Full-Day Camp and Performance Academy
Students arrive at camp between 8:45 and 9 a.m. and sign in with the counselors before joining their group. After morning assembly and warm-ups, campers and their counselors go to class sessions taught by our theatre education professionals.
We have two snack breaks throughout the day and a one-hour lunch break. Snacks and lunch are not provided. The camp day concludes with an all-camp assembly and dismissal at 4:30 p.m.
The morning group arrives between 9 and 9:15 a.m. Parents must walk students in and sign in with a counselor before students join their group. Campers will enjoy guided activities and an open play period. We will provide one snack. Parents must pick students up at a designated area at 11:45 a.m.
The afternoon group arrives between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. Parents must walk students in and sign in with a counselor before students join their group. Campers will enjoy guided activities and will have one snack break and open play period. Parents must pick students up at a designated area at 4:15 p.m.
Yes! Each camp session focuses on different skill sets that can be used as a standalone experience or combined to make for an even more in-depth experience with theatre. A multi-camp discount will be available with your registration starting March 2.
Performance Academy presentations include limited sets and costumes.
Three-Week Performance Academy Camps
• Disney's Mary Poppins, Jr. will perform on Friday, June 26, at 5 p.m. at the Playhouse
• Clue: On Stage (High School Edition) will perform on Friday, July 31, at 5 p.m. at the Playhouse
Two-Week Performance Academy Camps
• Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS will perform with their respective camps on:
- Friday, June 19, at 4:30 p.m. at the Playhouse
- Friday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Mason Community Center
- Friday, July 31, at 4:30 p.m. at Evendale Performance Center
This is a movement-based camp, and all classes will require campers to be able to move around safely. Please ensure that your child wears clothing and close-toed shoes in which they can move easily and comfortably. They may be moving exuberantly, sitting on the floor, learning choreography and using craft supplies or paint. In movement and acting classes the campers often sit and lay on the floor while they stretch and play with character movement and breathing practices. Please make sure that if skirts or wide-legged shorts are worn, leggings accompany them so that campers are covered during those activities. If a camper comes in a skirt or wide-legged shorts without leggings, we will have to call and ask for a pair of leggings to be brought to camp.
Clothing NOT permitted includes:
• Open-toed sandals
• Sagging pants
• Midriffs or visible bra straps
All shoes must have a back on their shoe and be closed-toed. We highly recommend tennis shoes, but other soft-soled shoes are okay as well. Dance shoes are not necessary for musical theatre camps but welcome for those who have them and would like to wear them during classes and rehearsal.
Footwear NOT permitted includes:
• Flip-flops, crocs or other loose sandals
• High heels
If flip-flops are worn to camp, we will have to call and ask for another pair of shoes to be brought to camp. The activities in acting, movement and improvisation classes require secure footwear for safe participation.
We subscribe to the Positive Discipline model of behavior management at all Playhouse camp locations. If campers are participating in disruptive behavior, our instructors and counselors first use positive reinforcement and redirection to help them identify what is causing the behavior, and then figure out strategies for making better choices.
In cases where the behavior continues, the following steps are taken. These are also shared with the campers on the first day of camp after going over the rules and expectations for camp:
2. Sit out from activity
3. Conversation with the camp’s site leader
4. Speak with director of education and community engagement
5. Call home/Conversations with parents or guardians
6. Removal from camp
In cases where camp staff are concerned that the behavior of a camper is harmful to themselves, other campers, staff or their surroundings, steps may be bypassed in order to address the situation.