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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

REGISTRATION
You may register online, or you can complete a hard-copy registration form for each camper (available to download and print out). We can also email or mail a copy to you.

HEALTH INSURANCE VERIFICATION
In order to comply with Mason’s safety regulations, health insurance information for each participant must be on file with AFYP, at the start of camp. Please bring a photocopy of each child’s insurance card to first day check-in. All personal information is securely disposed of at the end of the camp season. 

METHOD OF PAYMENT
Camp fees may be paid by or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover accepted) or check (payable to George Mason University). If paying by credit card using paper registration: forms may be faxed to 703-250-3222. 

CONFIRMATION
You will receive an email confirmation from afyp@gmu.edu upon receipt of your online registration, or when registration form(s) are received by mail. Please see our website after June 1, 2016 for additional information prior to the start of your camp session(s), including what to bring on the first day of camp and additional program and staff information, along with any updates to the logistical information included here. If you have sent in a registration form and have not received confirmation within ten business days, the form may not have arrived. Please call or email to ensure your materials were received. 

CLASS / GROUP SIZE
Campers are divided into age appropriate groups in each session with further sub-divisions as necessary. Group size is approximately 15 - 25, with adequate faculty coverage for larger groups to ensure that all students receive individual attention. If a camp session does not meet minimum enrollment it may be cancelled and you will be notified by email/telephone. We will make every effort to find camp placement for all students. Younger students admitted by permission of instructors. 

DIRECTIONS / DROP OFF & PICK UP
Detailed directions and drop off/pick up information will be posted on our website after June 1. You are welcome to visit cfa.gmu.edu/directions/ for additional details. Students should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. each morning. Students not enrolled in aftercare MUST be picked up at 3:00 p.m. Parents will be assessed a late fee if students are picked up more than 15 minutes after a camp day ends. For information about our Aftercare Program, please see Camp Aftercare.

LUNCH / SNACKS
Two meal breaks are scheduled each day. Please send one lunch and one snack and drinks for your child each day. As we often have several students with severe food allergies, we ask that snacks not be shared. Siblings’ snacks should be packed separately. AFYP does not provide food or drink. 

CURRICULUM / ACTIVITIES
See our sample classes under “Summer Acting Camp Daily Schedule”. Additional program specifics will be included in the information posted on our website after June 1. Please note that substitutions in programming/faculty may be made if necessary. At the end of each session, each age group presents their work for an audience. This is not a full production, but a sharing of skills learned, making for an exciting finish to the week for all of our students. Camp runs until 3 p.m. each day, including Fridays, and faculty/staff continue to accompany students through their day, but you have the option of taking your child home after his/her presentation.

FINANCIAL AID
A payment plan is available during online registration. A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available for those who meet certain qualifications. Please call (703) 554-4931 to request an application. Applications must be received by May 15, 2016.

REFUNDS
Cancellations made prior to the registration deadline will be refunded less a $50 processing fee, per registered session. Cancellations made after the start of a program will be refunded less $50 processing fee and the prorated amount of each camp day attended. Aftercare cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. All cancellations must be made in writing and received by AFYP no later than 1 week before the program start date. 

REFUND PAYMENTS
Refund checks will be issued through the Office of Accounts Payable at George Mason University, or through our online registration system (for credit card transactions only). Refunds are processed within 30 days of notification. 

RETURNED CHECK FEE
Checks returned by bank are subject to a $35 fee. 

WAITLIST
If a preferred session is full, you are welcome to add your information through our registration system to be included on a waitlist (no transactions are processed at that time). We will keep you updated on your status on the list and notify you immediately if a space becomes available. 

PHOTOGRAPHY
AFYP reserves the right to use images and videos taken in classes for promotional purposes only. 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
AFYP strives to makes its programming available to everyone, including students with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities. Please contact Mary at (703) 554-4931  if you have questions and/or to determine that this is the right camp for your child(ren). If a student’s disability proves to be in any way beyond our staff’s capabilities, we may recommend that a student discontinue the camp program, and a pro-rated refund will be granted. 

DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
If a student displays disruptive behavior and is a hindrance to the progress of a class, that student and his/her parents will receive one warning. If behavior continues, student will be asked to leave camp permanently with no refund granted.

QUESTIONS? E-mail: mary@afyp.org