Summer Arts Studio

Summer Arts Studio


Summer Arts Studio Covid19 Update:

Dear Summer Arts Studio Families,

Thank you for your loyalty, trust, and patience.  We, like you, have been challenged by some of the difficult changes the COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to make.  Throughout these changes we have relied heavily upon the character traits and skills we work so hard to build within our campers, staff, and all who enter our studios; resilience and grit have surely been required and strengthened as we work from home, teach our children, and look for rays of hope on the horizon.
Our greatest desire is for each one of our campers to have the opportunity to come to Summer Arts Studio this summer. As our summer season nears, we are focusing on how we can responsibly and safely proceed with implementing camp.  We want to share with you the difficult decisions we have made thus far about SAS 2020.  We apologize for any inconveniences you may experience as a result of these necessary changes.
Please note, our plans and programming must be revised due to the  guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Camp Association (ACA), and the Louisiana Department of Health(LDH).
It will be impossible to have Summer Arts Studio in the way in which we have all come to love and cherish.  With the newest guidelines released by the state of Louisiana on May 13, the new protocols would eliminate several areas of programing we normally include during Summer Arts Studio. 

As a result, this summer we will offer a totally different program.  This summer’s program structure and projects will be unique and appropriate to the current circumstances, in order to adhere to requirements set forth by the state of Louisiana.  First, we must cancel our Culinary Arts-based Session 1.  Those of you registered for this session will be contacted by River Oaks, and tuition will be fully refunded. Secondly, if you have registered your child for Session(s) 2, 3, or 4, River Oaks will be contacting you next week to provide details on the revised camp programming.  Parents/Caregivers of campers registered for Session 2 should expect a call May 19-May 22, and we will proceed accordingly by contacting parents/caregivers of campers registered for Sessions 3 and 4 thereafter.  Again, when contacted you will be provided information about our revised plan.  One important change to programming we believe is important to share with families now is that we will not be able offer an all-day option this summer.  Please know this decision was a tough one to make, and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience this may create for some of our Summer Arts Studio families.  


We send our heartfelt thanks to all of you in our Summer Arts Studio community who are serving others during this time of crisis.  We extend our love and support to those families who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus.  We hope all of our families continue to stay safe and experience good health.


Work Hard, Play Hard, & Learn from the experience,


Aubrey Bolen

Director, Summer Arts Studio


2020 SAS Sponsors

River Oaks Board of Directors

The Dr. Betsy Long Scholarship Fund

Jackson Orthodontics

Drs. Shawn & Gregory Dowd

Tammi & Bryon Salazar

Noelle & Michael Crowell

Dr & Mrs. Will Crenshaw

The Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority

Registration is closed for all 2020 sessions

Registration is closed for all 2020 sessions

what parents have said

  • "My daughter just attended the first summer art session and she came home everyday so excited! She loved the cooking and art together. Thank you so much for making it a wonderful experience! "

    Abigail McPherson Morrow
  • "Best camp of the summer!"

    Martha Chrenshaw

  • "My daughter wants me to drop her off early and pick her up late. The kids have a blast, and they bring home amazing works of art. I'd give it 10 stars if possible."
    Kelly Letsinger
  • "Extraordinary camp experience, complete with plenty of class time for children to let their creative energy flow, outdoor time for friendly fun and competition, and a staff who truly cares and nurtures individuality and imagination."
    Nicole J Bolen



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