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Frequently Asked Summer Camp Questions

*Updated March 9, 2022

Summer Camp 2022 – Frequently Asked Questions

Download this year's Summer Camp packet here.

REGISTRATION

What is the difference between the price types “Camper Full Day” and “Accommodation Full Day"?

The Phoenix Theatre Company Summer Camp is an inclusive camp and we have specialized staff who provide accommodations in the classroom through our partnership with the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. To provide an inclusive online registration experience we have the included the option to select the desire for accommodations at checkout online. Both “Camper Full Day” and “Accommodation Full Day” are the same program and within the same classroom.


For the Weekly Musical Theatre Camps – why is there a price listed for one week versus two weeks?

All of the sessions for ages 7-9 and 10-12 are one-week sessions. There are two two-week sessions in the 13-17 group due to the more complex nature of the material. The one-week tuition price reflects the price for all one week sessions, and the two-week tuition is specific to two-week sessions offered for the 13-17 group.


What if the class selection I want to register for says it's sold out? Is there a waitlist I can get on?

Classes are selling quickly so it is entirely possible that you may have seen a “Sold Out” notification when registering. Please email camp@phoenixtheatre.com with your name, email, phone number, and camper’s name to be put on a waitlist for that class. If a spot opens up in your desired session you will be contacted!


Are you still offering a scholarship program this summer?

We are offering scholarships this summer! The deadline is April 15. Please visit the Scholarship page for the application and additional information.


WEEKLY MUSICAL THEATRE CAMPS, MASTER CLASSES, AND NEXT STAGES

Will Summer Camp still be an inclusive camp this year?

Through our partnership with Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center our camps will continue to provide an inclusive environment for all campers. If you would like additional information or have any questions about our inclusive camp, please contact the Camp Director, Michelle Chin at m.chin@phoenixtheatre.com or 602-889-7608.


What is the camper to staff ratio?

Depending on the course we have either a 4-to-1 or a 6-to-1 staff ratio this summer if a Weekly Musical Theatre class is at capacity.


What does a typical camp day look like?

All of our in-person camps run Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Each camp day is divided as follows:

9:00am-9:15am Warm Ups

9:15am-10:30am Session I

10:30am-10:45am Morning Break

10:45am-12:00am Session II

12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm-1:45pm Session III

1:45pm-2:00pm Afternoon Break

2:00pm-3:30pm Session IV


Does my child need previous experience?

For Little Playmakers and weekly Musical Theatre Camps, no previous experience is necessary. All of these courses teach fundamentals of theatre and build different artistic skills. It is recommended that students have some prior experience before enrolling in Masterclasses due to the more advanced nature of the coursework. Please contact the Camp Director, Michelle Chin, if you have questions about what courses may be the best fit for your camper and their interests.


How do the Friday performances work?

We are thrilled to have in-person performances again for Summer Camp 2022 and we know your camper will be thrilled to have you in the audience for their live sharing! Performances will take place in the Mainstage Theatre for our June 10 performance and in the Hormel Theatre for the remaining camp weeks. These performances are FREE and we encourage you to invite friends and family. Please note: to maintain camper, staff, and audience safety, all campers will remain masked during their performance and we request that all audience members wear masks as well. We will open the building 15 minutes prior to show time and no earlier. Please consider the Arizona summer heat and plan accordingly. For the safety of our campers, we cannot permit visitors inside our building prior to that time. We thank you in advance for your understanding!


HEALTH AND SAFETY

What is the protocol if there is a positive COVID case within a class this summer?

  • If a camper is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or receives a positive test result for the virus, they will not be allowed to attend camp and must confidentially report this information to The Phoenix Theatre Company so that we may take effective safety precautions. This may be confidentially reported to the Camp Director, Michelle Chin. 
  • If a camper tests positive, all individuals will be informed that the class has experienced a positive COVID test and the class is being stopped for the recommended 5 day window. 
  • Any campers in a class that has experienced a positive case cannot return to our campus until after the 5 day window has passed and it is recommended that they quarantine from others.  
  • Campers will be welcome to return and take future classes after 5 days have passed, they have experienced no fever for a 24-hour period without the use of fever-reducing medications, and they are no longer experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • The Phoenix Theatre Company will work with you to reschedule campers into future classes after the quarantine timeframe has lapsed. If rescheduling is not possible, a refund for the unattended class will be offered.  

Can a camper with a severe food allergy attend Summer Camp?

Absolutely! The Phoenix Theatre Company Summer is a strict nut free campus. If your camper has a food allergy please communicate this with our Camp Director and we will ensure that all staff working within that camper’s classroom are informed of the allergy and trained on a safety plan should a reaction occur.