Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the program located?
At our new outdoor stage and tent at Hopeland Rest in Hopewell Junction, NY. The campers will follow the exact same camp program we've always had, but now they can run around, dip their toes in a creek and sing as LOUD AS THEY WANT!
What happens if the weather is bad?
The outdoor stage will be under a tent to protect everyone from the elements.
What about COVID-19?
We will always abide by Dutchess County guidelines regarding safety. Having camp outside gives the campers a lot more options. We can socially distance as much as needed and can have breaks from masks since there is nothing but space. Keeping everyone helathy is our main concern.
What is your behavioral policy?
We have a zero tolerance policy. This includes name calling, foul language, teasing, bullying, any kind of physical interaction without permission and/or inappropriate touching. This includes staff as well as other campers. We keep an environment that is safe for all students. Our number one concern and priority is that your child leaves with a positive experience and feeling confident regardless of their interest level in theatre.
How should a student show up to camp?
Dressed and ready just like they would be for school. If a skirt/dress is worn, shorts must be worn underneath. No crop shirts, no short-shorts. They will be encouraged to be physically demanding onstage, so think gym clothing. We want them to be comfortable and focus on their craft. Please no flip flops or sandals as they are outside.
What should my student bring to camp?
Water bottles, lunch, snacks, pencil and notebook, sunblock. They are welcome to bring hat and/or sunglasses.
Why are the programs separated by age?
There are several reasons. The content our teen programs deal with dig deep in emotions and mature themes. We believe kids work best when surrounded by their peers. They understand each other better and help support one another. While it always seems 'cooler' to be in the older/oldest group, (believe us, we've all been there) the skills needed to be resilient enough at that level to be critiqed and pushed are built in younger levels. (And if you ask a high school kid, they don't want to be working with an 11-year-old and ask the 11-year-old, they don't want to be scene partners with a 5-year-old.)