What are your covid safety guidelines?
As of February 2021 we plan to follow the same safety guidelines as Summer 2020, in accordance with the state of GA and Bright from the Start mandates for summer camp providers.
~ all staff and campers will be temperature checked upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 and above will not be able to attend camp.
~ our performing arts camps are very active - similar to a sports camp in many ways. Camp activities will be held outside as much as possible, but our class sizes are extremely reduced this year to ensure physical distancing in all activities held inside as well.
~ campers' belongings will be kept in separate containers.
~ routine hand washing or hand sanitizing will be incorporated into the camp schedule
~ camp spaces will be cleaned and sanitized before campers arrive, throughout the day, and after campers leave
~ anyone who is sick will not be able to attend camp. If a camper becomes sick during the camp day their parents will be called to immediately pick up. Depending on the circumstances, we will consult with Department of Health for further steps for that camper or other campers in their group.
~ the end of week Camp Showcases will be held outside so that family & friends can attend.
~ As of February 2021 face coverings may be required for campers during carpool at some locations. Plan on children wearing a face covering during carpool and walking through the host location hallways. Once children are in their classrooms and physically distanced each child will have the freedom to keep on their covering or remove it, based on their family's instructions to their child. Because our camps are so active we want to give campers the option to wear a face covering or to remove it, depending on their individual health needs.
~ staff will be health screened each day. As of February 2021 staff will wear an appropriate face covering, in consultation with their doctors.
~ masks throughout the camp day will not be required for campers. Because our camps are so active we want to give campers the option to wear a face covering or to remove it, depending on their individual health needs. We have significantly reduced our class sizes in order to ensure physical distancing to give families this option. We believe parents should make the best decision for their child's health, in consultation with their doctor. As such, we will not require campers to wear a face covering during the camp day once we are in our classrooms and able to physically distance. Parents can decide if their child will wear a mask, face shield, gaiter, or other face covering, or to forgo a face covering once physically distanced for medical or religious exemptions.
How do I register my child for camp?
Complete the secure online registration form and submit with payment. You'll receive an automatic response & receipt from the registration system, and we'll also send a personalized confirmation after we have processed your registration and any applicable discounts.
Will I receive confirmation of my child's spot in camp?
Yes. Families who register online will receive an immediate email confirmation & receipt. We will also send all families a personalized confirmation once we have processed your registration and any applicable discounts. 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 complete your online registration. We'll send you a personalized confirmation and any applicable discounts within 7 business days of your registration. You'll receive the welcome letter to camp the week before your camp week.
What if I have multiple children enrolled and their camps start or end at different times?
We have rolling start & end times this year to minimize the carpool line and congestion in the hallways. If you have kids with different camp times drop off your entire group to the earliest drop off time, and pick up at the latest pickup time. (Example: one child's camp runs 9-3 and another child's camp runs 9:15-3:15. Drop off both children at 9 and pick up both children at 3:15).
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.
Is there a performance at the end of the camp session?
Yes! Most of our 2021 summer camps will culminate in a Camp Showcase at the end of each camp week. Camp Showcases will be held outside on Friday afternoon of each camp week. Some specialty camps (Green Screen Acting and Princess Camp) will have other culminating activities instead of a live performance.
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 sibling discounts?
Not this year. Due to the small class sizes as part of the covid guidelines, we are unable to offer sibling discounts this summer as space is very limited. HOWEVER, we do offer a multi-week discount for each child. Each child pays full price for their first camp week. Additional camp weeks *on the same registration form* will be discounted $15 for half-day camps and $25 for full-day camps. At registration the system will automatically charge you full price and we will refund those discounts back to your method of payment within 7 business days when we process your registration & send confirmation.
Do you offer a multi-week discount?
Yes. Each child pays full price for their first camp week. Additional camp weeks *on the same registration form* will be discounted $15 for half-day camps and $25 for full-day camps. At registration the system will automatically charge you full price and we will refund those discounts back to your method of payment within 7 business days 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?
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!
For dance camp wear sneakers. Also bring jazz shoes if you have them!
What is your mask policy?
We believe parents should make the best decision for their child's health, in consultation with their doctor. Because our camps are so active (similar to a sports camp) we want to give campers the option to wear a face covering or to remove it, depending on their individual health needs. We have significantly reduced our class sizes in order to ensure physical distancing to give families this option once we are in our classrooms. Parents can decide if their child will wear a mask, face shield, gaiter, or other face covering, or to forgo a face covering once physically distanced for medical or religious exemptions.
As of February 2021, plan on children wearing a face covering during carpool which they can remove once they are physically distanced in their classroom.
As of February 2021, Forefront Arts staff will wear an appropriate face covering, in consultation with their doctors.
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 hit up your local Goodwill. 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. We take snack breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon and a lunch break . Campers should bring all of their snacks, 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. ALL FOOD MUST BE PEANUT-FREE. 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 many students attend your camps?
We are currently planning on 10 campers per week, based on current covid guidelines, to ensure physical distancing during camp activities Some locations with larger classrooms may be able to accommodate more than 10 campers, based on their square footage.
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. Due to the smaller camp sizes this year, we recommend enrolling early to ensure your child's spot is reserved for them. As long as a camp is listed on the schedule and registration form, you can enroll in that camp week.
How can I tell if a camp is already full?
If a camp is sold-out it will be crossed out on our schedule, with the words SOLD OUT or WAIT LIST listed by the camp dates.
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, 2021. Email Register@ForefrontArts.com if you need to cancel your camp registration or switch to a different week. Cancellations before May 1, 2021 will receive a full refund, minus a $50 non-refundable administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given after May 1, 2021 but campers may transfer to a different camp week as long as there is space available.
Can I transfer my child’s camp registration?
Yes, as long as there is space available. Email Register@ForefrontArts.com if you need to transfer your enrollment. Families are responsible for any price difference between the original and replacement camp weeks. Transfer requests made 7- 14 days before the start of the camp week will be decided on a case-by-case basis. No transfer or adjustments can be made with less than 7 days before the start of the 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 2 weeks out to give families time to find alternative childcare.