Camp/Class Handbook and Forms
Welcome to StageOne DramaWorks Academy
We're so glad that you are joining us for an excursion into the exciting world of drama. Please review the handbook for expectations and information regarding our camps/classes. Being familiar with these policies will help to ensure that programs run safely and smoothly and that you have a great experience. If you have any questions or concerns, either about the handbook or about our camps at any time during the summer, please feel free to contact us. We will do our best to find an answer or solution for you. We have an exciting summer ahead – I hope you are ready to get into the act!

Welcome!
Corey Harrison, 502.498.2446, charrison@stageone.org
Summer Camp Welcome Video
STUDENT HANDBOOK
Purpose: DramaWorks classes encourage students of all ages to explore and practice the fundamentals - and the fun - of drama. StageOne Family Theatre’s professional artists/educators provide active ways to encourage imaginative thinking, effective communication and positive collaboration. Students learn to dramatically use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Students gain self-confidence and poise in an atmosphere of fun and laughter.

Philosophy: Our instruction focuses on the PROCESS of exploring and creating drama rather than the PRODUCT. With the exception of two- and three-week performance camps (rights pending), our DramaWorks classes do not culminate in a production. However, we do set aside the last day of most programs for students to share with family and friends some of what they have learned in the class. This is a demonstration of the creative process in which they have participated.


Camp Location:
This summer, ALL StageOne summer camps will be held at St. James Catholic School, 1818 Edenside Drive, Louisville, KY 40204 - one block north from Bardstown Rd and Eastern Parkway.

Camp Phone Number: (502) 434.8635 - please call this number in the event of an emergency, if your student needs to leave early, go home with another student, or will have a different person picking them up that isn't on the list.
Payment Policy and Discounts
Payment: Full payment is required two-weeks from the start of camp in order to secure your space in a class. Payment plans are available with 50% paid at the time of reservation and the balance paid two-weeks from the start of camp. Returned checks will be charged a $25 fee plus tuition and your reservation will be forfeited until payment is received.

Refunds/Cancellations: If you cancel your paid registration at least one week before the first day of class, we will refund your tuition less a $25 fee. If you cancel less than one week before the class begins, no refund will be given. We want all our students to be satisfied with their DramaWorks experience. If you attend the first day of class and decide not to return, we will refund your tuition less the $25 registration fee. You must call our office before the second day of class in order to receive your refund. After the second day, no refunds will be given.

Family Discount: Receive a 10% discount on all classes when two or more siblings register at the same time. One discount per family.
Absences & Tardiness
Please notify StageOne Family Theatre if a student will be tardy or absent on a given day. If a student is absent at the beginning of class and we have not been notified, we will call the parents to check on the student. Because each class day builds on skills and activities from previous days, students who miss class may not receive the full benefit of participation. Please make every effort to ensure that your child attends every class session. Excessive tardiness/absences may require the student to be dismissed from the class.
Emergency
In the event of a student medical emergency, we will contact the parents immediately (if unavailable, the emergency contact listed on the health permission form). If no contact is available, we will seek appropriate treatment if the health permission form has been signed.
Drop Off, Pick Up, Welcome Video and Pre-Screen Health Form
Drop-Off & Pick-Up: This year, StageOne will be implementing curbside drop-off and pick-up for the entirety of camp. A carpool map and schedule will be emailed to you the week prior to camp. We are limiting the building admittance to staff, interns and campers only for the safety of our staff and students.

EXTENDED CARE: StageOne extended care is from 4:00pm-5:00pm to allow for extra pick up time. If you need to add this to your reservation, please call our office at (502) 498.2436 or let us know the first day of camp. Cost is $50 per week per child.

Welcome Video and Pre-Screen Health Form:
You will receive an email packet from StageOne containing a Welcome Video from StageOne instructors who will share important information about the upcoming days of camp, and address any questions or concerns.

In order to ensure the safety of all attendees of StageOne’s DramaWorks summer programs, campers, staff and interns are asked to follow pre-screening guidelines for 14 days prior to the start of camp. Parents are asked to return the linked pre-screening form on the first day of camp. Camp Safety Plan and Pre-Screen Form: https://stageone.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Camp-Safety-Guidelines-and-Pre-Camp-Form.pdf
Individual Accommodations
StageOne Family Theatre endeavors to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students. Parents are encouraged to provide complete information regarding individual student accommodations on the health form in this handbook. If necessary, StageOne instructors will contact your family to discuss reasonable and respectful accommodations.
What to Bring / What not to Bring
Personal Property
StageOne Family Theatre staff cannot be responsible for the security of any personal property. Please leave valuables at home. This year, each camper will be assigned a camp bin to store any items used during camp, lunches, etc. Each day, our younger campers will have downtime after lunch to relax and reset for the afternoon. This might include quiet time or a cartoon/movie break specific to the theme of the camp. If your student would like to bring one comfort item on the first day they are welcome to do so, but must leave that item in their camp bin prior to dismissal each day and can go home on Friday.

Clothing
Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily and don't mind getting a little bit dirty. Please wear close-toed, rubber-soled shoes such as sneakers or tennis shoes. If necessary, please wear your hair up or back so that it is out of your face. All campers (especially our 4-5 year old campers) are encouraged to bring a full change of clothing in their bags in the event of an accident or a need for fresh shirts/pants from spills or outdoor play. Campers are encouraged to come to camp with sunscreen applied as we will often hold activities outdoors (weather permitting). Families are encouraged to send a spray on sunscreen in their campers' bag to reapply as needed. Due to safety regulations, StageOne is unable to provide sunscreen or apply cream sunscreen to any student.

To ensure the safety of everyone at camp, we ask that all staff, interns, and campers over the age of 5 bring a mask for use during indoor activities when maintaining social distancing is not feasible due to area limitations. Campers that are 4-5 years of age are not required to have a mask, but we encourage masks to come with campers of this age if a mask is available to them. StageOne will have a limited supply of masks for use by children that do not have access to one, or happen to forget to come to camp with a mask of their own. If a camper borrows a StageOne mask, they will be required to leave the mask behind at the end of day for laundering.

Snack, Drinks, Lunch and Breaks
Students will need to bring a sack lunch and drink with them each day, including a reusable water bottle with a lid. We do not have access to a refrigerator/microwave so plan accordingly. We will also take an AM and PM snack break, so please pack a few additional snacks for your child. Students work hard each day and are HUNGRY so if you think you've packed enough food, pack more! This year. we are unable to provide snacks for students under the food sharing guidelines. We are a completely NUT FREE campus so please DO NOT pack food with peanuts or tree nuts (please check labels to ensure we are keeping our students safe.) If you do pack food containing peanut/treenut particles, campers will be asked to store it in their lunchbox and we will send a reminder note home. StageOne is implementing a rigorous break schedule to accommodate additional cleaning measures and mitigate crowds in common spaces.
Final Sharing Day
DramaWorks classes are process-oriented and don't always culminate in a performance. However, we typically designate the last 30 minutes of the final day of each 1-week camp as a “sharing” day to demonstrate what they have learned in class. This year, we are exploring what a final share might look like under social distancing guidelines. This might include staggered share times, outdoor shares, or virtual shares. We will update families on a final share plan as soon as possible.
Behavior Policy
We expect that DramaWorks Academy students will be on time and ready to participate when class begins. Students will listen, focus, and follow directions as instructed. Students will be considerate and respectful to classmates and instructors.

If a discipline problem occurs, the student will receive a warning. With a reoccurrence, the student will be asked to take a “break” for a period of time judged appropriate by the instructor.

If student behavior becomes disruptive to the rest of the class, the student will be asked to step out of the activity or step outside of the classroom (accompanied by an instructor or teaching assistant) until the problem is resolved. If the disruption continues throughout the class or over several class periods, the instructor will contact the parent. If the behavior does not improve following the parent conference, the student will be asked to leave the class for the remainder of the session. Any student leaving the program due to disruptive/harmful behavior will not receive a tuition refund.

The following behaviors are not acceptable and are grounds for immediate dismissal from class:
-verbally or physically bullying, harassing, threatening, or fighting with another student or instructor.
-bringing any kind of weapon, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs (other than those prescribed for the student) to the classroom.
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