Frequently Asked Questions
What are the camp's dates & hours?
Session 1: July 3-14, 2023 (no camp on July 4 due to the Federal holiday)
Session 2: July 17-28, 2022
Campers may register for one or BOTH sessions
Camp hours: 9:00 am– 2:30/3pm pm, Monday-Friday (drop off starts at 8:30am and pick up will be staggered 2:30-3:00pm)
Will after care be available this year?
No, we are no longer offering after care.
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 2023 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 Covid-19 safety.
What are your Covid-19 safety guidelines? Will my child need to wear a mask?
We follow all OEC and NHPS guidelines. Hand sanitizer is readily available, water fountains are now bottle fill stations. Mask wearing is always encouraged and accepted.
*Masking and social distance guidelines will be updated as OEC and heath department regulations are updated closer to camp opening.
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: Each grade group will attend 3 classes per day: acting, short film, and visual art. At the end of each session, a Showcase event will feature acting class performances, short films and gallery of visual art. We are currently planning to have a live audience (Covid-19 regulations permitting) but will also film the event and share a link with families. Theater & Arts Camp runs during BOTH Sessions!
Musical Camp: The Musical Camp is a camp for children who have a passion for musical theater and performance. Each session will create a full musical to be performed at the end of the camp session. We are currently planning to have a live audience (Covid-19 regulations permitting) but will also film the event and share a link with families. Musical Camp runs during BOTH Sessions!
Will there be a showcase or musical this summer? What time?
We are currently planning to have a live audience (Covid-19 regulations permitting) but will also film the event and share a link with families. Musicals/Showcase events will start at 4pm on the scheduled day.
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 Classes will currently cap at 20-30.
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.
Drop offs Schedule:
8:30-9am All campers should be dropped off at this time and will be directed to the cafeteria for breakfast before class starts at 9am.
Pick Up Schedule:
2:30pm Musical Theater Campers
2:45pm Theater & Arts Campers grades 3-4
3:00pm Theater & Arts Campers grades 5-8
*If you have children in multiple grades or camps, please pick up all of your children at 3pm
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?
Open House will be Tuesday, June 27, 2023 to meet your teachers and teaching assistants (TA's). Information about whether this will be in-person this summer or virtual will be released closer to the start of camp. Open house is an optional drop-in event (NOT mandatory).
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 (if you register before June 1). Installments are charged to your credit card at the first of every month.
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. Our direct camp line during July is 475-220-2495