F.A.Q.

What ages do you accept to the program?


At the Summer Acting Camp, we accept students ages 5 to 15. Students not in the aforementioned age bracket (both younger or older) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.




Do you still have space at the camp?


Yep! We still have space at the camp in all age categories!




I contacted your company but I haven't received a response yet.


Did you check your spam folder? Our emails often land there so make sure you check your spam folder as well as your inbox! Also, we maintain a minimal staff during the non-summer months (to keep the cost of tuition down) and it may take us a few days to get back to you!




How do I enroll? What is the registration process?


Please click HERE to view the enrollment process. Or, simply click on the link entitled "ENROLL" located in the menu at the top of this page. Once you've successfully filled out the needed form, you'll receive a confirmation email and that's it! One week before your selected session begins, you'll received a "first-day details" email with all of the information you'll need to start camp! Make sure to check your spam folder as our emails sometimes land there!




Can you explain how the daily schedule works?


At the Summer Acting Camp, students are divided by age into small group cohorts. Cohorts are capped at 10 students. Students will not rotate between classes but will stay in their designated location to reduce the chance of mixing with other students. Each day, the students will explore 6 different topics within their cohort: acting, improv, movement, musical theatre, magic and stagecraft To see an example of the daily schedule, please click HERE.




What should I do if I have to pick my child up early?


No problem! Please email us the day before indicating when the child will be leaving. We will make sure your child is waiting for you at your designated pick-up location (which is the same place your dropped off your child in the morning). If you need to pick up your child unexpectedly in the middle of the day, please call our office at 818-957-1619 and follow the prompts to speak to the on-site camp coordinator. Once you arrive, please call our office and we will walk your child out to your car. Please do not exit your car.




Do you offer discounts or scholarships to students?


Yes, we do offer an Early Bird Discount! By registering and paying before March 1st, the total tuition cost will be reduced by $26.00. We also offer a special referral refund - please email us for more details. Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer scholarships.




Do you offer a payment plan?


The Theatrical Education Group cannot facilitate payment plans paid by check. However, if you have a PayPal account, you can choose “PayPal Credit” as your payment method. When selecting your payment option during the registration process, select "PayPal" and log in to your PayPal account. You can then choose the "PayPal Credit" option. This financing plan (offered through PayPal only) consists of no payments, no interest for 6 months! Contact PayPal for more details!




My child is going to miss part of the camp - can you prorate the tuition?


Unfortunately no. We hire our staff per 1 week session (as opposed to per day). Hence, even if your child only attends 1 or 2 days of the session, we still have to hire our teachers for the full week. Please click HERE to see our policy for camp closures due to a Covid outbreak.




Our plans have changed - what’s your cancellation policy?


Please click HERE for our cancellation policy.




How are students broken up into groups?


Students are broken up into small group cohorts based on age. Cohorts are capped at 10 students. If you would like to request your child be grouped with a friend of the same age, you may do so and we will do our best to accommodate your request. NO switching of cohorts is permitted under any circumstances for the safety of the campers, their families and our staff.




Is there a culminating event?


Ordinarily, the Summer Acting Camp has a final performance on stage at the La Canada Playhouse. However, the pandemic has forced the closure of all live theatres and large group gatherings have been banned until further notice by local health officials. As such, each small group cohort will work throughout the 1 week session on multiple performance pieces which they can take home with them.




Can my child attend only half days? What if we have to miss a day?


The Summer Acting Camp is structured as a full-day, 1-week program and we hope your child can attend camp every day. If you have to miss a day, we completely understand and that's not a problem at all. If you have a longer schedule conflict that would cause you to miss more than a few days, please email us so we can work something out.




Can my child attend multiple sessions? Are the sessions the same?


We would love to have your child attend all of our sessions! This summer, we have restructured the curriculum with a different theme each week!! Your children will still have a chance to take our signature classes offered daily, but the theme of the performance material changes every week to allow students to fully explore the magic of acting!




What level of training will my child receive? Does this camp require prior experience?


At the Summer Acting Camp, we welcome all levels of experience! Our instructors are trained to adjust the curriculum to meet the individual needs of the students. Beginning students with no prior experience will be made to feel right at home while advanced students will be given differentiated instruction to ensure their needs are being met!




Are there any special supplies or clothes we need to bring?


Nope, you won't need to purchase any special supplies or clothes - all performance materials are provided by the Summer Acting Camp! You will need to provide an approved mask for your child to wear at camp - the Summer Acting Camp will not provide your child with a mask. Please make sure your child wears an approved mask and follows our dress code. Click HERE to read our policy on masks and the dress code.




I ordered a Summer Acting Camp t-shirt. When will I receive it?


T-shirts ordered at the time of registration will be handed out at the beginning of camp. Additional t-shirts can be ordered through the session and will be distributed as soon as payment is received. It is encouraged (but not required) that campers wear their Summer Acting Camp t-shirt for the final performance.




Do you provide meals for the students or does my child need to bring a lunch?


You'll need to pack a lunch AND a water bottle for your child every day - we don't provide meals for the students. Make sure that you pack extra snacks with their lunch (as there are two snack breaks during the day). Please make sure you send your child with a large water bottle with their name clearly written on it. Click HERE for our policy on breaks and lunch.




What activities do you have for my child during the breaks, lunch and pick-up?


During both the breaks and lunch, we have a number of story-telling games which we will play with the kids. We also have age appropriate movies we can play at lunch for your child's cohort.




Do you share my information or email with outside parties?


No. Theatrical Education Group does not share any student and/or parent registration information with any other parties. Theatrical Education Group does not store or have access to any payment information (including but not limited to credit card information). All payments and refunds are handled directly through PayPal and we do not have access to your credit card information. Theatrical Education Group does not share email addresses with any outside parties, and emails from Theatrical Education Group are confined solely to communications regarding the Summer Acting Camp.




How is the Summer Acting Camp responding to COVID-19?


The Summer Acting Camp will be open in the summer of 2021. To ensure that students, staff and families will be as safe as possible, we have restructured our camp and implemented a number of safety measures including all-outdoor instruction, non-mixing small group cohorts capped at 10 students and no final show. We have also reimagined the curriculum to make sure that students can remain six feet apart at all times. Click HERE to see our full plan for safely conducting camp during the pandemic.