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Frequently Asked Questions Summer Camp 2023


Where are camps held? 

What is your 2023 payment plan & refund policy? 

Do you offer summer programs for students with disabilities?

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Where are camps held? 

945 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028

What is your 2023 payment plan & refund policy? 

In an effort to be flexible with families’ needs, PVTC has updated our refund policy for 2023 as follows:​​

  • 25% non refundable deposit at time of registration

  • 50% of tuition is non-refundable after April 8th 

  • No refunds will be offered after May 15th

What does tuition include? 

Each camp is staffed by a ratio of 1 professional teaching artist to every 8 students. That’s a lot of individualized attention. 


PVTC prides itself in offering a fully-realized production experience for all students. We also care deeply about the development of each child and dedicate significant energy to building strong relationships between students and their peers, interns, and staff. 


Every student receives specialized instruction that engages them in: 

  • Performance (acting, singing, dance, physical acting, and stage combat)

  • Design elements (costumes, hair, makeup, props, backdrops, and visual art)

  • Generative theatre making (playwriting, devising original theatre, improvisation, and character development)

  • Special student activities (collaborative group creations, co-curricular projects, community building, creation of virtual or physical archival materials, and ensemble games)

  • Discovery of wide-lens theatre concepts (history, dramaturgy, collaboration, ensemble) 

  • Exploration of the world of I.D.E.A. (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility) through hands-on workshops


From the teaching artists who work with students to the producers who connect the dots between artistic departments to the student services team who communicates with families, there is a dedicated team at work aiming to give students a memorable growth experience. Additionally, each camp is supported by a robust internship program.


In short, tuition aims to provide a fair wage for the 35 excellent staff members who give their time and talents to students, as well as cover the costs of the 10+ guest artists & 45 interns we engage with each summer. Tuition also covers production supplies, rights & royalties, space usage, supporting materials, camp memorabilia, and, importantly, our scholarship program. 


PVTC is committed to keeping camp tuition affordable, but we are asking families with available funds to contribute an additional $200/week per camper to cover programming costs.

Do you offer scholarships?

Absolutely! There is a place for every student who wants to participate in PVTC, regardless of financial need. Questions? Email or apply for a scholarship here.


Do you offer summer programs for students with disabilities?

PVTC is committed to making our programming accessible for students of all abilities! This summer there are a variety of opportunities for students with disabilities. From scripted plays to student-created pieces, our teaching artists and creative teams will work with students and their families to ensure our programming meets your needs. Our performances will also be accessible to audiences with a variety of physical and sensory needs - we invite you to tune in. For more information, email

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1) SUMMER CAMP TUITION: For our four-week, three-week, and two-week long summer camps, you have the option of processing your camp tuition in full, or by installments. Final payments are due on May 15th. 


  • 25% non refundable deposit is due at time of registration

  • 50% of tuition is non-refundable after April 8th 

  • No refunds will be offered after May 15th

3) SCHOLARSHIPS: PVTC offers need-based scholarships for our after school classes and camps. Families can apply for a scholarship HERE. Questions? Please email ​​ for more information.

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