Summer Camps

To all of our Yes! And... Tribe- we miss you! We miss so many things, but most of all, we miss being in the same room playing and making things together. Like you, we can't wait to get back to camp!

At this time we do plan to have in-person programming but it will be different from years past. Our program will be smaller so that we can focus on keeping both the kids and our staff safe. Over the next month, we will release information about what you can expect so that you can make an informed decision for your family before registering.

Just like last year, this summer will again look different. But we are excited to discover those differences together and make something from them. We won’t be able to gather together in the same ways to celebrate so we will make new celebrations. Because we have characters to make, dances to discover, sculptures to mold, stories and feelings to tell, new and old friends to find.

We can't wait to create with you! - Chris, Brooke, Krista, Debbie & The Yes! And... Summer Staff

We organize our Summer programs by grades (entering in the fall). To see which programs are available to you, please select from the list below!

Kindergarten - 4th Grades

Imagination

Imagination Camp

Imagination Camp is a summer performing arts camp that is specifically designed for campers in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Camp sessions are one week long! This camp lays the foundations for effective collaboration as kids play hard with purpose while being introduced to and developing the skills of the creative theatre arts.

Details and registration for Imagination Camp


5th - 8th Grades

TC2D

Summer Theatre Camp

Campers in 5th through 8th are taught acting, dance/movement, visual arts, storytelling/playwriting, all of which culminate in a final performance created, produced, and performed by the campers. During their time at camp, campers become members of small tribes. Through play and work in daily classes, campers create with their tribe imagined identities, roles, shared history, myths, and story. All campers are taught by professional artist teachers, and are accompanied from class to class by Travelers (counselors) and Junior Staff (Shadow Company members).

Details and registration for Theatre Camp

Summer Sort of Thing

Summer Sort of Thing is a part of our Sort of Thing program. SSOT is a four week intensive summer camp program where students will work with profesional artists to bring a musical to life! The musicals chosen for production are shows that have already been performed in Winter Sort of Thing productions. There is no proir experience necessary for this program and it is for middle schoolers in 6th - 8th grade with high schoolers.

Details and registration for Summer Sort of Thing


9th - 12th Grades (High School)

Shadow Camp

Shadow Company's summer camp creates and rehearses a unique show for the FringeArts Festival every September. Campers will come to a two-week intensive theatre-creation workshop then rehearse throughout the summer. Campers can participate in the two-week intensive without performing, but they are encouraged to work on the show in other backstage supporting roles.

Details and registration for Shadow Camp

Summer Sort of Thing

You're not reading this wrong, Summer Sort of Thing is available to high schoolers as well as middle schoolers! Summer Sort of Thing is a part of our Sort of Thing program. SSOT is a four week intensive summer camp program where students will work with profesional artists to bring a musical to life! The musicals chosen for production are shows that have already been performed in Winter Sort of Thing productions. There is no proir experience necessary for this program.

Details and registration for Summer Sort of Thing


Policy Updates

Covid Policies

With the move back to in-person programming, we want to make sure you feel confident about your child's participation. You can find the document of our update Summer Camp Covid policies HERE.

2021 Tuition Policies

* A $50 registration fee is due for each week once you are notified by a Yes! And...Staff Member that your registration has been received.

* All tuition must be paid in full by May 15, 2021. After this date tuition should be paid at the time of registration. If this is not possible, please reach out to us to discuss a payment schedule.

2021 Refund Policies

Once we have reserved a spot for your child, you will be responsible for payment for the days and weeks that you have chosen, even if your child is absent (with the exceptions listed below). If you choose to cancel your registration before May 15, registration fees for each week registered will be withheld. There will be no cancellation refunds given after May 15th with the exceptions listed below.

Refunds in relation to Covid-19

Your tuition will be refunded if:

*It is recommended and directed by the government that summer camps close due to increased community spread. You MAY also receive a pro-rated refund if camp becomes virtual due to a camp specific exposure or community spread of COVID-19.

*Your family has to quarantine because of Covid-19 illness or suspected exposure.

*Weeks are cancelled due to low registration

A more detailed refund policy is explained in the Covid Policies document above.

Additional Refund exceptions:

*If there is a waiting list for the camp and someone is willing to take your spot in the camp, you MAY be eligible for a full refund less the $50 per week registration fee.

*A camper who becomes ill (not related to Covid-19) or injured during the week of their camp MAY receive a prorated refund as determined by the Program Director.

*Refunds will be granted before your scheduled week of camp for reasons of illness, injury (a doctor’s certification may be requested) or death in the immediate family.

Please note the following:

*Refunds will not be granted for scheduling conflicts or no-shows.

*Refunds will not be granted to campers who leave camp by their own choice.

*Campers may transfer to an alternate session, if space permits, without penalty.

*Any refunds will be made to the individual who made the original payment.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to our Program Director Krista at krista@yesandcamp.org


Summer Calendar

Contact us:

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts 21 W. Washington Ln. Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-ART-GANG 215-278-4264 info@yesandcamp.org Contact Us Form

No one turned away

We don't turn down kids who want to come to camp! Does your child have an artistic itch they want to scratch but you don't think you can afford our summer camps? Well, our policy is to find a way for every child to attend camp if they want to! Simply fill out the form and check the box labeled "Camperships" and we will contact you right away! Act quickly as these slots fill up fast!

Summer 2021 Calendar


June 21 - July 2
Shadow Company

2 week session
GRADES: 9 - 12


August 2 - 27
Imagination Camp

Weekly sessions
GRADES: K - 4


June 28 - July 2
Theatre Camp

1 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8

July 5 - July 23
Theatre Camp

3 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8

July 26 - 30
Theatre Camp

1 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8


July 26 - August 20
Summer Sort of Thing

9am - 3pm
4 week session
GRADES: 6 - 10


July 19 - 30
Yes! And... Anywhere Screen Share

Times TBD
1 week sessions
GRADES: K - 4

August 2 - 13
Theatre Camp 2D

Times TBD
2 week session
GRADES: 5 - 8


Please note that grades listed are grades going into in the fall 2021!

Payment Options

Pay by CHECK. - Checks should be made out to Yes! And... Collaborative Arts and mailed to Yes! And... Collaborative Arts, 21 W. Washington Lane, Philadelphia, Pa 19144

Square - If you choose to pay conveniently online through Square, a 3% fee will be passed through and added to your total camp cost. This fee also applies to credit card payments made in person.
Example - Total X 3%: $100 X .03%= $103.00

Pay CASH - Parents who wish to pay in cash are welcome to make payment arrangements in person if we are in the Yellow phase.