FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is the camp held?
Camps will take place at the beautiful Murray Hill Christian Church, located at 15050 SW Weir Rd. in Beaverton.
What are the hours?
Week-long classes: Morning sessions are from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday;
Afternoon sessions are 1-4pm
Scene writing class: Two week session (M-F) from 1-4pm
Who will be teaching the classes? Have they passed a background checks?
Our teachers are all skilled at teaching theater to children and adults. Some instructors have taught (or still teach) at NW Children’s Theater and Oregon Children’s Theater. Both teachers and their assistants are thoroughly vetted via national background and reference checks to ensure that you and your child may safety enjoy your time with us. You may access their biographies when they are available in April on our website.
How many kids are there per camp?
Our camp size limit is 12. At most, that amounts to 1 adult per 4 kids. We don’t believe that all of the classes will be at capacity, so chances are pretty good that the average number of kids in a camp will likely be closer to 5-6.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the camp will be refunded the amount paid less a $60 processing/registration fee. Cancellations received within two weeks of camp cannot be refunded. ETP reserves the right to cancel a class if enrollment is insufficient, for which any tuition paid will be refunded in full. Please note: Students who miss a full week of camp due to illness should submit a doctor's note and may be eligible for a partial credit, based on the individual case.
Do you offer all day kid care?
No, we do not offer kid care, however we encourage participants to enroll in TWO camps (one in the morning, one in the afternoon), which would constitute a full day of camp time. Lunchtimes are supervised by teacher assistants.
OK I’ve paid for my child’s class. Now what?
For online registrations: upon receipt of your payment, you will receive a camper registration form, which you may fill out online and email back to us. This will complete your registration of your camper(s).
All other registrations: there's nothing else to do except wait to hear from us one week prior to camp! We email a welcome message from the teacher, who will let you know what you should bring (or not bring) on the first day of camp. Feel free to check our Facebook page for our general announcements in the meantime.
What kind of activities should my child expect?
Here is a sample schedule for a 6-12 year old theme class:
8:15-8:30 am Children arrive and are greeted at the front door
8:30-9:15 am Physical, vocal, imagination, and ensemble-building warm-ups
9:15-10:00 am Drama activities focused on weekly theme
10:00-10:20 am Snack/Shake it Out break
10:20-11:00 am Continue drama activities focused on weekly theme
11:00-11:25 am Arts physical activities (Prop, set, and costume making)
11:25-11:30 am Clean-up and closing activities
11:30-11:45 am Parent pick-up
At the end of each camp week, campers present a final showcase of scenes, songs, stories, games, and/or activities generated throughout their ensemble-building experience. Family and friends are invited to join us for an informal performance usually during the final 20-30 minutes of camp on our last day. Reminder invitations with exact times are emailed and sent home on Wednesday.
Should I pack a snack for my child?
You may bring one or purchase a snack from our concessions! We offer healthy snacks like apples and granola bars, and some more indulgent treats like chips and cookies. For the younger ones, you may create a concession account for your child at the start of your camp, and specify what they may eat.
The kids will have a snack/shake it out break mid-way through each morning and afternoon. Should you send your child with a snack, often times we have tree nut and peanut allergies amongst our participants, so please be mindful of the type of snacks you send.
Can I sit in on any of the classes?
We welcome parents who wish to chaperone the break and stay for an hour, but we discourage any more time than that as it tends to cause the kids to lose focus or feel pressured to perform when they may not be ready to do so. So we kindly request a limited, single-day visit should you wish to observe.
What happens if I cannot pick up my child on time?
Parents/guardians will be assessed a $10 charge if a child is picked up more than 15 minutes after camp ends, and an additional $1 per minute thereafter. Please pick up your child on time.
What happens if I’m running late for the start of camp?
Doors open 15 minutes prior to your camp start time. If you are running late, please contact your child’s teacher so they are aware. The teacher’s contact information will be provided in their introduction email one week before the start of camp.
How do you make sure that the person picking up my child is authorized to do so?
In order for your child to be released, they must have a KidCode. A KidCode is a one-word password that anyone picking up your child will have to supply in order for your child to be released. KidCodes are created upon registration or on first day of camp.
Can my child bring a personal item, such as a cell phone or video game?
We highly suggest nothing of value be brought to camps. If necessary, cell phones/personal items are only allowed to be used during breaks. If you have signed up for before/after kid camp care, you can bring one personal item, but ETP will take no responsibility for any personal items brought to camp at any time. So bring it at your own risk.
Will my child’s photo be taken during camp?
Yes, ETP camps may be photographed or filmed. Your participation constitutes your authorization for ETP to use your child's photograph, voice or other likeness without his or her name for purposes related to the mission of ETP, including but not limited to marketing and promotion in both print and electronic forms.
Have other questions?
Please feel free to email or call us. We are happy to answer your questions to the best of our ability.
Experience Theatre Project