Imagination Camp

Kids arrive and start the day with a specific morning project that then leads into a time of warm-up. The day is spent moving through specific activities relating to the theme. These activities range from games to specific exercises in acting, movement, visual arts and storytelling. Lunch time is accompanied by a time of fun and games outside and the day ends with a healthy snack. Each day explores a specific piece of the theme which culminates in a small showing the final day of camp.

Dates & Themes

June 26-June 30: The Rainforest
What is so special about the rainforest? Bring your imagination to discover all its secrets.

July 3-7: Metamorphosis *No camp July 4th!*
This week is all about the process of transformation. Where will we end up? Who knows!

July 10-14: Inventors
Everyone is an inventor! This week will be full of discoveries as we create new inventions. *The end of week performance this week will be held at 6:00pm with Theatre Camp.*

July 17-21: Mythical Beings
Elves, unicorns, dragons and more! Come ready to explore the creatures you know and new ones you will create.

July 24-28: Under the Microscope
Scientists assemble! We will journey into the world of the microscopic to see what exciting things we can find.

July 31-August 4: Explorers
Every day is an adventure with our crew! Team up with other explorers as we use our imaginations to the fullest! *The end of week performance this week will be held at 6:00pm with Theatre Camp.*

August 7-11: Animal Kingdom
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! What animals are your favorite? We can�t wait to hear!

August 14-18: In the Woods
Maybe we’ll camp or go for a hike. No matter what, exploring the woods is always an adventure!

August 21-25: Secret Agents
Sign up to be a secret agent for this undercover week of camp. We can’t tell you any more information... or this computer will self destruct in 3, 2, 1�. *The end of week performance this week will be held at 6:00pm with Theatre Camp.*

August 28-September 1: Archeologists
There are lots of things to discover when you dig under the ground. This week of camp will be full of discoveries!

Costs & Payment Options

Camp costs

Camp costs $315 per week. We offer discounts, payment plans, scholarships (“camperships”), and even more to ensure NO CHILD gets turned away who wants to attend our camp!

Early bird registration discount

Pay in full early and get up to 10% off.

Pay in full by

April 15 - 10% off

June 1 - 5% off

After June 1 - Full

Per week




Week of July 4th - short week




Payment Options

Pay by CHECK. - Checks should be made out to Yes! And... Collaborative Arts and mailed to Yes! And... Collaborative Arts, 21 W. Washington Lane, Philadelphia, Pa 19144

PAYPAL - If you choose to pay conveniently with Paypal, an invoice will be sent to you once registration is received. Paypal charges a 3% fee and this fee will be passed through and added to your total camp cost. This fee also applies to credit card payments made in person using Square.
Example - Total X 3%: $315 X .03%= $324.45

Pay CASH - Parents who wish to pay in cash are welcome to make payment arrangements in person.


Multi-week discount

Register for 4 or more weeks per family and take an additional $100 off your total! (Is available in combination with Imagination Camp and all middle school programming.)

Register for 8 or more weeks per family and take $200 off your total instead! (Is available in combination with Imagination camp and all middle school programming and Summer Sort of Thing.)

Sibling discount

Take $25 off per additional child(ren).

Refund policy

We will refund your tuition, less the $50 deposit, if you need to pull out of camp by June 1st. Then, we reserve the right to only refund 50% of your total. (This is because we hire staff based on enrollment figures.)

Before/After Care

Camp runs from 9AM until pick-up at 3PM. Some of our families need to utilize a longer day of care for their family. For the past few years, we have been happy to offer extended enrichment times for these families. Campers who stay longer are teamed with a Staff member and help set-up, tear down or are utilized to further our imaginative story with crafts, building sets, and more. We start at 8am with early care and close at 5pm with late care. Extended day care can be added by the day or the week, but we do require a week’s notice in order to have proper staff coverage. The costs for this are $6/day for AM and $12/day for PM care. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer scholarships to cover before and after care as the money goes right to the staff members responsible for the care.


Every camp culminates in an original performance. We can't tell you what they are, because your child is part of the writing and creating process! We can tell you that these showcases are exciting, celebratory, and always an adventure. Our Imagination Camps showcase on Friday at 3:00pm, after their day is done. The exceptions to this are on the weeks when they will join the Theatre Camp and Middle School workshops for their 6pm show. (Kids stay after camp for rehearsal and pizza!). The dates for these performances are the weeks ending on July 14, August 4 and August 25.

What To Bring, What To Wear

Please pack your kids a lunch. We will provide a healthy snack for them, but please pack them a decent-sized lunch and plenty of fluids. Cold water is provided for them to keep hydrated! We have the ability to keep the lunches cold, but it would be best if they are “ready to eat” and do not need to be heated. Please make sure your kids do not bring any personal items to camp including money, jewelry, electronics, etc. Cell phones and portable gaming devices will not be allowed to be used at camp. Please have your children wear loose-fitting clothes that might get dirty. Think of what you might wear to a yoga class but not brand-new because we don’t want to ruin anything! If we are planning on an especially dirty (think paint) or water-centric (think water balloons) day, we’ll let you know in advance!

More Forms!

Of course, after applying for camp through our handy on-line form (or downloading the PDF version here-coming soon) you might have thought that you were done with forms. But no! We require an emergency form and a media release. The first day of camp you will be asked to stop for a few minutes and fill them out OR you can download them, print them out and send them or bring them with you the first day.
(Download here)

Returning families: We probably have your records on file. You can save a tree and just let us know if there has been any changes in their/your information in the past year.

Our Camp Site

Summer Sort of Thing and Behind the Scenes: Tech Training Intensive

Germantown Mennonite Church (GMC) 21 W. Washington Ln Philadelphia, PA 19144
21 W. Washington Ln. is the home of Germantown Mennonite Church and is the home of Yes! And... Collaborative Arts. We are very excited to be hosting our Imagination Camps at GMC this year!

Our Staff

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts hand picks an incredible team of artists and educators each summer. Artist teachers prepare classes in acting, movement, visual arts and storytelling while Travelers are on hand to guide each tribe of kids throughout the day. High school students from our Shadow Company are also a part of the tribes as Junior Travelers. Staff hired by Yes! And... Collaborative Arts have trained in our Collaborative Arts Institute and have proper and up-to-date copies of child abuse and criminal record background checks. We retain many of our staff from previous years, so your child will get to know their favorites!

Registration Form

Contact us:

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts 21 W. Washington Ln. Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-ART-GANG 215-278-4264 Contact Us Form

No one turned away

We don't turn down kids who want to come to camp! Does your child have an artistic itch they want to scratch but you don't think you can afford our summer camps? Well, our policy is to find a way for every child to attend camp if they want to! Simply fill out the form and check the box labeled "Camperships" and we will contact you right away! Act quickly as these slots fill up fast!

Summer 2017 Calendar

At a glance

June 26 - July 7
Fringe Festival Camp with Shadow Company

2 week session
GRADES: 9 - 12

June 26 - September 1
Imagination Camp

Weekly sessions

June 26 - July 14
Theatre Camp

History Repeated
3 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8

July 17 - August 4
Theatre Camp

Welcome to the Future
3 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8

NEW FOR 2017!

August 7 - August 11
Theatre Camp Intensive

You are Here: Visual Arts Intensive
1 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8

August 7 - August 11
Theatre Camp Intensive

Behind the Scenes: Tech Training
1 week session
Only 8 slots available
GRADES: 5 - 8

August 14 - August 25
Theatre Camp Workshop

A Hero's Journey
2 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8

July 17 - August 11
Summer Sort of Thing

9am - 3pm
4 week session
GRADES: 5 - 12

Please note that grades listed are grades going into in the fall 2017!

Camps typically run 9AM - 3PM, but we do have extended care options.

There is no camp on July 4th