BETHEL Summer Camp 2022
FULL DAY — Ages 4-16, Drop-off Only
The Giggling Pig Art Studio is a fully licensed day camp by the State of Connecticut.
BETHEL FULL DAY
SUMMER CAMP HOURS:
Full Day: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Half Day AM: 8:30 AM - 12 NOON
Half Day PM: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Extended Day AM: starts 8 AM ($5)
EXTENDED PM UNTIL 4PM ONLY ($10)
Full day week - $285
Extended Day: $10 per hour
Half Day Week- $185
Every day students will explore an array of different mediums to create with. Here is what a typical week will look like. Due to a shortage in supplies and shipping delays, we may need to move things around but in general we hope to keep things this way (except during sculpture and authors & illustrators week.
Canvas (AM) & Watercolor (PM)
Watercolor (AM) Canvas (PM)
Paint/Paper (AM) Mixed Media (PM)
Canvas Board (AM) Canvas Board (PM)
Mixed Media (AM) Paint/Paper (PM)
Yes! You may have caught on. We are doing all our favorites this year. After 2 years of COVID + Stress + anxiety, we want our students to be excited and remain positive during camp. Making sure they are happy and healthy is our main priority. We want you to know we are taking COVID very seriously and keeping up with cleaning throughout each day. We are also licensed by the state and are keeping up to date with guidelines. It's been a tough couple of years for the children and we want this summer to really be about the joy of creating. If your child doesn't want to take part in a certain image, we will give them another option. We never want to see a camper unhappy and are always very accommodating. All you need to do is tell us! So lets have a wonderful summer together, creating memories and works of art to treasure.
Choose from full-day or half-day weeks or individual days. We have a teen drop-in option and projects for all ages. The Giggling Pig is a fully licensed day camp by the State of Connecticut. This requires us to obtain each child's health records. Either use ours, or bring in a copy of your child's school medical form.
PLEASE NOTE: Each child MUST BE registered prior to camp start date. PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON CAMP. Camp is non transferable. (Thank you for your understanding!)
BETHEL Summer Camp Schedule 2022
June 13 - 17
CERAMICS & WOOD
Half Day Only
This is a bonus week of camp for parents who need camp early this year. Sign up is only available for half day camp. Each day campers will be able to select a ceramic or wooden cutout daily to paint, decorate and take home!
June 20 - 24
It's a favorite and this year we decided to bring it back! Every day students will be creating images of scenes from their favorite movies. We will work in pencil, watercolor and acrylic this week. A great week for all the movie lovers out there.
June 27 - 1
FAMOUS ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD
We LOVE famous artists and this week we will be celebrating artists from all around the world. We love to teach students about different cultures, styles of creating about how these magnificent people are/were. It's important for students to recognize and celebrate these artists and we believe that the more diversity we expose our students to, the better!
July 5 - 8 (CLOSED 4TH JULY)
MONSTERS & MERMAIDS
YES! We love monsters and mermaids week too. We love the creativity that roars and swims it's way out of our students during this week. Check out the really awesome work that we will be doing. From wooden works of art to whimsical watercolors. Your camper will thank you for signing them up in time for this week.
July 11 - 15
Sweets are certainly a favorite of mine and I usually can't get enough chocolate in my mouth. Do your child have a sweet tooth? If so, this is the week for them. As an added bonus, we will be working with clay this week to make some realistic works of art.
July 18 - 22
We haven't done a week of sculpture in a few years. So of course we brought it back for you! Students will not take home pieces daily. They will work on a few pieces though the week and will take home on FRIDAY. If you sign up for individual days only, we will have either a ceramic or smaller clay project that can be completed in the day. This way no-one misses out on the sculpting experience.
July 25 - 29
AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS
THIS YEAR WE ARE ONLY OPENING 25 SPACES!
Join us for our annual book making course. We will only be offering 25 spaces this year for this one of a kind course. There is so much work that goes into these and we absolutely LOVE the way they come out. SIGN UP NOW! Each child receives one copy of their book ( glossy cover). Additional books can be purchased as gifts for $15 each - this includes shipping. Books arrive in NOVEMBER. We will call you once they arrive. Make wonderful holiday gifts.
NO DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE ON THIS COURSE!
August 1 - 5
UNICORNS & MYSTICAL CREATURES
So excited for this favorite. There is something for everyone this week. And if we have children attending that prefer to stick to creatures instead of unicorns - we accommodate as always. With some fun new projects up our sleeve unicorn and sea creature lovers are going to be so happy they signed up for this week.
August 8 - 12
Who doesn't like furry animals? No hands up here! We adore them and learning to create our favorite ones is nothing short of pure happiness. Kids love to see their progress during these classes and learning to make texture is always exciting. We will be making our favorite animals all week long!
August 15 - 19
BATH BOMBS AWAY
About 6 years ago we ran a really fun beauty camp.Well this year we want to bring back a little of that by teaching the kids how to make their own homemade products. But don't be fooled. This is not just for girls! Boys will love making their own homemade scrubs too! We will also be making slime this week and face masks. A week of mixing, making and container designs.
August 22 - 26
INTO THE WILD
One thing that gets the students excited is the wild. This week we will be looking at the jungle and everything we might find there. From the plant life, to the birds in the trees and the animals on the ground. We just know the art will be amazing this week.
Discounts for summer camp & full week camps ONLY
1st Child Discount: Attend 3 or more weeks, receive 10% off 3rd & additional weeks ( Must purchase In Store)
2nd Child Discount: Receive 10% off total for 2nd child. Must be minimum of 5 days. Sibling discount given to child with equal or fewest days.
Total discount cannot exceed 10% cannot combine offers.
Don't forget we are flexible! You can select as little or as many days as you want.
PLEASE NOTE: SUMMER CAMP MUST BE USED FOR SUMMER CAMP DURING THE SAME YEAR. SUMMER CAMP CAN NOT BE APPLIED TO CLASSES. If you do not show up for summer camp and do not bring a doctor's note, like all other camps, you cannot use this day at a later date. We try very hard to be flexible, but this is something we must be strict on. if you bring a drs note you are welcome to use your missed days before the end of summer. There are no refunds on summer camp.
Frequently Asked Questions for Summer Camp
What Will my child do at camp?
Half day students: Will work on a project that will be completed each day and be ready to take home. Images shown As AM.
Full Day Students: Will work on both images shown for AM and PM.
Both groups will also have time for creative free time. From creative collages to jewelry making, art areas will always be available during breaks indoors and outdoors. Everyday, if weather permits, the children will have time in our new larger outdoor area. This area is fenced in with proper shade. There will be art stations outdoors and room to just play and have fun. There will also be a picnic area for snack and lunch time.
What should I pack for my child?
Half Day Students: A nut free snack
Full Day Students: A nut free snack & lunch
Please label everything!
Apply sunscreen before attending camp
Can I make up a day if my child is sick?
If you bring in a note from your child's doctor we will gladly save your child's day to use by the end of summer.
Are there refunds on camp?
We do not offer refunds on summer camp.
Summer camp purchases, MUST be used by the end of the summer. Classes cannot be used towards anything other than what they are purchased for. Example, you cannot apply summer camps towards art lessons or gifts. One of our main reasons for not offering refunds is: We are a small business! We are an art business. Art supplies are ordered in advance for every student. We train and staff our camps, and invest a lot of money into being licensed, having a Dr on call should we need one and making sure every child has the best possible camp experience. Thank you for your understanding.