We know the concerns you and your family might have about how camp will adapt to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to the well being and safety of our Theatricum campers, families, and staff, and have addressed general questions below that will serve as standard operating procedures across all of our camps.
WILL MY CAMPER STILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY HIS OR HER FAVORITE ACTIVITIES?
The hallmarks of our camps remain unchanged. Ensuring your child has fun while learning about Shakespeare and performance from our experienced, welcoming camp staff on our bucolic and historic grounds that will create life-long memories remain integral parts of the camp experience at Theatricum.
IS MY CHILD REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK WHILE AT CAMP?
Yes, we will require that all campers and staff wear a facemask while with us at camp and during most activities, with the exception of eating and drinking and when alone on stage, or at distance during the final share. Please note that while campers and staff will be allowed to wear a face shield, we will require a face mask as well.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED HEALTH SCREENINGS/ PROCEDURES PRIOR TO ARRIVAL?
Prior to arrival at camp, each camper will be asked to fill out a health questionnaire in addition to health screenings upon arrival. We must follow the guidance of the Los County Department of Public Health, which states non-essential travelers who are not fully vaccinated should get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel. They should stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if their test is negative. Click here for the latest updates on Los Angeles County Department of Health requirements.
WILL MY CAMPER BE IN THE SAME GROUP THROUGHOUT THE WEEK?
Yes, each camper will be in small group cohorts that will travel throughout camp enjoying activities together, very similar to previous years. Co-mingling of units will be limited.
HOW ARE COMMON CAMP SPACES BEING DISINFECTED AND SAFE FOR MY CHILD TO USE?
Following established health and safety guidelines, Theatricum staff will properly clean and disinfect any communal shared surfaces and equipment. We have added extra hand sanitizing stations throughout our camps and hand sanitizers will be located in each program area. Throughout each day, we reinforce healthy hygiene practices, including proper hand washing. Crafts and craft materials will be single use. In order to ensure proper social distancing protocols and enough cleaning time between days, after care will not be available.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A CAMPER DEVELOPS SYMPTOMS WHILE AT CAMP?
If a child does get sick at camp, we have identified an area where they can rest, be watched after, and safely isolate from others. We will communicate with parents or caretakers directly. Return to camp will require a physician’s note or negative COVID test.
WILL I BE ABLE TO INVITE BUY TICKETS TO THE END-OF-CAMP SHARE PERFORMANCE?
Due to the nature of this year’s camp, each camper will be allowed to invite a maximum of two guests to the share on the final Friday of camp. The share will be filmed and made available to campers in the Youth Drama Camp and Teen Shakespeare Intensive, included in camp tuition.
I STILL HAVE SOME QUESTIONS, HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MY CAMPER’S SPECIFIC CAMP?
In addition to checking Theatricum’s website, you may also reach out to each camp’s director using the emails listed below:
Youth Drama Camp: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young People’s Camp: email@example.com
Teen Shakespeare Intensive: firstname.lastname@example.org