Frequently Asked Questions
What are the camp's dates & hours?
Session 1: July 6-16, 2021 (no camp on July 5 due to the Federal holiday)
Session 2: July 19-30, 2021
Campers may register for one or BOTH sessions
Camp hours: 9:00 am– 2:30 pm, Monday-Friday (drop off will be staggered 8:30-9:00am and pick up will be staggered 2:30-3:00pm)
Will after care be available this year?
Unfortunately, no. Due to Covid-19 cohort restrictions, and for the safety of our campers and staff, we will not be able to offer after care this year.
Where does the camp take place?
Camp and camp-related performances/showcases will take place at Co-Op High School, one block down from the Shubert at 177 College Street, New Haven, CT, 06511
Who is eligible to attend the camp?
Students who will be entering 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in FALL 2021 will be eligible for the Theater & Arts Camp. Rising 5th-8th graders are eligible to attend the Musical Camp. The camp is open to both New Haven and non-New Haven residents.
Is this camp licensed?
YES. We are licensed by the CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and follow all OEC and health department guidelines and laws regarding safety and social distancing.
What are your Covid-19 safety guidelines? Will my child need to wear a mask?
Per current OEC and health department regulations:
-All campers and staff must wear a mask at all times (except while eating or taking an organized mask break).
-Hand sanitizer will be available outside of every room and in lobby spaces.
-Hand washing time will be worked into the schedule.
-All staff and campers must answer a health screening questionnaire upon entry each morning.
-Only campers and staff will be allowed inside the building.
-Campers and staff will remain 3 feet apart (per current guidelines).
-Campers will not share supplies (and shared items will be cleaned between each class).
-Each class cohort will stay together the full day, moving and changing classes as a group.
*Guidelines will be updated as OEC and heath department regulations are updated.
What if my child has special needs?
Shubert Summer Camp strives to create an inclusive environment for children of all abilities within our camp. Open communication with families helps us create a successful environment for every child. When registering, we encourage you to note any special needs or accommodations your child may require. A member of our camp administrative staff may be in touch with you to discuss your child’s needs and give class recommendations as needed to insure a supportive environment. Please do not hesitate to contact us prior to camp to further discuss your child’s needs or accommodations.
Are campers allowed to participate in both sessions?
YES! We are offer two two-week sessions of camp in order to give campers and parent flexibility with their summer schedules however you are able to sign your camper up for both sessions and give them FOUR weeks of camp! Each session will have a different curriculum, so campers will not repeat lessons.
What are the differences between the two camps?
Theater & Arts Camp: This year, using the theme of Create/Move/Play, each grade level will attend the same three classes as a group: theater, visual arts, and movement. At the end of each session, we will film projects and photograph art pieces to share with families. Theater & Arts Camp runs during BOTH Sessions!
Musical Revue Camp: The Musical Revue Camp is a camp for children who have a passion for musical theater and performance. Each week, campers will learn a song from a previous camp musical and create a Musical Revue of that song. Campers will create a socially distanced version of each song with costume pieces and choreography. Masks will be worn while singing/performing. Musical Revue Camp runs during BOTH Sessions!
Will there be an evening showcase or musical this summer?
No. Campers will stay with their class cohorts and will not be able to mix with other groups or have an audience due to Covid-19 regulations. So we will film/photograph class projects to share with families.
What if my child needs medication during the day?
There is a director of first aid on site (not a nurse). If your child needs medications during the day, you must provide a standing order from your doctor with instructions. Students may carry inhalers or epi-pens with doctor and parent permission. Administrative staff is first aid and CPR trained.
How big is each class?
Theater & Arts classes will cap at 15 students. Musical Revue Classes will cap at 19.
Why does the camp take place at Co-Op High School?
The Shubert Theater and Co-Op have a very close relationship and partner together frequently. Built in 2008, Co-Op High school is New Haven’s inter-district magnet arts high school and has state of the art arts facilities. We are lucky to take advantage of Co-Op’s visual arts classrooms, Main Stage Theater, Black Box, music rooms, dance studios, and more.
What is the drop off/pick up policy?
All campers should be dropped off and picked up in Co-Op Lane which is directly behind Co-Op High School. Before entering the building, each camper will do a quick health assessment with a staff member (temperature and health question).
Drop offs and pick ups will be staggered this year to allow for social distancing. The drop-off schedule will be:
8:30am Musical Theater Campers
8:45am Theater & Arts Campers grades 3-5
9:00am Theater & Arts Campers grades 6-8
Parents will not be allowed to enter the building. A staff member will be outside to meet your child.
Pick Up Schedule:
2:30pm Musical Theater Campers
2:45pm Theater & Arts Campers grades 3-5
3:00pm Theater & Arts Campers grades 6-8
Please pick up your child at your designated time. Tardy pick-up will result in being charged $25 per every 15 minutes after 3:15 p.m. Camper may not return to camp until that charge is paid in full.
Co-Op lane is for drive through and pick up only, NOT parking. DO NOT arrive before 3pm to wait for regular pick-up. Cars are not allowed to line up on Crown Street waiting to pull in. Police will ticket.
Will there be an open house this summer?
We won't have an open house in person this year, but we WILL have a virtual open house for campers to meet their teachers and teaching assistants (TAs). Open House will be Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm.
How much does camp cost?
The cost for session 1 is $540. The cost for session 2 is $600.
Do I have to pay the tuition all at once?
You may choose between paying all at once or setting up an installment plan.
What is your deposit and refund policy?
- $100 deposit required to register
- Monthly payment plan available
- Cancellations made more than 30 days before camp will be refunded EXCEPT for a $100 cancellation fee
- Cancellations made 15-30 days before camp will receive a 50% refund
- Cancellations made less than 2 weeks before camp will receive NO refund
Is financial aid available?
Yes, limited, partial, needs-based financial aid is available. Financial aid will depend on income level and is measured very similarly to New Haven's free- and reduced lunch program. The Financial Aid application is available on the registration page.
Who are the Camp Instructors and Staff?
Co-Op teachers, New Haven Public Schools teachers and local artist-teachers lead all camp programs. All instructors are assisted by a current Co-Op high school student who will act as a TA (teaching assistant) Camp staff are overseen by Kelly Wuzzardo, Director of Education and Engagement at the Shubert Theater.
Is food provided?
Campers are provided with a mid-morning pre-packaged snack. The district also offers a federally funded summer feeding program that provides breakfast and lunch to all children under 18 free of charge.
Is transportation to and from camp provided?
Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. We do not offer transportation to and from camp.
Who can I contact if I have any questions that were not covered in the FAQ?
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Shubert at 203-773-4307.