Frequently Asked Questions: Camps

What is your cancellation policy?

If you must cancel, please send written notice as soon as possible. Before May 1st, a $100 processing fee will be charged. We cannot provide a refund for cancellations made after May 1st. To cancel, please email Education.StarStruck@gmail.com with your child’s name and the title of the camp they are registered for.

If you need to transfer, we are happy to do so, provided there is room available in the camp you are requesting. Please be aware that there is a $25 transfer fee to switch sessions. Email Education.StarStruck@gmail.com to arrange a transfer.

What should my child bring to camp?

Campers should bring a lunch, a snack for morning break (no nuts, please), and a water bottle.  All students should come dressed to move with closed-toed shoes that will stay on the feet when jumping, crawling and rolling around. Camp can take place both indoors and out, so layers, sun protection, etc, are also a good idea.

What is your ratio of staff/participants?

  • 4-week camps admit 40-50 students and have 2 lead teachers, 2 assistant teachers, and 3-5 high school counselors.
  • 2-week camps admit a maximum of 35 students and will have 2 lead teachers and 2-4 high school counselors.
  • Camps that do not meet the minimum number of enrollments are subject to cancellation (although this is rare).

Can I drop off my child early/late?

StarStruck Theatre is unable to provide supervision prior to the camp’s start time,  so all students must wait with a parent/guardian until it is the scheduled time for their camp to begin.

We ask that you drop your child off no earlier than 5 minutes before camp begins; this time is important for the teacher to prep.

Please be prompt at picking up your child from camp. Being late has a huge impact on our staff. All of our teachers are also performers and must get to nightly rehearsals themselves and StarStruck does not have resources for aftercare. We understand that traffic and other activities can be an issue, but please plan accordingly.

There is a 10-minute grace period after camp with a $2.00 fee for every minute thereafter. For example, if the scheduled dismissal time is 3:30 p.m., the grace period begins at 3:31 p.m. and remains in effect until 3:46 p.m. After 3:46 p.m, penalties are assessed.

My child does not meet the age requirements. Can you make an exception?

Due to the popularity of our summer programs and the nature of our curriculum, all students must be the correct age by the start date of their camp. In the case of siblings who need to attend camp together, the older child may sign up for the younger siblings age group, but not vice-versa.

I am on the waitlist. How will I know if there is a space that becomes available?

If a camp is full, you can register online for the waitlist. There is no charge to be on a waitlist, you will not be charged for the camp unless we contact you with an open enrollment and you accept the spot. When we receive a cancellation, we will email or call the first person on the list- sometimes we fill the spot right away, and sometimes we have to contact several people before the space is filled.

Does everyone get to have a role in the camp play?

YES! Keeping in mind that “there are no small parts, only small actors”, every student that is admitted to camp will have a role in the performance. Camp shows always focus greatly on ensemble based productions and each child will have plenty of time on stage.

How are students admitted to camp?

For two week camps, students are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Our four week camps, however, are not first come first served. Since the four week camps are very intense, admission is based on the student’s experience, conflicts, age, and the casting requirements of the show.

When are your summer camps announced?

Camps are usually announced in January, sign-ups are open from mid-February to mid-March. Our camps tend to be very popular and can fill up within hours of being released to the public.

Are conflicts acceptable during camp?

Due to the nature of our camps, students are expected to attend every day of camp. Any conflicts should be discussed with the instructor(s) prior to enrollment. Excessive conflicts may prevent a student from being admitted to camp.

Do you offer any scholarships or sibling discounts?

Limited scholarships and sibling discounts are available most semesters. Please email Education.StarStruck@gmail.com for an application.

How are roles determined?

For the first day of camp (or, for the 4-week camp, at a date about a month before camp begins), we will have a very low stakes audition to place each child in the appropriate role. Each child will be asked to prepare a solo song from the show, read a scene with a small group, and we may learn a dance together (if time permits). This can be very daunting for new and returning students alike. We hope you can help your child feel excited to perform with their new friends and calmly prepare so everyone can have a fun first day together. Songs and scenes are usually emailed about two weeks prior to the audition date. Remember, EVERYONE will be in the show (no matter what!) and there are no small parts, only small actors 🙂