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At La Dee Da we believe that every child is an artist and ready to be encouraged, nurtured and inspired to flourish creatively. Our specialty camps are designed to provide exposure and inspiration to a wide array of high-quality art materials, tools, techniques & processes, art movements & styles, while providing exciting exposure to famous artists throughout history. We believe in an all-encompassing approach to the visual arts and do our best to also include a very well-rounded approach. Come see what makes us special!
La Dee Da offers a variety of camps throughout the year for children ages 3 and up! All preschool age MUST be potty trained to attend our day camps.
Our summer programming offers a robust and specialty based curriculum for both boys and girls. Our weeklong camps are designed for children age 3 - 12 years old.
La Dee Da's DIY Art Kits are designed for children choosing to attend our programming from home. Please check often as our kits change frequently.
School Break Camps
At La Dee Da we offer a unique creative program that is like no other in town! Our curriculum is well researched and thought out, we use quality art supplies, hire qualified staff and offer smaller group settings. With a combination of arts & crafts, in-house field trips, movement, music, books and plenty of play time, there something for everyone! Students work on multiple projects during the week, some of which are progressive in nature. For this reason, we encourage campers to attend a full week of camp so that they can get the most out of our program. Our curriculum has been designed to be an adjunct filler to traditional day camps that you might be planning to send your child to this summer. Sign up for one or multiple weeks!
Tuition cost is the same for all weeks. There is one time $30 summer registration fee per child, not to exceed $60 per family. This includes a camp T-Shirt for each camper, all art supplies, Popsicle Wednesdays and Friday pizza. Multi week (3 or more weeks/child) discounts are available.
Ages 3 - 10 (must be potty trained)
Students are divided into 3 different groups based on age and development.
Afternoon Speciality Workshops are for children ages 9 - 12.
We have 3 age groups for our camps with limited spots available. We try to arrange age ranges that best support a curriculum and medium that is being taught. Our camp groups are run simultaneously but in separate groups/classrooms with dedicated instructors. Some camps and programs are taught in a Montessori-style with broader age-range groups, learning and sharing together creatively. Occasional age exceptions are made upon Parent Request. [i.e. placing siblings/friends together, or a slightly younger child in older group] PLEASE CALL FIRST! (We strive to provide the best possible educational, developmental and enjoyable experience for all the children in our programs.
School Break Camp Tuition:
Single Half Day Camps: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm ($68)
Single Full Day Camps: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm ($93)
Pre Care: 8:30 am - 9:30 am ($10)
Please see our web calendar for our camp offerings during the school year.
2021 Summer Camp Tuition:
- Half Day Program: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Cost $280 week/Camper (ALL CAMPS ARE SAME PRICE)
- Full Day Program: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Cost $405 week/Camper
- Pre care: 8:30 am- 9:00 am Cost $10/daily or $40/weekly
- Post Care: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cost $10/daily or $40/weekly
- There is a one time $30 summer registration fee/child, not to exceed $60 per family.Registration fee is waived when you sign-up for 3 or more camp weeks/child!
- For early morning care and extended care: You must register PRIOR to the camp program in order to guarantee a slot. Early morning care and extended care cannot be guaranteed if you drop-in the day of camp. Slots may be full, as we must maintain our student-to-child ratio.
* Please note single day camps are NOT available during Summer Break (unless approved by director). Please see Summer 2021 for weekly camp rates.
What To Bring:
Parents must provide a labeled non-perishable lunch, morning snack and water bottle (please remember La Dee Da is a peanut & nut free facility to ensure the safety of all our children). Afternoon snacks will be provided. Students should wear play clothes that may get dirty and stained along with closed toed shoes. Our goal is for children to have fun and feel free, to be creative, messy and worry-free. Please apply sun screen and bug spray daily. Mask policy will be determined closer to Summer.
Is this your first time at La Dee Da?
Please fill out an enrollment/registration form for each child visiting the studio. The registration form covers emergency contact information, a medical release, and a photo release. You only need to fill it out one time each calendar year and we will keep it on file.
Attendance & Cancellation
Although we are very flexible, we expect enrolled students to attend camp/classes on the day they register. We staff up and plan for projects based on enrolled students. We do not offer make-up days for absences. We do not refund tuition for absences. No show, no call, no communication equals no refunds or credits. We staff up and base our projects on enrollment. Due to current COVID precautions, our capacity has changed as well. Your enrollment confirms a spot for your child which means we might not have been able to take another camper. If any special circumstances need to be addressed with the director. We will issue you a camp credit that can be used towards any of our current programming as well as arts and crafts kits on the go! Please visit our SHOP section to take advantage of all that we have to offer. We greatly appreciate your business and we will work through reasonable adjustments if possible.
Summer Camps 2021
Camps run daily M-F (except for Week 2, no camp Monday, May 31; Memorial Day)
Hours: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm (Half-Day Program) 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (Full-Day Program; only available for children age 5 and up)
Pre-care: 8:30 am – 9:30 am ($40/week; M-F)
Post –care: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ($40/week; M-F)
Registration Fee: One time – $30/child for summer program (not to exceed $60 per household).
Half-Day Program: $280/week (Ages 3 and up; MUST be fully potty trained).
Includes Wednesday popsicles, Friday pizza, Camp T-Shirt, In-House Field Trips & Specialty Guest & all supplies.
Full Day-Day: $405/week (must be 5 years and older by the start of camp week to be eligible for full day program).
Includes all of the above, plus afternoon workshops & snack.
Afternoon Specialty Teen/Tween Workshops: $175/week being offered Week 3, Week 4, Week 5 & Week 10
In this week-long process based art camp, children will be introduced to the adventures in collage making! We will work with colored tissue paper, newspaper, fabric and buttons, painted and torn paper and more to create unique assemblages that provide opportunities for open ended creativity! Using Eric Carle as inspiration, we will hone in on some essential fine motor skills like cutting and pasting. We will use natural materials to stamp and create patterns. Artists will go home with a portfolio of beautiful process based art that is uniquely their own.
Campers are invited as we dive into the beautiful waters to cool off for the summer with our ocean and beach themed camp week. We’ll explore ocean themed sensory bins, create ooey gooey slime, leave our imprints on the sand, create beautiful necklaces from shells we collect on the beach, catch a mermaid or two and swim in the deepest ocean with dolphins and large jellyfish! This week our art will be cool and colorful depicting all the encounters from our deep sea treasure dive. Friday will be dress up day as we’re entertained by a real live mermaid!
Nothing’s ever boring or blah, in the land of Ooh-La-La! Calling all Fancy Nancy lovers for a bit of sparkle and glitter and all things Paris! With tons of Parisian inspired arts and crafts, a demo with a pastry chef and even a lesson in etiquette and manners, this camp is sure to add some sparkle to your week. We’ll zip around on a vespa with Nancy as she shows us museums and other hot spots around her favorite Par-ee! So grab your beret and your bestie! Campers are invited to dress in tres magnifique and join us for a soiree on Friday!
This week is all about being a girl, celebrating the free spirit inside each of us, and DIY arts and crafts galore! Your tween will be guided through a variety of on trend craft projects and accessories she’ll love to show off! From tie dye tassel socks, giant dream catcher hangings, painted boards, decoupage jewelry trays to “no-sew” T-shirt bags…we’ll go through a colorful journey celebrating the fun, boho chic girl in all of us! So grab your kimono and your cutoffs, along with your bestie and let’s craft away!
A girl, her love for her dolly and ponies!!! What could be better than a summer camp adventure as we craft and create during this brand new equestrian themed camp week! Join us as we get creative bringing all the fun and creativity you’re accustomed to at La Dee Da! Each day we will explore a different art medium, and create a beautiful piece of quality arts and crafts that will be professionally finished and ready to be show worthy! We’ll design our own “my doll and me” t-shirts, adopt a pony to take home, create lots of crafts and more! Friday will end with a real life pony ride of course! Campers are welcome to bring their dolls to camp. Any 18” doll will be OK.
Squishy, colorful, and infinitely shapeable, clay is one of the most versatile andtherapeuticart materials for kids. In this fun and creative camp week, childrenwill build on sensory development, motor skills, self esteem, and self expression, problem solving skills, discipline, and pride. We will be working with no-kiln air dry clay, polymer clay (sculpey) and salt dough to create many pieces including our own sushi, hamburger, coil and pinch pots, jewelry, succulents, animals and more!
This week we’re going to embrace the outdoors and everything nature has to offer! Don’t forget to bring your best campfire stories and songs! We will be exploring our beautiful and vast national parks and create nature based art. Between out of the box techniques of painting with sticks, creating nature inspired leaf and floral mandalas, printing with leaves, creating pinecone critters, our hands are sure to get dirty! We will learn about camping outdoors and producing artwork as if they were sleeping under the stars! We will have fun activities that will create an atmosphere of real life camping while catching fireflies!
Science is Real!!! Calling all curious minds to come tinker and create with us during our weeklong Summer STEAM Club. This specialty camp aims to SPARK excitement with SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART & MORE in a setting that invites campers to explore, create, question, and experiment with fascinating facts, projects and activities. Through discovery based learning, students will carry out experiments, create kaleidoscopes, experiment with sunprints, learn about sounds, create tin can telephones, engage in lego robotics, build and program artbots, create gigantic bubbles, artistic masterpieces, and see how art and science work together in the real world.
Dollhouses are probably one of the most essential, open ended, imaginative toys any child could play with. What if your child could build, design, and play with their very own custom dollhouse? This summer at La Dee Da, they can! Using problem solving skills, imagination and creativity, each camper will be guided to think like an architect, builder, designer, and artist! Campers will receive a beautiful large wooden dollhouse at the beginning of the week. We will then spend each day painting, decorating, printing wallpaper, weaving carpets, learning to create tassels and pompoms, design furniture, and more!
Prepare for a magical adventure you will never forget as campers are guided on a spellbinding journey! Join us as we explore the magical world. Receive your school uniform, get sorted, and begin your magical education. Make your own magic wand, duel with your fellow wizards, study magical subjects, play wizard games, care for live creatures, compete for the Wizarding Cup and more! This immersive week-long camp will allow children to spend their summer attending a magical school and learning the mystical arts.
Take a break with some creative screen free time while engaging in your favorite video game themed camp! Join us at La Dee Da this summer as we design our own biome, battle with camo marshmallow shooters, troubleshoot and create our own marble maze and engage in lego robotic builds. We’ll even get to design our own creeper t-shirts, paint a diamond sword and polish our fine motor skills by using a hammer and nails to build bookends for our room! The fun continues in the afternoon as campers enjoy making pixel keychains and playing outdoor games. Your child will be so engaged the entire week they will not miss screen time. So grab a buddy and let’s have a creeping great time!
Week 9B: July 19 – 23: Where Unicorns, Rainbows and Fairies Are Born (Suggested Age 3 – 9) (CAMP FULL)
Join us at La Dee Da for a sparkling week of arts & crafts fun from far away lands. A truly spectacular week where magical unicorns, hidden forests, rainbows, fairies and globs of sparkle make childhood fantasies become reality! This camp is all about exploring the world of imagination and creating unique accessories and wearable art that show off your inner magic. Older campers will be introduced to hand sewing and nail art. We’ll make tons of fun art for our rooms, tiny fairy doors in shadow boxes, headbands and jewelry, along with unicorn poop slime!
Our big kid favorite camp is back for yet another summer with a brand new curriculum! In this week-long camp,children will get a chance to dip their hands into the world of fiber arts and what it has to offer.Fiber Arts is just that…art created with fibers of all kinds. We will explore many fiber techniques like creating pom pom and tassel jewelry, beginning embroidery, and learning to hand sew stuffies. We will also investigate textile techniques such as batik, marbling on beautiful silk scarves, block printing to create our own unique prints and shibori tie dyed pillows.
Missed our first session, no problem! Our favorite new camp of the summer is back for a second session. A girl, her love for her dolly and ponies!!! What could be better than a summer camp adventure as we craft and create during this brand new equestrian themed camp week! Join us as we get creative bringing all the fun and creativity you’re accustomed to at La Dee Da! Each day we will explore a different art medium, and create a beautiful piece of quality arts and crafts that will be professionally finished and ready to be show worthy! We’ll design our own “my doll and me” t-shirts, adopt a pony to take home, create lots of crafts and more! Friday will end with a pony ride of course! Campers are welcome to bring their dolls to camp. Any 18” doll will be OK.
Does your child have a passion for animals? This week we will be taking a closer look at some of the most fascinating creatures that live amongst us. We’ll be working with pottery, acrylic canvas painting, board art with mosaics, and other fun mixed media while we learn about the food chain and creating beautiful art!We will learn techniques for drawing, painting and making animals out of clay. We will end the week with our favorite in-studio reptile show case!
It’s OK, if you missed the first session, we’re bringing this camp back for another round! Nothing’s ever boring or blah, in the land of Ooh-La-La! Calling all Fancy Nancy lovers for a bit of sparkle and glitter and all things Paris! With tons of Parisian inspired arts and crafts, a demo with a pastry chef and even a lesson in etiquette and manners, this camp is sure to add a sparkle to your week. We’ll zip around on a vespa with Nancy as she shows us museums and other hot spots around her favorite Par-ee! So grab your beret and your bestie! Campers are invited to dress in tres magnifique and join us for a soiree on Friday!
While we might not have collected any new stamps on our passport lately, there’s nothing to say we can’t experience different cultures through art, books, music and some creativity! Our young travelers are invited to join us for the week as we hop on the double decker and whizz past the busy streets of London riding along the Thames and the Royal Horseguards while enjoying a tea at Trafalgar Square! Then we’ll go on a caravan through the vast African Sahara desert, as we stargaze and spot wildlife. Our adventures continue to the colorful and beautiful country of India as we learn about it’s rich traditions and culture.
In this fun and colorful camp week, young artists will be guided through an explosion of color as we create lots of fun art made simply by using dots. Taking inspiration from Peter Reylond’s book The Dot and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, campers will hop through a creative journey unlike any other. Let’s make a mark and see where it takes you! Can you think of what you can make with a dot?
Tween Summer Workshops (M-F; 2 pm - 4 pm)
This fun and interactive afternoon workshop has been designed especially for our older campers who are interested in more specialized art techniques. Campers will be introduced to epoxy resins and the basics of creating resin art. We will also spend a portion of the week experimenting with acrylic pours. Have you ever wanted to try Acrylic pouring but just don’t know where to start? Our hands-on workshop will take you on a fun journey of learning and creating your own unique pieces of art. So grab a friend and get ready to have some fun!
This wonderful, positive, social, fun, and creative workshop is designed to introduce children to the basics of hand sewing. We’ll learn to place patterns and cut fabric. We’ll also learn some basic hand stitches like running stitch, back stitch and the whip stitch. Children will enjoy making cute stuffies and we might even get on the sewing machine for a larger project! This is a beginner level class. No experience necessary.
Improve fine motor skills and try a new exciting art form! Explore the ancient art of mosaics in our fun and educational one-week mosaic workshop. After the ceremonial initial “Plate Smashing”, students will be introduced to many neat mosaic supplies like tile, ceramics, glass, mirror, shells and pottery to work with. Your child is sure to have a great time creating beautiful pieces you’ll both treasure and love.
This art jewelry workshop is designed especially for tweens and teens ages 10 and up. We will be introduced to working with polymer clay along with some basic wiring techniques and clasps. Campers will be introduced to jewelry making tools and materials. Class will focus on learning wire forming, making beads, stamping, texturing, and more! And best of all, you get to bring all your bling home!
COVID 19 UPDATE:
We will monitor all developments concerning the operation of SUMMER CAMP 2021. As we approach the summer months, we will continue to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC and our local health departments. Currently ALL campers and staff are required to wear a mask. We also will take temperatures daily and any camper with a fever of 100 degrees or over will not be permitted inside our studio. Camp will be available beginning the Week of May 24th (with Monday, May 31st being closed for memorial day). You are welcome to register below.
We are fully relying on the guidelines set forth by the CDC, Bright From The Start and our local health departments to guide us through all health and safety decision concerning the operation of our summer camp program. All details have been listed in the attached document that can be viewed here. CLICK HERE for COVID-19 OPERATIONAL PLAN SUMMER 2021 Please feel free to reach out directly if you have a concern that has not been addressed in the document.
Cancelation for Summer 2021: We are a small family owned community art studio. This past year has been challenging and we have done our very best to pivot our business. We appreciate the support our community has shown us as we navigated unprecedented times. We are unable to provide any refunds for cancelled camps after our normal cancellation policy listed below. Please make sure you read carefully and understand that there are no full refunds being issued after April 1, 2021. However, we do acknowledge individual situations and the uncertainity of our times. This needs to be determined on a case by case basis and a partial or full credit may be issued at the discretion of studio director after April 1, 2021. Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange for a credit issue and to redeem on any programming.
Summer 2021 Registration Policies
A one time $30 registration fee per child, not to exceed $60 per family is required at signup. All prices include Friday weekly pizza, camp t-shirt and all art supplies. Registration fee will be waived if signing up for 3 or more camp weeks for the same child. Please call studio for discount before signing up.
The entire balance of camp fees is due no later than April 30, 2020 to secure discount pricing. Registrations occurring after April 30th must be paid in full at time of purchase.
Registration fee allows for a one-time date change prior to April 30, 2020. Changes after this date will incur a $15 per child/week fee. All changes are based on camp availability and must be approved by the camp director. We request that families notify us of date changes as soon as possible as space is limited and sessions fill up quickly.
Refund & Cancellation Policy:
La Dee Da will honor cancellation deposit refund requests as follows:
- In accepting your camp registration, La Dee Da reserves a place for your child and hires staff according to registrations and deposits paid. Therefore, no refunds or credits will be given after May 1, 2021.
- Any cancellation requests made before April 1, 2021 will receive a full refund minus registration fees and deposits. Cancellation requests made between April 1, 2021 and May 1, 2021 will receive a 50% refund minus registration fees and any deposits. La Dee Da is unable to provide refunds or credits after May 1, 2021 due to limited enrollment and expenses incurred. We understand situations arise and plans can change! La Dee Da will allow you to give your spot (less registration fee) to a friend or family member but will be unable to assist in finding replacement campers for your child’s spot. Please provide notifications of enrollment changes including the name and age of the new camper via email to [email protected]. We do not provide refunds for absences, late arrivals, or early withdrawals of campers.
- No deposits/tuition will be refunded on or after May 1st, 2021, but is available to be transferred based on availability without additional charges.
- If illness causes your child to miss 3 or more consecutive days in one week of camp, you can submit a doctor's note as proof of illness and therefore be eligible to receive a partial credit on your account for that specific week (minus registration fees and deposits).
- The refund & cancellation policy also applies towards fees paid for early and post camp care.
- Campers under the age of 5 are not eligible for our full day camp program.
Please read our behavior policy with your camper before camp.
We expect campers to act respectfully at all times when they are on our property or participating in our programs. Campers are to behave in a mature, responsible way and respect the rights and dignity of others and all La Dee Da property.
Actions will reflect the Four Core Values:
- Campers take Responsibility for their actions.
- Campers Respect themselves, each other, camp equipment and the environment.
- Honesty will be the basis for all relationships and interactions.
- Campers will be Caring in their relationships with others.
Campers should talk to a counselor or any camp staff member if they are uncomfortable with any experiences or need assistance while at camp.
When a camper does not follow the behavior guidelines, we will take the following action steps as behavior problems progress.
- Staff will redirect the camper to more appropriate behavior.
- If inappropriate behavior continues, the camper will be reminded of behavior guidelines and camp rules, and the camper will be asked to decide on action steps to correct his/her behavior.
- If a child’s behavior still does not meet expectations and is affecting the experience of other campers, he/she will be referred to the Camp Director.
- If inappropriate behavior continues, as a final action step the camper may be dismissed from camp.
Examples of unacceptable behavior:
- Refusing to follow behavior guidelines or camp rules
- Using profanity, vulgarity or obscenity
- Stealing or damaging property (personal or camp property)
- Refusal to participate in activities or cooperate with staff
- Disrupting a program
- Endangering the health and safety of children and/or staff
- Teasing, making fun or bullying of other campers or staff
Camper fees are non-refundable if a camper is sent home for disciplinary reasons. Physical violence or bullying toward another camper or staff member will result in immediate dismissal from the camp program.
Summer Tuition Schedule
Little Davincis - Pre-school - Rising K
Playful Picassos - Rising 1st - 2nd Grade
Magnificent Monets - Rising 3rd Grade & Up!
Summer 2020 Tuition Schedule
DEC 12 – FEB 15
STARTS FEB 15
(3 or more weeks)
|Half Day||Pre-school – Rising K||$224/week||$280/week||$265/week|
|Rising 1st – 2nd Grade||$224/week||$280/week||$265/week|
|Rising 1st – 2nd Grade||$324/week||$405/week||$390/week|
|Rising 3rd Grade & Up!||$224/week||$280/week||$265/week|
|Rising 3rd Grade & Up!||$324/week||$405/week||$390/week|
December 12 - February 15 Early Bird Special Enter code: SAVE2020 at checkout
Feb 15 - April 30 Regular Summer Rate Applies
May 1 - All camp tuition must be paid in Full. Late enrollment is subject to camp availability.
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as you register for summer 2020!
- La Dee Da is offering multiple specialty camp themes this year. We are a Specialty Arts day camp that offers both half day and full day camp options for children ages 3 and up. Campers MUST BE 5 years old on the first day they attend our full-day program. Each week is carefully designed to offer a new creative curriculum with specialty highlights and other fun activities. Different offerings per week make it fun to enroll for multiple camps through the summer without getting bored! Our camps are appropriate for children age 3 and up. However, there are a few camps are geared especially for our older campers Ages 7+.
- Camp Groups: Campers are broken into 3 different groups based on age and or development. Please see table above for reference.
- Camp Locations:
- Camps run for the entire summer (13 weeks) at our Sandy Springs Studio location. Certain camps are being offered twice over the summer, choose whichever options works best for your schedule.
- Space is Limited: We only take 45 campers per week.
- Registration Fee: There is a one-time $30 registration fee for the entire summer/child, not to exceed $60 per family.
- Payment Options: If you would like to spread out your camp payments, please contact Camp Director Sugandha Rosenhaft to make arrangements. The entire balance of camp fees is due no later than April 30, 2020. We must have a valid credit card on file for all installment payments. Registrations occurring after April 30th must be paid in full at the time of purchase.