Policies

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATION

A socially appropriate standard of behavior is expected from every participant.

  • During any teaching time, (class or camp or birthday party) we expect each individual to behave respectfully by taking direction, staying on task, and accepting the guidance of staff and teachers.

    • We expect each individual to refrain from behaviors that abuse the property of the host facility. Making deliberate marks on tables, chairs, walls, floors, etc is strictly prohibited.

    • We expect each individual to refrain from behaviors that abuse the property of the teacher providing the service. Deliberate destruction of supplies and materials is strictly prohibited.

  • During any non-teaching time, (playground or snack or bathroom or water fountain) (or during before or after care time) we expect each individual to respect the rules of the host facility as well as the rules Afterschool Art and More staff and teachers.

  • All rules are safety oriented.

  • All behavioral expectations are respect oriented.

  • In all situations, at all times, we require each individual to refrain from physical aggression or verbal bullying. It will not be tolerated.

Behavior that does not meet these basic standards will be brought to the attention of the parent and may result in dismissal with no credit, refund or make up day at the sole discretion of  Kim Murdock, if unacceptable behavior continues.

Our programs are therapeutic in nature but we are by no means certified to address behaviors or conditions (diagnosed or un-diagnosed) that preclude a positive outcome. 


ONLINE PAYMENTS

All online payments include a transaction fee.

All online payments are non-refundable but may be used as a credit, less the transaction fees, for one year past the date of online payment for any class, camp or birthday party.

To avoid transaction fees, call Kim Murdock to reserve your child's seat and then mail a check to PO BOX 52042, Durham, NC 27717.

Payments made by check are subject the the refund policies listed in each section of our payment policies.


SUMMER CAMP

There are ten 1-week, half or full day summer camps from June to August. Participants may register for one or more weeks of camp.

Payments

Before May 30, annually, payment in full is required for the first camp week selected, per child. $50.00 of this fee is a non-refundable deposit.

Each additional camp week you choose requires a non-refundable deposit of $50.00, per child.

On or before May 30, annually, the balance of all camp fees must be paid in full.

After May 30, annually, payment in full is required per child, per week at the time of registration. 

After May 30, annually, discounts do not apply to additional weeks of camp added on after initial purchase unless they qualify according to our guidelines listed below.

Discounts

The discount applies when:

  • two (or more) children attend the same camp...Morning OR Afternoon OR Full Day.
  • one child attends two (or more) of the same type of camp...Writing/Spanish OR Art.

Please note that one morning camp and one afternoon camp for one child...in the same week or in different weeks...does not qualify for the discount.

  • Discounts may not be combined.
  • Discounts do not apply to before or after care.
  • Discounts are valid only when camp weeks are purchased at the same time.
  • Discounts do not apply to weeks of camp added on after initial purchase unless they qualify according to our guidelines listed below.

Siblings/ Friends (ages 5-11)

  • Two or more siblings/ friends in one week, in the same camp
  • $150 per child, per half day camp

Multiple Week (ages 5-11)

  • One child in two or more camp weeks/ in the same type of camp (Writing/Spanish OR Art)
  • $150 per child, per half day camp

Helping Hand Mentors (ages 12-15) 

  • HHMs get 25% off regular camp fee

Partial/Pro-rated Weeks

Empty camp seats become available to everyone 72 hours (3 days) before the camp start date. 

Fees will be pro-rated by the day for shorter weeks.

No discounts apply to pro-rated camp fees.

Before and/or After Care is available for $8 per service, per child, per day.

MORNING 9:00-12:30 -- $33 per child, per half day

AFTERNOON 12:30-4:00 -- $33 per child, per half day

FULL DAY 9:00-4:00 -- $66 per child, per full day

Withdrawal

Payment By Check - Before May 30, annually, withdrawals from summer camp will result in losing the $50 non-refundable deposit paid per camp. Fees paid minus the $50.00 non-refundable deposit, per camp, will be refunded.

Payment Online - All online payments are non-refundable but may be used as a credit, less the transaction fees, for one year past the date of online payment for any class, camp or birthday party.

After May 30, annually, withdrawals from summer camp will result in a losing the full fee paid, per camp.

Exceptions may be allowed for verified medical emergencies occurring after May 30th.

Notice of withdrawal for any reason at any time must be made in writing and submitted directly to Kim Murdock. 

No Shows

Failure to attend a camp day (or days) without notice will result in the loss of fees paid. Exceptions for verified medical emergencies are at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock.

Missed Camp Days: Credits OR Make Up Days

All credits, partial refunds or exceptions for verified medical emergencies are at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock. 

  •  No refunds, credits or make up days will be granted for camp days missed due to inappropriate behavior. 
  • In the event of a verified medical emergency a credit may be granted for a missed camp day for future use in any Afterschool Art and More! class, camp, workshop or birthday party, pending availability. 
  • Credits expire annually on December 31 and may not be applied to the following year.
  • Make up summer camp days may be scheduled for excused absences if there is available seating.

Cancellation of a Camp Due To Insufficient Enrollment

We will provide at least 10 business days notice of cancellation in the event of insufficient enrollment.

A full credit may be granted for future use in any camp, pending availability.

Credits expire annually on August 31.

 In the event that a credit is not desired, we will issue a full refund by mail within 10 business days of the canceled camp start date. 


ARTS AFTERSCHOOL

There are four 8-week sessions of Arts Afterschool from September to May. Participants may register for one or more sessions at a time. Partial/Pro-rated sessions may be available, after a session has already begun, pending availability, at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock. 

Payment

Payment in full is due at the time of registration for the 1st session your child joins.

You may reserve your child's seat in additional sessions with a $25 non-refundable deposit per child, per session.

The balance will be due before the start date of each reserved session.

Deposits

Deposits may be combined and/or are transferable to other sessions.

Deposits may be used by a different child in the same after school art class.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Deposits for after school art apply to after school art classes only.

Unused deposits expire annually on May 30.

Partial/ Pro-Rated Sessions

New students may join Arts Afterschool at any time.

Fees will be pro-rated.

Installment Payments

You may pay the class fee in two installments.

Installment requests must be submitted in writing to Kim Murdock.

Both installment payments must be made before the start date of the desired session of classes.

The final installment payment must be received on or before the start date.

Failure to submit payment in full before the start date will result in the loss of the reserved seat.

  • A credit for a future class, camp, workshop or birthday party will be issued for any installment fees paid.
  • Installment credits expire annually on May 31 and may not be applied to the following school year.
  • If a credit is not desired, a partial refund of 50% of unused installment fees paid may be issued, at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock. 

No Shows

Failure to attend a class without notice will result in the loss of fees paid. Exceptions for verified medical emergencies are at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock.

Credit for Missed Classes

A credit is guaranteed only for classes missed due to a verified medical emergency. No exceptions.

Credit requests must be in submitted in writing and are granted at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock. 

Credits will expire annually on May 31 if not used. Credits do not apply to the next school year.

No credit will be issued for classes missed due to inappropriate behavior.

Cancellation of a Class Due to Insufficient Enrollment

I will provide at least 5 business days notice of class cancellation in the event of insufficient enrollment and I issue a full refund unless a credit is preferred. 

Cancellation of a Class Due School Closings

In the event of school closings due to inclement weather, anticipated or actual hazardous conditions, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, Arts Afterschool classes will be cancelled

Every effort will be made to make up cancelled classes before the end of the school year.

Make ups for the exact number of classes missed cannot be guaranteed.

No credits will be issued for make up classes not attended.

No refunds will be granted for cancellations due to school closings.

Withdrawal BEFORE OR AFTER Classes Begin

Requests for withdrawal for any reason at any time must be submitted in writing directly to Kim Murdock. 

A credit may be issued for a future Arts Afterschool class at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock.

  • Credits expire annually on May 31.
  • Credits may not be applied to the next school year.

If you paid by check - If a credit is not desired, a partial refund of 50% of unused class fees paid may be issued at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock.

 If you paid online - All online payments are non-refundable but may be used as a credit, less the transaction fees, for one year past the date of online payment for any class, camp or birthday party.

A full refund is only guaranteed when an Arts Afterschool student withdraws due to a verified medical emergency. No exceptions.

No credit or refund will be issued for dismissal due to inappropriate behavior. 


One-Day-At-A-Time Camps

Camps occur at their respective locations on Teacher Work Days, Holidays, and Spring Break Days. Participants may register for one or more dates from September to May each year. The standard fee is $65 per child, per day. (9:00-4:00)

Payment

Payment in full is required for all workshops or camps at the time of registration.

Only payment will reserve your child's seat in any workshop or camp.

Discounts

Discounts are valid only when qualifying camp dates are purchased at the same time. No exceptions.

Discounts do not apply to camp dates added on after initial purchase.

All added dates will be billed at $65 per child, per date unless they qualify according to our guidelines listed below.

  • Two siblings/friends registered for one date / $59 per child (9:00-4:00)
  • Three or more siblings/friends registered for one date/ $49 per child (9:00-4:00)

OR

  • One child registered for two dates/ $59 per date (9:00-4:00)
  • One child registered for three or more dates/ $49 per date (9:00-4:00)

No Shows

Failure to attend a workshop or camp without notice will result in the loss of fees paid. Exceptions for verified medical emergencies are at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock.

Withdrawal With Notice

Requests for withdrawal for any reason at any time must be made in writing and submitted at least 10 days prior to the workshop date directly to Kim Murdock. 

10 days or more prior to scheduled camp/workshop date

A full credit may be granted for future use in any workshop, pending availability. Credits expire annually on December 31 and may not be applied to the following year.

 If you paid with a check - A partial refund (50% of camp fees paid) may be granted in the event a credit is not desired. Exceptions may be allowed for verified medical or family emergencies.

If you paid online - All online payments are non-refundable but may be used as a credit, less the transaction fees, for one year past the date of online payment for any class, camp or birthday party.

All credits, partial refunds or exceptions for verified emergencies are at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock. 

Less than 10 days prior to schedule camp/workshop date

A full credit may be granted for future use in any workshop, pending availability.

  • Credits for September to December expire annually on December 31 and may not be applied to the following year.
  • Credits for January to May expire annually on May 31 and may not be applied to the following fall.

No refund is available if you cancel less than 10 days before your scheduled camp/workshop date. Exceptions may be allowed for verified medical or family emergencies.

All credits or exceptions for verified emergencies are at the sole discretion of Kim Murdock.

Cancellation of a Camp/Workshop Due to Insufficient Enrollment

We will provide up to 3 business days notice of cancellation in the event of insufficient enrollment.

A full credit may be granted for future use in any camp or workshop, pending availability.

  • Credits for September to December camps/workshops expire annually on December 31 and may not be applied to the following year.
  • Credits for January to May camps/workshops expire annually on May 31 and may not be applied to the following fall.

 In the event that a credit is not desired, we will issue a full refund by mail within 10 business days of the canceled date.

Cancellation of a Camp/Workshop Due to Schools Using a Camp/Workshop Date As A Make Up Date For An Inclement Weather Cancellation

A credit will automatically be issued to all registered participants for camp/workshop days missed due to schools using the scheduled camp/workshop date as a regular school day to make up for an inclement weather cancellation.

The credit may be used for any class, camp, workshop or birthday party offered by Afterschool Art and More.

Credits for this kind of cancellation expire annually on December 31.

No refunds will be granted for cancellation of a camp/workshop due to schools using a camp/workshop date as a make up date for an inclement weather cancellation.

Half Day Option

72 hours prior to the camp/workshop date all remaining seats become available in half day increments. Half day camp/workshop seats are $32.50 (9:00-12:30) or (12:30-4:00) No discounts apply to half day seats.

 

Afterschool Art and More reserves the right to makes changes to any policy at any time.