classes . 

     Camp Schedule:
          Period 1 – 8:30-9:00 AM
          Period 2 – 9:05-9:35 AM
          Period 3 – 9:40-10:10 AM
          Period 4 – 10:15-10:45 AM
          Period 5 – 10:50-11:20 AM
          Period 6 – 11:25-11:55 AM

Online Registration - Online registration will begin at 8 AM on March 20, 2018.  For directions and to register click "Registration" in the sidebar.  Download Sample Registration Pages under Class Descriptions on pages for individual grades or on Online Registration page.  Sample sheets will give you an idea of what online registration will be like as well as tell you what classes are offered which periods.

Mail-In Registration - Mail-In registration will be processed daily, at random.  Registrations will not be processed before Tuesday, March 20th.  For the Mail-In Registration Form click "Registration" in the sidebar.  Class Description sheets can be found on the website. 

Scheduling with Friends-  Scheduling 275 campers for as many first choice classes as possible is a large task and our main priority.  We are not able to honor requests for campers to be in classes with their friends.  Your best bet for getting a child into classes with their friends is to register for identical schedules and to register early. 

Schedules - Your child’s class schedule as well as a letter with important camp information will be mailed to your house the week of May 7th.  Corrections and/or changes to your child’s schedule can not be made after June 8th.  Any request made after that time will be addressed by the Director after the first day of camp.

Location - Camp will be held at Smith Middle School.  Please click here more information about Smith Middle School.   

Temperature - We recommend sending your child to camp with layers.  The classrooms are air conditioned but the gym is not.  Dance and Recreation classes that are held in the gym may get a little warm especially when warm weather hits.  Please be sure to send your child with a water bottle and light-weight clothing when it is warm out and then a light weight long sleeve shirt to thrown on when they go back into the classrooms. The staff will make every effort to keep your children as comfortable as possible but we do not have any control over the temperature.

Drop Off/Pick Up - For the safety of all campers the drop off/pick up location for ALL Music & Arts Campers will be at the gym entrance of Smith Middle School.  Since staff are not present at the main entrance Music & Arts campers will NOT be allowed to enter or exit the school through the main entrance.

Parents Meeting - A brief informational meeting for parents and campers will be held at 8:15 AM in the auditorium on the first morning of camp in the auditorium.  This meeting is a must for new campers and their parents.  New campers and parents are encouraged to arrive between 7:45 and 8:00 AM on the first day to walk through their child's schedule together. 

What do I need for Camp? - Some classes will require that students have certain items such as music lesson books, shoes, smocks etc. In an effort to get this information out to parents earlier than the first day of camp we will post a list of needed supplies in May. Teachers will continue to discuss supplies needed on the first day of camp and will not require students to have them until the 3rd day of camp. If a major item is needed such as an instrument, it will be listed in the class description.

Art Show & Final Performance - A concert and art show will showcase what the campers have worked on at camp.  Both culminating events will be held on Thursday, July 19th with the Art Show beginning at 6:00 PM and the final performance beginning at 7:00 PM in the Smith Middle School Auditorium.

Performing Groups - Not all classes will perform in the Final Performance.  Please CLICK HERE to see what classes are scheduled to perform in this summer's final performance. 

Emergency Information Form - New for 2018... this form may be completed and submitted online!  A digital or paper copy of the form must be completed and submitted by June 8th.  A link to the form will be emailed out in May, the link will also be posted to this website once it is available. 

Questions - Email the Camp Director at musicartdirector@glastonbury-ct.gov or call the Parks & Recreation office at 860-652-7679 and press 5.