Rules and Guidelines


Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am in the La Canada High School parking lot located on Foothill Boulevard behind the La Canada Playhouse. Camp begins promptly at 8:00 am It is understood that parents must check their children in with a Summer Acting Camp staff member – they may not simply drop their child off in the parking lot. We ask that all parents/guardians REMAIN IN THEIR CAR during drop-off. We have an efficient car-line system, and parking or walking up severely slows down the process and affects everyone's ability to drop-off their child. If you must walk-up, you will be asked to wait until we've reached a break in the car line to check in your child. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY in the parking lot - there are small children present.


Camp ends at 3:30 pm and students can be picked up as early as 3:40 pm. Students may stay at the camp until 5:30 pm at no extra charge. If a student needs to be picked up earlier than 3:40 pm, please provide a signed note at drop-off that morning indicating when the child will be leaving. When a child leaves the camp, the parent/guardian MUST check their child out with a Summer Acting Camp staff member. We ask that all parents/guardians remain in their car during pick-up. We have an efficient car-line system, and parking or walking up severely slows down the process and affects everyone's ability to pick-up their child. If you must walk-up, you will be asked to wait until we've reached a break in the car line to check out your child. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY in the parking lot - there are small children present. Additionally, please be patient if you arrive between 3:45 pm and 4:30 pm as this is our busiest time at the end of the day.


Please feel free to arrange carpools with other families - we do not need to be notified of your carpool arrangements, nor do we need to know the names of everyone picking up your child. Please make sure your child knows the person that will be picking them up each day and that the person picking them up knows the full names of all of the children in their carpool. We will not release any student to be picked up by someone they don't recognize or that doesn't know their full name.

Early Pick Up

Need to pick up your child before 3:40 pm? No problem! Simply give us a note when you drop your child off in the morning informing us as to when you'll be picking up your child that day. Early pick ups must be communicated on the day of by giving us a written note. If you need to pick up your child unexpectedly in the middle of the day, please call our office at 818-957-1619 and follow the prompts to speak to the on-site camp coordinator.

Late Pick-Up

All students must be picked up by 5:30 pm. Students not picked up by 5:30PM will be charged $1.00 per minute for the first 30 minutes and $5.00 per minute after 6:00PM. This fee will go towards covering the cost of staff members supervising your child past camp hours.

Dress Code

Students are asked to wear comfortable, loose clothing that will allow for rigorous physicality and movement. All clothing must be free of profanity, advertisements for alcohol or illegal substances and generally in good taste. No midriffs please. All students must wear closed toe and heel shoes – sandals and /or flip-flops are NOT allowed. Shorts must be worn under skirts.

Breaks and Lunch

There are two nutrition breaks and a lunch break every day. Students must bring a sack lunch with them every day. Teachers cannot purchase food for students. There is no microwave or refrigerator. Food and/or drink of any kind is strictly forbidden in the theatre. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a water bottle with them everyday. During the breaks and lunch, we have different rooms set up for the students to relax from class. One of the rooms has a Nintendo Wii set up for students to play 4 person competitive games (i.e. Mario Kart.) In a different room, we show a movie appropriate for all ages. Finally, we have a third room where students can play board games and cards. We do not allow any personal electronic devices during the breaks or lunch (including but not limited to smart phones, handheld electronic gaming devices, etc.) During pick-up, we show a movie in the main theatre.


It is understood that the students will be dismissed to use the bathroom one at a time for safety reasons. Younger students can use the buddy-system. Please know that the classes and bathrooms are all contained in one central building that is closed to the public and there are always camp staff members present to monitor the safety of the students. Students agree to behave themselves while in the bathroom and not deface or vandalize the restrooms in any way.


Students may not deface or vandalize the facilities in any way. Vandalism will result in suspension from the camp and additional fees to cover the damages.


Students may not bring any medication to the camp unless they have a written note from their parent and or legal guardian including Tylenol or Aspirin. All medication (both prescription and non-prescription) must be in its original packaging. It is understood that students and not the teacher, are required to remember when they need to take their medication. It is understood that the Summer Acting Camp staff is NOT responsible for administering any medication of any type. It is understood that any severe allergies or other medical conditions must be fully disclosed BEFORE the child begins the program.


It is understood that students are to behave in a polite and respectful manner while at the Summer Acting Camp. Profanity, verbal disrespect, name calling, etc. will not be tolerated. Moreover, rough-housing of any kind is strictly prohibited and we ask that the students not run while in the theatre. When in the theatre, the students must listen and follow instructions exactly. Students are not allowed to bring any kind of weapon to the camp (this includes swiss army knives, etc.) and are asked not to bring cell phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, MP3 players or other electronic devices which might become damaged, lost or stolen. It is understood that the Summer Acting Camp, its staff and subsidiaries, the La Canada Playhouse and its staff, La Canada High School and its staff and the City of La Canada are absolutely not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items which the students may elect to bring with them to the Summer Acting Camp. It is understood that the parents will remind their children of the correct way to behave while in camp and if at any time, they can no longer support the policies of the camp, they are encouraged to withdraw their child. Students who repeatedly violate the rules and guidelines will be expelled without a refund. Parents may not upbraid, insult or otherwise abuse Summer Acting Camp staff and/or other students.

Electronic Devices

The Summer Acting Camp is a "device-free" program. We want the campers to turn off their screens and fully explore their imagination and creativity! As such, students may not use any cell phones, smart phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, MP3 players or other electronic devices during the camp. Students can bring a cell phone with them for emergency purposes ONLY - however, if a student needs to contact his or her parent, we ask they use the camp phone at the front desk.


It is understood that all images, testimonials, photos, video, and audio taken at or in connection with the Summer Acting Camp are the sole and exclusive property of the Summer Acting Camp and its parent company, Theatrical Education Group. As a condition of participation, it is understand and authorized that photos, video and/or audio may be taken of camp participants. It is also understood and agreed that said content may be used by Summer Acting Camp and/or Theatrical Education Group in promotional materials, marketing collateral, and online media.


Regular Tuition for the camp is $750.00 for each 3-week session. Payment is due in full upon submission of your registration. Early Bird tuition is $700.00 for each 3-week session, but payment must be made in full by March 1, 2018 to qualify for the Early Bird price.


By entering a valid discount code, the total tuition cost will be reduced by $50.00. Discount codes cannot be combined with the Early Bird tuition rate, cannot be applied to previously submitted applications and may only be used once per student.

Check Fees and Chargebacks

In the event that a tuition check doesn't clear because of insufficient funds, it is understood and agreed that the parent will pay the associated bank fee with the bounced check. Additionally, please be aware that should you choose to pay by credit card, your statement will show either "THEATRICAL ED GROUP" or "THEATRE GRP" as the payee. If you have any questions regarding the charge on your statement, please contact us before disputing the charge with your bank to avoid any chargeback fees.


Payment is due in full upon registering for the Summer Acting Camp. If you decide to cancel your enrollment for any reason from the date you submit your registration through the third day of the camp, you can receive a full refund of the tuition (MINUS A NON-REFUNDABLE $150.00 DEPOSIT PER SESSION.) Beginning with the fourth day of camp, there is no refund available. You must notify us via email if you desire to cancel your enrollment. Please allow up to two weeks to process your cancellation.