Frequently Asked Questions
Traveling Players camp is in residence at the Madeira School in McLean, VA. Our Thursday campouts take place at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, Virginia. Read more about our Camp Locations.
We offer programs for 3rd through 12th graders.
Some groups go onto a waiting list in January and others in February, just before the Early Bird deadline. By the time spring arrives, availability is still good but it is scattered across our 13 camp ensembles. Our advice? Register as soon as you can—it only takes a few minutes—and then relax!
Traveling Players operates purple buses that run throughout the DC Metro area. You can find the bus stop closest to you here. There is no additional charge for bus service. Families living close to The Madeira School are welcome to drop their kids at camp as well.
No. While we do have a weekly overnight on Thursdays, campers will return home on most days. Campers from out of town will need regular housing during their season with us.
Ensemble theatre forms the backbone of the Traveling Players philosophy. Learn more about what that means!
You can find out what to bring to camp here. Please note that Traveling Players provides tents; your child will not need his or her own tent.
We offer a remarkable staff-to-student ration of 1:4. Learn more about our staff!
Our overall camper retention rate is approximately 70%.
We go swimming every Friday afternoon in the swimming pool at the nearby Spring Hill RECenter. In addition to our own staff, Spring Hill RECenter employs certified lifeguards. High School programs also have opportunities to go swimming while on tour, supervised by the TPE staff.
Traveling Players Ensemble offers high-value programs at competitive costs. You can see what your tuition pays for here.
There are a few ways you can be eligible for discounts on our summer programs:
Early Bird Special: If you enroll for a TPE program before midnight on Feb. 11, you can receive a special early bird discount! ($50 off Acting Sampler, $75 off Mythology, $100 off all other programs)
Referrals: If a new student enrolls in any program at your suggestion, we will gratefully give you a rebate. Multiple new campers equals multiple rebates! You don’t have to wait to register to get the rebate—enroll and pay now, and we’ll gladly refund you as a thank you for every referral. ($25 for Acting Sampler or Mythology, $50 for all other programs)
Full Summer Discount: Families enrolling one child in multiple sessions are eligible for a discount! In order to qualify for the discount, you must purchase two sessions of 4 weeks or more. ($50 off any combination of Middle School, High School, and Commedia Troupe)
Sibling Discount: Families enrolling more than one child may take a discount. ($25 off Acting Sampler or Mythology, $50 off all other programs)