faq

summer stock theater camps

Are Kid Stock Theater Camps still happening?

Yep! Kid Stock Theater Camps are not cancelled—in fact, Kid Stock is actively preparing for our usual summer schedule. Our organization is closely following the recommendations and guidelines of city and state public health departments as well as our summer facilities. 

The health and safety of our campers is a top priority, so if any change to our camps’ format or schedule is required to keep campers safe, participants will be alerted promptly via email. Program changes related to COVID-19 are posted regularly on our COVID-19 Updates page.

What is Kid Stock’s experience operating programs during COVID-19?

Under the health and safety guidance put forth by the City and County of San Francisco for Out-of-School programs, Kid Stock was able to operate Summer camps in 2020 and Kid Pods (learning pod) in the Fall. We are glad to say that we experienced zero incidents regarding health risk to our 109 summer campers or 11 pod learners. Kid Stock is dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment to all of the communities we serve.

What health and safety regulations are you following to ensure a clean, safe environment for my child?

We have crafted our Health and Safety Plan, our social distance measures, mask wearing recommendations and our Personnel Education plan according to SF Health Department and CDC guidelines. For more info, check out our full plans here.

Daily health screenings are sent out to parents to confirm COVID safety regulations are being adhered to when students are outside of camp.

What questions are on your Daily Health Screening?
  • Within the last 10 days have you or anyone in your household been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had a test confirming the virus?
  • Have you or anyone in your household had one or more COVID related symptoms today or within the past 24 hours, which is new or not explained by another reason?
What is the protocol if a staff member or child at camp gets symptoms, or a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19?

We will adhere to the latest SF Department of Health Guidelines, which recommends that anyone with symptoms remain home while the pod remains open, and recommends pod closure should anyone receive a confirmed diagnosis.

Do Kid Stock programs have prerequisites?

Not at all! Our programs are designed for actors of all skill levels, including first timers. All that’s required is a positive attitude and a willingness to try new things.

Do you hold auditions?

Our summer camps and Sunshine Band do not hold formal auditions. The reason for this is that we try to provide a low-pressure environment in which our campers can express themselves and test their limits without any added pressure. Auditions are a part of our in-school programs, but each child will receive a role, provided they meet all academic and conduct requirements.

How does casting work? And can roles change?

Kid Stock shows are cast based on several factors including enthusiasm, comfort level, and age, and every participant gets a role in the show. Our primary goal is to place each camper where he or she will be challenged and given the best possible opportunity to shine. 

During the first few days of camp, students are encouraged to showcase their passions and abilities in their drama, dance, and singing workshops by volunteering for solos, learning choreography, and bringing characters to life both vocally and physically during script read-throughs while the instructors observe and take notes. At the casting sessions, the department heads and site director meet and compare notes. Together, they come up with a single cast list.

It is our policy not to switch or change parts once they have been announced out of fairness to the entire cast. While our staff members try to make every camper happy, disappointment isn’t unheard of. We encourage our students to find the fun and the challenge in each role, regardless of whether it was what they initially desired, and to focus on the quality of each part rather than the quantity of lines.

My child has special needs/a medical condition. Can he/she still participate?

Absolutely! However, it is incredibly important that our staff members are aware of any special needs and/or medical conditions so that we can be sure each site is properly equipped to accommodate them. This includes any learning disabilities or behavioral conditions. The health and safety of our campers is among our top priorities.

How large are your summer camps?

Kid Stock’s camps can support a range from 14-48 campers in total, dependent upon site capacity. Campers are then placed into pods of up to 14 campers in their age group who they will spend 3-weeks rehearsing their very own production! Regardless of camp size, every student receives a speaking part in the play, and our student-to-staff ratio remains the same at each site.

What are Summer Stock Theater Camps?

Summer Stock Theater Camps are three-week-long immersive day camps that introduce children ages 5–14 to musical theater, with emphasis on voice, dance, acting, visual art, and stage crew. Visit our summer programs page to learn more.

registration

How do I enroll in a Kid Stock program?

 

For Summer Stock Theater Camps and select after-school programs, including Sunshine Band, enrollment is completed online. Visit our registration page and select the red “MORE INFO” button for the program of your choice (be sure to double check that is the correct age group for your child). Once you’ve added a program to your cart, you will complete registration on Sawyer Tools, where you will need to log in to your existing account or create a new one. 

If a program is already at capacity, you may elect to join the waitlist. Joining the waitlist is free, and many waitlisted registrants receive a spot at one of our programs. 

If your desired dates or locations are not listed, registration for the session is likely closed. You may email our office for confirmation.

Can I reserve a spot at a Summer Stock Theater Camp?

There are two ways to secure your spot at one of our summer programs. When registration opens, you can elect to pay in full at the time of enrollment or you can choose to put down a nonrefundable $150 deposit. Both options secure your spot at camp! If you choose to reserve your space with a deposit, your card on file will be charged at a later date based on your selected payment plan.

pricing + financial aid

How much do Summer Stock Theater Camps cost?

Summer pricing information coming soon!

Payment plans are available for all camps.

 

Where does my enrollment fee go?

 

Camper registration fees are used to cover the cost of materials (scripts, art supplies, CD and digital video production, snacks, etc.), site rental and insurance, and to pay our talented staff. Any excess is used to support our scholarship fund.

 

Do you offer financial aid?

 

Yes! Kid Stock offers financial aid in the form of full and partial scholarships. We strive to match requests in our effort to keep our programs affordable for all children. To apply, complete our Financial Aid Request Form

Can I set up a payment plan?

 

Absolutely! All camps offer multiple payment options. At checkout, select the payment plan that works best for you.

You may also request a specialized payment plan by filling out our Payment Plan Request Form. Once you’ve submitted the form, our team will reach out with next steps. You only need to submit a form if you are requesting an individualized plan.

Can I receive a refund?

All cancellations must be made at least one week prior to your session’s start date for you to receive a refund. All summer program fees include a nonrefundable camper deposit of $150. To request a refund, fill out the Tuition Transformation request form.

In light of COVID-19, Kid Stock’s refund policies are unchanged; however, Kid Stock is committed to serving our community without causing financial hardship or strain on our families. If not receiving the camp deposit cause financial burden, you may request financial aid to cover this cost through our Tuition Transformation Request Form.

Give a kid a chance to shine!