Camp Policies

LOCATION: All camps take place at the Durham Arts Council building located in downtown Durham at 120 Morris St. unless otherwise noted in the description.

FOOD: DAC provides a prepackaged healthy snack, but campers must bring their own lunch that does not need to be refrigerated or microwaved. Please pack and extra snack if your camper has allergies.

FOOTWEAR: Your camper will be moving from class to class throughout the building and should wear closed-toed shoes for safety reasons.  No flip flops, please.

LIABILITY/INDEMBNITY WAIVER: I understand that Durham Arts Council programs have inherent risks, and understanding and acknowledging those risks, I hereby assume all risks and hazards incident to my teaching in all Durham Arts Council programming and programming provided by third party vendors. I agree to waive any liability arising out of any actual, alleged, or threatened infectious, pathogenic, toxic, or other harmful properties of any “organic pathogen”, which includes but may not be limited to bacteria, viruses or other pathogens whether or not a microorganism, regardless of whether such “organic pathogen” is the result of a local outbreak, epidemic, pandemic or unknown cause. I further waive, release, absolve, indemnify and agree to hold harmless the Durham Arts Council and its employees, board, contractors, volunteers, and vendors, and The City of Durham, as well as all persons transporting participants to and from activities, from any legal claims, liabilities, damages and costs for any physical injury, illness or damage to my personal property sustained during my use of Durham Arts Council property and/or my participation in any Durham Arts Council activities. In the event of an emergency, I give my permission to Durham Arts Council, Inc. to call for Emergency Medical Services (911) and/or to select a physician to secure proper treatment for me.

PHOTO/PUBLICITY WAIVER:  Durham Arts Council, Inc. occasionally takes photographs of classes for use in DAC publicity. Therefore, I grant Durham Arts Council, Inc. permission to photograph and/ or record me or my child’s likeness and voice using video, audio, photographic, digital, electronic or any other medium (collectively referred to as ‘the recordings’) as part of my participation in classes or camps. I acknowledge that all rights, title and interest to the recordings will belong to Durham Arts Council, Inc. Durham Arts Council, Inc. may also use, reproduce, exhibit or distribute in any medium (e.g. print publications, video tapes, CD-ROM, online, podcasts, transcripts) these recordings for any purpose that Durham Arts Council, Inc., and those acting pursuant to its authority, deem appropriate, including promotional or advertising efforts. Participant names will not be listed.

INSTALLMENT PLANS FOR SUMMER and INTERSESSION CAMPS: If you are paying in installments, the first payment is due upon registration and the second is due two weeks before you or your child’s first session. You understand that you are obligated to pay the course fee regardless of you or your child’s attendance. A credit card must be used for multiple payments.  We will automatically charge your second payment two weeks before the first session.

SUMMER, INTERSESSION and TEACHER WORKDAY CAMP WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY: Parents who need to withdraw their child/children from any Summer or Intersession Arts Camp, for any reason should contact the DAC Education Office in writing at least 2 weeks before the session begins. You will receive a refund, less $30 service charge per two-week camp per session per participant and $15 service charge per mini-camp session per participant. These are the only circumstances in which DAC gives refunds. DAC will transfer your child to a later session only if space is available. Parents who need to withdraw their child/children from any Summer or Intersession Arts Camp, for any reason, less than two weeks prior to the start date or after camp has begun should contact the DAC Education Office in writing.  You will not receive a refund. You may transfer your remaining balance to another camp or course in the same term for any family member. DAC will transfer your child to a later session only if space is available. Mail-in Registrations will be recorded by date of receipt. You may mail-in, drop-off or fax 919-560-2725 registrations. For more information please call 919-560-2726.

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER DAC classes will be cancelled if the DAC building is closed.  Students should call 919-560-2787 for building closures.  If the DAC building is open or on a delayed opening or early closure during inclement weather classes may be cancelled on a case by case basis and students will be contacted by their instructor or DAC staff.