Crocker Camp

Where shall I drop off my camper?

We will be available to greet you and your camper between 8:45 and 9 AM at the front entrance of the Crocker Art Museum, located on O Street. At that time, we will ask that you sign in your camper. We gather campers at the front entrance and then proceed to the Studios by 9 AM. Please note: Parking is always enforced, so remember to pay the meter while dropping off and picking up your camper.

Can I arrive with my camper later in the day?

Our families have a wide array of schedules. We understand that some campers will arrive later than 9 AM, but we encourage campers to be on time so they can participate fully. Whatever time a camper arrives, he or she will be made to feel welcome and as part of the group.

What if I arrive after 9 AM, what should I do?

Park your car and pay the appropriate fees. Go to the front entrance of the Crocker.

On MONDAYS, if you arrive before or after 10 AM a security officer will come to the locked door to speak with you. Explain you are here for Crocker Art Camp and the security officer will tell you where to take your camper. Walk with them to the location, which may or may not be the Studio Classroom, and join us!

On TUESDAY - FRIDAY, if you arrive before 10 AM, a security officer will come to the locked door to speak with you. If you arrive after 10 AM, go to the front desk and explain that you are here for Crocker Art Camp and the security officer will tell you where to take your camper. Walk with them to the location, which may or may not be the Studio Classroom, and join us!

If you know that your camper will be late or miss any camp days, please let us know in advance by contacting Crocker’s Education and Community Associate Sara Gorrell at 916.808.1182 or or Manager of Studio Experiences Emma Moore at 916.808.1961

What if I want to stay with my camper or come for a visit?

Care providers are always welcome to join us!

Where do I pick up my camper?

We will be in front of the Museum at 4 PM for pick up. Please be prompt. You must sign your camper out before leaving.

Who can pick up my camper?

You may authorize anyone to pick up your camper. Please inform us of who may do so during drop off Monday morning. If someone arrives to pick up your camper and you did not inform us, the Emergency Contact provided on the registration form will be contacted to confirm the pick-up.

If I arrive before 4 PM, what should I do?

Come to the front entrance of the Crocker and explain to security that you are here to pick up your camper from Crocker Art Camp. The security officer will direct you. If you know in advance that you will be early on a given day, please let Museum educators know so we can expedite the process.

Is there additional child care?

Before and after care is not available. Pick-ups occurring after 4:15 PM will be charged a $5 fee per 5 minutes beyond 4:15 PM.

Who else will be in the camp?

Camps are always staffed by experienced educators and include special presentations by Museum staff, artists, and field experts. Interns and volunteers assist with supply preparation and several other tasks.

Can we bring friends at the last minute?

Only pre-registered children may participate in camp, and guests are not permitted to attend. All camp sessions are full, and space for more campers is not available.

What about snacks?

We will provide two snacks a day (morning and afternoon), listed below. If the snacks we provide are not appropriate for dietary restrictions, your child is welcome to bring their own snack in a sealed container. Please send your Camper with a water bottle each day.

  • Granola bars, bananas, grapes, Ritz crackers, seaweed, cheese sticks, teddy grahams, veggie straws, apple sauce, popcorn

What about lunch?

Campers need to bring their own lunch or purchase one from the Crocker Cafe. Box lunches from the Crocker Café are available for purchase payable by credit card only on the first day of camp. Place your order on the first day of camp with your camper’s museum educator. For menu information, see the menu attachment and bring your completed order form when you drop off your camper.

What about food allergies?

We strive to make all snack and lunch items appropriate for most dietary restrictions. If you listed food allergy dietary restrictions on your registration form, Camp staff will discuss a food allergy action plan with you. Additionally, a list of snacks and a cafe lunch menu is provided so you may opt out when necessary. Please feel free to send your child to camp with snacks.

If your Camper uses any medical devices as a result of an allergy (inhaler, epi pen), please send them with your Camper each day.

What should my camper wear?

Campers will be exposed to an active camp of experiences inside and outside of the Museum. Each Camper will receive a Crocker Kid t-shirt on their first day of camp. We ask that campers wear their Crocker Kid t-shirt, and recommend comfortable clothes that might get messy, closed-toe shoes and sunscreen lotion. We also recommend a jacket with the camper’s name written clearly on the tag for indoor and outdoor use.

Who gets a Crocker Kid t-shirt?

Each camper enrolled will receive one Crocker Kid t-shirt.

Does my camper have to wear the Crocker Kid t-shirt every day?

The Crocker Kid t-shirt, given to campers on the first day of camp, is one of the many ways we ensure all campers are kept safe and secure. We recognize that campers may want to express their own fashion sense, but we ask that campers wear their camp shirt every day.

What about ipods, toys and video games?

We ask that all electronic devices be left at home. We also ask that all personal recreational items (books, toys, games) be left at home.

What is the behavior policy for campers?

The Crocker Art Museum believes in a positive-oriented discipline strategy, which involves establishing shared group expectations on the first day of Camp. There is an emphasis on mutual respect and respect for the spaces we share. Should adverse or destructive behavior arise, the following system for discipline will be used:

Step 1 – Discuss behavior with camper and encourage him or her to take a restful break from the activity. The behavior will be informally reported to parent/guardian at drop-off or pick-up time.

Step 2 – If, after a discussion and a break, the child continues the behavior, the parent/guardian is called during the Camp day to talk to their camper about the behavior in real time.

Step 3 – If the child persists in destructive and/or disruptive behavior, the parent/guardian is called and asked to come to Camp to observe the behavior or take Camper home for the day.

Step 4 – If behavior continues upon return to camp, Camper will be dismissed from the session and not permitted to return. The Museum reserves the right to withdraw any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental to the productivity, well-being, and/or safety of the group.

Behavior and offenses calling for immediate dismissal from the camp without a refund include: Possession of any weapon or dangerous instrument, verbal abuse or threats, physical assaults or any act that shows substantial threat to harm or endanger others, and any substantial threat to destroy property or equipment.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Emma Moore, Manager of Studio Experiences
O: (916) 808-1961
C: (916) 549-6932

Sara Gorrell, Education and Community Associate
O: (916) 808-1961
Crocker Art Museum admission desk
(916) 808-1184

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