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Yes! And... Collaborative Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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21 W. Washington Ln.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

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TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9am - 3pm, Before and after care available

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Learn! Create! Empower! - Join our Summer programs for all ages - Imagination Camp for young campers, Theatre Camp for middle schoolers, and Shadow Company for high school students. All campers will delight in learning through the creative and performing arts - alongside professional artists!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Families with special needs are encouraged to contact camp administrators so that your child can be set up for success!

Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

TOP PENNSYLVANIA SUMMER CAMP: Yes! And... Collaborative Arts is a Top Summer Camp located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania offering many fun and enriching camp programs. Yes! And... Collaborative Arts also offers CIT/LIT and/or Teen Leadership Opportunities, too.

CAMP LOCATION: Germantown Location: We are in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia, at the intersection of Washington Ln and Germantown Ave, behind the Johnson House.

CAMP FACILITIES: Germantown Location: Air conditioned rooms, outside grassy area for lunch and recreational activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer Theatre Camp is the hallmark of Yes! And… Collaborative Arts Imagination Programming. We have been running these camps for over 15 years!

Yes! And… Collaborative Arts offers exciting, creative and transformative summer experiences for young people grades K-12. No previous theatre experience? No problem! Does your child not like to be in front of a group? No problem! Our programs dig into each child's imagination and awaken a sense of play and wonder. We explore dance, acting, music, visual arts and more in order to teach collaboration, working as a group, and building on each other's strengths.

Every camp culminates in an original performance. We can't tell you what they are, because your child is part of the writing and creating process! We can tell you that these showcases are exciting, celebratory, and always an adventure. Our Imagination Camps usually showcase on Friday at 3:30pm, after their day is done. Our Theatre Camps will usually showcase at the end of each week, also at 3:30pm. After either their 2 or 3 week thematic unit is done, they will put on a larger show on the Friday at 6pm. (Kids stay after camp for rehearsal and pizza!)

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts hand picks an incredible team of artists and educators each summer. Artist teachers prepare classes in acting, movement, visual arts and storytelling while Travelers are on hand to guide each tribe of kids throughout the day. High school students from our SHADOW Co. are also a part of the tribes as Junior Travelers. Staff hired by Yes! And... Collaborative Arts have trained in our Collaborative Arts Institute and have proper and up-to-date copies of child abuse and criminal record background checks. We retain many of our staff from previous years, so your child will get to know their favorites!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Teens can participate in our Junior Staff positions by participation in our teen Shadow Company program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Plenty of "camperships" available! Contact camp administrators for details.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Studio classes, Winter Sort of Thing new musical creation, Shadow Company for teens

OTHER CAMP INFO: This year our themes are:

(Imagination Camp)

June 11-15: Build-a-Superhero
Up in the air - it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a NEW superhero! Use your imagination to create your new superhero... and maybe their arch nemesis!

June 18-22: Prehistoric Adventures
Calling all budding paleontologists. What would it look like to be a caveman or live with the dinosaurs? Join our group of explorers as we uncover life in the prehistoric age!

June 25-29: Celebrate a YACA Holiday
We all have our favorite holidays, so let's create a new one! What would be the foods we would eat? What traditions would we create or what songs would we sing?

July 2-6: Show Week
Join in the excitement of our Theatre Camp as they put on their big world premiere production! Some campers will participate in scenes of the Theatre Camp show and others will create their own pre-show! (Check Theatre Camp page for theme.)

July 9-13: Storybook Land
Open the pages and journey with us inside a favorite book! Maybe we will re-imagine a favorite story, or create a sequel, maybe we'll mash up a whole lot of classics! The possibilities are endless!

July 16-20: Designers Wanted
Every play needs designers. Sets, scenes, costumes, and props need to be built. What happens when start a play process from the end and work backwards? We can't wait to see your inner designer come to life!

July 23-27: Show Week
Join in the excitement of our Theatre Camp as they put on their big world premiere production! Some campers will participate in scenes of the Theatre Camp show and others will create their own pre-show! (Check Theatre Camp page for theme.)

July 30-August 3: Into the Deep
We all want to go to the beach in the summer, so let's bring the beach to us! After a day of sun and sand, we will dive down and explore what's under the water… in the deep!

August 6-10: Imaginary Friends
You're never alone when you have your imaginary friend with you! We are so excited to learn about yours. We'll learn all about them and maybe even journey to their imaginary lands! (Prior Imaginationary Friend not required.)

August 13-17: Show Week
Join in the excitement of our Theatre Camp as they put on their big world premiere production! Some campers will participate in scenes of the Theatre Camp show and others will create their own pre-show! (Check Theatre Camp page for theme.)

August 20-24: The YACA Games!
With the Winter Olympics come and gone, what would a Yes! And… style olympic games be like? Come ready to play as hold the first ever YACA Games™!

(Theater Camp)

Session 1: June 18 - July 6 Discovery, Exploration & Encounters *No camp July 4*
Unearth new life forms and new civilazations - boldly go - or go timidly, whichever works for you. These close enounters will make you feel like Wyoming Brown, or any other “famous” explorer as we journey to the center of your imagination.

Session 2: July 9 - 17 Fractured Fairytales
What happens when you put Goldilocks, Peter Pan, Rapunzel, and the Wicked Witch into a blender and turn it on? Probably a huge mess! Join us as we make and untangle these meeses by looking at old stories and creating something new. No story is safe in this fun camp session!

(Theater Camp Intensive Sessions)

June 11-15: The Classics
To be or not to be… but we want you “to be” here to join us as we jump into Shakespeare! This one week intensive will focus on classical Shakespeare and the techniques and skills used to execute the classics. This week will end with a rousing olde-tyme showcase!

July 30 - August 3: Dance Exploration
Get ready to move! Work with our talented dance instructors to learn new skills and new dance forms while having TONS of fun. This one week intensive focuses on how we move our bodies and will end with a short showing of our new moves!

(Theater Camp Workshop)

August 6-17: Elemental Force
Earth, Water, Wind, & Fire - The four elements may seem like complete opposites, but do they actually work together? Are they instead mortal enemies? We will jump into myth creation quick during this 2-week workshop.

Full details on our website at Our Camp Website Link:

Camp costs
Camp costs $320 per week. We offer discounts, payment plans, scholarships (“camperships”), and even more to ensure NO CHILD gets turned away who wants to attend our camp!

(Imagination Camp: A $50 registration fee is due for each week registered at the time of registration.
All tuition must be paid in full by May 1, 2018)

Pay in Full discount
Pay in full at the time of registration and get 10% off (electronic payment within 24 hours, check or cash within 5 business days). Only available for registrations up to May 1.

Multi-week discount
Register for 5 or more weeks per family and take an additional $100 off your total! (Is available in combination with Imagination Camp and all middle school programming.)

Sibling discount
Take $25 off per additional child(ren).

Our camp application process opens in February and closes in March. For interested artists and educators, please visit Our Camp Website Link:

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