Fringe Festival Camp with
Shadow Company


Dates: June 24 - July 5

The teens that sign up for our Fringe Festival camp with Shadow Company will be working every day towards an original production for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The day starts at 8:45 sharp with a student-led warm-up. Most of the day is spent in rehearsals and refinement of story as campers work with professional artists to create a show worthy of the Fringe Festival. We take a break half-way through for lunch and trips across the street to the corner store for snacks. Our day ends around 3:30pm. We meet the rest of the summer on Friday evenings to further rehearse. Our Fringe Festival show runs the weekends in September. (There is no additional charge for participating in the Fringe.)

Summer Sort of Thing

Teens (in 9th - 12th grade) are also welcome to sign up for our other summer program: Summer Sort of Thing. Come perform in a full length musical! Campers will learn the basics of stagecraft, design, rehearsal, and refinement as they build a show designed to be seen by a community audience. Each day will consist of rehearsals with the director, music director and choreographer as well as design classes. Campers will experience a multi-run performance, with shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (the final weekend of the program). Summer Sort of Thing details are on this page: Details and registration for Summer Sort of Thing

Costs & Payment Options

Camp costs

Camp costs $320 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!

Please note the following:

  • A $50 registration fee is due for each week registered at the time of registration.
  • All tuition must be paid in full by May 1, 2019
  • Form submission does NOT secure your child's spot. Your child's spot is NOT secure until we receive one of the following: your registration fee(s), tuition payment in full or confirmation of a Campership.

Pay in Full discount

Pay in full at the time of registration and get 10% off (electronic payment within 24 hours, check or cash within 5 business days). Only available for registrations up to May 1.

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

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%: $320 X .03%= $329.60

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


Multi-week discount

Register for 6 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.)

Sibling discount

Take $25 off per additional child(ren).

Refund policy

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. If you must cancel your registration before May 1, registration fees for each week registered will be withheld. There will be no cancellation refunds given after May 1st with the exceptions listed below.

  • 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 or injured during the week of their camp may receive a prorated refund at the discretion of the Program Director.
  • Refunds will be granted 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.



Fringe Festival camp will culminate in their performances in the Fringe Festival in September. More information will be available after camp.

What To Bring, What To Wear

For Fringe Festival Camp- Please pack a lunch or send money for your camper to purchase lunch nearby. Make sure it is a decent-sized lunch with 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 will only be allowed to be used at certain times of the day. 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!

More Forms!

Of course, after applying for camp through our handy on-line form 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

Germantown Mennonite Church (GMC) 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 Shadow Company at GMC this year! 21 W. Washington Ln Philadelphia, PA 19144


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. 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!

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Camp registration for 2019 will open on February 1st!

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Contact us:

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts 21 W. Washington Ln. Philadelphia, PA 19144
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Core Leaders

Olivia Taylor
Joseph Beatty
Miles Jones-Patton
Emma Linneman


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