Thank you for a wonderful summer! 2017 CYT Summer Camps information will be online March 2017.
Join CYT summer camp and fill your day with theater workshops using a Broadway-style theme. Workshops include musical theater, voice, dance and drama. Other activities include high energy games, water balloons, set painting and rehearsals for the Friday Showcase for family and friends.
Each summer CYT theater camps are designed to create a hands-on, multi-faceted theater experience! Campers will enjoy making new friends as they build performance skills and learn self-confidence, teamwork and theater abilities.
Campers will be exposed to many different aspects of theater, such as drama, voice, dance and more.
What happens the first day of camp?
Campers will be greeted by camp staff and broken into their color teams and meet their teammates. Parents will be introduced to our Camp Coordinator and given some important information regarding the week. The first day, we take some time to introduce the campers to their counselors and make them feel welcomed and excited to be at camp, as well as explain behavior expectations. Campers then break into classes in dance, drama and voice. In each class, they will participate in a short and fun "audition". There is no preparation required and we try to keep the auditions exciting and non- threatening.
During class rotations, we also have a short snack time, where campers can enjoy a snack brought from home.
Campers then come together for lunch, games, team time & character building activities. Afternoon rehearsal is next, where campers learn their first big group number. (timeline subject to change)
At the end of the first day campers will be assigned their showcase parts as well as their team songs. EVERY child will be in the showcase, and some campers will be assigned lines or solos based on their auditions.
Sample Daily Schedule (Junior Camp)
- 9:00 am - Opening
- 9:15 am - Workshop 1
- 9:50 am - Workshop 2
- 10:30 am - Workshop 3
- 11:10 am - Team Competitions
- 11:40 am - Lunch
- 12:10 pm - Showcase Rehearsal
- 1:20 pm - Team Time
- 1:50 pm - Specialty Workshop
- 2:30 pm - Showcase Rehearsal
- 4:00 pm - Dismissal
The showcase will range from 25-35 minutes.
What if my child is upset the first day of camp? Can I stay with them?
We find that at times, especially for younger campers, the first day can be a bit overwhelming. Our staff is equipped to look out for children who may need encouragement to participate. Staff may come over and try to engage your child in opening activities like dances or games or introduce them to other campers. Parents are welcome to stay through opening activities, but once campers break into teams, we've found that mom or dad's presence sometimes makes it more difficult. Almost always, once campers have a few minutes to see what fun camp is, they quickly adjust. Please be assured that if your child is overly upset for an extended period of time, we will contact you.
How will I know who is in charge?
Our teachers and volunteer aides will be wearing a CYT Summer camp shirt.
Can my child be on a team with a friend?
Yes! We try to honor as many requests as we can. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your team friend request. Make sure you state in the email your child's first and last name and which camp they are enrolled in.
What does my child bring?
Day campers will need to bring a sack lunch and we recommend bringing a water bottle & a snack. On water day, bring a towel and swimsuit. Please apply sunscreen before coming to camp or send sunscreen with your child if they are old enought to put it on themselves.
Can my child switch teams?
Please let us know your friend request choices ahead of time. We will switch teams for your child on the first day if there is an urgent need.
What if my child doesn’t know anyone?
Many of our campers are new to CYT. We encourage a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere where kids will meet new friends. Your child will also have a specific staff person assigned to their team color who can assist in easing the transition.
What should my child wear?
We encourage comfortable dance and play friendly clothing each day. Please encourage your kids to wear close toed shoes with a back of some kind (please no flip flops or clogs).
How do you handle allergies?
Please let us know of any allergies on your enrollment form. Our staff will be alerted to the allergy and maintain a high level of awareness. Medication and directions can be left with the Camp Administrator.
Does my child have to participate in water games?
No. But water games are one of the camper's favorite parts of camp!
Is there a nurse on staff?
We do not have a nurse on staff. However, each location has at least one certified first aid/CPR trained staff member.
What is your cancellation/refund policy?
Due to the popularity of our camps, we do not offer refunds or cancellations for any reason except medical or family emergencies.
Can I sign up the first day of camp?
All of our registration is done on- line, so please check for availability. Many of our camps fill up so we encourage early registration.
What about supervision?
Your child’s safety is our utmost concern. Each person hired by CYT Spokane has completed a background check, interview, and camp staff training. Every camp location has between 3-4 teams. Each team is assigned an adult staff leader, and we have additional teenage student helpers at each camp. There is also an adult camp administrator for every camp.
Who do I contact in case of emergency during camp?
On the first day of camp when you drop off your child,you will be provided the contact cell number of your area's camp administrator in case of an emergency.
Do you have to be a Christian to come to CYT?
No. CYT holds to Judeo-Christian values of family, community, leadership and positive encouragement. We welcome all kids of varying faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.