Kids who are between the ages of 8 and 18 and are registered for a class. Kids who turn 8 by the last day of the session may audition; and kids who are 18 on the first day of the session may audition.
Journey Theater Arts Group Parent Involvement
Parent involvement is a unique part of our theater arts education program. Without the support of parents, Journey could not produce high-quality, community-pleasing shows. Parents of cast members are required to serve on a Parent Committee and attend the First and Second Parent Meetings, which are held during rehearsals. Parents new to a venue are also required to attend a short meeting on Move In day.
Parent Committee Assignment(s)
Since Journey is a family-oriented organization, parents of each student cast in the production serve on one (or two) of several production committees. These committees are called “Parent Committees” and include costumes, sound, lighting, refreshments, publicity and many more! Each parent committee supports an aspect of the show. Please see the Parent Committee form for descriptions of all the Parent Committees.
Our mandatory First Parent Meeting is where cast parents are given lots of information on show-related things; from scripts to tickets sales and everything in between. Parents also meet with their committee at this time to get their assignments.
Our mandatory Second Parent Meeting focuses on all the information cast and crew parents will need for our time at the theater. Parents also meet with their committees during this meeting.
If you cannot attend a parent meeting, you must send another adult in your place who meets these criteria:
- They are not already required to attend the meeting (as a parent of another child in the show)
- They can sit in your committee meeting, gather your assignments and communicate them to you.
You must email the Show Coordinator, in advance, to let her know you will not be at the meeting and who will be taking your place. Please also let the Show Coordinator if you have an emergency and will not be able to attend.
There are costs involved in order to participate in a show. Some are mandatory and some are optional. Before you and your child decide to audition and participate in a Journey production, please review the costs.
Required Fees Include:
Production Fee: $145 (Fall 2022). Each child that is cast in a Journey production must pay a production fee. This fee partially covers the costs associated with the show. When cast in a Journey production your child also receives many additional hours of instruction time. This experience and training is tremendously valuable. Crew members do not pay this fee.
Additional Costume Fees: varies Although costumes are provided, families are responsible for specific costume parts such as shoes, socks or tights and undergarments.
Make-Up: Varies per show
Back-Stage Box: $6 – $15 Each child cast in a Journey productions must provide a back stage box to store supplies and clothing during the run of the show. Supplies needed backstage include: comb, brush, bobby pins, hair clips, safety pins, make-up remover wipes, Kleenex, costume cover-up, and make-up kit.
T-Shirts: $26 For each Journey show performed, Journey creates a t-shirt with the show logo and the Journey logo.
Show Meals $5 each On days with two shows, students and parents working at the shows have the option to purchase a meal. These meals will be delivered to the theater on school days and/or two show days. You may choose to purchase a meal(s) or to send a meal with your child.
Directors Gift: $5-$10 suggested per-family donation At a parent meeting you are also offered the opportunity to contribute toward a gift for members of our Artistic Team.
Opening Night Party: varies Each area has a party where the students dress up and have fun after the opening performance. You may be asked to contribute an item or you may have the option to purchase food at your discretion.
Show Photos: varies Candid and posed photographs are available for purchase.
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The cost for the Fall 2022 8-week session is $275 per student. Receive a $15 discount if you register before the early registration deadline (varies by session -check HERE for current information). A sibling discount of $10 per student is offered for families with two or more paying family members registered in the same session, at the same time.
Show costs include a production fee and the cost of make-up and limited costume items, such as shoes and socks.
To receive the first-time family discount ($25 off the total cost of registration), select the class(es) you would like to register for, and follow the registration process.
Use the discount code FIRSTJOURNEY on Step 3 of the registration process.
Yes! Our high energy classes are taught by highly qualified individuals who will help you gain the skills you need to perform to your highest potential on the stage. Students are expected to attend all classes for the full two hours. Students can miss up to 1 class; more than 2 absences will likely impact Showcase participation. More than 3 absences means the class will not be added to the student’s transcript and may impact their ability to be involved in a show.
All students are eligible to take classes in any of our areas.
Students taking classes at any Vancouver location are eligible to audition for either the Vancouver or Vancouver East show.
We expects students to dress modestly and appropriately, in a way that promotes a healthy environment and eliminates distractions. Download the Dress Code sheet to see our “No Bare Zone” graphic.
Overly tight or revealing clothing is not acceptable.
Midriffs must be covered, even when arms are raised or when seated.
Undergarments are not to be visible or exposed.
Respect for teachers, staff, parents, and other students is expected at all times.
Honoring language will be used. Name-calling, profanity and/or inappropriate actions will not be tolerated.
Students’ conduct will be respectful of property, and therefore, any damage done to property will be replaced or repaired by the student.
We expect purity of self in relationships with others and one’s own body; therefore, drugs, alcohol or smoking are strictly prohibited. Overt physical contact between students is inappropriate at our activities.
Students who are cast in a production are required to attend their class for the entire 8-week session, including Showcase on the last day of class.
We find that at times, especially for younger campers, the first day can be a bit overwhelming. There are numerous people playing games with fun loud music playing. However, our staff is equipped to look out for children who may need encouragement to participate. Staff may come over and try to engage your child in
opening activities like dances or games or introduce them to other campers.
Parents are welcome to stay through opening activities, but once campers break into teams, we’ve found that mom or dad’s presence sometimes make a more difficult emotional break. Almost always, once campers have a few minutes to see what fun camp is, they quickly adjust.
Please be assured that if your child is overly upset for an extended period of time, we will contact you.
Our teachers will be wearing a Journey Summer camp staff shirt.
When you register, you’ll have the opportunity to request a teammate for your child for competition teams. We try to honor as many requests as we can; but campers may make only one friend request and that friend needs to request them as well (so the request is mutual). Campers may be placed on different teams for workshops and rehearsals. Requests made after our Early Registration Deadline may not be honored.
Day campers will need to bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.
Many of our campers are new to Journey. We encourage a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere where kids will meet new friends. Your child will also have a specific staff person assigned to their team color who can assist in easing the transition.
We encourage comfortable, moveable clothing each day, in accordance with the Journey dress code. In addition, campers wear their camp t-shirt during the week. Please encourage your kids to wear shoes with a back of some kind (please no flip flops).
Please let us know of allergies on your enrollment form and bring that to the attention of the Camp Coordinator at check-in on Monday. You may also leave medication with our Camp Coordinator.
Refunds for camp payments must be requested at least two weeks before the first day of the camp in which a student is registered. A $25 processing fee will be charged.
Registration will be available the first day of camp, if space allows. Camps often fill quickly, though, so we recommend registering in advance whenever possible.
Your child’s safety is our utmost concern. Each person hired by Journey has completed a background check, interview, and camp staff training. Every camp location has between 3-4 teams.
Journey limits the maximum team number to 22 campers. Each team is assigned an adult staff leader, and some classes have a counselor. There is also an adult camp coordinator for every camp. We try to maintain a supervision ratio of 1 camp staff per 10 kids.
You will be provided a contact number of your Camp Coordinator in case of an emergency.
No. Journey holds to Judeo-Christian values of family, community, leadership and positive encouragement. We welcome all kids of varying faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.