2023 CAMP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I register my child for camp? Families will enroll and pay for camps directly through the parent portal! Current families and any student from the past 3 years already have a family account in the portal. Your family account is linked to the primary parent email that you provided on your registration form. If you don't know the password, click “forgot your password” and the system will email you login info.
New families will need to create an account in the parent portal to enroll in our program.
Online Registration Tips: Once you're logged into your family account click “Manage Students” to make sure your students' info is up to date. Then click “Register for Classes” and select “Summer 2023”.
You'll be able to search by age, show, location, or dates to see your camp options on the registration page. You'll receive an automatic confirmation email with your receipt & list of camps you selected.
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! Unless registering for the buy-3-weeks-get-your-4th-week-free promotion the automated confirmation email will be your only communication from us until the Thursday before your camp week.
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 (ending April 30) 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!
What are the Camp Times? Ages 4-5 will attend Half Day Camps (9am-1 pm Mon-Thurs and 9am-3 pm on Friday) // ages 5-18 will attend Full Day Camps (9am-3 pm). Teen Summer Stock rehearsal times will vary for their July 22-29 week.
Do you offer Extended Care? Yes! We offer Early Drop Off 8-8:50 am, and Aftercare 3-5:30 pm for working parents needing extra time. You can reserve your spot for individual days or the entire week on our 2023SummerLinks page. (We'll include that info in your camp confirmation email too).
Early Drop Off 8-8:50 am Mon-Fri: $10/day or $40 for the week
Aftercare 3-5:30 pm Mon-Thurs: $25/day or $75 for the week
Early Drop Off AND Aftercare: $100 for the week
We do not offer aftercare on Friday. All campers must be picked up at the end of their camp day on Friday.
Where are your camps located? We partner with host locations across metro Atlanta. This year's host locations are located in: Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Duluth, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Tucker, Gwinnett (Lilburn/Lawrenceville border), East Atlanta, and Marietta.
When is the Camp show? Every camp culminates in a public performance on Friday! The majority of camp shows will be on Friday afternoons, sometime 2-4 pm. Due to host location logistics a handful of camps will feature Friday evening shows where the kids will leave camp at 3 pm and return Friday evening for their performance.
“Legally Blonde” will culminate in 2 public performances on July 29.
Do you offer Early Bird Discounts? Yes! Registration opens February 1st. Early Bird tuition is discounted $30-$50 over general camp tuition when registration first opens for the first 100 campers. This year those early spots were claimed so quickly that we extended the early bird discounts an additional 36 hours through Sunday, Feb 5 at 10 pm. All early bird discount spots have now been claimed.
Do you offer any other discounts? Yes, we have a multiweek promo this year! Enroll in 3 weeks this summer and your 4th week will be free! No special code is necessary – simply enroll in 4 camps at one time and we will refund one week back to your card on file! 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.
Do you offer sibling discounts? No. This year we are not offering sibling discounts. Instead, our multi-week discount is the biggest ever – an entire free week of camp! Enroll in 3 weeks, get your 4th camp week free!
What should my child wear to camp? The camp dress code is 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.
"Broadway Now" will require black jazz shoes & tap shoes.
"Summer Stock LEGALLY BLONDE" will require black jazz shoes.
What should my child wear for the Camp Showcase on Friday?
We will email you a costume list by Monday evening 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.
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 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, 2023. Email Register@ForefrontArts.com if you need to make any changes to your enrollment. Cancellation requests before May 1, 2023 will receive a full refund, minus a $50 non-refundable administrative fee and any credit card fees. No refunds or credits will be possible after May 1, 2023 but campers may complete a TRANSFER REQUEST FORM to request to transfer to a different camp week for $20 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.