SUMMER CAMP: PROGRAM UPATE
Dear Summer Camp Families:
BlackRock Center for the Arts is committed to keeping our campers and families informed about the impact of COVID-19 on our 2020 Summer Camp Program. Information and guidelines from the CDC, as well as state and county authorities, create significant logistical uncertainties and difficulties that would prevent us from ensuring the safety and health of our campers—our number one priority. We are heartbroken that we will not be able to provide a summer camp program in 2020 with the camp experience we promise, and you expect.
Your Summer Camp Account
We know how extraordinarily difficult this time is for everyone, but any support you can provide to BlackRock will be greatly appreciated. The loss of the remaining weeks in our performance season, and our inability to hold summer camps, spring classes, and other events is having a severe financial impact on BlackRock. Please consider donating your tuition cost back to BlackRock as a tax-deductible contribution and we will provide you with a tax deduction receipt. You also have the option of crediting your tuition toward next summer’s camp program or receiving a full refund.
Please submit your request to either donate or receive a credit or refund of your summer camp tuition by May 26, 2020 by filling out this form: Account Reconciliation Form. Because of the complexity of the refund process, as well as limited staffing due to stay-at-home rules, it may take up to 90 days to provide you with a full refund.
BlackRock Education & Family Programming Survey
Our number one priority will always be to ensure our campers, counselors, and staff are provided the safest environment possible while participating in our summer camp programs. Please take a moment to share your feedback with BlackRock as we develop programs to meet your family needs within required safety parameters this summer: BlackRock Education Survey.
In the meantime, please reassure your kids that even though we are not able to welcome them to BlackRock this summer, we can still connect through the arts on Back2BlackRock. Please stay tuned for updates on our summer plans and visit our website for information on our virtual program offerings.
We are thinking of our campers and already counting the days until our 2021 Summer Camp Season.
With best wishes for your health and safety,
Director of Education
BlackRock Center for the Arts