Theater Camp

Director of Theatre Camps: All productions will be lead by Phil Palese and he will have a number of students and adults assisting him.  You are welcome to email Phil at for more information.  All the Theatre Camps are limited in space, so register early.

Payment Policy:  Cost for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. / Elf, Jr.: (Res./Non. Res.): $375/$425 per child; Cinderella Kids: (Res./Non.Res.): $185/$225 per child;  Theatre Classes for Young Children: (Res./Non. Res.): $75/ $85 per child.  Payments are due upon registration.  We have gone to an online registration which will start on March 17th at 6:30 am.  You will have a credit card fee if you register online for theatre camps.  You may register in person by coming to the Recreation Office, if you choose not to register online.  You will also need to fill out the emergency forms on our website.

Hours of Operation:   The summer camp hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Theatre Classes for Young Children will be from 9:30 – 11 a.m.  Camp Hill Recreation is not responsible for your child after camp time is over.  If you will be unable to pick up your child, please arrange for someone else (who is authorized on your agreement form) to pick up your child on time.  Please make sure the persons picking up your child has a valid ID to show to our staff.  In the event your child is not picked up on time, please be advised of the following late policy fee schedule, and come prepared to pay the instructor.

Between 5 – 20 minutes late:    $10.00

Between 21 – 40 minutes late: $20.00

After 41 minutes:                      Determined by Recreation Dept.

Time will be determined by the clock at the school.  In the event your child is picked up late more than three (3) times, he/she will be dismissed from the camp with no refund.

Cancellation Policy/Refund Policy:   

A refund will not be granted for any session $50 or less. This includes any program (one day programs, camps, or multi session programs) offered by the Recreation Department.

For all sessions greater than $50, a refund will be granted according to this schedule:

Refund Request Date Amount of Refund
>90 days before program 75% of program cost
60-90 days before program 50% of program cost
30-59 days before program 25% of program cost
Less than 30 days before program No refund

No refund will be granted for any camps after July 1st.

Dress:  It is recommended that T-shirts and shorts are to be worn.  The Children can only wear sneakers.  Pack sun screen for outside free time.

Lunch:  Lunches and snacks will not be provided as part of the camp.  There will be NO glass containers permitted at the camp. Therefore, they should bring a lunch which does not require refrigeration.

Personal Items: All children should bring a water bottle with their name on it each day of camp.

Drop off and Pick up:  Grace Milliman Pollock Performing Arts Center, Monday thru Friday.  Children for Theatre Classes for Young Children should be dropped off at the Grace Milliman Pollock Performing Arts Center.  Only authorized people listed on your child’s agreement sheet will be able to pick up child and must have I.D. for verification.  Authorized people must sign their children in and then out at the end of the day.

Health and Emergency Policy:     In the event of a medical emergency or of an accident, we shall contact the parents of the child and, if necessary, the parents may be asked to pick up their child.  In situations that require immediate treatment beyond first-aid, the child will be transported to the hospital emergency room (indicated on the emergency treatment form) by the instructor or in case of severe emergency, the Borough Emergency Medical Service Staff.  If it is impossible to reach the parents, emergency contact person or the situation demands immediate attention and no hospital preference is listed, the child may be taken to the nearest available hospital.  In any case, a staff member will accompany the child and remain with the child until the parent or their designee assumes responsibility.  All participants are required to have their own health and hospitalization insurance.  Camp Hill Recreation is not responsible for payment of medical expenses for injuries or illnesses incurred by program participants.  Parents are required to complete the medical treatment form before registering for camp.  In the event you encounter an emergency and need to contact the instructor or your child, please call Phil Palese 991-8503 or email him at

Illness:     Most children will become ill from time to time.  Refunds will not be given for absences due to illness.  In the event of long term illness, special arrangements may be made with the Camp Hill Recreation Director.  If your child will not be attending camp due to illness, please call the recreation office so we know not to expect him/her.  Please do not increase the risk of other children becoming sick as well by sending your child to the program when he/she is ill.  We will not allow a sick child to stay at camp and you will be called at home/work to come pick up your child immediately.  If your child should become ill during camp, we will notify you or your emergency person, and we will expect the child to be taken home as soon as possible.  We do not have the staff nor the facilities to care for a sick child, so be prepared with an alternate care giver if you cannot care for your sick child at home.  We will dispense prescription medicine only.  This medication must be in the original labeled container with physician’s approval.  Parents should put in writing any additional instructions for the instructor.

If your child has any or the following symptoms, it is best to keep him/her home, or if the symptoms appear at the program, you will be notified: Fever of 100 degrees or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, persistent cough or sore throat, inflamed eyes, lice, or too ill to participate in outdoor activities.  If your child should become ill from a contagious disease such as chicken pox, strep throat, lice, etc., inform the staff immediately.