WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF DAY CAMP?
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT CAMP?
For ages 8-12, the first half of camp will be a rotation of musical theater sessions including games, drama/improv, dancing, and singing. For ages 6-7, they will learn show material in a separate area with their own director and assistant.  The “Junior” time will include age-appropriate activities including a break, snack time, and crafts. For all ages we start rehearsing for the showcase usually on Wednesday afternoon.  Each day includes a short session of worship in the morning and of course lunch.  See below for WATER DAY!

 

DO CAMPERS HAVE TO AUDITION FOR A PART IN THE SHOWCASE?
No. However, optional auditions are part of the first day of camp, but there’s nothing to stress over. Every student who wants a speaking part gets to say a line in the showcase with or without an audition. If a student wants a solo, he/she will sing a line from one of the songs during the morning instruction time. It is very low key, and the directors are always very encouraging, giving hesitant students more than one chance.

 

WILL THERE BE SOMETHING FOR PARENTS TO WATCH AT THE END OF CAMP?
Yes! Each Day Camp puts on a 30-minute showcase on Friday at 2:00. This showcase is open to family and friends. Seating starts at 1:45, and the dismissal time will be around the same as the rest of the week: 3:00. Campers DO NOT need a special costume for the showcase. Campers will receive their camp-themed shirt on Friday before the showcase to wear with whatever bottoms they can dance in.  If you can’t attend the showcase, that’s okay.  We will send out a link to the professional recording of the showcase about 2 weeks following the closing of each camp at no charge to families.

 

WHAT IF WE AREN’T CHRISTIANS?
Everyone is welcome! We would love the opportunity to get to know your kiddos and teach them theater. While we do spend time in worship and devotions each day, no one is required to participate. The vast majority of the day is spent on theater skills and having a blast.

 

ARE PARENTS ALLOWED TO STAY AND CHECK THINGS OUT?  
No, day camps are drop off camps. Camper drop off and pick up is done from your vehicle in an efficient car line. We have full camps almost every week, and we try to make things as easy (and speedy) as possible for parents. Camp activities are closed to parents, but the coordinator and other staff will be greeting parents and campers in the car line each day. We would love to answer any questions there. If you or your camper are still concerned, you are welcome to come inside and speak to an available staff member.  Additionally, a link to camp photos will be included in each day’s email to parents. 

 

IS YOUR STAFF BACKGROUND CHECKED?
Yes. Everyone over the age of 18 who is around kids is background checked. We staff camps with people who love Jesus and love kids. We use our show directors / interns as the teaching directors at day camps. We also use teens and young adults from our programs as assistants and team leaders. Campers are divided into groups of about 15-20 kids. They are with both an adult director and at least one teen/young adult throughout the day.

 

WHAT ABOUT FOOD AND DRINKS?
Campers will need to bring water, lunch, with an optional snack. Friday is pizza day, included with registration. We serve 2 slices of pizza to campers. If  your camper needs more than that, please send additional sustenance. 

 

ARE MY KIDS ABLE TO BE IN THE SAME GROUP AS A FRIEND OR SIBLING?
Absolutely!  We can definitely group kids together who are similar in age, within 2 years of each other. We will need parents of both campers to fill out the request in the form at registration or email the coordinator requesting the friend pair be together. We really need to receive these requests prior to the start of camp, so don’t be afraid to ask for a friend pairing. If you have a friend/sibling request close in age, please email [email protected] to make that request. Include the camp location, both camper names, and their ages.  

 

CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?
Sure thing. We have had kids of varying abilities at our day camps. Please inform the camp coordinator of any special need details so that we can make sure the camp is properly staffed.

 

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILDREN WEAR TO CAMP?
Campers will be dancing (and getting hot), so a t-shirt and shorts work great.  For skirts and wide-legged-shorts, bike shorts / leggings underneath are a great idea! Athletic shoes that allow for movement are also important (no flip flops, slides, or shoes with heels). It should go without saying to avoid clothing such as midriff baring tops, anything with profanity, or shorts that would qualify as swimwear.  We do have a water day and ask that campers wear their swimsuits under their clothing.  Boys may wear their swim shorts and a t-shirt for that camp day.  There are a few themed days for which campers may choose to participate: Crazy Hair, Hat, or Sock Day.  Team Color Day. Beach / Hawaiian Day.  Your camp coordinator will let you know about that in an email before camp begins.  On Friday, campers will receive a camp-themed t-shirt to wear for the showcase with whatever bottoms they can dance in.  

 

MAY I GET A REFUND?
No, sorry camp tuition is non-refundable. We have incurred expenses up front planning for your kids to be at camp.  If you find after registration that camp does not work, you may transfer to another day camp if there is space available.  


CAN MY CHILD ATTEND MORE THAN ONE DAY CAMP LOCATION THIS SUMMER?
Sure! Although we try to make all day camps nearly the same, they do vary some in staffing, venue, and size. Kids who repeat a camp within the same summer will learn the same material, but they will also grow in ability. Every summer, we have repeaters who love a theme so much they do a second round of it and love it as much or more than the first week.

 

CAN MY CHILD BRING FRIENDS TO CAMP?
We would love that! To bring a friend, the other family needs to create an account through our class registration system and create a profile for the student. Then register for the class as normal. If you need help, just let us know. Make sure to fill out the friend requisition in the form at registration or email the camp coordinator to request that your child be placed in the same group with the invited friend.  Include the camp location, both camper names, and their ages. 


WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS A FOOD ALLERGY AND/OR NEEDS SPECIAL MEDICATION AT CAMP?
No worries. We’ve had mild to severe allergies at our events and day camps. Each camp has a coordinator who will organize activities and communicate everything between parents and staff. They reach out a few weeks prior to camp asking for any allergies, etc. Just reply to that email if there is a severe allergy or if you’ll be sending medication or an epipen.

WHAT EXACTLY IS WATER DAY?
Water day is actually about an hour of fun in the sun with water games. We typically have a water inflatable, a slip and slide, water limbo, and other water games. Kids will need to wear swimsuits under their camp clothes and bring a towel. Water day is always near the end of the day, so campers might still be wet at pickup. Hint: bring a towel for your car at pickup.