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Photo Camp FAQ

I have a child with special needs…
Our first Priority is safety. We are not certified to care for children with special needs.
If you have a camper with special needs, we require they be accompanied by an aide, certified ABA BI. The aide must be background checked, as are all adults on site.
In the event that your child has needs that we are not certified to address, we reserve the right to call you to come pick your child up from camp.

What is your schedule for the week?
Upon enrollment, you will receive a sample schedule outlining what our week may look like, along with our Camper Parent Handbook. We’ll be happy to answer questions if you would like to give us a call here: 310-463-6277. You’ll receive the schedule for the week a few days before camp begins.

Where is drop off and pick up?
We spend 2-3 days at the studio and 2-3 days on location.
Monday and Friday are always at the studio in Silverlake.
When our location is far (The Getty, Santa Monica Pier, etc,) we meet at the studio and drive to location in our van.
When our location is near (Griffith Park, DTLA, etc,) we drop off and pick up at the location.
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* drop off and pick up on any given day is always at the same place.

Camp pick up is at 3pm. We have a grace period of 15 minutes.
We charge a full hour of Extended Care after 3:15.

What if my child has a special diet?
If your child has dietary restrictions, please ensure you are sending them with a lunch that suits them.
If you’d like your child to buy lunch, please research available restaurants in the neighborhood we are visiting.
We will do our best to accommodate.

Do you offer aftercare?
The regular camp day runs from 9am-3pm.

– We have Extended Care (EC) beginning at 8am and ending at 5pm.
– EC is available for $50/hour.
– Requests for EC must be received prior to the beginning of camp that day, preferably one week prior to camp.
– EC is available when we are at the studio in Silverlake.
– When we are on location, EC is available and requires a signed Vehicle Liability Waiver.
– Early drop off begins at 8am.
– Late pick up ends at 5pm.
– EC begins promptly at 3:15, please give us a call if you’re running late.

You can sign up HERE. There is also a link on our Camp page.
We suggest packing your child with a book or game from home.

My camper has their own camera…
It is important that each camper start the day with:
1. An empty digital card. Please ensure there are no personal photos on the card.

2. A fully charged battery.

Do we get to keep the photos my child made during the week?
Yes, absolutely! We will send you a link to a private gallery with all photos from all campers.

Do you offer day rates?
Yes, we offer partial weeks at $150/day.

May I stay during camp?
We allow parents to join us on the first day for up to 30 minutes.
We will let you know of any special occasions when parents are invited to participate in camp activities.
Family is always invited to attend the Photo Exhibit on Friday which generally begins at 2:45pm.

What if I have to cancel enrollment?
If you have to cancel your enrollment, partial refunds will be made as follows:
– more than 2 weeks 100% minus $24 handling fee (per Paypal)
– within 2 weeks of camp session at 50%
– within 72 hours of camp session is non refundable

What if my child misses a day during the week?
If you anticipate missing a day during the week, we encourage you to sign up for a partial week.

Does my child need to be vaccinated?
As of January 2021, CA state regulation requires that all campers be fully vaccinated.

Does my child need a camera to attend camp?
No, we have extra cameras, which campers can use; DSLRs as well as Point & Shoots. (pending availability)
It’s ideal if campers bring their own cameras.
But if not, we have you covered. DSLRs are $10/day, point & shoots are free to use.
In the event of damage, we require a credit card on file.
Replacement costs are… DSLR: $300, Point & Shoot: $150

What kind of camera should I buy my child?
If you’re thinking of getting your camper a camera of their own, here are some of the cameras we recommend.
Two things to consider when viewing our list:
1. This list is only for beginners, we are not including more advanced cameras
2. Prices may vary – We highly recommend looking at KEH to find quality used equipment that you can depend on.

Our criteria: Ease of Use, Cost to Quality Ratio

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Photo Workshop FAQ

Is there a waiting list for workshops that are sold out or not yet on the calendar?
Yes! If you don’t see your workshop on the calendar, please email us and let us know.
info@atwaterphotoworkshops.com

What forms of payment do you accept?
The simplest way to pay is through the website which is through Paypal. We also accept Venmo and credit card. We will accept cash, but it must be paid prior to the workshop in order to hold your spot.

What if I have to cancel enrollment?
If you have to cancel your enrollment, partial refunds will be made as follows:
– more than 2 weeks 100% minus $24 handling fee (per Paypal)
– 1-2 weeks before session at 75%
– within one week of session at 50%

– within 48 hours of session is non refundable

What if I booked through Course Horse and I have to cancel enrollment?
If you purchased your workshop through CourseHorse, then our Refund & Cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you are entitled to a refund, or have any questions, please visit the CourseHorse site and contact their customer service team.

What materials should I bring to the workshop?
These details are outlined at the bottom of the each workshop page.