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Performing Arts Camp | FAQ's


Can you give me a little more info on exactly what  the camp is?
UTSA's Annual Performing Arts Summer Camp is for students 3rd grade to 8th grade. This camp is an intensive workshop style camp for students interested in the Performing Arts, both onstage and behind the scenes.This camp IS NOT a day care! This is and educationally based curriculum in the performing arts. Instructors are all working professionals and college students in the field. Students will have lots of fun while learning their craft. Students will receive instruction in acting, voice, dance, theatre history, music theory, costuming, stage properties, and more. Electronics are not allowed to be used during the day with the exception of  when asked for by the instructors for the purpose of supporting instruction.

What are the exact dates  and times of the camp?
Camp will run for two weeks, June 11th -June 22nd (weekends excluded) and will culminate with a performance  on the evening of June 22nd at 7:00 pm. Camp starts at 9:30 am and students may be dropped off as early as 8:50 am. Camp ends at 3:00 and students must be picked up promptly at that time.  There will be a fee for students who are picked up late of $1.00 a minute after the ten minute grace period.

When are the forms for camp due?
We must have all the forms in before students are allowed to attend camp.

Please make every attempt to do these on line.  We are trying to go all paperless this camp and will be completely  transitioned by next year. Use these below only if you are unable to do them on line.




When is tuition due?
All tuition must be paid before students are allowed to participate in camp.
The cost of the camp is $350.00. The deposit  is part of the tuition.
If you have been accepted into our program, please let us know if you decide you are unable to attend.  We would like to be able to offer your spot to someone on our waiting list. The $50.00 deposit is nonrefundable.

Is there a sibling discount?
Sibling discount is as follows: $350.00 for  the first child and $200.00 for each additional child.

Are there any scholarships available?
There are 3 scholarships available. In past years we have divided the scholarships up between several students to allow for more students to participate.

Where do I get dropped off and picked up?
You may be dropped off at the doors on West E Chavez Blvd at the Durango Building across from the UTSA Durango parking lot and the Double Tree Hotel. There will be an instructor  at the door to make sure students get in safely. For pick up the students will all be walked across the street together into the UTSA Durango parking lot for pick up. This will be a much safer place for everyone to load up and leave the campus.  DO NO PARK in the Pico De Gallo lot. YOU WILL BE TOWED! Please do not leave your car when you wait to pick up your child.  You will receive a ticket if you are in the UTSA  parking lot without a permit (With the exception of the first morning of camp.) You  will be able to park on campus on the night of the performance. 

Do students have to bring lunch?
Yes! Students should bring their own sach lunch and a snack each day.  They should also eat a good breakfast  before getting to camp since each day is jammed packed with information and activities. You will need your energy!  

Please know there is no microwave or fridge available.

What do I wear to camp?
Students should wear clothes they can move in. Movement and dance classes are daily.  NO OPEN TOE SHOES!  Tennis shoes or jazz shoes are recommended.

What else besides lunch should I bring to camp each day?
You will receive scripts and worksheets during the course of the 2 weeks you are with us.  Please bring a binder  to put paper work in and pencils to class each day. You are encouraged to use a binder from school so you don’t have to buy anything new (recycle!)

Who can come to the Performance?
You may invite as many people as you like to the performance. The tickets are not reserved seating, house will open at 6:30. The performance is free