A Message from Parker Arts Education
It is with very heavy hearts that Parker Arts has made the difficult decision to cancel our holiday/ winter theater lineup as well as our winter classes and camps. Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, newly mandated event attendance restrictions have been put in place by the Colorado Department of Health and Safety and Tri County Health that are expected to remain in place for the foreseeable future. These circumstances have forced the difficult decision to cancel programming in order to keep patrons, staff and performers healthy and safe. We are deeply sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience caused by these unfortunate circumstances. We are committed to enduring these crises and returning stronger than ever as soon as possible.
In the meantime, please consider donating your class fee to our “Save a Seat” fundraiser to ensure the success of local artists and keep the arts alive in Parker. Your support truly does matter now more than ever.
Parker Arts Safe Return plan includes reduced facility and classroom capacities, enforcing social distancing guidelines, enhancing cleaning and sanitization efforts, using PPE for all individuals over the age of 10 at all times.
2021 enrichment programming will open in phases, one month prior to the start of the class. Please visit our site often to register to classes and camps as they become available.
Camp and Class Safety Guidelines:
- Limited enrollment;
- Staff, instructors and students will be screened for symptoms upon arrival to ensure they are symptom-free. Social distancing practices inside the classroom (one student per table);
- Consistent grouping of students and instructors to limit exposure;
- Eating snack inside classroom;
- Eating lunch outdoors with sufficient social distancing;
- Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high touch materials, limit use to one student or one group where possible, and clean materials between uses;
- Adhere to scheduled hand sanitizing breaks inside classroom;
- Complete classroom disinfection;
- Require staff, instructors, and students to stay home if someone they have come in contact with or are known to have the 2019 Coronavirus, or if they have the onset of cold/flu symptoms or respiratory symptoms; and
- Require staff, instructors, and students to wear masks or face coverings whenever possible.
- Note, PACE Center Parent Lounge is closed and gathering in the lobby is prohibited.
Summer Camp Only Safety Procedures:
- Daily temperatures must be taken of students at home prior to attending camp/class;
- Entry and Exit will be through the exterior classroom door and not through the lobby of the PACE Center;
- Exterior doors will be propped open at the start and end of each camp/class;
- Family groups will be guided to line up (socially distanced) at stanchions leading to the exterior classroom door of their camp/class;
- Instructors will sign each student in and out on the roster (No passing of documents or pens will be permitted.);
- Only students will enter the classroom (Parents/guardians are not permitted inside.);
- Students will immediately wash their hands at the sink prior to taking a seat; and will abide by a hand-washing schedule between activities, and at least once per hour;
- Students will be instructed to keep their selected seat throughout the duration of the camp/camp;
- Students should come with minimal belongings; limited to a water-bottle and peanut-fee snack (or peanut free lunch if staying for both morning and afternoon and doing Lunch Bunch). Items will be placed in a cubby when possible or under their assigned seat; and
- Students must wear masks or face coverings whenever possible.
- Parker Arts will comply with new State Order Guidelines for Day Camps as they become available which include:
- Screen students for symptoms to ensure they are symptom-free before they are deemed able to attend.
- Send home students with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other communicable illness.
- Educate students about COVID-19 and the related protocols, and address their fears and questions.
- Establish protocols for campers to self-report symptoms to staff, volunteers or health care staff.
- Students, to the extent possible, should be kept in stable groups with the same staff and instructors and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet during.
- Require hand-washing upon arrival, before eating, and at regular intervals throughout the day.
- Require masks or face coverings whenever possible.
Regarding refunds, our policy is: patron cancellation requests for camps must be made five business days prior to the scheduled start of a camp and will incur a $10 processing fee; cancellation requests for classes must be made three business days prior to the scheduled start of class and will incur a $5 processing fee. If Parker Arts must cancel camps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), registered participants of canceled camps/classes will automatically receive a credit to their account, for future use when Town of Parker programs and facilities re-open. Credit can be used for any cultural class or camp, as well as recreation services including memberships, pool passes, recreation admission and class registrations for any family member.
Parker Arts Education Staff
Recreation and Cultural Brochure
Due to budget reductions and frequent changes to programming the Parker Recreation and Cultural Activity Brochure will not be produced at this time. Once under the Education tab, use keywords or filters to find classes you are looking for. Equally, once on the registration site, use keywords or enrichment provider names to find the class you are looking for. Please contact Parker Arts Education to assist in finding information about a program at 303-805.3374.