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Summer Sessions FAQs

Summer Camp and Online Class FAQs can be found on the page below. These FAQs are subject to change and will be updated with the most current information.

For questions, please email [email protected] 


Summer Camp 

Frequently Asked Questions

The questions and answers below are for Asolo Rep's *in-person* camps and classes.  

 

About Camps

My child has never acted before. Can they participate?

  • Absolutely. Because our classes focus on building skills, Asolo Rep offers programs accessible for beginners and experienced students.
  • Some programs like our YAS classes could incorporate formal performances and training elements that may be intimidating for absolute beginners.
  • Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about the suitability of a particular class. 

What will my child be doing in camp?

Each week of camp brings something new and exciting. Campers will respond to weekly themes, explore different stories, and learn skills and techniques through theatre exercises, games, and activities. 

The emphasis of each week-long class is on skill-building and the process of collaboratively creating stories and works of art and not on rehearsing a polished play.  

What if my child hasn't read the book (or seen the tv show/film) which inspired the camp?

Theme classes pull inspiration for drama skill-building from material popular with young people. However, detailed knowledge of the source material is not required. In themed classes, students do not reenact the story or perform a play based on it. Instead, the book is a framework to launch new stories devised by the camp.

Who will be teaching these camps?

Asolo Rep Teaching Artists are highly-qualified educators, performers, and artists who share a passion for teaching. Many have advanced degrees and teaching certifications, while also having extensive stage, film, and performance credits. Through direct programming creation and collaboration with Asolo Rep Education & Engagement staff, students who work with our Teaching Artists receive dynamic and substantive artistic and educational experiences across all programming areas. 

Camp Day

Do you offer morning and after care?

Yes. Asolo Rep offers morning and after care for our families at both camp locations for an additional fee.

Morning and after care are supervised, unstructured activity times available to families before and after class. Campers may play games, draw, or read. Social Distancing guidelines will be followed during both morning and after care. 

During these times, campers are welcome to bring activities or books. These items will not be shared with other campers. Staff will also facilitate optional activities for participants including crafts, storytelling, and group games either inside or outside. 

Additional information is available here.

What should my child bring to camp?

  • Campers should dress in comfortable clothing they can move in and wear closed-toe shoes. All campers must wear a face mask!
  • Each camper should bring a lunch, 2 snacks, a water bottle, and hand sanitizer (if desired). Please label all personal belongings.  
  • Although we don't need many supplies to make beautiful theatre, if there are other items for specific camps, families will be notified at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of that camp. 

What is morning or afternoon extended care?

  • Extended care is supervised unstructured time before and after class. Students may play games, color, or read. 
  • Students are welcome to bring activities or books. These items will not be shared with other campers. Asolo Rep is not responsible for lost or damaged items--please leave valuables at home!
  • During Morning and After Care, staff will also facilitate optional activities for participants including crafts, storytelling, and group games either inside or outside. 

 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Do students bring lunch?

  • Students in all-day classes will need a sack lunch daily.
  • Campers should have at least one snack each day, especially if your student is staying for extended care. 
  • Food sharing is not allowed. 
  • Children do not have access to a refrigerator or microwave.
  • Please also send a water bottle with your student each day.
  • Asolo Rep Education & Engagement camps and classes are NUT FREE ZONES. 

Can my child use a cellphone, tablet, etc. in camp?

  • Students will not be allowed to use electronic devices (including cell phones) during class hours or lunch break.
  • While they may be used during Morning and After Care, please remember Asolo Rep is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Why does my child come home saying they played games all day?

Theatre games are carefully designed exercises that help build concentration, confidence, and cooperation; the building blocks of theatre education. While fun, they are also essential to the skill-building that goes on in any theatre program. Theatre games are just one element of the comprehensive curriculum in our classes. 

Policy & Procedure 

What is the pick-up and drop-off procedure?

  • The week before your camp you will receive an email with detailed instructions and the locations for pick-up and drop-off. 
  • Each of our sites will have a designated location outside of the building. 
  • Campers will be accompanied by an Asolo Rep Staff member at all times as they are ushered to and from the classroom. 
  • Only Teaching Artists, Education Staff, and campers are allowed in the area of the building where camp is being held. Parents are not permitted into the building. 

Will I be allowed to walk my student into their camp classroom?

  • In an effort to limit exposure, we will have a designated drop-off location located outside. A camp staff member will walk your student to and from the classroom.
  • Additionally, per our safety plan, we will not be allowing parents and siblings of campers to use the restrooms in our facilities. Please plan accordingly. 

What if my child needs to miss all or part of a class?

  • Because our students are collaborating and creating a piece of theatre together, attendance and punctuality are crucial! We anticipate students will attend every day of the class in which they enroll, except in the case of illness or emergency.  
  • Consecutive absences may affect how a student participates in the culmination of the program.  Please check your schedules before registering for a program. 
  • If your child will be absent or late, please contact us at [email protected] Knowing about an absence in advance helps teachers adjust lessons accordingly. 
  • There are no discounts or credits for missed classes. 

Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Cancellations  

Asolo Rep reserves the right to alter or cancel programs as necessary. If a program is canceled by Asolo Rep, participants will receive a tuition refund in full.  

Withdrawals  

  • All withdrawal requests must be sent in writing to [email protected]  

  • If a participant withdraws from a class before the second day of camp, the registration cost is refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. 

  • Due to the resource scheduling and commitments required to provide the programs, no refunds are given after the second day of camp. 

 

 


Online Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

The questions and answers below are for Asolo Rep's online classes. 

Online Class Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Cancellations  

Asolo Rep reserves the right to alter or cancel programs as necessary. If a program is canceled by Asolo Rep, participants will receive a tuition refund in full.  

Withdrawals  

  • All withdrawal requests must be sent in writing to [email protected]  

  • If a participant withdraws from a class before the second day of class, the registration cost is refunded, less a $25 administrative fee. 

  • Due to the resource scheduling and commitments required to provide the programs, no refunds are given after the second day of class. 

How do you keep these classes safe?

  • Our Zoom and Google Classroom portals are private and accessed only by password and invitation.   

  • In addition to the teaching artist, there will be an Asolo Rep Administrator in the class at all times. This Administrator is present to make sure the class is secure, safe, and is available to work with you on technical issues that may arise.   

  • This class will be recorded for safety purposes, but will not be shared.   

  • Asolo Rep may want to use a photo or video clip of the class for our social media or marketing. At the time of registration, parents will sign the photo/media release. We will refer to your media release preferences and work accordingly.

How do I access Zoom for this class?

  • First, Be sure to sign up for a free Zoom account here.

  • The Zoom link to access class will be sent to the parent email two days before class and posted daily in the Google Classroom.  

  • Our administrator will start letting artists into class 5 minutes before we begin.  

  • If you have trouble finding the link or logging in email us at [email protected] 

Can I be there and listen in while my student is part of the class?

We love parents to be part of the work, but also want to recognize that sometimes young people need space to create. Please be mindful as your young artist participates with us, sometimes a family member in the room makes them more reserved.   

Does my child need to have their camera on during class?

  • Ideally, yes! We know working in your own space can be awkward sometimes, but the work your students will be doing in our classes is so much easier if the teaching artist can see the student and give feedback accordingly.  

  • Of course, during breaks and downtime, you may feel free to turn off your camera and mute.  

How should I set up my Zoom?

  • Our Classes are active and sometimes loud. Students should set up in a space where they can vocalize, move and still see the computer screen. 

  • When you sign on, please be sure that you are in Gallery View.  

  • When you join us in Zoom, please change your name to just show your first name and last initial. Feel free to add your pronouns if you want!  

Can I use a Zoom background or special effects?

  • You can use a Zoom background, but please make sure that you are able to be seen clearly at all times.    
  • Please do not change or alter your background during the class session. 

Can I forward the Google Classroom login?

Classroom access cannot be forwarded or transferred for security reasons. If you or your student needs to access the class portal from their device with their own email, please send your email to us at [email protected] and we will add you.  

Who will be teaching this class?

Asolo Rep Teaching Artists are highly-qualified educators, performers, and artists who share a passion for teaching. Many have advanced degrees and teaching certifications, while also having extensive stage, film, and performance credits. Through direct programming creation and collaboration with Asolo Rep Education & Engagement staff, students who work with our Teaching Artists receive dynamic and substantive artistic and educational experiences across all programming areas.