COVID-19 Update: Summer Camps

by Amy Jordan

Due to COVID-19, Sawtooth will not hold Youth Summer Camps for 2020. This was a difficult decision, with many factors to consider, but one that we feel is in the best interest of our students, faculty and staff. 

We are very appreciative of the support and encouragement that we have received from our Sawtooth community during these uncertain times. 

We are working hard behind the scenes to develop online classes and projects for families and individuals. These cannot take the place of our studio experiences, but we hope that they add to your options during current distancing practices. 

We are also working to establish guidelines that will protect the safety and wellbeing of our staff, faculty and students. Sawtooth is collaborating with other organizations both locally and regionally to find and develop these best practices for our studios and common spaces. The safety of our Sawtooth community is our top priority as we move forward with reopening plans. 

The pandemic has had a significant financial impact on Sawtooth. We would ask that you consider one of these options if your youth is registered for Summer Camp:

  • Taking a credit equal to the amount of your registration fee. These credits are good for two years towards any of our classes or workshops and are transferable. 
  • Consider your registration fee a donation. As a non-profit community art school, we are dependent upon our community’s support. During these difficult times, we ask you to consider this option. At the same time, we know that many are facing hard choices and struggles and understand if this is not an option. 
  • Consider requesting a refund for half of your registration fee and taking a credit for the remainder.

If you have any questions about this, please contact us at registrar@sawtooth.org. We are trying to be flexible and considerate of everyone’s needs during these extraordinary times.

Thank you for thinking of Sawtooth when you think of ART. We hope to see you back in our studios soon.