Yes. Camp Broadway programs are regularly attended by both returning participants and newcomers. While we have many returning campers, there is no pre-requisite for attending a program with us for the first time.
I’ve never been to a Camp Broadway program before– is that OK?
How much training does my child need to enroll in Camp Broadway?
No prior acting, singing or dancing experience is required to participate in Camp Broadway. Due to the ensemble nature of the program both beginners and experienced campers will be nurtured and challenged.
What are the hours of Camp Broadway?
Camp Broadway is a 5-day program which occurs from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
When will I receive materials detailing the program?
As soon as you register for a Camp Broadway program, you will receive a receipt email along with a confirmation email containing the currently available details regarding the program. From the time of registration through the start of the program, you will receive emails periodically as details and relevant information becomes available. A Welcome Booklet with final details will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the start of the program. A hard copy will also be distributed on site. The booklet will include program details such as: schedule, staff bios, and on-site logistical details.
Where can I find program information and updates prior to receiving the Welcome Booklet?
Each Camp Broadway program has a dedicated page on our website featuring program details and other important information. A link to this page titled ‘The Callboard’ functions to update you on details specific to your family’s time with Camp Broadway and will be provided to you in your confirmation email. Details about travel deals and program locations, to lunch menus and costumes will be updated there for you.
What are the Camp Broadway Staff Qualifications?
Camp Broadway staff members go through a rigorous interview and training process. Directors, Choreographers and Musical Directors must have Broadway and/or National Tour credits. Featured Players must have professional credits and Assistant Stage Managers are college age performers or recent graduates working towards a professional performing career. Our administrative staff, including on-site Company Managers, all have credentials in professional theatre as well. All staff submit to a background check and are CPR/First Aid certified.
What is the capacity of Camp Broadway?
The maximum enrollment for Camp Broadway is 100 participants. Participants are separated into two groups of 50 by age (generally 10 to 12/13 and 12/13-17) and further broken down into groups of 25. Each group of 50 performs a show together. In the registration form, there is an option to request your participant be grouped with another specific participant, so long as the age breakdown works per grouping.
What is your cancellation policy?
If a session is cancelled by Camp Broadway, the full fee will be refunded. Campers may withdraw from the program up to 1 month in advance and will be given a full refund, minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the program will not be entitled to a refund. Any payments made (deposit or full payments) after this time will not be refunded.
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Is daily, full attendance mandatory?
Yes. All of our Camp Broadway programming is cumulative, and consistent attendance ensures the best experience for all of our participants.
Where does Camp Broadway take place?
Camp Broadway programs are always held in authentic Broadway rehearsal studios that are also used by professional productions. Please note the Camp Broadway administrative offices are not housed in any of these locations. Locations frequently used by Camp Broadway include:
- Pearl Studios located on the 12th floor of 500 8th Avenue AND/OR Pearl Studios located on the 12th floor of 519 8th Avenue.
- Ripley-Grier Studios located at 520 8th Avenue.
- DANY Studios located at 305 West 38th Street.
Can the participants leave the premises on his or her own, or must a parent or guardian be present?
If the camper is 13 years of age or older, a parent or guardian may authorize a camper to leave the premises alone with our “self-sign-out” option. This means that a camper will be able to leave the premises unaccompanied by a parent, guardian or Camp Broadway Staff Member. Self-sign-out authorization must be given in writing to Camp Broadway either upon registration or with our designated form on-site. Alternately, on the enrollment form there is an option to add additional authorized guardians to pick up a participant in the afternoon. All guardians must be at least 18 years of age. Any changes to authorized sign-in/sign-out form must be made onsite, in person. Requests made via phone call will not be accepted.
Do you provide housing?
No. Camp Broadway is not a traditional sleep-away camp and does not provide housing for any of our programming. However, we do have partnerships with area hotels. Check your program’s Callboard for any special offers that may be available during your program.
Does my child need to bring lunch?
No. Lunch, healthy snacks and plenty of water will be provided. All Camp Broadway programs are nut free. Additionally, any medical or dietary needs will be accommodated. You will have an opportunity to indicate this on the enrollment form.
What should my child wear at Camp Broadway?
Your child will be given 2 Camp Broadway t-shirts; each camper must wear a Camp Broadway t-shirt at the program. Additional shirts may be purchased on-site at registration or in advance on your program Callboard. Comfortable non-constricting clothes and soft-soled sneakers or dance shoes should be worn for class. Jeans are not permitted.
Does my child need dance shoes?
All participants should bring black character shoes to be worn for the final showcase.
Does my child need a costume?
Yes. Participants will be asked to bring simple costume pieces to wear in the Next Step Final Showcase. These are items you will likely have in your closet at home. You will receive an e-mail approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program with costume suggestions for your camper. This information will also be available on the Callboard.
I have a specific question. Who can I talk to?
If, at any time, you have any questions about your registration or participation in our program, please contact Kerry Dineen, Community Engagement Manager at 212.575.3103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.