The first day of your child’s best summer ever at The Digital Arts Experience is approaching quickly. Are you excited? Are your kids excited to make awesome things? We sure are!
Session 1 starts July 8th, and we have three other sessions during the summer. Here’s what you need to know for the first day of class.
If you are a new family to The DAE, we welcome you! And if you are a returning family, we thank you for being part of the community we’ve built the last 7 years.
First Day of Camp:
- Feel free to arrive early – Normal drop-off is at 9am, and morning classes begin at 9:30am. We can predict that the first day of a session gets a bit busy, but the days after that, students know where their classes are.
- Check in at the front desk – We will verify your child’s registration via student name and make sure they are registered for the right class.
– Every student will receive a personalized ID badge used for checking in and out at the front desk every day of class.
- DAE welcome shirt – Students will be given an exclusive Digital Arts Experience summer 2019 t-shirt! Only one shirt allowed per student. Sizes are first come first serve.
- Orientation & rules – A brief orientation will be held in the main room by our President & CEO, Rob Kissner. Parents are welcome!
- Classroom assignments – Rob will go through a list of class names one by one, and instructors will greet their students and then show them to their classroom or class area.
8am – 9am: Early drop-off (additional $50 per student)
9:00am – Drop-off begins
9:30am – Morning class starts
12pm – Lunch hour
1pm – Afternoon class starts
3:30pm – Pick-up begins
4pm – 5pm – Late pick-up (additional $50 per student)
- Student Safety – Our staff is First Aid and CPR certified. We do allow students to keep any medical bags with them inside the classrooms – please be sure to inform the DAE admin team of any allergies or special needs.
- Class Dismissal – Any student under the age of 16 must remain in our facility until a parent or guardian comes in for pick up. We allow students 16 and older to leave our facility after class on their own (permission slip required).
- Class Break Time – A 15 – 20 minute break is given in the middle of class. This is the only time during any class that Minecraft, phones, or the internet are allowed to be accessed. Snacks and drinks are allowed to be consumed, but only in the designated eating area away from the computers.
- Lunch Hour – Full-day students can bring a packed lunch (nut-free please!) and store them in our cubbies until morning class ends at 12pm. If you prefer to have your teen walk themselves to get lunch at the market in the next plaza, they will need a note from a parent or legal guardian. The only time to eat lunch is from 12pm – 1pm. Computers will be off limits until 12:30pm to ensure everyone eats lunch.
- Every Friday during the summer, parents are allowed to come in during the last 5 minutes to see everyones work! In past summers, we only scheduled this every 2 weeks – but this summer we are doing it every week!
We have a shared parking lot that has limited space. But luckily we do have more parking spots up the hill which is in front of our entrance from the street. At the very top of the hill by the Child Care Council of Westchester, there’s a huge parking lot where you can park your car. From there, we are only a short walk down the hill.
What Should I Bring?
- A flashdrive to save your work on! Any USB flashdrive will do. We recommend 8GB of space. We also have some available for purchase.
- Yourself and your creative mind!
- No need to bring a laptop. We got all the equipment for students to use!
If you or your child have any general questions, don’t hesitate to ask any DAE admin member at the front desk. If your child has any class related questions, please ask your instructors during class time.
Summer Camp 2019
Session 1: 7/8 – 7/19
Session 2: 7/22 – 8/2
Session 3: 8/5 – 8/16
Session 4: 8/19 – 8/30
The Digital Arts Experience
303 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583
The Digital Arts Experience aims to provide a unique opportunity for the kids & teens of the Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield communities to explore the world of creative technology, digital art, STEAM-related fields and more! Their programs are goal oriented and focus on hands-on learning so each and every student will complete his or her class with incredible original work that can go towards creating a portfolio. The DAE strives to expose its’ students to the digital world in order to help them discover new talents and possible career paths.