Come perform in a full length musical! Campers in 6th - 10th grade 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).
Specific information of how this program will work in 2021 is coming soon!
Summer Sort of Thing Dates:
July 25th - August 19th
Times: Daily, 9am - 3pm
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.
Summer Sort of Thing costs $375 per week. We offer discounts, payment plans, and sliding scale scholarships (“camperships”) to ensure NO CHILD gets turned away who wants to attend our camp!
* 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.
Please note the following:
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%: $375 X .03%= $386.25
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).
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.
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.
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!
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!
Germantown Mennonite Church, 21 W. Washington Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144
We are very excited to host Summer Sort of Thing at our home site!
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! Staff Announcements coming soon!
Registration opens at 10 am on Friday February 4th!
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Dates: August 17-19 at 6:00pm
Location: Holman Field
Show we're performing: TBD
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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!
Support the Sort of Thing program with a gift to our Hallen Sort of Thing Fund. When our mentor passed away in August of 2013, we set up a memorial fund in his honor in order to continue the program that he considered, "the single most important thing I do each year." Visit the Mark Hallen tribute page to learn about his legacy, his impact, and to donate to the Hallen Sort of Thing memorial fund.