Camp faq's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Each summer we offer a wide range of week-long camps for kids and teens aged 5-13 years old in exciting disciplines including theatre, dance, musical theatre, filmmaking, visual art, magic, and much more. To see what is available each week please visit our Schedule.

To ensure the highest quality learning environment and safety for our students all classes are broken down by age. In order for a child to be enrolled in a specific class, they must have had their birthday before or during the class dates.

Our week-long camps run Monday - Friday, except for public holidays.

Week-long Camps
Check-in: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Camp hours: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Check Out: 3:45 - 4:15 pm

Young Company Productions
Check-in: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Daily rehearsals 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Check Out: 4:45 - 5:00 pm

Extended Care is available for families that need additional time and runs until 6 pm. Extended Care is available for an additional fee of $10 per day. Please note there is no Extended Care on Fridays, due to the end-of-session performances.

Enrollment can be made anytime online, by phone Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or by calling (405) 208-6200.

Absolutely. Please call (405) 208-6200 during regular business hours and we'll be happy to help.

We accept all major credit cards, check, and cash. You'll have the option of paying in full or paying a deposit and spreading your balance over 2, 3, or 4 payments. 

There are no extra required fees outside of your tuition payment. Parents have to option of purchasing a camp shirt for $15, we have a camp store available during all snack breaks, and we will also have an optional Pizza Party every Friday, which includes lunch and both snacks for $10. Extended Care is also available (4:15 -6:00 pm) for $10 per day.

We realize that camp costs can be a big expense, and we are happy to offer a Payment Plan for families that would prefer to spread their tuition payments out over 2, 3, or 4 payments. A deposit is due at the time of enrollment and the full balance is due 14 days before the first class starts or else cancellations may apply. Regular class change and refund policies still apply.

Our classes and camps fill very quickly, so payment is required in order to reserve spots. Payment Plans are available for families that prefer to spread their tuition payments out.

Ensuring the safety and well-being of all our campers is our highest priority. We operate our summer program on a secure facility, which features restricted access to all participants and staff and is monitored by security cameras. All of our teachers and assistants must clear an OSBI Criminal History Background Check, an Oklahoma DOC Sex Offender Check, and an Oklahoma DOC Violent Offender Check before they are allowed to work.  Also, we always have a teacher or staff person on duty that is certified in CPR. We use a numerical code system for checking out campers.  Adults picking up children must provide an assigned numerical code in order to check out their child. If you have additional questions about safety and security, please call the office. If you have specific concerns regarding your child's safety we encourage you to contact us.

Classes are led by one teacher and an assistant. Class sizes vary depending on the age and requirements of the class. Typically, Preschool camps are limited to 10 students, week-long camps are limited to 16 students. Young Company productions range in size from 10 - 30 students, depending on the title and requirements of the play.

 

Our teachers are local professionals in their fields or upperclassmen OCU theatre, musical theatre, or education students, and all have teaching experience.  Our assistants are Oklahoma City University theatre students, and some are veteran students of OCT themselves.  

To ensure the highest quality learning environment and safety for our students all classes are broken down by ages. In order for a child to be enrolled in a specific class, they must have had their birthday before or during the class dates.

Not at all!  All of our classes welcome beginners. At the same time, no two classes are exactly alike, so campers can take multiple classes and camps and always have new experiences.

We love sharing the hard work all of our campers have done at the end of each session. Depending on your child's class this may be a live performance, a digitally released video, or a gallery-style presentation. We'll provide all of this information during your week of camp, or if you'd like to know beforehand please call us on (405) 208-6200 or email reception@oklahomachildrenstheatre.org and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

At Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, we focus on teaching self-expression and the process of theatre and acting; we keep performance pressure at very low priority.  We encourage all of our campers to express themselves in their own way, whether that is acting, designing costumes, helping backstage, or any other interest in theatre arts that your child may have.  Our teachers are very understanding, comforting, and reassuring, and while we will encourage all campers to express themselves, no camper is forced to do anything that would make them uncomfortable.

For health and safety, and security reasons, we don't allow parents to observe their child's class. If you’d like to talk about what your child’s class is up to, please call our administrative team at (405) 208-6200 and we'll be happy to share more information about our process.

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre staff and teachers do our best to ensure that all of our campers have an enjoyable experience, regardless of their experience level, age, ability, or interest. We do not offer refunds after a camp has begun for any reason. You can receive a full refund minus a $20 processing fee per camp if you withdraw from camp more than 14 days prior to the camp beginning.

All of our summer camps are held on the campus of Oklahoma City University, located along 23rd, between Classen Blvd. and Pennsylvania Ave. See Maps

Campers will need two snacks, a sack lunch, and drinks for the day. You can pack all of these, or you can pack a sack lunch and purchase a Camp Store Card that your camper can use to buy snacks at the camp store.

Camps should also wear clothing appropriate for their class, e.g. loose clothes for dance classes, or paint clothes for art classes. Please make sure that all non-disposable lunch boxes, water bottles, jackets, etc. are clearly labeled with your child's name.

We know parents have lots of questions, and we’re here to answer them!  Our Parent Packet may answer many of your questions and can be found online HERE.  You can also call (405) 208-6200 and speak to a Children’s Theatre staff person that can help you with any questions you may have.

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