Summer Camp FAQs

The 25th Annual Festival of New American Theatre

summer camp frequently asked questions

Registration

How do I add more camps to my cart as I am purchasing?

After you have added your first camp and added the registration form to your cart and Camp Care (if desired), select view cart. On the next page you will see CLICK HERE for Summer Camp in the top left corner which will take you back to the Summer Camp homepage to add additional weeks. Please note, you only need to fill out the registration form ONCE per camper.

I cannot find my email with the camp welcome packet. Where can I access it?

Please find the 2024 Summer Camp welcome packet here and under resources on the Homepage.

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 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?

There is one two-week session 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, the two week tuition is specific to the two-week session offered for the 13-17 group.

What if the class selection I want to register for says “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 complete the form here and if a spot opens 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 19, 2024. Please visit the scholarship page for the application and additional information.

Weekly Musical Theatre Camps + Master Classes

Will summer camp 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 or Assistant Camp Director.

Michelle Chin, Summer Camp Director
m.chin@phoenixtheatre.com
602.889.7608

Wesley Bradstreet, Assistant Camp Director
w.bradstreet@phoenixtheatre.com
602.889.6320

What support have you provided to campers in the past?

  • Behavioral/ Sensory
    • Additional Visual supports- transitions, breaks, expectations, choreography
    • Additional Breaks (sensory or movement)
    • Fidgets
    • Quiet space
    • Noise reducing headphones
    • Additional Praise: Positive Reinforcement
    • Additional Support and Simplified expectations
    • Quiet time
    • Additional Priming: Warning and preparation when changes are anticipated
    • Additional Strategies to initiate and sustain attention    
  • Mobility
    • Modified Choreography
    • Buddy system from transitioning from room to room
    • Elevator
  • Reading/ Memorizing
    • Notetaker
    • Reader  
    • Additional opportunity for rehearsal
    • Guided Reading Strips

If your child requires additional support not listed above, please contact the Camp Director, Michelle Chin at camp@phoenixtheatre.com to discuss your child's needs.

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 our 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 - 12:00PM 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?

All our courses teach the fundamentals of theatre and build different artistic skills. Due to the specialized nature of our Master Class courses, youth may hone more specialized skills or be challenged more with this curriculum than in our Weekly Musical Theatre Camps but previous experience is not required for any of our offerings. 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 live performances for Summer Camp 2024 and we know your camper will be thrilled to have you in the audience for their sharing! Performances will take place in the Mainstage for all camp weeks this summer for our Weekly Musical Theatre Camp shows.

Health + 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 they must confidentially report this information to TPTC 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.
The Phoenix Theatre Company will work with you to reschedule campers into future classes after symptoms have resolved.

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 Management Team 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.