Summer Programs FAQ & Policies

What is included in the cost?

Broadway Camp is a multi-week program that includes daily rehearsals/masterclasses. Production campers will have workshops in backstage fundamentals and musician campers will have workshops in specific areas of working in the orchestra of a live production. All students will have hands-on learning as they rehearse for the production on the MainStage at Proctors. 

Broadway Camp Jr. is a weeklong program that includes daily rehearsals/masterclasses on getting into character, movement/speech for the stage and improv/acting games and exercises. Focusing on performance concentration, students obtain all the tools needed for a successful audition and prepare them for the next stages of theatre.

SYAC is a three-week program that includes daily rehearsals leading up to the production of “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen. Campers will have the benefit of working with professional director, stage manager and design team.

The Rock Camp fee covers 10 days of professional instruction and break-out sessions with professional musicians. Campers will dive into songwriting and expand their skills. All students will have hands-on learning as they rehearse for a performance at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs and record their own music video.

Q: Are scholarships available? 
A: Yes, scholarship information can be found here. Payment plans can also be set up. 

Q: Where are the camps held? 
A: Broadway CampProctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady 
Broadway Camp Jr.Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady
Summer Stage Young Acting Company – theREP, 251 North Pearl Street, Albany
Rock CampUniversal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington Street,  Saratoga Springs, NY

Q: What should campers bring to camp? 
A: Campers should bring a bag lunch and their own resealable water bottle, and should dress accordingly (closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothes, with a sweatshirt/sweater in case they get cold from the AC).

Specifics for each camp can be found on their webpage.

Q: Does my child need to bring a lunch? 
A: Yes.  

Q: In the event of an emergency, who do we contact?  
A: Prior to camp, you will receive a handbook with helpful information as well as a contact information sheet for site supervisors and faculty. 

Due to the design of this camp, full attendance is required throughout each week. In the event that you are no longer able to participate, please submit a notice of your cancellation to the Program Manager. Written notice of cancelation must be received two weeks prior to the first date of your camp or class in order for a refund to be issued. A 20% processing fee will be deducted from any refunds. If a cancelation is submitted less than two weeks prior to the camp or class start date, a refund will be issued if we are able to move a waitlisted student into the vacated spot. Otherwise, a credit will be issued, which can be applied to future programs. 

Any cancelations or changes made more than two months prior to the first day of Collaborative School of the Arts programs will be fully refunded. Cancelations made between two and one months prior to the first day of a program will receive a 50 percent refund. Collaborative School of the Arts will not be able to grant refunds made less than a month before the start of the program.  

All students participating in summer camps at all locations are required to complete forms on the Parent Portal upon acceptance, which can be found here.