Camp faq's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have 5-day camps each week starting the day after Memorial Day and ending mid-August in exciting disciplines including theatre, dance, musical theatre, filmmaking, visual art, magic, and much more.

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. For upcoming classes please see our current summer schedule.

Our week-long camps run Monday - Friday, except for public holidays.
Camp check-in: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Camp hours: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Check Out: 3:45 - 4:15 pm
After Care hours: 4:15 - 5:15 pm
Extended Care is available for an additional fee $10 per day, or $40 for the session.

Enrollment can be made anytime online, by phone Monday – 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. Payment is required at time of registration and can be paid in full or spread over several payments.

There are no extra required fees outside of your tuition payment. Parents have to option of purchasing a camp shirt for $10 during enrollment (or $15 the week of camp), we have a camp store available during all snack breaks, and we will also have an optional $10 end of week party, which includes lunch and two snacks.  Extended Care is also available (4:15 - 5:15 pm) for $10 per day, or $40 for a session.

We realize child care can be a big cost, so we are happy to offer an Easy Payment Plan option for tuition balances $500.00 and over. Whether you enroll online, in person, or by phone, you'll be presented with an option to pay in full, or pay a minimum 25% deposit and schedule convenient payments in the future. The full balance due 14 days before the first class starts or else cancellations may apply, and regular class change and refund policies still apply.

Our classes and camps fill very quickly, so payment is required in order to reserve spots. Balances under $500 must be paid in full at the time of enrollment, while larger balances may be paid upfront or by installment. Payment by installment will require a deposit at the time of enrollment.

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 non-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.

Class sizes vary depending on the age and requirements of the class. Typically classes are limited to 16 students with one teacher and an assistant.

In response to COVID-19 we have reduced many of our class sizes to allow for adequate social distancing.

 

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.

Our camps and classes are Kids Only. We’ve found that our students and teachers are more at ease when they don’t feel the pressure to perform for parents and onlookers. If you’d like to talk about what your child’s class is up to, please call our camp directors 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.

Our 2021 Summer Camps are held at the OCT Arts Annex at the State Fairgrounds (formerly Oklahoma Contemporary). Find it on Google Maps.

Each day 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.

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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