What to expect the first day of Camp
The fun starts right away! Campers will be greeted by camp staff and are encouraged to join in. Parents will be introduced to our onsite Camp Coordinator and given some important information regarding the week. The first day, we take some time to introduce the campers to their leaders and make them feel welcomed and excited to be at camp, as well as explain behavior expectations. Campers then break into workshops in dance, drama, voice or specialty subjects. During workshop rotations, we also have a short snack time, where campers can enjoy a snack brought from home, or purchase one at our snack table (all snacks are $1). Campers then come together for lunch, games, group time & character building activities. Afternoon workshops and rehearsal is next, where campers learn more amazing theater arts skills!

Sample Daily Schedule
9:00-9:10 Meet & Greet/Warm Up Activity/Daily Parade/Announcements/Schedule
9:10-9:45 Team Time (class rotation #1)
9:45-10:15 Morning Rehearsal
10:15-10:30 Snack
10:30-11:15 Class Rotation #2
11:15-12:00 Class Rotation #3
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Games
1:30-2:45 Afternoon Rehearsal
2:45-3:00 Reminders/Dismissal 
*5 to 6 year olds do not do the class rotation, they have the same team counselor throughout the entire camp.

How long is the Camp Showcase at the end of the week?
The showcase will range from 25-35 minutes. 

What if my child is upset the first day of camp? Can I stay with them?
We find that at times, especially for younger campers, the first day can be a bit overwhelming. Our staff is equipped to look out for children who may need encouragement to participate. Staff may come over and try to engage your child in opening activities like dances or games or introduce them to other campers. Parents are welcome to stay through opening activities, but once campers break into groups, we've found that mom or dad's presence sometimes makes it more difficult. Almost always, once campers have a few minutes to see what fun camp is, they quickly adjust. Please be assured that if your child is overly upset for an extended period of time, we will contact you.

What if my child is not old enough for the camp?
Our summer session is June 1st-September 1st.  As long as your student reaches the age of eligibility during this session, then your student can participate in that camp.  We cannot make any other age exceptions for our camps.  If you have difficulty registering for a camp due to age requirements, please email camps@cytsandiego.org 

How will I know who is in charge?
Our teachers and volunteer aides will be wearing a CYT Summer camp shirt and CYT name tag.

What does my child bring?
Day campers will need to bring a sack lunch and we recommend bringing a water bottle & a snack. Please apply sun screen before coming to camp. 

What if my child doesn’t know anyone?
Many of our campers are new to CYT. We encourage a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere where kids will meet new friends. Your child will also have a specific staff person assigned to their group who can assist in easing the transition.

What should my child wear?
We encourage comfortable dance and play friendly clothing each day. Please encourage your kids to wear closed toed shoes with a back of some kind (please no flip flops or clogs).

How do you handle allergies?
Please let us know of any allergies on your enrollment form. Our staff will be alerted to the allergy and maintain a high level of awareness. Medication and directions can be left with the camp administrator.

Is there a nurse on staff?
We do not have a nurse on staff. However, each location has at least one certified first aid/CPR trained staff member.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?
Due to the extreme popularity of our camps, we do not offer refunds or cancellations for any reason except medical or family emergencies.

Can I sign up the first day of camp?
All of our registration is done on-line, so please check for availability. Many of our camps fill up so we encourage early registration. 

Is there a sibling discount?
Yes! The discount is $10 off of the cost of tuition. 

What about supervision?
Your child’s safety is our utmost concern. Each person hired by CYT has completed a background check, interview, and camp staff training. CYT limits the maximum attendance in order to maintain a safe leader/student ratio. Each camp is assigned a Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, and two student helpers. There is also an adult Camp Administrator for every camp. We try to maintain a supervision ratio of 1 staff per 9 students for ages 8-12 and 1 staff per 6 students for ages 5-6.

Who do I contact in case of emergency during camp?
On the first day of camp when you drop off your child, you will be provided the contact cell number of your area's Camp Administrator in case of an emergency.

Do you have to be a Christian to come to CYT?
No. CYT holds to Judeo-Christian values of family, community, leadership and positive encouragement. We welcome all kids of varying faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.

What if my child has special needs?
CYT openly welcomes all children with special needs. Please let us know what the special needs are by filling out the form when registering on line as well as noting if your child will require additional assistance to participate. CYT will work with you to allow your child to participate. Please give us as much information as possible so we can make your child's experience successful.

Specific questions regarding special needs can be directed to camps@cytsandiego.org