Covid-19 Statement

Updated Nov 25,  2020

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our program participants, our staff and the communities in which our programs take place. We are closely following the recommended safety guidelines of a number of respected health partners including the CDC, the American Camping Association and all government guidelines in the countries where our programs operate.  We do anticipate the progressive lifting of international travel restrictions as we move closer to a vaccine and the introduction of pre-flight rapid Covid testing. We encourage you to apply for our 2021 programs and there is no deposits or tuition due at this time. We will hold your space until we have more information about international travel and are assured that our programs can be safely operated this summer. 

Application Process

There is no application deadline. We accepted applications on a rolling basis until the program is full. If you have any questions at all about our programs or application process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Andrea Mardon, Artistic Director at andrea@berridgeprograms.com

Before you apply you will need:

A 500 word personal statement telling us a little about yourself, why you would like to attend your chosen program and what you hope to get out of the program.

For the Acting Programs, you will need to submit a 1-2 minute video taped audition monologue, a recent headshot and resume. Please post your piece to Youtube or Vimeo and include a link on the online application form.

Scholarship Information

We have both Merit and Financial Need Based awards. You may apply for a scholarship through the regular online application. Please read our scholarship information before you apply.

Step 1

Complete the online application form. You can attach your personal statement and supporting materials in the online application form.

 

Step 2

Artistic Director Andrea Mardon will arrange a time to meet you via Zoom.  This meeting is to make sure the program is a good fit for you, get a sense of what you would like to get out of the program and for you and your parents to ask any questions.

Step 3

After your successful application and Zoom interview, you will receive an email offering you a place on the program. Your deposit will then be due to secure your space: 

 

Gap Year Programs Deposit $2500 per session

High School Summer Program Deposit $1000

 

If you are a Financial Need Scholar, we will arrange a deposit amount and payment schedule with you that fits your individual situation.

Step 4

Make your final payment for your program.  Final payment is due:

May 1st for Autumn Gap

Oct 1st for Winter Gap

Jan 15th for Summer Gap

 

April 1st for Summer High School, Generate/2021 and OTB Theatre Festival

 

If you apply after these deadlines, payment in full will be due when you are accepted into the program.  You may withdraw from your program for any reason and receive a 100% refund before the final payment deadline. 

 

Step 5

Complete and return the following forms 60 days before the start of your program.  

  1. Medical Form

  2. Rules and Regulations

  3. Student Questionnaire

 

The forms can be scanned and emailed to andrea@berridgeprograms.com

It is recommended that you book your travel 60 days before the start date of your program.

Step 6

When you are ready to pack for your trip please be sure to read through our suggestions about what and what not to bring.

What To Bring