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*Updated April 20, 2021

Summer Camp 2021 – Frequently Asked Questions

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If I was enrolled for Summer Camp in 2020 and responded to the email to keep my credit on file, how do I redeem that credit?

If you were enrolled in Summer Camp in 2020 and elected to keep your class credit on file you may redeem that credit by registering online for Summer Camp 2021 classes. Please login with the same account you used when registering in 2020. When you arrive at the final check out page your credit will appear and be deducted from your order total.

If I was enrolled for Summer Camp in 2020 but did not respond with how I wanted my funds to be processed, how do I redeem the credit?

If you were enrolled in Summer Camp 2020 but did not respond with how you would like the funds processed please send an inquiry to camp@phoenixtheatre.com and the Camp Director or Camp Coordinator can assist with applying this credit to classes for Summer Camp 2021.

What is the difference between the price types “Camper Full Day” and “Accommodation Full Day”?

The Phoenix Theatre Company Summer Camp is an inclusive camp and we have specialized staff who provide accommodations in the classroom through our partnership with the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. To provide an inclusive online registration experience we have the included the option to select the desire for accommodations at checkout online. Both “Camper Full Day” and “Accommodation Full Day” are the same program and within the same classroom.

For the Weekly Musical Theatre Camps – why is there a price listed for one week versus two weeks?

All of the sessions for ages 7-9 and 10-12 are one week sessions. There are two two-week sessions in the 13-17 group due to the more complex nature of the material. The one week tuition price reflects the price for all one week sessions, the two week tuition is specific to two-week sessions offered for the 13-17 group.

What if the class selection I want to register for says “Sold Out!” is there a waitlist I can get on?

Classes are selling quickly so it is entirely possible that you may have seen a “Sold Out” notification when registering. Please email camp@phoenixtheatre.com with your name, email, phone number, and camper’s name to be put on a waitlist for that class. If a spot opens up in your desired session you will be contacted!

Are you still offering a scholarship program this summer?

We are offering scholarships this summer! The deadline is April 30, 2021. Please visit the Scholarship page (link) for the application and additional information.



Will Summer Camp still be an inclusive camp this year?

Through our partnership with Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center our camps will continue to provide an inclusive environment for all campers. If you would like additional information or have any questions about our inclusive camp, please contact the Camp Director, Michelle Chin at m.chin@phoenixtheatre.com or (602) 889-7608.

What is the camper to staff ratio?

Depending on the course we have either a 3-to-1 or a 5-to-1 staff ratio this summer if the class is at capacity.

What does a typical camp day look like?

All of our in person camps run Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Each camp day is divided as follows:

9:00AM-9:15AM Warm Ups

9:15AM-10:30AM Session I

10:30AM-10:45AM Morning Break

10:45AM-12:00PM Session II

12:00PM-12:30PM Lunch

12:30PM-1:45PM Session III

1:45PM-2:00PM Afternoon Break

2:00PM-3:30PM Session IV

Does my child need previous experience?

For Little Playmakers, the Weekly Musical Theatre Camps, and Next Stages classes, no previous experience is necessary. All of these courses teach fundamentals of theatre and build different artistic skills. It is recommended that students have some prior experience before enrolling in the Master Class courses due to the more advanced nature of the coursework. Please contact the Camp Director, Michelle Chin, if you have questions about what courses may be the best fit for your camper and their interests.

What does “streamed showcases” mean for Summer Camp 2021?

In an effort to increase safety within in our camp bubble, all of the Friday shows will be performed live but the audience will watch virtually. By offering streamed viewing, there is no need to cap the number of audience members to allow for social distancing. This way more friends and family can enjoy the show remotely!

How are the Next Stages courses conducted?

The Next Stages courses will be conducted via Zoom and will offer a full camp day experience. Our virtual camp runs Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm and is divided as follows:

10:00AM Camp Begins (Log on between 9:50am and 10:00am)

10:00AM – 12:00PM Session I (Breaks taken as needed)

12:00PM – 12:30PM Lunch

12:30pm – 3:00pm Session II (Breaks taken as needed)

3:00pm Camp Ends



What is the protocol if there is a positive COVID case within a class this summer?

  • If a camper is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or receives a positive test result for the virus, they must confidentially report this information to TPTC so that we may take effective safety precautions. This may be confidentially reported to the Camp Director, Michelle Chin. 
  • If a camper tests positive, all individuals will be informed that the class has experienced a positive COVID test and the class is being stopped for the recommended 10 day window. 
  • Any campers in a class that has experienced a positive case cannot return to our campus until after the 10 day window has passed and it is recommend they quarantine from others.  
  • Campers will be welcome to return and take future classes after 10 days have passed, they have experienced no fever for a 24-hour period without the use of fever-reducing medications, and other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.  
  • The Phoenix Theatre Company will work with you to reschedule campers into future classes after the quarantine timeframe has lapsed. If rescheduling is not possible, a refund for the unattended class will be offered.  

Can a camper with a severe food allergy attend Summer Camp?

Absolutely! The Phoenix Theatre Company Summer is a strict nut free campus. If your camper has a food allergy please communicate this with our Camp Director and we will ensure that all staff working within that camper’s classroom are informed of the allergy and trained on a safety plan should a reaction occur.