What are camp hours?
Our One-Week musical theatre, dance, and improv/sketch comedy camps run from 9am to 3pm. Our Two-Week Musical Show Production camps run from 9am to 4pm, with one additional Saturday following the last day of camp for performance. (For 2-week camps, early drop-off or late pick-up can be accommodated by special, advance arrangement.)
What is your refund policy?
Payments are non-refundable. We rely on our enrollment volume to dictate and to contract with adequate numbers of staff to ensure proper camper to staff ratios.
If a camper is unable to attend a camp due to an illness or exposure to COVID, or another unforeseen family emergency, your camp tuition (possibly pro-rated) may be put towards a future camp date and/or a future Academy production, workshop, or after-school class during the rest of our season and is valid until June, 2022.
What does my child need to bring with them to camp?
A refillable water bottle
Comfortable shoes (no flip flops or open-toed shoes, please)
If you are participating in a dance intensive, we recommend bringing appropriate dance shoes and attire, though it is not a necessity for participation. For recommendations of proper dance footwear, feel free to reach out to us at 973-248-9491.
Dress for being primarily indoors in air conditioning, but also prepare to go outside.
Bring sunscreen and/or bug-spray
Face Covering or Mask (for inside use)
Towel (for home base and daily picnic lunches outside, as weather permits)
A packed lunch (we are a peanut-free facility) and two snacks
Is it okay to switch to a different week of camp?
Yes. Campers can switch their camp week up until June 1, 2021. However, after that date, campers already registered for a camp session will not be able to switch their camp sessions, unless the cause of their requested switch is due to an illness, COVID exposure, and/or family emergency.
My child is new to theatre, will this camp be okay for them?
Absolutely! Our day camp experiences are all about fostering lifelong friendships, building confidence and self-esteem, and having fun. Our camps are great for beginners who are looking to just check it out and get their feet wet, as well as those seeking to truly hone their skills in the performing arts and become a triple threat. The most important aspect of summer camps at Rhino Theatre is that we treat everyone as a part of our Rhino family and help everyone feel accepted, included, and valued.
Will I receive a confirmation email when I register?
Yes. A confirmation email is sent within 24-hours upon completion of registration. If you do not receive one with three business days, please contact or call 973-284-9491.
Do I need to complete health forms for my child to participate?
No. However, each camper will have to undergo a daily health screening, including a non-contact temperature check, and will have to answer a few simple questions about potential COVID expsoure. If your child has allergies, anxiety or anything we should be aware of, our goal is to best take care of your child when they are with us, so feel free to share details if you deem necessary.
Where do I drop my child off?
All of our camps take place at our Studio 237 location at 237 Hamburg Turnpike in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 07442. Please come to the front door. As you know your child best, we always recommend parents walk their children in and come to pick-up. Our parking lot can be busy at times and children's safety is most important.
What is the ratio of campers to counselors?
Ratios are dependent on enrollment for each camp. We usually assign a lead director, as well as a high school or college student counselor, at a minimum. We also include music directors and choreographers for music and dance specific camps. There is an owner/office staff member on-site everyday at camp.
How do you handle inclement weather?
Since most of our camp day is indoors, we will make sure to structure camp to keep things moving and be sure to give campers their own individual "safe" space during break time. We will take advantage of the two completely separate sides of our building and the multiple rehearsal rooms and performances spaces to keep everyone safe and separated and socially distanced as needed. (All while having fun still, of course!)