2022 CAMP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I register my child for camp?
Complete the secure online registration form and submit with payment. You'll receive an automatic confirmation & receipt from the registration system showing your camp selections and total amount.
Updated Policy as of May 1, 2022: the automated confirmation email & receipt will serve as your camp confirmation email. If there any any adjustments made to your registration (discount for multiple camp selections, new charges for additional weeks of aftercare, etc) our staff will send you a 2nd personalized confirmation email with your updated receipt. If only registering for one camp week, the automated confirmation email will be your only communication from us until the Thursday before your camp week.
Will I receive confirmation of my child's spot in camp?
Yes. You will receive an immediate automatic email confirmation & receipt. That will serve as your camp confirmation unless any adjustments are made to your account. Please add "Register@ForefrontArts.com" and "Info@ForefrontArts.com" to your email address book to ensure you receive your confirmation email and other camp communication!
What camp communication should I expect to receive?
All camp registration questions should be directed to Register@ForefrontArts.com. You'll receive an immediate automatic confirmation & receipt when you submit your online registration with payment.
You'll be emailed your camp info packet the Thursday before your camp week.
Students who enroll during the Early Bird period will also be mailed a welcome packet with goodies to get them excited for camp!
Does my child need to have prior drama experience?
No. Most Forefront Arts drama camps are a great fit for children with and without prior experience. We welcome kids with all levels of training and performance experience. Any camps that require previous experience will list that in the camp description.
Is there a performance at the end of the camp session?
Yes! All of our summer camps & productions will culminate in a Camp Showcase at the end of each camp week, or another culminating activity.
Do both boys and girls attend your camps?
Yes. We have a good mix of boys and girls most camp weeks! Some camp themes tend to attract more of one gender than the other (but there are always surprising exceptions!) so if you're concerned about not having someone with your exact same age & gender during your camp week we suggest you enroll with a buddy!
Do you offer any discounts?
We offer a multi-week discount of $25 off full-day camps and $15 off of half-day camps. Your first camp week will be full price and additional camp registrations *submitted on the same registration form* will be refunded $25 for full-day camps or $15 for half-day camps. At registration the system will automatically charge you full price and we will refund those discounts back to your method of payment when we process your registration & send confirmation.
Please note that the multi-week discount will only be applied to all camps you enroll in at the same time. If you sign up for another camp week later in the summer that will be charged whatever the full camp fee is at that point.
What should my child wear to camp?
Hair pulled back and wear comfortable clothes you can move in. We will be dancing, running around, and sitting on the floor each day. Wear leggings/shorts under dresses or skirts. All shoes must be be closed toe/closed heel and attach around the foot -- no flip-flops allowed!
"Dance Camp Jr" will require black jazz shoes.
"All That Jazz & Tap Camp" will require black jazz shoes & tap shoes.
"Summer Stock MATILDA" will require black jazz shoes.
What is your mask policy?
We believe each family and staff member should make the best decision for their health, in consultation with their doctor. Because our camps are so active (similar to a sports camp) we do not require face coverings for campers or staff.
What should my child wear for the Camp Showcase on Friday?
We will email you a costume list by the Tuesday of each camp week, once the show has been cast. Most costume pieces can be found around the house, or you can hit up your local Goodwill, or Amazon. All students must wear their costumes on Friday for Dress Rehearsal Day.
Should I pack a lunch or snack for my child each day?
Yes. You are responsible for providing all of your child's food each day. You should pack snack, lunch, and a refillable water bottle each day. Please include any utensils or napkins your child will need. We do not have access to refrigerators or microwaves at most locations. We also have snack items available for purchase during snack & lunch breaks. Campers are not allowed to share food.
Do you offer extended day care?
Yes. We offer early drop off starting at 8 am M-F, and aftercare M-TH until 5:30 pm. (Aftercare until 6 pm may be available if you request it in advance). We do not offer aftercare on Friday. All campers must be picked up at the end of their camp day on Friday.
How quickly do camps fill?
Each year our drama camps become more popular and sell-out more quickly. We recommend registering your child in early spring to ensure a spot. Camps will be marked as Sold Out / Waitlist on the camp schedule and registration form once all spots have been filled.
How can I tell if a camp is already full?
If a camp is sold-out it will be crossed out on our camp schedule and registration form, with the words SOLD OUT or WAIT LIST.
Is there a waitlist?
Yes, we offer a waitlist for sold-out camps. Occasionally spaces become available, and sometimes we are able to double an offering if enough students are waitlisted to open another classroom. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please register for the camp week (marked as WAIT LIST on the registration form). If a spot becomes available you will receive a call or email from our staff. We will not collect payment unless a spot becomes available and you accept it.
Can I cancel my child's camp registration?
Yes. The cancellation deadline is May 1, 2022. Email Register@ForefrontArts.com if you need to make any changes to your enrollment. Cancellation requests before May 1, 2022 will receive a full refund, minus a $50 non-refundable administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be possible after May 1, 2022 but campers may transfer to a different camp week for a $25 fee as long as there is space available, up to 14 days before your original camp week. Transfer requests within 7-14 days of your original week will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. No transfers or adjustments can be made within 7 days of your camp week.
Is there a chance that a camp could be cancelled due to low enrollment?
Forefront Arts reserves the right to cancel camps for which fewer than six students are enrolled. In this event, we will notify the families affected by a cancelled camp with a choice of suitable replacement camp weeks or offer a full refund. We typically make the decision to cancel a camp at least 2 weeks out to give families time to find alternative childcare.