Kids arrive and start the day with a specific morning project that then leads into a time of warm-up. They are then split into their specific groups or tribes and make their way through 2 artistic classes that may include acting, movement, visual arts and storytelling. All the tribes come together for lunch before completing 2 more artistic classes in the afternoon. The day ends with showings of what the tribes have accomplished throughout the day and a healthy snack. Throughout the two or three week camp the teachers focus on specific skills of the above disciplines while helping the kids to create an original theatre production to be performed on the last day of camp.
July 5 - 23: Grow big or go home!: Plants grow, plants decay--plants are living all around us! What can we cultivate in a garden? What grows around us without our help? What do different plants symbolize to us? We’ll explore all of this and more in our very own backyard!
Kids arrive and start the day with a specific morning project that then leads into a time of warm-up. They are then ushered into classes that focus on the skills being explored in the intensive. Students work closely with a couple of specific artist teachers throughout the week to end in a presentation of the skills learned.
Theatre Camp Intensive (1 week): June 28-July 2 Movement for the Actor: Come explore how story, character, relationship and emotion can be communicated through physical movement. How much can be communicated without words?
Theatre Camp Intensive (1 week): July 26-30 Create a Zine!: In this week long intensive, campers will combine collage, drawing, writing, poetry, storytelling, book binding, and any other art forms we can think of to create their own zine!
Yes! And...’s Theatre Camp 2D will be a space to explore and connect with peers and mentors while making something fun and engaging virtually.This two-week session will be intensely creative and engaging. The essential skills and spirit of the theatre camp experience will be retained as this small group of young people collaborate with professional artists to refine skills, explore their imaginations and build stronger relationships with each other. Monday- Thursday’s the Camp day will begin online each morning at 10am where campers will take acting, storytelling, movement and/or visual arts with some of their most beloved teachers. After a lunch break the tribe will gather back together until 2:30 to continue work on their collaborative piece.
Theatre Camp 2D (2 weeks): August 2 - 13 History Mysteries: We think we know a lot about history...but is there something we're missing? Mysteries that have been unsolved? Perhaps we need to travel back in time to answer these questions!
Middle schoolers, 6th through 8th are also invited to sign up for Summer Sort of Thing, please click below for details and registration. Please note: Summer Sort of Thing overlaps with Theatre Camp - you will not be able to attend both. Details and registration for Summer Sort of Thing
With the move back to in-person programming, we want to make sure you feel confident about your child's participation. You can find the document of our updated Summer Camp Covid policies HERE.
Camp costs $320 per week. We offer payment plans and scholarships (“camperships”)to ensure NO CHILD gets turned away who wants to attend our camp!
Theatre Camp 2D costs $175 per week.
* A $50 registration fee is due for each week registered at the time your registration is confirmed by Yes! And... Staff.
* All tuition must be paid in full by May 15, 2021. After this date tuition should be paid at the time of registration. If this is not possible, please reach out to us to discuss a payment schedule.
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
SQUARE - If you choose to pay conveniently online through Square, a 3% fee will be added to your total camp cost. This fee also applies to credit card payments made in person using Square.
Example - Total X 3%: $100 X .03%= $103.00
Pay CASH - Parents who wish to pay in cash are welcome to make payment arrangements in person with us. Please schedule a time with us via email.
Register for 4 or more weeks per family and take an additional $100 off your total! (This is available in combination with all Imagination Camp weeks and all middle school programming.)
Take $25 off your total per additional child(ren).
2021 Refund Policies
Once we have reserved a spot for your child, you will be responsible for payment for the days and weeks that you have chosen, even if your child is absent (with the exceptions listed below). If you choose to cancel your registration before May 15, registration fees for each week registered will be withheld. There will be no cancellation refunds given after May 15th with the exceptions listed below.
Refunds in relation to Covid-19
Your tuition will be refunded if:
*It is recommended and directed by the government that summer camps close due to increased community spread. You MAY also receive a pro-rated refund if camp becomes virtual due to a camp specific exposure or community spread of COVID-19.
*Your family has to quarantine because of Covid-19 illness or suspected exposure.
*Weeks are cancelled due to low registration
A more detailed refund policy is explained in the Covid Policies document above.
Additional Refund exceptions:
*If there is a waiting list for the camp and someone is willing to take your spot in the camp, you MAY be eligible for a full refund less the $50 per week registration fee.
*A camper who becomes ill (not related to Covid-19) or injured during the week of their camp MAY receive a prorated refund as determined by the Program Director.
*Refunds will be granted before your scheduled week of camp for reasons of illness, injury (a doctor’s certification may be requested) or death in the immediate family.
Please note the following:
*Refunds will not be granted for scheduling conflicts or no-shows.
*Refunds will not be granted to campers who leave camp by their own choice.
*Campers may transfer to an alternate session, if space permits, without penalty.
*Any refunds will be made to the individual who made the original payment.
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. For 2021 We are going to offer this if there is a significant request.Please check off your need for extended care on your registration form and we will be in contact.
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 3-week Theatre Camps put on a larger show on their last Friday at 6pm. (Kids stay after camp for rehearsal and pizza!). Our 1-week Intensives will showcase at 3 or 3:30 on Friday. *We do not yet know what this will look like for 2021*
Of course, after applying for camp through our handy on-line form you might have thought that you were done with forms. But no! Additional forms will be sent to you after registration.
Germantown Mennonite Church, 21 W. Washington Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144
We are very excited to host Imagination Camp at our home site!
Yes! And... Collaborative Arts hand picks an incredible team of artists and educators each summer. 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! Summer Staff announcements coming soon!
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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!
June 21 - July 2
2 week session
GRADES: 9 - 12
August 2 - 27
GRADES: K - 4
June 28 - July 2
1 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8
July 5 - July 23
3 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8
July 26 - 30
1 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8
July 26 - August 20
Summer Sort of Thing
9am - 3pm
4 week session
GRADES: 6 - 10
July 19 - 30
Yes! And... Anywhere Screen Share
1 week sessions
GRADES: K - 4
August 2 - 13
Theatre Camp 2D
2 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8