Theatre Camp 2022

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.

Theatre Camp (Three week sessions)

July 5 - 22: Mythical Mysteries: Humans use stories to explain their origins, their history, and the world that surrounds them. What happens when we dig into our own origins? How can we explain the mysteries in our own lives? What mythical creatures might we encounter? Join us for a three-week deep dive as we discover and tell our own myths!

Theatre Camp Intensives (One week sessions)

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 27-July 1 TBD More information will be released soon about our middle school intensives!

Theatre Camp Intensive (1 week): July 25-29 TBD More information will be released soon about our middle school intensives!

Summer Sort of Thing

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 the final one-week Theatre Intensive - you will not be able to attend both. Details and registration for Summer Sort of Thing

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Covid Policies

We want to make sure you feel confident about your child's participation. You can find the document of our Summer Camp Covid policies from 2021 HERE. We will be reviewing and updating these policies for 2022 in the next couple of weeks.

Costs & Payment Options

Camp costs

Camp costs $320 per week. We offer payment plans and sliding scale scholarships (“camperships”)to ensure NO CHILD gets turned away who wants to attend our camp!

2022 Tuition Policies

* 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, 2022. 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.

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%: $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.


Multi-week discount

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.)

Sibling discount

Take $25 off your total per additional child(ren).

Refund policy

2022 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.

Extended 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. Extened care closes at 5pm (Before Care may be available by request). Extended care is $6/hour and can be added by the day or the week, but we do require a week’s notice in order to have proper staff coverage. 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 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.

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!

Our Camp Site

Germantown Mennonite Church, 21 W. Washington Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144
We are very excited to host Theatre Camp at our home site!

Our Staff

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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Registration Form

Registration opens at 10 am on Friday February 4th!

Join our mailing list to ensure you receive up to date registration information!

Contact us:

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

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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 2022 Calendar

At a glance

June 20 - July 1
Shadow Company

2 week session
GRADES: 9 - 12

August 1 - 26
Imagination Camp

Weekly sessions

June 27 - July 1
Theatre Camp

1 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8

July 5 - July 22
Theatre Camp

3 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8

July 25 - 29
Theatre Camp

1 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8

July 25 - August 19
Summer Sort of Thing

9am - 3pm
4 week session
GRADES: 6 - 10

Please note that grades listed are grades going into in the fall 2022!