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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: When/where is check-in on Sunday?
A: All campers should report to the lobby of the Gatewood Arts Center on Sunday, July 14, @ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., park in the ground parking lot next to the Gatewood Art Center. Campers should bring their completed medical form and $20 key deposit (residential campers only) to the registration table. Dinner will be served at the UNCG Dining Hall @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Q: When is the first class?
A: The first studio class will start on Sunday, July 14, @ 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The camp orientation will be at 5:30 pm in the lobby of the Gatewood Arts Center on the first evening (Sunday) of the program.

Q: When/where is check-out on Friday?
A: Before you come to the exhibition reception, you need to check out your dorm by returning the keys and receiving a key deposit ($20) at the check-out table, betwen 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served at the UNCG Dining Hall @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
All campers’ parents, family, and friends are invited to the closing art exhibition celebrating the campers’ artistic exploration and creative outcomes. The art exhibition will be held at the Gatewood Gallery starting at 5 pm. We will conclude the art exhibition and the closing reception at 6 pm. Parents should plan to pick up their campers, the artwork, all other belongings at 6 pm.


Q: What do I need to bring for Summer Arts and Design Intensive?

  1. Beds are extra-length “twin” size 36″ x 80″. Two bedsheets, one blanket, one pillow, one pillowcase, towels, washcloth, band-aids, deodorant, and other personal toiletry items; a sleeping bag instead of sheets/blanket is optional.
  2. An alarm clock or alarm clock radio; you’ll need to get out of bed on time.
  3. A wristwatch is strongly encouraged; you must be on time for classes and events.
  4. Informal summer clothes for studios and enrichment programs, mostly shorts, t-shirts, and sneakers.
  5. Label your luggage with your name and address. (luggage tags or masking tape)
  6. A raincoat, umbrella, or jacket as desired.
  7. A small quantity of snacks is OK, but there are also vending machines.
  8. A modest amount of money for incidental purchases and refreshments. Change for the vending machines is helpful.
  9. Remember: A signed Medical Information Form, and a $20 key deposit is required at check-in. The key deposit will be refunded when campers check out their dorm by returning keys on Friday.


Q: What about cell phones? May I have one with me during the camp?
A: Yes, but you MUST observe the UNCG SADI Phone Policy addressed below.
We want the students to get the full learning experience without a distraction. Students may have cell phones for various reasons, but they must be turned off and put away during studio classes and enrichment events. Cell phones can cause distractions, which cause accidents which we would like to avoid. However, a cell phone can be used for a non-instructional time, class research projects, an emergency, and in the dorm.


Q: Do I have to buy any software or art supplies for camp?
A: No, we will provide adequate digital resources and art supplies for each studio class; however, if you want to bring preferred resources, you can do that with your own responsibility.

Q: Should I bring my camera for the photography class?
A: Yes, you must bring your camera and batteries if you are enrolled in a photography class.


Q: When is my final payment due?
A: Any outstanding tuition balance is due June 1st.

Q: What happens if I can’t attend the program and need to get a refund?
A: Give us a call or an email and let us know. We will be happy to refund your tuition (minus the $100 deposit) up until June 1st. After that date, no refunds will be available.


Q: What dormitories will students be staying in?
A: We often do not know exactly where Summer Arts and Design Intensive students will be staying until a few weeks before camp. We will inform you about that when you check in on Sunday.

Q: Will males and females be housed separately?
A: We do house boys and girls within the same building but on different floors. The supervision is very close, and we have never had a problem in that regard.

Q: I want to room with someone specific at camp. What do I need to do?
A: The best way to request a roommate is to email us after online registration. We will be happy to put the two of you in a room together. To make that happen, we must have parent requests from both campers.

Q: I don’t have anyone in mind that I want to room with. What happens to me?
A: We will match you up with a roommate. We’ll try to get someone in the same grade as you. We will do our best to find a roommate who is close to you in age, but there are no guarantees.