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  • CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Updates & Information

    Most of our activities are open, and we welcome all visitors! We continue to take steps to ensure the health and safety of our staff and artists – and you, our patrons.

    Glen Echo Park operates through a partnership with Montgomery County, the National Park Service, and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. To ensure the safety of the community, the Partnership follows all Montgomery County COVID-19 guidelines. As of 2/21/22 masks are no longer required to be worn inside public spaces; however, please see below for individual programs or activities that may require masks indoors.

    Because Glen Echo Park hosts a wide variety of programs, here we provide a list of major programs and their vaccination policies and/or links to information:


    Updated May 2022: Summer camp Covid-19 health & safety information 

    Camps:  We take the health and safety of all participants very seriously and aim to present fun, creative, and safe options for summer.

    There is no uniform policy for vaccination across all camps, though masks are required indoors. Please check the camp description on our online registration system to view your child's camp. You may also contact the individual camp instructor for specific information about your child's camp. General questions? email kcuthbert@glenchopark.org

    These are some of our new camp safety procedures

    • You must complete the mandatory Self-Health Checker, which is sent on Friday prior to the Monday start of each week of camp throughout the summer.
    • Masks are required indoors for campers, instructors, and staff.
    • Parents/Guardians may not enter the classroom; we will aim to limit the number of people who enter the classroom. Preferred drop off and pick up will be outside the classroom/studio door.

    Updated 2/21/22: Montgomery County indoor mask mandate ends February 21 

    Camps:  We take the health and safety of all participants very seriously and aim to present fun, creative, and safe options for summer. These are some of our new camp safety procedures

    • There is no uniform policy for vaccination across all camps, though masks are required indoors. Please check the camp description on our online registration system. Contact the individual camp instructor for specific information for your child's camp.
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    • Complete the mandatory Self-Health Checker prior to arriving at camp in order to attend camp.
    • Masks are required indoors for campers, instructors, and staff.
    • Depending on the camp, pick-up is either at 2pm (Clay Animation) or 3pm. Please do not be late for pick-up. Minimum $50 fee for any late pick up.
    • Parents/Guardians may not enter the classroom; we will aim to limit the number of people who enter the classroom. Preferred drop off and pick up will be outside the classroom/studio door.

     

    Classes:  Individual instructors may have specific face mask and vaccination requirements. Information on any requirements can be found in each class description’s special notes section, or you may contact the instructor directly.

     

    Children’s Theater:  Adventure Theatre MTC requires face masks and proof of vaccination to attend in-person shows. Click here for more information. The Puppet Co.'s policies may be found here.

     

    Dances:  Face mask and vaccination protocols for dances vary by dance presenter, though most presenters require proof of vaccination. Face masks must be worn indoors. Please visit our Dance Calendar for links to more information from each presenter.

     

    Glen Echo Park Aquarium: No proof of vaccination is required, but visits are by appointment only

     

    Partnership Galleries: Face masks are no longer required in the galleries but are strongly encouraged for anyone who is not vaccinated.

     

    Partnership Office: Face masks are no longer required in the Partnership Office but are strongly encouraged for anyone who is not vaccinated.

     

    Other Resident Artist Studios/Galleries: In many cases, face masks are still required in resident artist studios and galleries. Please check with each individual studio. 

     

    Rentals: Rental events are private, and any face mask and/or vaccination requirements are at the discretion of the renter. If you are attending a rental event at the Park, please contact the event presenter. 

     

    Still have questions? Contact: info@glenechopark.org  |  Previous COVID-19 messages from the Park  |  Staying Safe: COVID-19 Guidelines 

    Visit our Stay Connected page for information about ways to engage virtually with the Park!