At arts-X-press, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. To keep students safe and healthy while in our care, we have the following health and safety precautions in place at camp:
Arts-X-press has a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day throughout camp. Student medications will be submitted to and dispensed by our registered nurse. Any student, staff, or counselor who displays any symptoms of illness during camp will rest and be monitored by our camp nurse. In addition, all residential staff are CPR and First Aid trained, so staff can provide basic care in case of emergency.
Arts-X-press takes place at Concordia University Irvine, which has a closed, secure campus. All visitors must check in with security at the gates, and we work closely with Concordia’s campus safety department to ensure the utmost safety of our students while on campus.
Students are always supervised by staff and/or counselors, all of whom have completed Department of Justice background checks. We have a high staff to student ratio, with at least one adult per every four students. Senior staff and counselors stay in the dorms and are available at all times during the night in case of emergency. Adult staff stay in separate suites within the same dormitories and are accessible during the night in case of emergency. Counselors are in a separate room in the same suite as students or in an adjacent suite to their pod group. All dorm suites are equipped with locks and are locked at all times during the day and night.
Arts-X-press shares standard immunization requirements with public schools, except in the case of medical exemptions signed by a physician. You may find the immunization requirements for California public schools here (en español).
While we recommend that all who are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccination do so, we no longer require a COVID-19 vaccination to attend arts-X-press.
As always, we remain flexible and alert to all changes in the public health situation each summer. Families will be informed of any changes to health and safety policies and precautions prior to attending arts-X-press. All arts-X-press attendees must be willing to follow all health and safety precautions put forth by arts-X-press.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at arts-Xfirstname.lastname@example.org.