SAFETY & RISKS: The seasoned teaching and director staff will make sure students are supervised at all times, and that reasonable safety precautions have been taken. However, Theatre is a potentially risky activity. Students will be involved in physical activities, using props, working on stage and on sets, and from time to time working semi-independently in the rehearsal room. Students are also taken off-site from time to time for lunch breaks and outdoor activities. Although they are supervised adequately, being outdoors is a dangerous endeavor, and there are risks associated with being outdoors.
PERMISSION FOR MEDICAL RESPONSE: I give permission for the staff of the program to seek emergency medical attention for my child in the event of a medical emergency or injury. I am providing at least two phone numbers, and am disclosing all medical issues, allergies and behaviour issues that may present themselves during the program so the staff may take reasonable precautions and be prepared for any emergencies.
BULLYING, DISRUPTIVE & UNSAFE BEHAVIOR: I understand that there is a no-tolerance policy for bullying or hate speech. If my child's behavior is disruptive, or poses a risk to her/himself or to the safety (emotional or physical) of other students in the program, my child will be removed from the program, with no refund. This decision is made by the Director in consultation with other staff, and there is no appeal process - decisions are final.
CANCELLATION: We reserve the right to cancel a class if enrollment is insufficient. In this instance, we will attempt to re-assign student to a suitable alternative. If this is not possible, any tuition paid will be refunded in full. We will make every attempt to notify participants of cancellation more than 5 days in advance of the term start date; however, this is not always possible.
ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and rehearsals on time and ready to work. Repeated absences without prior notification may result in dropping the student, or in redistributed roles for the show, or removal from the class/show/camp. This is at the Director's discretion.
PHOTOGRAPHY & USE OF IMAGES: I understand that photographs and video footage of my child in performance or participating in activities may be used for marketing and promotion of the programs of Youth Company Chicago. I will notify the camp director if I have objections to the use of images. Examples of uses of my child's image inclue (but are not limited to): Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, company website, photosharing sites, print ads, and email marketing blasts.
CONTACT INFORMATION: The camp staff will share my contact information with parents of other YCC students in order to allow for the development of positive family relationships, as well as to facilitate communication for cooperative efforts like carpooling, etc. Families will notify the Director in advance if basic contact information should not be shared with other program participants.
REFUND POLICY: Because demand is high, other students may be turned away, and the funds you commit to us are used to contract teachers, reserve space, and purchase materials, we must enforce a strict refund policy.
- For Summer Camps, tuition is refundable, minus a $50 administrative fee, until April 1. Between April 1 and May 1, 50% will be refunded; after May 15, no refunds will be offered unless the program is full and we can find a substitute camper, in which case, a 50% administrative fee will be charged.
- For school year programs, the deposit is non-refundable. The remainder of the tuition is refundable minus a $25 administrative fee if cancellation is received 7 or more business days prior to the start of the term. If request is received less than 7 business days prior to the start of the term, no refunds will be issued.
- Refunds will be issued via check, within 21-30 days of the requested refund.