Summer Theatre Camp 2019 FAQ's

When is Summer Theatre Camp at the MAC?
For 2019,  Session 1 will be held July 8-12. Session 2 will be held July 15-19. Session 3 will be held July 22-26. Session 4 will be held July 29-August 2.

What are Pantochino’s New Camps for 2019? New this year are two programs: Pantochino Jr. will be held June 24-28 at Pantochino’s studio space in the former Saint Ann School on Ridge Street and Pantochino’s The Theatre Games will bre helps June 24-28 on the stage of Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in the Parsons Complex.

What age does my child have to be in order to attend?
Summer Theatre Camp at the MAC is for young actors ages 8 - 13. (Please note, campers must be at minimum age 8 by July 1, 2019) Pantochino Jr is for young actors 6 & 7 years old. Pantochino’s The Theatre Games is for young actors 8 - 13 years old.

Where is Summer Theatre Camp held?
• Summer Theatre Camp at the MAC is held at the Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Avenue South in Downtown Milford.

• Pantochino Jr. will be held at Pantochino’s studio space at the former Saint Ann School on Ridge Street in Milford. Friday’s special performance will be on stage at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in the Parsons Complex in Downtown Milford.

• Pantochino’s The Theatre Games will be held on stage at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in the Parsons Complex in Downtown Milford

How much do Pantochino’s Camps cost?
Summer Theatre Camp at the MAC: One child/one session $280.00
One child/multiple sessions $265.00 (per session)
Siblings attending same session $240.00 (per sibling)
Siblings attending multiple session is $215.00 (per sibling/per session)

Pantochino Jr. Camp: One child $140.00 Siblings $125.00 per child

Pantochino’s The Theatre Games: One child $280.00 Siblings $240.00 per child

Please note: There are no discounts available between programs. (For example, there is no discount for a child attending Summer Theatre Camp and Pantochino’s The Theatre Games or Teen Theatre)

What is Summer Theatre Camp’s cancellation policy?
Summer plans change. We get that. The registration form clearly states there will be no refunds, cancellations or credits after May 1, 2019.

Can I pay for Summer Theatre Camp online?

The registration form may be downloaded and printed online, then sent via U. S. mail. Unfortunately, we do not offer online payment.

What time does Summer Theatre Camp begin and end?
Summer Theatre Camp at the MAC begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm. Please arrive on time, and be ready for pick up at 3:00pm. NOTE: On Friday of each session, the performance is at 3:00pm (approximately 40 minutes in length)

Pantochino Jr. begins at 9:00am and ends promptly at Noon. NOTE: Friday’s performance will be at Noon. (approximately 15-20 minutes in length)

Pantochino’s The Theatre Games begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm. NOTE: Friday’s showcase will be at 3pm. (approximately 30 minutes in length)

How does the drop-off and pick-up process work?
Summer Theatre Camp at the MAC: All pick-ups and drop-offs are held on Railroad Avenue at Milford Arts, the MAC. Please do not pull your vehicle up to the door of the building as you will be blocking the street. Look for the bright orange “DROP OFF” sign located 200 feet in front of the building.

Pantochino Jr.: Drop off and pick up are held in front of the former Saint Ann School at 64 Ridge Street in Milford. Look for the bright orange “DROP OFF” sign.

Pantochino’s The Theatre Games: Drop off and pick up instructions will be posted soon.
 
How do I contact Pantochino during the day?
Please send an email to pantochino@gmail.com This email account is monitored throughout the day by the staff.

Are Pantochino’s camps allergy free?
Our camps are not allergy free. If your child has an allergy, we require they be able to administer their own EpiPen in case of an emergency. They must also have their EpiPen with them during lunch. There are no ‘nut free’ zones.

Do I need to call someone if my child is going to be absent?
Please send an email to pantochino@gmail.com. Absences are strongly discouraged as we only have 5 days to rehearse the show!

How many children are in each Summer Theatre Camp session?
There are 32 spots available in each session of camp.

Does Pantochino provide lunch?
For Summer Theatre Camp and Pantochino’s The Theatre Games, each child must bring their own lunch and water. Lunch break is held in the courtyard of Milford Arts, the MAC and/or on the grounds of the Parsons Complex (weather permitting). NOTE: There is no snack break. Please make sure your young actor is fed prior to camp.

For Pantochino Jr. there will be a brief ‘snack break.’ Please pack water and a snack!

Are any packed lunch items prohibited?
Summer Theatre Camp is not an allergy-free environment, so any reasonable lunch items are welcome. We do not have adequate refrigeration for each camper’s lunch.

Is Summer Theatre Camp appropriate for children with physical disabilities or developmental disorders?
We include singing, dancing and acting as a part of each child’s experience While we try to make our program accessible for each child, it may not be appropriate for children who cannot handle the physical or developmental demands of learning an original musical in five days.

How does Summer Theatre Camp handle casting?
We feel every role is important to every show. And each child will have the opportunity to read/audition for roles. Some young actors are anxious to play the lead role, and some are happy to have a smaller part. And we know, not everyone will get the part they desire. We ask for your support and enthusiasm following casting.

When and where are the performances?
Summer Theatre Camp at the MAC: Performances are on the Friday of each session at 3pm at the Milford Arts, the MAC. Each performance is approximately 40 minutes in length.

Pantochino Jr.: Friday’s mini performance takes place at Noon on the stage of Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in the Parsons Complex. Instructions for Friday’s drop-off and pick up will be emailed to participating families.

Pantochino’s The Theatre Games showcase takes place at 2pm on the stage of Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in the Parsons Complex.

How do I buy performance tickets?
Admission to performances is free! Seating is extremely limited.

Do I need to purchase costumes for my child?
We will email a ‘costume idea list’ following the first day of camp. We’re hoping you will not have to spend a penny on costumes--will keep the idea list very simple. Hopefully you can achieve the suggested looks with clothing items you may already have. Pantochino will provide specialty costume pieces (hats,vests, animal ears, etc)