COCA offers evening orientation for families to tour the camp facility, meet the camp manager and learn and ask questions about all camp policies and procedures.
2017 Summer Arts Camps Orientation Dates:
COCA in University City:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 6:00PM
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 6:00PM
COCA at Whitfield School:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 6:00PM
First Day of Camp
Parents are asked to escort their campers into the building on Monday mornings to meet their child’s camp instructor and receive camp information.
Campers should wear comfortable clothing in which they can paint, move and play, and closed-toe shoes. Special dancewear requirements, when needed, will be included in the confirmation letter.
Full-day campers and campers staying for back-to-back half-day camps have a supervised lunch period from 12:15–12:45PM. Full-day campers should bring a lunch, drink and two snacks. Half-day campers should bring one snack (soda and juice machines available). There is no refrigerator or microwave available.
Before & After Care
COCA offers supervised Before Care (7:30–9:00AM; 1 day $15; 2 days $30; 3 days $45; or full week $50) and After Care (4:00–6:00PM;1 day $15; 2 days $30; or full week $40) at both its COCA and Whitfield camp locations. Register at the same time you register for camps. Some exclusions apply for off-site camps—see specific camp descriptions for details. Before & After Care fees are non-refundable after withdrawal deadlines:
MAY 1 | For June Camps and Before & After Care
JUN 1 | For July and August Camps and Before & After Care
Drop Off & Pick Up ***PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES***
7:30AM | Before Care drop-off begins
8:50–9:00AM | Morning/full-day camp drop-off
12:15PM | Morning camp pick-up
12:35–12:45PM | Afternoon camp drop-off
4:00PM | Afternoon/full-day camp pick-up
6:00PM | After Care pick-up
Campers, ages 6 and older, may be dropped off no earlier than 8:50AM for morning and full-day camps or 12:35PM for afternoon camps. All full-day and afternoon campers not registered for After Care must be picked up by 4:00PM or parents will be charged After Care fees.
PLEASE NOTE: Children waiting in hallways and lobbies before and after camps are NOT supervised by staff or faculty. Unattended children will be placed in Before or After Care and parents will be charged.
Ages of Campers
Camps are for students ages 3–18, and students should be the appropriate age for the camp during the week in which they are participating. Below are reasons why we believe that being the appropriate age is important:
(1) COCA draws from many schools and areas where students tend to be advanced so our ages are pretty true.
(2) The age ranges are broad already.
(3) The quality of camps remains higher if we stay true to the ages and participating campers are closer to the same age socially.
Online Registrations for Camps
Patrons can register for a week of camp up until the Sunday before the camp starts. Example: For June 5–9 Camps, online registration will end on Sunday, June 4. Any patron trying to register for a camp once a week has started will need to go to the Registration Office.
COCA offers the opportunity for students to transfer to another camp if space is available. Transfers must be submitted before the start of the student’s camp. The Registration Office will contact the student if there is a difference in tuition.
Withdrawing from Camp
Tuition fees will be refunded, less a $25.00 processing fee per camp, if a withdrawal form is submitted by these dates:
May 1, 2017 For June camps and Before/After Care
June 1, 2017 For July and August camps and Before/After Care
4th of July
COCA is closed July 4 in observance of the holiday. Camps the week of July 3 are
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130
COCA is located in University City at the intersection of Trinity and Washington Avenues, one block south of Delmar Boulevard. If headed east on Delmar Boulevard, turn right on Trinity Avenue (which is the first turn just past the Lion Gates) and then left on Washington Avenue. If headed west on Delmar Boulevard, turn left at Kingsland (which jogs to the right) and then right on Washington Avenue.
175 South Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Whitfield School is in Creve Coeur on South Mason Road, between Ladue Road and I–64/Highway 40. The school is on the west side of the street. Please note: traveling north on South Mason Road from I–64/Highway 40 requires turning right on Conway Road, then left to continue on South Mason Road.