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2024 Summer Camps

One and two-week camps to fill your summer with fun!

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One-Week Mini-Play Camps

Campers are split into groups by grade and rotate through a series of classes including Acting, Dance, Music, Crafts, and more. In each of their classes they'll learn, rehearse, design, and create components for a 10-15 minute play that will be performed for families on the final day.


Camp programming runs from 9am-3pm and costs $225 per camper per week. Drop-off begins at 8:30am at no additional cost. After Care is available Monday-Thursday until 5:30pm for an additional cost of $50 per camper per week.

Additional Camp details will be shared with registered families shortly before camp begins.

Two-Week Production Camps

At this BRAND NEW summer experience, campers have a chance to rehearse and perform a fully staged musical or play with costumes, scenery, and props from our stock. Every actor will have a moment to shine with these shows written specifically for young actors.

Camp programming runs from 9:00am-3:30pm and costs $400 per camper per session. Drop-off begins at 8:30am at no additional cost. After Care is available Monday-Friday until 5:30pm for an additional cost of $75 per camper per camp. There will be no After Care on the final day of camp.

Additional Camp details will be shared with registered families shortly before camp begins.

**Summer Camp grades are for the 2024-2025 school year**

HOW TO REGISTER Visit to register for all camps and classes. New to Coursestorm -Find the class or camp you’re interested in -Click the yellow Register button -Click “Add Child” in the popup window and enter your student’s name(s) -Click “Continue” -Add another class, or go to Check Out -Enter the grown up’s email address- this is what we will use to communicate camp details with you -Enter the grown up’s contact information and create a password -Select the same contact info as the grown up, or enter student’s contact info -Enter student’s info -Review your cart and checkout Returning to Coursestorm -Login at the top right corner -Find your desired class or camp, add to cart, and proceed to checkout -Grown up and Student information should all be saved so you don’t have to re-enter everything If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact the office.

PAYMENT Tuition for one-week camps is $225. Tuition for two-week camps is $400. After Care is available for all camps until 5:30pm for an additional fee. Payment is due in full four weeks prior to the first date of camp. Payment plans are available and built into the registration system. A $100 deposit per registration is required and will go towards the total cost of the camp. If you would rather pay by check, select the box at checkout and mail to: TRYPS Children’s Theater 2300 Bernadette Dr., #918 Columbia, MO 65203

LOCATION & DROP OFF All 2024 camps will take place at the TRYPS space in the Columbia Mall - next to Target, across the hall from Panera. Drive Thru Drop-Off and Pick-Up will be done just like school at our back door on the South side of the building between JC Penney and Target. We’ll send you a Dashpass with your student’s name to stick in your passenger window and a map with the drive-thru directions shortly before camp begins.

WHAT TO WEAR & BRING -Shoes that stay on feet- dancing and theater games are dangerous and difficult in sandals, crocs, and flip-flops. -Dress in layers- it can get chilly in our space -Bring a sack lunch- please do not send items with peanuts or tree nuts. Refrigeration, microwave, and silverware will not be available to compers. -A water bottle with your campers name on it -Toys and tech- if your camper would be crushed if their item is lost or broken, it is best to leave it at home. If items brought to camp become a distraction, campers may be asked to put them away or leave them in the office until the end of the day.

MEDICINE -If your child requires medication during the day, please notify the office. All medicines must be left in the office and not in student's backpacks or lunch boxes.

SPECIAL ALERTS AND REQUESTS -Please identify any social, emotional, or behavioral challenges your camper faces so that our team can plan for a successful experience for all. -TRYPS will make every effort to accommodate students, but unfortunately this is not always possible. -If your camper requires a para in their school classroom, please contact the office before registering to determine if we can accommodate their needs.

NO BULLY ZONE -TRYPS takes the safety and security of all of our students very seriously -Any student who is a danger to themselves or others and/or has behaviors that prevent learning and/or monopolize staff will be considered for removal. -Language, violence, respect for others and teachers, the ability to participate, melt-downs, or running from a classroom are behaviors that impact your child’s safety and the safe environment in the classrooms. -If behavior challenges are frequent and require intervention, we will discuss accommodations for a student to stay successfully with TRYPS.

FINAL PERFORMANCES & VIDEOS -All camps culminate in a final performance on the last day of camp. Performance time and details will be shared with registered families shortly before the start of camp, but you can expect them to take place on the final afternoon. Our theater only seats 60 people, so campers will be limited to how many guests they can invite. -Final performance will be filmed, upload to a private YouTube channel, and shared with grownups via email in the days following camp. You are welcome to share these videos, but we ask that you do so privately for the safety and security of all our young actors.

REFUNDS – CAMPS & CLASSES 100% refund if cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to program start date. 75% refund if cancelation is made 7-13 days prior to program start date. 50% refund 4-6 days prior to program start date. 25% refund 2-3 days prior to program start date. No refund offered 24-hours prior to program start date. All credit card enrollment must be processed through coursestorm at All other refunds will be made to families by TRYPS check – less the cancelation fee.

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