How do I register my child for camp?
Registration is handled easily and securely online at our Summer Camp Registration Page.
In addition to camp/ workshop tuition , we do require summer registration fees: $25 per family for new LYT families, currently enrolled families who actively attend weekly classes do not pay summer registration fees. Fees are a per summer and not per camp. Be sure to register early, camps will fill quickly due to small class/ cast sizes to enable social distancing.
Will I receive confirmation of my child's spot in camp?
Yes. Families who register online will receive an immediate email confirmation. Add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your email address book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.
Where are your camps located?
In the OFallon, St Peters region in St Charles county. Our host facility will be announced soon.
Does my child need to have prior drama experience?
No. LifeLight Youth Theatre drama camps are a great fit for children with and without prior experience. We welcome kids with all levels of training and performance experience.
Is there a performance at the end of the camp session?
Yes. All of our week- long campers (1/2 day & full day) get to share what they have learned with family and friends in a performance or Shareformance on the Friday of each camp week. Most Broadway Performance showcases are ticketed events and ticket prices are $10 or less. See the camp schedule for the time of your child's performance (s). If required by summer camp time social distancing guidelines will be followed for audience set-up.
Do both boys and girls attend your camps?
Yes. We have a good mix of boys and girls most camp weeks. Our camp themes this summer feature a number of roles chosen just for boys.
What should my child wear to camp?
Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. We will be dancing, running around, and sitting on the floor each day. Wear leggings/shorts under dresses or skirts. All shoes must attach around the foot -- no flip-flops allowed! We also have camp t-shirts which are a fun memento
What should my child wear for the Performances?
We will email you a costume list once the show has been cast. Most costume pieces can be found around the house, or hit up your local Goodwill. All students should wear their costumes on Thursday for Dress Rehearsal Day and on Friday for Performance Day.
Should I pack a lunch or snack for my child each day?
Yes. You are responsible for providing all of your child's food each day. We take snack breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon and a lunch break . We take a lunch 12-1 each day. Half- Day campers should bring a snack and drink. Full Day campers should bring snacks, lunch, and a drink each day. Please include any utensils or napkins your child will need. We do not have access to refrigerators or microwaves at most locations. ALL FOOD MUST BE NUT-FREE.
Do you offer extended day care?
We do not offer extended day care but we offer after camp technique classes $10 and $20 per day for 3pm- 5pm
How quickly do camps fill?
Each year our drama camps become more popular and sell-out more quickly. Registration opens in late winter/early spring. We recommend registering your child in early spring to ensure a spot. Especially this summer as we have cut cast sizes so we can safely gather during this season.
How can I tell if a camp is already full?
If a camp is WAITLISTED OR SOLD OUT it will be crossed out on our schedule, with the words WAIT LIST/ SOLD OUT listed by the camp dates.
Is there a waitlist?
Yes, we offer a waitlist for sold-out camps. Occasionally spaces become available, and sometimes we are able to double an offering if enough students are waitlisted. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please register for the camp week (marked as WAIT LIST on the registration form). If a spot becomes available you will receive a call or email from our staff. We will not collect payment unless a spot becomes available.
Is there a chance that a camp could be cancelled due to low enrollment?
LifeLight Theatre reserves the right to cancel camps for which fewer than five students are enrolled. In this event, we will notify the families affected by a cancelled camp with a choice of suitable replacement camp weeks or full refunds.
Audition Policy– No audition needed for half -day campers.
AUDITIONS ARE FOR REGISTERED CAMPERS ONLY. REGISTER HERE
All campers are cast and auditions are for role placement only. In other words, every student gets a role, no matter what!
Refund Policy- Summer camp registration fees are non-refundable. If a student drops up to 14 days before the camp start date,Tuition Fees will be refunded, less an $25.00 per child fee and that is per camp/workshop. If student drops within 13 days of start date, no refund will be given.
Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings
If the building is closed due to severe weather or some other emergency, LYT will not hold camps. Local news and radio stations will report library and location closings. You may also check lifelightarts.com or information regarding building closings. Make-up days are not available for camps.
We are committed to providing you all the information needed to be prepared and have an awesome camp experience! You’ll receive a reminder email with detailed camp information the Monday before your student’s camp begins. Please read through it thoroughly. If you do not receive an email on Monday prior to camp starting, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember this reminder email is sent to the email of registration.
Denial of Camp Services
LifeLight Youth Theatre reserves the right to deny camp services if one or more of the following conditions exist:
¨ The camper refuses to participate in the program.
¨ The camper uses offensive language or violence towards a staff member.
¨ The staff cannot provide adequate or safe care to other enrolled campers due to the behaviors of a camper.
Refunds will not be granted for denial of services.
We will never administer a drug of any type, even with parental consent. This includes Tylenol, Advil, etc.
Therefore, all medication must be self-administered by the student.
If the medicine must be administered by a parent/guardian, we are happy to make an exception and allow them to visit the student during the camp day. Please enter any important allergies, chronic illness or medical conditions during the registration process. If you have already registered and would like to add this information, please contact us at email@example.com
What to Bring to Camp
For half-day programs (Early Childhood), bring a snack and a drink each day. For full-day programs (all other camps), bring a snack, bagged lunch and water bottle each day. There are no refrigerators available for students. **No nut products, including peanut butter**
Students should dress comfortably with shoes that will remain securely on their feet. Dresses, crocs, and flip flops are not recommended. Art projects are common at summer camp and students should dress appropriately. Camp T-shirts are a great choice.
What NOT to Bring to Camp
Camp is a natural setting for students to retreat from electronics and other technology, to connect more with peers. Toys, radios, iPods, electronic games and cell phones do not fit into this setting. Additionally, alcohol, drugs, tobacco/vaping products, weapons and lighters are never appropriate to bring to camp.
Students should plan to attend the entire week(s) of camp. If you know in advance that your student will be absent, please notify LYT by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Because each class builds on skills and activities from the previous day, absences affect preparation for the Sharings and Showcases on Friday and may affect a student’s participation. There are no refunds or make-up sessions for missed classes.
Illness and Emergencies - please see our COVID safety guidelines
If a student becomes ill during camp, the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the student. If they cannot be reached, the staff will call the emergency contact listed on the registration form. If no one can be reached, we will take the necessary actions for the health of your child. In the event of a serious emergency, 911 will be called first. There are no refunds for days missed due to illness.
Observation Policy and Separation Anxiety
We provide an opportunity for parents/guardians to observe the camp experience during the Performances/ Showcases on Friday. Other than that, it is our policy that they do not accompany students into the classroom. Some of our youngest students may experience separation anxiety on the first day of camp. We find the most effective method is a quick but loving goodbye. Once students begin camp activities, anxiety typically diminishes.
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