Yes. Camp Broadway programs are regularly attended by both returning participants and newcomers. While we have many returning campers, there is no prerequisite for attending a camp program with us for the first time.
I’ve never been to a Camp Broadway program before– is that OK?
How much training does my child need to enroll in The Next Step?
While there are no prerequisites for enrollment in The Next Step, the program is designed for aspiring performers, ages 14-17, who are ready to go to the next level of their musical theatre training. Campers will be required to fully participate in the three main skill areas required to be a musical theatre performer including: singing, dancing and acting. Participants will work in small groups and receive focused coaching in their groups.
What are the qualifications of the Camp Broadway Staff?
Camp Broadway staff members go through a rigorous interview and training process. Directors, Choreographers and Musical Directors must have Broadway and/or National Tour credits. Featured Players must have professional credits and Assistant Stage Managers are college age performers or recent graduates working towards a professional performing career. Our administrative staff, including on-site Line Producers, have credentials in professional theatre. All staff submit to an annual background check and are CPR/First Aid certified.
What are the hours of The Next Step?
The Next Step is a 5-day program held Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Participants will attend a Broadway show on Wednesday evening of the program week.
Where do Camp Broadway programs take place?
Camp Broadway programs are held in authentic Broadway rehearsal studios that are also used by professional productions.
Locations frequently used by Camp Broadway include:
- Pearl Studios: 500/519 8th Avenue
- Open Jar Studios: 48th Street and Broadway
- Chelsea Studios: 151 West 26th Street
Please note the Camp Broadway administrative offices are not located in any of these studio locations.
When does the program sell out?
In late April, Camp Broadway’s summer programs are typically sold out. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon full enrollment a waitlist will be available. Should a place become available, families on the waitlist will be invited to enroll in the order in which they joined the waitlist.
Where can I find program information and updates?
Each Camp Broadway program has a dedicated page on our website called “The Callboard”. This page features program details and other important information specific to your family’s time with Camp Broadway including travel deals, program locations, lunch menus and costumes. A link to this page will be provided to you in the confirmation email you receive once your child in enrolled and in all subsequent communications.
A final detailed schedule will be posted 2 weeks prior to the program start date. Daily start and end times will not change.
What is the capacity of The Next Step?
The maximum enrollment for The Next Step is 35 participants.
Can I request my child to be in a group with a friend or relative attending the same program?
No. Due to the nature of the program, groups are assigned by the Camp Broadway teaching staff during the program week.
Is daily, full attendance mandatory?
Yes. All of Camp Broadway’s programming is cumulative. Consistent attendance ensures the best experience for all participants.
Can participants leave the premises on his or her own, or must a parent or guardian be present?
If the camper is 13 years of age or older, a parent of guardian may authorize a camper to leave the premises alone with our “self sign-out” option. This means that a camper will be able to leave the premises unaccompanied by a parent, guardian or Camp Broadway staff member. Please indicate this upon registration in the enrollment form.
There is an option to add additional authorized guardians. All guardians must be at least 18 years of age. Any changes to authorized sign-in/sign-out forms must be made on the online account created when you enroll your child. Changes will not be accepted over the phone.
Do you provide housing?
No. Camp Broadway is not a traditional sleep-away camp and does not provide housing for any of our programming. However, we do have partnerships with area hotels. Check your program’s Callboard for any special offers that may be available.
Does Camp Broadway provide lunch?
Yes. Lunch, healthy snacks and plenty of water will be provided. All Camp Broadway programs are nut free. Additionally, any medical or dietary needs will be accommodated. You will have an opportunity to indicate this on the enrollment form.
What should my child wear at The Next Step?
Your child will be given 2 Camp Broadway t-shirts; each camper must wear a Camp Broadway t-shirt each day. (Additional shirts may be purchased in advance at any time through your online account. These will be available to you upon sign-in at the program.) Camper should wear comfortable non-constricting black yoga or track pants. Black shorts (mid-thigh or longer) are also permitted. No jeans.
Does my child need a costume?
Yes. Participants will be asked to bring simple costume pieces to wear in the final performance. These are items you will likely have in your closet at home. You will receive an e-mail approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program with costume suggestions for your camper. This information is also posted on the Callboard.
Does my child need dance shoes?
All participants should bring black character shoes to be worn for the final showcase
Will parents be able to watch rehearsals?
No. Due to space and security constraints, parents are not permitted to watch rehearsals.
Can I receive child care credit on my income tax?
In most cases, yes. Please consult your tax preparer to learn if this applies to you. You will need to supply Camp Broadway’s Federal Tax ID number when filing your taxes. Please contact the Camp Broadway office for this information.
What is your cancellation policy?
If a session is cancelled by Camp Broadway, the full fee will be refunded. Campers may withdraw from the program up to one (1) month in advance and will be given a full refund, minus a $250 processing fee. Any payments made (deposit or full payments) after this time will not be refunded.
I have a specific question. Who can I talk to?