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. We offer preschool classes for 3-4-year-olds during June and have camps for children and teens aged 5-13 each week of summer. For specific 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 - 4:00 pm
Extended Care hours: 4:15 - 6:00 pm
Please note, Extended Care is available for an additional daily fee and there is no Extended Care on Friday due to performances

Enrollment can be made anytime online, by phone Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, by calling (405) 208-6200, or in person at our Main Office.

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

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, check, or cash.  We must have payment before your spot can be saved in a class or camp.

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 (4:15-6 pm) for $10 per day.

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.

Our buildings and grounds are patrolled by the Oklahoma City University Police Department. The OCUPD is also our first responder in case of emergencies. We have surveillance cameras installed at the front and back doors of our building, and our outside play area is monitored by no less than two teachers.  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.

Our preschool class limit is 10-12 students with one teacher and one assistant teacher.
Our class limit is 14-20 with one teacher and one assistant teacher.  If a 5-7 year old class fills with more than 16, they will have an additional assistant placed with the class.

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.

Yes! Camper's to share their experience at our end of week showcases. Showcases are always help on the afternoon of the last day of camp. Depending on your child's class, this will likely be a performance or gallery-style setup. 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.

We are located on campus at Oklahoma City University, just off of 23rd street between Penn and Classen. Our main facility is the Children’s Center for the Arts building, and classes also take place in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center. Our campers are always chaperoned by a teacher and/or assistant.

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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