Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions
SPECTACULAR KIDS CAMP FAQ
Is there an end of the week showcase?
Yes. Students will be rehearsing songs and choreography from Willy Wonka KIDS (or The Lion King KIDS at Veritas) and will perform a short musical theater showcase at the end of the week for family and friends.
Will camp be indoors, outdoors, or both?
Camp will primarily be held indoors.
Can you explain the drop-off and pick up process?
There will be carline procedures in place for both pick up and drop off. Each family will receive a car tag (a laminated name placard) on the first day of camp in order to identify their car/family during the week. There will be cones marking the traffic pattern in the parking lot and car line attendants placed to facilitate the process.
Can I drop off early?
Because we rent the facilities that we use, our staff arrives shortly before you do. In the mornings, though we are inside, we ask that you remain outside in your cars (in the carline) until we officially open the doors and start unloading cars.
How do the age cutoffs work?
Students must be turning the minimum age by the last day of the camp, and must be no older than the maximum age on the day of registration. For example, since the lowest age requirement for Spectacular Kids Camp is 6, if a student turns 6 on the last day of the desired week of camp, he or she is eligible to be registered. If he or she was to turn 6 the day after the desired week of camp ends, he or she would not be eligible to be registered. Likewise, an 11-year-old student who would turn 12 before camp starts could be registered while he/she is still 11 (or at Veritas, a 12-year-old student who would be 13).
How are the teams broken up?
Campers will be divided into teams to be determined based on age and friend requests made when registering. Students will primarily stay within their groups during the day but there will be times where all campers are sharing a larger space depending on the activity.
Can you tell me more about the theme days?
While not required, historically nearly every camper dresses up for theme days. It is tons of fun to step out of your comfort zone in terms of attire and creativity and develop a unique costume to share with friends in the camp setting. It can be simple or complex—that’s up to you! It’s a fun way to ‘break the ice’ each day and help students feel comfortable (while going a bit crazy!).
What about lunch and snack?
Campers should bring their own lunch and water bottle each day. Snacks will be provided. Veritas camp students will be dismissed before lunch time, but will be provided a mid-morning snack.
MASTERS CAMP & SHOW CAMP FAQ
How do the age cutoffs work?
For Show Camp, students must be rising 6th-current 8th grades and must also be ages 11-14 when registering. For Masters Camp, students must be rising 9th-current 12th grades and must also be ages 14-18 when registering. Students who are 19 or older at the time of registration are unable to register for Masters Camp, regardless of grade.
My child is not able to attend auditions. Can he/she still register for camp?
Yes! Everyone who registers for these camps is cast in the show, regardless of whether or not they attend auditions. However, students who do not attend auditions will not be considered for featured roles in the show and will be cast in the ensemble. If at all possible, please plan to attend auditions.
Are there parent committee commitments for these shows?
Yes. We ask that one parent per child assist with functions of making the show happen, including sets, costumes, props, hair & makeup, tech, and other areas. In the summer, parent committees are generally not quite as involved as they are during our regular season.
Are any conflicts/planned absences allowed?
Conflicts and absences are not allowed during the weeks of camp. If you have a special circumstance that may require an absence, email Jacob Filegar at email@example.com before auditions to discuss it with him.
Why is the cost of this camp split into two payments?
At registration, the first half of the total camp cost is due. This is the camp tuition that funds the “camp” part of the camp. Before auditions, the second half of the total camp cost is due. This is the production fee that funds the production of the show itself.