TAP 2022 is back!
We are so excited to announce the Thompson-Anderson-Pound Art Program will be back IN PERSON this Summer! TAP is a free week-long art camp for children ages 6 - 11. TAP 2022 is Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24, 8:45 a.m. to noon at the Rankin Arts Center in Uptown Columbus.
Come Shine Together...
...in the Circle of Helping
...in the Circle of Harmony
...in the Circle of Hope
...in the Circle of Peace
In our circle, no one is in front, no one is behind,
no one is above, and no one is below.
We shine brighter when we are together!!!
TAP 2022 COVID Policies
Thompson-Anderson-Pound Art Program policies have been created by TAP Co-Planners to facilitate a return to meaningful in-person experiences while also adhering to organizational, local, state, and federal guidelines. As infection and risk levels shift, TAP’s sponsor organization Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry (CVEM) will react and adapt as necessary. TAP will be held as long as infection rates remain below 25/100K people in Muscogee County (data available at CovidActNow.org).
We are grateful that CSU is allowing TAP to use two open-air locations at the Rankin Art center (at no extra cost) for some of our activities.
In person TAP will adopt the following procedures in order to minimize risk:
• Registration will be limited to 70% of typical registration
• Adult volunteers/guests will be required to have completed a vaccination
• Students displaying symptoms of COVID will not be allowed to attend TAP without documentation of a negative COVID test
• Masks will be required of all participants in TAP
• High-touch areas will be sanitized throughout the day. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing spray will be available in every room
• Individually packaged snacks along with a small bottle of water will be provided daily and consumed in an open-air courtyard at the Rankin
• Within the various classes, children will remain as spaced as possible though 6’ distance cannot always be maintained
• We reserve the right to cancel TAP at any time if infection levels rise to the Outbreak state. Announcements and updates will be made on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages, and direct contact with parent/guardians.
The Thompson-Anderson-Pound Art Program or TAP is a five-day arts program for children ages six through eleven from diverse cultures and faiths. Through music, drama, dance, art, and stories children discover the value of self and of diversity in community. Adult and teen-age volunteers from area Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and other faith communities co-plan and teach the curriculum. The longest-running interfaith event in the region, TAP will celebrate its 25th year in 2020.
Youth are trained to serve as Teen Interns and Mentors. During the week preceding the program, these teens from diverse backgrounds get to know and trust each other, engage the year’s theme, and learn to be program leaders. These teenagers truly are mentors; they are taught to live into positions of leadership and responsibility, accountable to their teammates and their group of children. They shepherd them throughout the rotations, help and guide them, and assist the adult volunteers. The children bond with and emulate these young leaders; the youth grow and flourish with this responsibility.
TAP 2021 "Bloom Where You are Planted"
Videos for TAP 2020
Salutations (Click photo)
Original TAP Song "Transforming Me to We" (Click photo)
TAP IN THE NEWS:
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A message from Executive Director Martha Robert