Frequently Asked Questions

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What will camp look like this year compared to the last few summers?
We’re expecting summer 2022 to be basically back to normal! Unless there is a state or locally mandated mask mandate, we plan that July and August 2022 will be mask optional for campers. We know audiences are ready to see the faces of the actors again – it has been a long time coming and we are ready for a real sense of normalcy.
Will there be multiple groups/casts this summer?
During the pandemic NYS required us to split camps into smaller groups for social distancing. Although that is not the requirement anymore, there were elements of this structure our team felt worked very well.

The following camps will have two casts this summer. The groups will attend the same camp with same dates/times/location, but will put on two separate productions of the same show. Each cast will receive two of the four listed performances. Group determination, along with which performances each group will have, will take place after auditions on the first day of camp.

You may request to be in the same group as a friend, please wait to submit group requests until we ask for them a few weeks prior to camp.
Lion King
Moana
Frozen
Madagascar
Sound of Music
Wizard of Oz
Charlie Brown
Velveteen Rabbit

Camps with only one cast:
Heathers
Addams Family
Tarzan
Something Rotten
Head Over Heels
Once Upon a Mattress
All Pint Sized Camps

What does a normal day at camp look like?
Each camp starts off on day one with introductions and “getting to know you” games to immediately start friendships and team building for the many days to come. The camp will be divided into smaller groups to learn a short song and dance for auditions. Later in the day, campers will audition for the directors by singing, acting, and dancing – ending with a read-through of the script. By day two, all campers will know which roles they are playing and jump into learning the show! Campers will stay actively engaged the entire camp day with a few short snack breaks and a longer lunch break. Week two, campers will move to the stage and begin preparing for performances.
What will the kids do for lunch?
We take a short 30-minute break for lunch each day. We ask campers to bring a bagged lunch with them, please be sensitive to food allergies (no nuts please). Our Snack Shack will be open before camp, after camp, and at lunch for campers to purchase candy, chips, and beverages. Additional special snack and lunch opportunities will be announced as we get closer to camps.
Does my child need to prepare anything for auditions?

Nope! We will teach them a short song and dance from the show on day one when they arrive. We just ask that they are familiar with the show (watch the movie or on Youtube). However, you can attend one of our Audition Workshops by CLICKING HERE.

If there are auditions, is it possible my child won't be in the show?
Every camper who registers for camp will automatically be in the show. There are no cuts in our program. Auditions are to determine who is playing which parts. Everyone will be on stage several times throughout the show, no matter which role(s) they receive.
Is 9AM-3PM too long for my child to be in camp for rehearsals?
We have found that the 9AM-1PM time frame for the Pint Sized campers, and 9AM-3PM for the Kid and Teen campers is the perfect amount of time to have fun while putting together a quality production. We will take breaks during the day, and when weather permits, we will even take the campers outside for fresh air.
What is the policy on age brackets?
Age brackets for our Pint-Sized, Kids, and Teen camps are guidelines based on past summer offerings and student interest. There is flexibility in the age brackets if your child is more suited for a younger program, a slightly older program, or would like to be placed with a sibling. Please note that some age brackets for certain camps are wider or more condensed than the header at the top of the page. Contact us if you have a question regarding where to place your child.
Are there refunds on tuition?

As of July 2020 OFC’s policies and procedures were updated to “no refunds or transfers on all sales,” including but not limited to tuition, deposits, tickets. A small processing fee applies to all class and camp registrations as well as tickets. Please view our full refund policy by CLICKING HERE

Are there cap sizes on camps?
Yes. Each camp is a little different based on location and stage as well as age of the students. ​We do expect to fill quickly, so reserve your spot today!
I have to be at work before 9AM (or) I don't get of work until 5PM. What do I do?

We offer a Before-Care and After-Care program for campers who need to be dropped off early or need to stay past 3PM. Click HERE for more details.

Is camp tuition, tickets, or other purchases with OFC tax deductible?
Unfortunately normally our offerings are not tax deductible. However, you should check with your accountant to double check on dependent care needs. We can provide registration receipts on request.
Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?

OFC has a limited quantity of scholarships available, and we are committed to making the arts available to everyone – no matter the financial situation. To apply for an OFC Scholarship please CLICK HERE.

My child is feeling uncomfortable and stressed about joining a new program, is this normal?
It is always normal to feel a bit uncomfortable trying something new! OFC’s staff is committed to supporting all students being themselves. We recognize all students are in different places with figuring out how they fit into the world and we are open and ready to support them in any way we can. OFC is a safe place for all students with a strict no bullying policy. Please contact us and make us aware of any ways we can make your child’s experience the best it can be.
I have a credit on file from 2020 in the beginning of the pandemic, how do I use my credit?

Those with credits should contact the OFC office (info@OFCCreations.com) to apply their credit towards a new program. Please include camper name, previous program enrolled in, and program that you would like the credit applied to. Do not register through the website if you have a credit on file, as the system will charge your credit card again. Previous credits are not refundable, however they may be used towards current school year and summer programs. They also may be transferred to family members or friends if noted in writing to the OFC office. Note that new registrations for OFC programs are nonrefundable and nontransferable, see OFC’s full refund policy below.

OFC’s Statement on Diversity:
OFC Creations LLC and OFC Creations Theatre Center LLC values diversity from all backgrounds and strives to create a welcoming theatre that attracts and retains a wide variety of talented people with different perspectives and new ideas. OFC values diversity among all dimensions of the human experience, including gender, race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, differing abilities, gender expression, veterans, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation. The OFC Team believes diversity improves the quality of our performances and the communities we are part of, making an important statement about the inherent worth of every individual.

OFC’s Statement on Inclusion:
OFC’s staff is committed to supporting all students being themselves. We recognize all students are in different places with figuring out how they fit into the world and we are open and ready to support them in any way we can. OFC is a safe place for all students with a strict no bullying policy. Please contact us and make us aware of any ways we can make your child’s experience the best it can be.

Questions on scholarship opportunities? Please CLICK HERE

OFC’s Acknowledgment:
We are gathered in ancestral territory of the Onöndowa’ga, or “the people of the Great Hill.” In English, they are known as Seneca people, “the keeper of the western door.” Together, with the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Tuscarora, the Seneca make up the sovereign Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We pay respects to their elders, past and present. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, genocide, and migration that bring us together here today. Please join us in uncovering such truths at any and all public events.

OFC’s Refund Policy:
ALL SALES ARE FINAL on tickets, tuition, merchandise, rentals and other sales. No refunds are offered. NO EXCEPTIONS. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for this ticket may be issued at the option of the management. ACCOMMODATIONS: For accommodations such as ASL Interpretation, please email info@ofccreations.com. We require all requests to be submitted with at least two (2) weeks notice in order to properly staff, any accommodation with less than two weeks notice cannot be guaranteed.

NO REFUNDS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND DANGER INCIDENTAL TO THE GAME, EXHIBITION, EVENT, CLASS, OR PERFORMANCE WHETHER OCCURRING PRIOR TO, DURING, OR AFTER SAID SHOW. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND DANGER OF INJURY OR CONTRACTION OF VIRUS AND YOU AGREE THAT THE MANAGEMENT, ITS AGENTS, AND THE PERFORMERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES RESULTING FROM SUCH CAUSES. NO ALCOHOL, DRUGS, WEAPONS, FOOD, OR GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED. NO RECORDING DEVICES, STILL CAMERAS, OR VIDEO CAMERAS PERMITTED. NO TRANSMISSION OR AIDING IN TRANSMITTING ANY DESCRIPTION, ACCOUNT, PICTURE, OR REPRODUCTION OF THE EVENT, GAME, PERFORMANCE, CLASS OR EXHIBITION. YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE REASONABLE SEARCH FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, DRUGS, OR WEAPONS. YOU FURTHER CONSENT TO THE USE OF YOUR IMAGE OR LIKENESS INCIDENTAL TO ANY DISPLAY, TRANSMISSION, OR REPRODUCTION OF THE EVENT. MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION OR EJECT ANY PERSON WHOSE CONDUCT IS DEEMED BY MANAGEMENT TO BE DISORDERLY OR WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN. IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION FOR WHICH THERE IS NO RESCHEDULED DATE, A REFUND FOR THIS TICKET MAY BE ISSUED AT THE OPTION OF THE MANAGEMENT AND MAY NOT INCLUDE ADDITIONAL TICKETING FEES (I.E., TICKETING OPERATIONS FEE, SHIPPING FEES, ETC.). Customers are entitled to a formal written copy of OFC’s refund policy upon request.