Camp Policies

Delaware Art Museum COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan & General Camp Policies

In accordance with state guidelines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Delaware Art Museum has established the following plan to conduct camps during Phase II of Coronavirus mitigation:


  • Only campers, staff, and volunteers may be in the building. Drop-off and pickup for camp activities will occur outside our Studio Wing entrance.
  • Please drop off no earlier than 8:45am. A Museum staff member will greet parents and campers at the entrance and facilitate a brief screening and temperature scans.
  • Temperature scans will be taken upon arrival. Anyone who scans above 100.4 will be refused admittance.
  • Pick up is at 4:00pm (no later than 4:15pm). Staff will facilitate signing campers out. Campers will be dismissed individually as parents/caretakers arrive.
  • Once campers enter the building, campers must wash their hands (sanitizer provided), store their lunches and snacks in their assigned cubby, pick up their art kits, and go to their assigned seat in their assigned classroom. A Volunteer will assist.


  • All Staff and Volunteers will also complete a brief screening before entering the building.
  • Cloth face coverings will be worn by all staff and volunteers. If a mask cannot be worn due to medical reasons, staff and volunteers will notify parents.
  • Surface sanitizing/cleaning will be done on an accelerated schedule.
  • Signs will be posted throughout the building to remind campers and staff to follow these protective measures.
  • Hepa filter units will be placed in each studio for additional air filtration.


  • Camps will be limited to 8 children per classroom. Camp groups will remain in their assigned classroom.
  • If possible, please provide your child with their own hand sanitizer. Regular handwashing will be encouraged. The Museum will have also have hand sanitizer available.
  • Social distancing will be practiced during all activities. Each camper will be assigned to their own 6’ table in their classroom.
  • Campers will take frequent breaks outside when possible. Please provide your kids with sunscreen.
  • Campers will bring their own lunch and eat outside with their designated group, weather permitting (see additional information regarding lunch under GENERAL GUIDELINES).
  • Campers will be given personal art supplies that they will take home at the end of their camp session. A limited amount of shared supplies will be sanitized between sessions.
  • Campers are required to wear clothes that can get messy or bring their own smock. Smocks will not be provided.
  • It is strongly recommended that children ages 6 – 12 wear face coverings. A child should not wear a face covering if it poses any health risks, such as choking, strangulation, difficulty breathing, constant touching of the face, or inability to remove or put on a mask without assistance. If a mask cannot be worn due to medical reasons, please notify staff.


  • Wear sneakers or other comfortable and secure rubber-sole shoes.
  • Do not bring toys or games to camp.
  • If your child must have a cell phone for emergency purposes, it must be kept out of the classroom at all times.
  • Bring a lunch, bottled water/beverage, and two light snacks. No peanut products, please! Campers will not be able to purchase lunch in the Museum Café, store meals in refrigerators, heat meals, or have access to the water fountain. No ice cream truck this summer.
  • There will be no art show at the end of each camp session. Please bring a box or bin on the last day for campers to pack up their artwork.
  • The Museum is not allowed to dispense medication.
  • The Museum reserves the right to withdraw any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental.


  • Anyone who exhibits signs of illness or has been exposed to someone exhibiting signs of illness should not attend camp. If a camper develops a temperature or is not feeling well, their family will be contacted and they will be sent home.
  • If a camper is sent home sick, a Museum staff member will escort them to their parent’s vehicle.
  • Parents/caretakers should notify Museum staff if a child tests positive for COVID-19. Camper’s families will be notified immediately of exposure due to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 and asked to follow CDC guidelines for exposure.
  • Areas and objects used by an infected person will be cleaned and disinfected before allowing further use.
  • The Museum will fully comply and cooperate with all state and federal government contact tracing investigations of possible spread of the virus.


Refunds and credits cannot be issued for classes missed as a result of illness, personal emergencies, or any other event. In the event that a session is canceled by the Museum for any reason, all tuition and fees will be refunded. All withdrawals must be made in writing and submitted to the Education Department. Tuition (less a $10 registration fee) is refunded on the following schedule:

  • Written withdrawal received on or before May 20…100%
  • Written withdrawal received after May 20 but before the first day of camp…75%
  • Written withdrawal received on or after the first day of camp…no refund
  • Membership fees are non-refundable.

All questions or concerns should be addressed to Studio and Camp Coordinator, Rayna DeReus at 302-351-8549 or OR Director of Learning & Engagement, Saralyn Rosenfield at 302-351-8504 or