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Paramount Performing Arts Camps – Information and Policies

Registration Procedures for 2017 Summer Camps

The purchase and registration for our camps will be completed through our ticketing website. Here are some tips to make the registration process simple:

  • The purchase process has a time limit of 15 minutes so be prepared before you start the process.
  • If you do not have an account on the Austin Theatre Alliance ticketing website, go to https://tickets.austintheatre.org/account/register.aspx and create an account. Please enter all information including your mailing address and phone number.
  • If you have an account and know your password, go to https://tickets.austintheatre.org/account/login.aspx and review your account details to ensure they reflect your current address and phone number.
  • To reset your password, go to https://tickets.austintheatre.org/account/forgot.aspx.
  • To begin registration, select a camp and select “1” seat to purchase. On the next page you will select your camper (if they are currently in our system) or enter your camper’s name, gender and birthday. On the following page you will enter emergency contact and other information. You must complete all fields with a red asterisks or the system will not let you complete the registration.
  • Once you reach your cart you can click “Continue Shopping” to purchase more camps or check out. After entering payment your registration will be complete!
  • If you have any questions or problems, you may contact Gale Valley at summercamps@austintheatre.org or (512) 692-0526.

    ACCESSIBILITY

    The Austin Theatre Alliance is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and equitable access to all educational programming for students of all abilities. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at summercamps@austintheatre.org.

    ATTENDANCE/MAKE UP POLICY

    Paramount Academy for the Arts does not guarantee that camps cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e., weather, power outage) will be made up; no refunds will be issued. We do not offer make-up days due to a child’s inability to attend. In rare instances, camps may be cancelled 2-weeks prior to the start of camp due to low enrollment. A full refund will be issued in these cases. We ask that you please communicate any planned absences to the Camp Administrator on the first day of camp. This will help us to create a productive camp rehearsal schedule.

    CANCELLATION/REFUNDS

    Your full payment will be refunded if the camp is full or if it is cancelled due to low enrollment. If you have to cancel a camp you are already registered for, requests for any refunds should be made at least two-weeks before the start of the camp session. The tuition will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel a camp session less than two weeks before the start of the camp, refunds may be made, less an administrative fee, if we are able to fill the vacant slot. The Paramount Academy for the Arts reserves the right to not refund payment if cancellation is made less than two weeks prior to the camp session.

    DROP OFF/PICK UP

    All sessions are held daily from 9am to 4pm. We ask that campers be dropped off no earlier than 8:45am unless enrolled in Early Care. If you need to drop off before 8:45 a $15 fee will apply. Campers should be picked up no later than 4:15pm unless enrolled in After Care. A detailed arrival and dismissal procedure will be communicated to all parents and guardians prior to the start of camp.

    Early and after CARE

    Early Care is available daily from 8am to 8:45am for $100 per camp session.
    After Care is available daily from 4:15pm to 5pm for $100 per camp session.
    If you would like to purchase both Early and After Care, the cost is $175 per session.
    You may purchase Early Care or After Care at a rate of $15 per day if you do not need extra care for the entire session.
    Early and After care is supervised unstructured time for students and may be purchased at www.austintheatre.org/campstore. For more information, please contact us at summercamps@austintheatre.org.

    LATE PICK UP

    Parents/guardians will be assessed a $10 charge if a child is picked up more than 15 minutes after class/camp ends, and an additional $1 per minute thereafter. Please ensure that your child is picked up on time.

    PAYMENT PLANS

    Arrangements can be made between Paramount Academy for the Arts and parents/guardians to split the cost of camps into a payment plan. Requests for Payment plans must be received by April 1st. To make arrangements, please write to summercamps@austintheatre.org and include “payment plan” in the subject line.

    MEALS/PERSONAL ITEMS/ELECTRONICS

    Students need to bring their own AM snack and lunch every day. Please do not include foods that require refrigeration or a microwave, as we do not have adequate accommodations. Please avoid packing foods that contain nuts. We strive to be a nut free environment as we have many campers with nut allergies. Students must bring their own water bottle with their names on it. We will have filtered water available for refill. We strongly suggest that nothing of value be brought to camp. Cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices are only allowed to be used during break and lunch times. The Paramount Academy for the Arts takes no responsibility for any lost or damaged personal items.

    ATTIRE

    Campers are required to wear their camp T-shirt daily. Every camper will receive 1 camp T-shirt at registration. You may purchase additional shirts by visiting www.austintheatre.org/campstore. Camp dress is casual. Students will be moving a lot, so please avoid clothing that will prevent them from doing so comfortably and safely. Although Austin summers are typically very hot, it can be cool in the theatre with our air condition running. If your child is sensitive to temperature, please send them with a sweatshirt, just in case. No hats are allowed in camp and closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops) must be worn at all times. Students participating in Camp Paramount are required to wear black shoes and solid full length black pants for the final performance. Performance t-shirts will be provided.

    LAST DAY OF CAMP/FINAL PERFORMANCE

    On the final day of camp, students will stay at the theatre until after their final performance concludes. We will provide plain cheese pizza for dinner. If students have any dietary restrictions, please plan on providing their own dinner. Each camper receives 4 tickets for family and friends. Additional tickets may be purchased at the box office the night of the performance or in advance at www.austintheatre.org.

    PHOTO RELEASE

    Paramount Academy for the Arts reserves the right to use photos and videos taken during camps and performances for promotional (via print or the web) and archival purposes only. In an effort to keep our young performances safe and to maintain focus, the taking of photographs, videotaping, and the use of recording devices is not permitted during camp performances. All performances are videotaped and photographed by the Paramount Academy for the Arts. DVDs of camp performances are available for sale at www.austintheatre.org/campstore and performance photographs will be shared with camp families after the camp concludes.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Limited scholarships for camps are available and awarded on a case by case basis. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, please complete the application at www.austintheatre.org/scholarships. Applications will be considered as they are received and scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.

    ZERO TOLERANCE

    In order to provide students with a safe and supportive environment, Paramount Academy for the Arts maintains a strict “Zero Tolerance” policy in regard to physical or verbal abuse, theft, vandalism, and the use of any and all illegal substances. Any student found in violation of this policy will be asked to leave the camp, workshop or class, and no refunds will be issued.

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