Rules and Guidelines

Camp Location

The Summer Arts Conservatory takes place at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), which is located on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). Here's the address:

5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032

Please note: the address above is the general address for the campus of CSULA. You must click here to look at the MAP to know where LACHSA's building is located. Please share this map with anyone who will be picking up or dropping off your child.

Arrival and Departure

Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30AM in the LACHSA parking lot (see map above). Classes begin promptly at 8:00AM. Classes end at 4:00PM and you can pick your child up as early as 4:10PM. Students may stay at the camp until 5:30PM at no extra charge. It is understood that parents/guardians must check their children in with a Summer Arts Conservatory staff member during drop-off and pick-up - they may not simply drop their child off in the parking lot. If students plan on taking public transportation to and/or from the campus, special arrangements can be made so the student can sign themselves in and out of camp instead of the parent (see section below).

We ask that all parents/guardians please be patient and remain in their car during drop-off and pick-up. We have an efficient car-line system, and parking or walking up severely slows down the process and impacts everyone's ability to drop-off and pick-up their child. If you must walk-up, you will be asked to wait until we've reached a break in the car line to check-in/out your child. Also, parents who choose to get out of their car must purchase a parking permit and park in a marked space. The CSULA police will ticket any unattended cars. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY in the parking lot. Additionally, please be patient if you arrive between 4:00PM and 4:30PM as this is our busiest time at the end of the day.

Public Transportation

If your child will be taking public transportation, please let us know so we can add them to our list of students who can sign themselves in and out of the program. Students that take public transportation to Cal State LA will arrive at the bus/train stop located on campus and a Summer Arts Conservatory counselor will pick them up and drive them across campus to the LACHSA building.

At the end of the day, we again will arrange for a counselor to drive all of the students taking public transportation to the bus/train stop on campus. Once the students have been dropped off at the bus/train stop by our counselor, your child will be responsible for boarding the correct bus or train. Additionally, there is only one bus/train stop on the Cal State LA Campus (see "transit center" on map), and we will not drive a student to any other bus/train stop off-campus.

Finally, students that arrive and depart via public transportation must check in and out with a Summer Arts Conservatory counselor. They cannot simply leave camp at the end of the day and walk to the bus/train stop across campus.

Carpools

Please feel free to arrange carpools with other families - we do not need to be notified of your carpool arrangements, nor do we need to know the names of everyone picking up your child. Please make sure your child knows the person that will be picking them up each day and that the person picking them up knows the full names of all of the children in their carpool. We will not release any student to be picked up by someone they don't recognize or that doesn't know their full name.

Early Pick-Up

Need to pick up your child before 4:10PM? No problem! Simply give us a note when you drop your child off in the morning informing us as to when you'll be picking up your child that day. Early pick ups must be communicated on the day of by giving us a written note. If you need to pick up your child unexpectedly in the middle of the day, please call our office at 818-957-1619 and follow the prompts to speak to the on-site camp coordinator.

Late Pick-Up

All students must be picked up by 5:30 pm. Students not picked up by 5:30 pm will be charged $1.00 per minute for the first 30 minutes and $5.00 per minute after 6:00 pm. This fee will go towards covering the cost of staff members supervising your child past regular program hours.

Dress Code

Students are asked to wear comfortable, loose clothing that will allow for rigorous physicality and movement. All clothing must be free of profanity, advertisements for alcohol or illegal substances and generally in good taste. No midriffs please. All students must wear closed toe and heel shoes – sandals and /or flip-flops are NOT allowed. Shorts must be worn under skirts.

Materials and Supplies

All materials and supplies are provided by the Summer Arts Conservatory. You do not need to purchase or bring any materials or supplies to participate in the classes.

Breaks and Lunch

There are two nutrition breaks and a lunch break every day. Students must bring a sack lunch with them everyday. Teachers cannot purchase food for students. There is no microwave or refrigerator. Food and/or drink of any kind is strictly forbidden in the theatre, computer labs, and cinematic arts studio. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a water bottle with them everyday. During the breaks and lunch, we have a large, shaded ampitheatre in which the students can relax and socialize.

Bathrooms

It is understood that the students will be dismissed to use the bathroom one at a time for safety reasons. Please know that the classes and bathrooms are all contained in one central building that is closed to the public and there are always camp staff members present to monitor the safety of the students. Students agree to behave themselves while in the bathroom and not deface or vandalize the restrooms in any way.

Medication

Students may not bring any medication to the camp unless they have a written note from their parent and or legal guardian including Tylenol or Aspirin. All medication (both prescription and non-prescription) must be in its original packaging. It is understood that students and not the teacher, are required to remember when they need to take their medication. It is understood that the Summer Arts Conservatory staff is NOT responsible for administering any medication of any type. It is understood that any severe allergies or other medical conditions must be fully disclosed BEFORE the child begins the program.

Behavior

It is understood that students are to behave in a polite and respectful manner while at the Summer Arts Conservatory. Profanity, verbal disrespect, name calling, etc. will not be tolerated. Moreover, rough-housing of any kind is strictly prohibited and we ask that the students not run while in the building. When in the building, the students must listen and follow instructions exactly. Students are not allowed to bring any kind of weapon to the program (this includes swiss army knives, etc.) and are asked not to bring cell phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, MP3 players or other electronic devices which might become damaged, lost or stolen. It is understood that the Summer Arts Conservatory, its staff and subsidiaries, LACHSA and its staff, LACOE and CSULA are absolutely not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items which the students may elect to bring with them to the Summer Arts Conservatory. It is understood that the parents will remind their children of the correct way to behave while in the program and if at any time, they can no longer support the policies of the program, they are encouraged to withdraw their child. Students who repeatedly violate the rules and guidelines will be expelled without a refund. Parents may not upbraid, insult or otherwise abuse Summer Arts Conservatory staff and/or other students.

Switching Departments

Students may not switch departments for their afternoon classes once the program has begun.

Media

It is understood that all images, testimonials, photos, video, and audio taken at or in connection with the Summer Arts Conservatory are the sole and exclusive property of the Summer Arts Conservatory and its parent company, Theatrical Education Group. As a condition of participation, it is understand and authorized that photos, video and/or audio may be taken of camp participants. It is also understood and agreed that said content may be used by Summer Arts Conservatory and/or Theatrical Education Group in promotional materials, marketing collateral, and online media.

Tuition

Regular Tuition for the camp is $695.00 for each 3-week session. Payment is due in full upon submission of your registration. Early Bird Tuition is $650.00 for each 3-week session, but payment must be made in full by March 1st to qualify for the early bird price. Please remember that there is an additional $25 materials fee for students who choose to enroll in either the Visual Arts Department or the Cinematic Arts Department.

Discounts

By entering a valid discount code, the total tuition cost will be reduced by $45.00. Discount codes cannot be combined with the Early Bird Tuition rate, cannot be applied to previously submitted applications and may only be used once per student.

Check Fees and Chargebacks

In the event that a tuition check doesn't clear because of insufficient funds, it is understood and agreed that the parent will pay the associated bank fee with the bounced check. Additionally, please be aware that should you choose to pay by credit card, your statement will show either "THEATRICAL ED GROUP" or "THEATRE GRP" as the payee. If you have any questions regarding the charge on your statement, please contact us before disputing the charge with your bank to avoid any chargeback fees.

Cancellation

Payment is due in full upon registering for the Summer Arts Conservatory. If you decide to cancel your enrollment for any reason from the date you submit your registration through the third day of the camp, you can receive a full refund of the tuition (MINUS A NON-REFUNDABLE $100.00 DEPOSIT PER SESSION.) Beginning with the fourth day of camp, there is no refund available. You must notify us via email if you desire to cancel your enrollment. Please allow up to two weeks to process your cancellation.

Disclaimer

The Summer Arts Conservatory is run by the Theatrical Education Group. Attending the Summer Arts Conservatory in no way guarantees admission to the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. The Theatrical Education Group makes no warranties or claims that participation in the Summer Arts Conservatory has any bearing or influence on your child's application to attend LACHSA.