COVID-19 Update

Update: September 4, 2020 – 5:00pm

We are so happy to be running our Fall and Winter classes in-person. Registration for both are currently open!

After two months of doing summer camps and creating theatre magic with kids in-person during a pandemic, we have learnt a lot! We are confident in our abilities to implement all of the necessary steps to safeguard the health of our CYPT community while still having the best time creating and engaging in drama this Fall! It’s true that there is a risk in any public activity at this time; we are doing our utmost to mitigate those risks and we hope you’ll help us in that effort!

On August 31st, The Government of Alberta updated their day camps relaunch guide which continues to allow for 50 people in a cohort, which includes staff and participants with a number of additional restrictions and precautions. Thanks to this guidance, CYPT will continue to hold classes with a maximum of 12 youth per class. Our classes will be taught by one instructor per 12 youth, which will allow us to stay well under the 50 person maximum.

The health and safety of CYPT youth continues to be our top priority, and as such, there are a number of precautions we are implementing and adhering to that might feel a bit strict, but will allow us to keep your kid safe.

You can read more about the Government of Alberta’s measures for day camp restrictions HERE and you can read more about CYPT’s Covid Prevention Measures, and how the precautions will affect classes HERE:

Update: June 12, 2020 – 5:00pm

We are delighted to announce that our popular Summer Camps WILL be taking place this summer in-person at our North, South, and West locations!

We would like to thank our community and interested camp registrants for their patience as we worked diligently to investigate the possibility of holding camps in person during this pandemic in a way that is safe, responsible, and still fun. We have worked tirelessly with our partners, host-venues, parents, instructors, and of course Alberta Health to offer camps this year that will be a bit different than normal, but still a blast.

On June 9th, The Government of Alberta updated their day camps relaunch guide to allow for 50 people in a camp cohort, which includes staff and participants with a number of additional restrictions and precautions. Thanks to this guidance, we will reduce our normal capacity of 100 youth per week to only 40 per week this summer. Along with staff, this will allow us to stay well under the 50 person maximum.

The health and safety of CYPT youth is always our top priority, and as such, there are a number of precautions we are implementing and adhering to that might feel a bit strict, but will allow us to keep your kid safe.

You can read more about the Government of Alberta’s measures for day camp restrictions HERE and you can read more about CYPT’s Covid Prevention Measures, and how the precautions will affect camp HERE:

Update: April 30, 2020 – 5:00pm

Today, the Government of Alberta announced that summer camps may be part of Stage One or Two of Alberta’s re-opening strategy. We are waiting on further information from our health officials before deciding how to proceed (or not) with CYPT summer drama camps. Please stay tuned to this website for more information.

As always, CYPT takes the safety of our youth very seriously, and we promise to make this decision carefully and under the advice of our health experts.

Update: March 26, 2020 – 10:00pm

Effective Monday, March 30, CYPT will be offering our weekly Winter drama classes ONLINE! If you are registered for these classes, check your email for additional instructions!

UPDATE: March 18, 2020 – 3:30pm

Here at CYPT, the safety and health of our performers, participants, staff, and volunteers comes first. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to take some unfortunate but necessary actions to support our medical system in fighting this virus. To date, here are the actions we have taken:

  • All remaining performances of Runs in the Family are cancelled. Ticket holders are encourage to visit the ticket link on their Eventbrite page to request a refund, or to consider donating their unused ticket to CYPT if that is an option, as all arts organizations are struggling to stay afloat amidst the cancellations and closures of our theatres.
  • The Cannonball Festival of Youth Theatre is cancelled, including all rehearsals and performances. Directors with reimbursements are asked to submit all receipts to Gillian for reimbursement immediately.
  • Winter classes are temporarily suspended until at least March 31, 2020. We will reassess in the coming week to see if re-opening our smaller classes is an option, and will be in touch with all participants.
  • We are still accepting registrations for Summer Camps, with hopes that we will be able to open again in July.

We appreciate these are trying times. Arts organizations are taking massive hits are a result of the containment measures in place, as we know many of you are, and we thank you for your patience and loyalty to CYPT. We are so grateful for our community, and look forward to seeing you all again as soon as is healthy and safe.

Please continue to check this page for updates.