Camp FAQs



For Summer 2020:
Virtual programs are $200 for a full week of camp, or $50/day for drop in. Pricing for Play Pod in-person sessions will be announced 2 weeks before the camp program, if it’s determined we can safely meet in person.

Yes! A sibling discount will automatically apply on full-week tuitions for virtual programs. Siblings will receive $50 off a full week of tuition.

All cancellations must be submitted via email to emily@childsplayny.com. Please state the child’s name and camp session you are cancelling.
Refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the registration.
If your cancellation request is made more than 72 hours after registration, you will be issued a credit in full towards a remote class or camp, or a future program.

The City of New York does not authorize us to administer any kinds of medications. If your child has a regular prescription medicine, they must be able to administer it themselves. Please write to us directly if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.

For Summer 2020, all of our programs are meeting predominantly virtually. Location for in-person Play Pod sessions will be announced two weeks before the start of the program, provided it is safe for us to gather in person.

There are snack and lunch times built into our full-day virtual schedules.

There will not be snack time during our Play Pod in-person programs.

Our virtual programs allow us work in small groups divided by age – similar to how we would break up in person! We like to play our theater games in groups of 8.
In the camps for older students we work as one ensemble, although your child will be appropriately cast with scene/song-mates of their same age and ability.

Much thought goes into casting and all the faculty of a given session is involved in decisions. We find auditioning at this age too stressful for the children and so roles are assigned on the first day after the teachers have gotten to know the campers through games, improvisations and a reading. Many factors go into creating the cast: Age and experience are certainly factors but we also look to stretch campers and allow them to experience new characters and roles they might not normally play. Plays are selected with the ensemble in mind and great effort is gone into making sure the company knows that they are to work together as a team. There are no “stars” or “leads” but nor are all parts created equally. When a camper has fewer lines, they will invariably have more stage time and/or be in more musical numbers.

Your child must be 3.5 at the start of camp in order to enroll. Your child should have turned 3 by February 1 to enroll in summer programs.

Assuming there is space in another week, your child is welcome to come to camp during another session. If you know you will miss a day, please notify Emily (emily@childsplayny.com).