Dates: June 26-July 7 *No camp July 4th*
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.)
Teens 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). You can register below for Summer Sort of Thing, but details are on this page: Details and registration for Summer Sort of Thing
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! Summer Sort of Thing Camp costs $1,500 for the 4 week session.
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
Fringe Festival Camp
Summer Sort of Thing
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.
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. This is not available for Summer Sort of Thing only)
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 including Summer Sort of Thing.)
Take $25 off per additional child(ren).
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.)
Fringe Festival camp will culminate in their performances in the Fringe Festival in September. More information will be available after camp.
Summer Sort of Thing campers will experience a multi-run performance, with shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (during the final week of the program). Performances are held at 6:00pm outdoors!
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!
For Summer Sort of Thing- Please pack your camper 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!
Of course, after applying for camp through our handy on-line form (or downloading the PDF version here) 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.
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.
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!
Would you like to work for Yes! And... Collaborative Arts this summer? Click here for more info and to apply for a summer Junior Staff postition.
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