FAQs

FAQs

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.

Supplies

All art materials are supplied for campers by DAC. 

Food

Durham Arts Council  provides a pre-packaged snack, but campers must bring their own lunch that does not need to be refrigerated or microwaved. Please pack extra snacks if you 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.

Inclement Weather

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.

Liability/Indemnity 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 participation/my child’s participation 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 or parents 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/my child’s use of Durham Arts Council property and/or my participation/my child’s 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 or my child.

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. If you do not want you or your child to be included in any promotional material please email Durham Arts Council staff at ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org with the student’s name and class/event.

Virtual Class Policies

Virtual online classes through the Durham Arts Council will take place on Zoom.  There is no cost to download and utilize the Zoom software.  Class registration fees vary by class and continue to be accepted via our ProClass online registration.  For more information about Zoom please see the “How to Participate in a Zoom Class” document.

Virtual class enrollment will follow the same refund/withdrawal policies as regular classes. Refund/withdrawal policies can be found on the Durham Arts Council website on the “How to Register” page. 

Links to attend virtual classes will only be shared with registered students/families, instructors and staff members and for privacy reasons should not be shared with any other individuals.  

While attending a virtual class or camp we ask that students’ names be displayed on Zoom (first name, last initial). Please see our “How to Participate in a Zoom Class”  document for instructions on how to enter your display name.
During virtual classes video and audio may be recorded.  Recordings may be shared with registered students/families, instructors and staff to review class information or share student work or performances.  On occasion a portion of the recording may be used for promotional use. Display names will not be included in promotional material. If you do not want to be included in any promotional material please email Durham Arts Council staff at ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org with the participant’s name and class/event.  

Any personal information about class or camp participants that is disclosed in a conversation or activity in a virtual class session will not be used in promotional material or be shared with any party other than registered students/families, instructors and staff.

Please check your internet connectivity and stability before your class starts. DAC cannot be held responsible for any connectivity issues experienced during class sessions. We will try our best to provide support materials or summaries if class sessions are disrupted for students because of internet issues, however no refunds or credits will be given as a result of such issues.

Safety Changes to In-person Camps for 2021

We have made some changes to our camp structure this year in order to keep campers and staff safe and to follow current health and safety guidelines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Group sizes will be smaller consisting of no more than 10 campers and groups will remain separate throughout the day. All groups will have time outdoors (weather permitting) during the camp day. Other safety precautions will include screening campers upon arrival, required use of masks and social distancing, and drop off and pick up being coordinated at the main doors to the building to prohibit parents/guardians entering the building. If you have questions about additional safety protocols please email Lauren Whittaker at ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org.

If a participant in a class or camp tests positive for COVID-19 we ask that it is reported to the DAC School Director (ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org) immediately. If the participant is waiting on Covid test results they should not attend programming.  The participant will not be allowed to return to a DAC facility or program until a negative test is provided.  Again, we are reminding all participants that if you are experiencing ANY possible symptoms of Covid or feel unwell in any way, you should not attend class, and should seek a Covid test to determine your health status. It is critical for everyone to do their part in keeping themselves and each other safe.  DAC strongly encourages EVERYONE eligible to get a Covid vaccination.

Afternoon Adventures: In order to follow current health and safety guideline during the ongoing pandemic the Afternoon Adventures program has been cancelled.  Camps have been converted to full day.

Performances and Art Exhibits: Due to the ongoing pandemic in-person performances and exhibits have been cancelled and will be done virtually instead.