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120 Morris St. Downtown Durham




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


All art materials are supplied for campers by DAC. 


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.


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 email 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 with the student’s name and class/event.


COVID Protocols

Safety continues to be a priority for the Durham Arts Council as we provide fun and engaging camps. We are continuing to take the following precautions to keep everyone safe. 

  • Masks will be required for all camp participants.
  • Frequent handwashing/sanitizing opportunities will be given.
  • Drop off and pick up being coordinated in the pavilion.
  • Lunch will be held outside (weather permitting).
  • We are planning for live performances and art exhibits this summer, but they will be done on a smaller scale. More information will be provided to registered families during their camp session. (Summer camp only)

If a participant in a class or camp tests positive for COVID-19 we ask that it is reported to the DAC School Director ( 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.

If you have questions about additional safety protocols please email Lauren Whittaker at