Q: What's the price of the Junior Performance Camp?
A: It is $375 per week.
Q: Are there any discounts?
A: Yes! Early Bird Discounts are available through December 15th for our February and April Camps and through April 15th for our June, July and August camps. There is also a twin discount of 10%. If you register twins, you pay $300 each.
Q: What do kids do at camp?
A: Campers study with professional teaching artists to learn vocal and creative movement skills, theatre games, music, and choreography. Every week we offer a different workshop in set, lighting and costume design. On Friday, the camp culminates in a performance which combines improvisation, theatre games and a production number from one of Vital's original musicals.
Q: What if my kid is shy?
A: Our teaching artists have a huge arsenal of techniques to get even the most shy child performing. We also have a 5-1 camper to counselor ratio so there are plenty of adults to give individualized attention.
Q: Does the 4-6 age range work?
A: Yes! We find that this specific age range works beautifully together. Any younger or older and it’s too large an age difference, but this range is just right!
Q: Is each day the same?
A: Everyday offers something new for your child while building on what they have learned throughout the week. Students start by learning skills and developing as performers, then go on to create an original performance and finish the week by rehearsing and shaping their play. Every Thursday, we welcome a professional designer to lead a workshop in set, costume, or lighting design.
Q: Can I register for more than one camp? Or is each week the same?
A: Each week features a different song from a different Vital production and also features a different design workshop. Your child can register for all camps and have a different experience each time.
Q: When do camps run?
A: Camps are from 9am to 12pm Monday-Friday with a culminating performance at 10:30am on Friday.
Q: Where are the camps?
A: The camps are at St. Michael's Church, 225 West 99th Street. This is a sunny, air- conditioned room with an adjoining child-sized bathroom.
Q: Why aren't the camps at Vital?
A: Our theatre space is often booked on the weekend and during school breaks with shows on our mainstage. We also find the space at St. Michael's to be more conducive to learning and creative exploration.
Q: Are there still spaces available? Should I sign up right away?
A: Yes! They should sign up right away because last year every single on of our camps sold out.
Q: What is the counselor/camper ratio?
A: 5 students to one counselor.
Q: What’s the refund policy?
A: Cancellation must be made three weeks in advance of camp in order to be fully refundable.
Q: Do you offer scholarships?
A: We have limited funds available for scholarships for families with financial need. If you are interested in a scholarship for your child, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of why you would like a scholarship and someone from the camp staff will get back to you.