Frequently Asked Questions about Camp
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
Can I transfer my registration to another week or camp?
Campers are able to switch weeks or camps as long as there is still space available in the program into which they plan to transfer. Transferring to a camp with a different price will alter the campers’ remaining balance accordingly.
When is my registration payment due?
When do I learn more details about a specific camp?
A Welcome Letter will be emailed out at least a week in advance to parents and guardians containing specifics about camp details, reminders, what to expect, and other important information.
Can I let a camp director know more specific information about my child?
If more information is needed about a medical concern or behavioral issues, please contact the ETC office at (703) 271-0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I have to sign a release or waiver?
An ETC waiver must also be signed by June 1st. You can sign it at the time of registration or log into your account at any time to sign it. All film camp attendees must also sign the Photo & Video Release in order to attend camp.
Who directs and works at the camps?
What's the camper to counselor ratio?
Where is camp? The location is listed as TBA!
What's the schedule for each day of camp?
Each camp begins with a full camp activity, normally a warm-up or getting to know you game. After that, campers rotate through different theatre activities whether it is an improvisation game, acting exercise, movement exercise, rehearsal, filming/editing, or arts and crafts. Campers will then have lunch and downtime/outdoor break. The afternoon be filled with more of those activities or often times campers will rehearse for the sharing.
Will campers ever get to go outside?
Should I send my camper with bug spray?
Does my camper need sunscreen?
Do I need to send my camper with a water bottle?
While there are water fountains at all of our camp locations, we advise that your camper brings a water bottle with their name on it to camp each day.
Is lunch or a snack provided?
Who do I tell if my child has allergies?
When registering, please list any allergies in the online registration form. Our office and camp directors will be monitoring this list and providing any information to camp staff. If there are campers who have allergies, we will notify parents in our welcome letter as to what foods are restricted.
Are camp staff CPR and First Aid certified?
Where and when do I pick up or drop off my camper?
Each camp has its own drop off and pick up area assigned. Specific information will be emailed out to parents in their camp welcome letter a week before camp begins. ETC will have signs hung around the building to direct you to the meeting room. We will attempt to do drop off and pick up at the same location each day, but if something changes, you will be notified. We will often be setting up prior to the start of camp and will open our doors promptly at 8:55am. If you need to drop your child off before this time, please register them for morning extended day.
What if I can't make it to pick up on time?
What is a camp sharing?
On the final day of all camps, there will be a camp sharing. Sharings range from informal games, stories, and scenes they have rehearsed in camp to evening performances or film screenings. Family and friends are all invited to attend.
What are the camp Rules of Conduct, and what's the 3 Strike Rule?
ETC sets high expectations for our campers and hope to challenge them artistically as well as to provide a fun experience. To maintain these goals of the camp, all campers must all agree to the rules of conduct. These rules and our 3 Strike Policy will be sent out in the welcome letter as well as reviewed on the first day.
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