Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre summer drama camps and art camps are offered at locations throughout Atlanta for ages 3-18! Drama campers will participate in physical & vocal warmups, drama & improv games, team-building activities, instruction in singing, dancing, improv, and acting with professional actors, and more. Every camp culminates into a full production at the end of each camp week! See why thousands of Atlanta families have chosen Forefront Arts for their drama camps over the past 7 years and keep coming back! We foster BRAVERY, CREATIVITY, and INTEGRITY in kids and teens and we would be honored to have your child in our camps this summer.
Art Camps and Backstage Production Design camps let visual artists and technical-interested kids get involved in our productions too! Create fun set pieces & props, work on art projects to take home, design model sets, learn about costume design, and more!
2018 Camp Themes:
Moana ~ Trolls ~ Willy Wonka ~ Improv/Sketch Comedy ~ Lion King ~ Greatest Show: a revue of Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, La La Land, & More for ages 12-18 ~ Lion King Backstage (Production Design camp)
Creative Dramatics — campers ages 3/4-6 (3 year olds accepted for Moana if potty-trained) will learn vocal & physical warm-ups, create stories, do crafts, enjoy playground time, learn upstage/downstage and other stage terms, play drama & imagination games, and rehearse songs & dances for the camp show! Campers do not audition for individual roles, but rather perform as a group in the camp production, for a great introduction to theatre performance.
(If your rising 1st grader can read/write independently and has attended our camps/classes before, you can also contact us to discuss enrolling in the Full-Day production camps. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis based on teacher recommendations).
Visual Art Camps — ages 5-10 will create sets, costume pieces, & props for our camp production as well as fun projects to take home. Each art camp coordinates with that week’s theatre performance. Campers can enroll in just Art Camp 1-3 pm, or participate in morning Creative Dramatics camp and then stay for complimentary Lunch Bunch 12-1 pm. This is a great option for kids interested in visual art or production design!
Musical Production Camps — 2nd grade- age 14 campers audition the first day to determine specific roles, and then everyone gets to work learning the show! Throughout the week campers learn physical & vocal warmups, play drama & improv games, receive instruction in Acting, Singing, and Dancing from theatre professionals, learn stage terms & theatre history, work on physicality and stage awareness, characterization, projection/enunciation, and so much more! We put it all together at the end of the week in our camp production! For larger camps, we split the campers into the following age groups for some activities: Primary (1st/2nd), Performance (3rd-5th), and Principal (6th-8th). The majority of time is spent working with everyone in your songs/scenes so various ages will be working together the majority of the time. All levels of experience are welcome!
Advanced Camp — Ready for the next level of camp performance? Campers in 4th-12th grade with previous performance/training experience will love our 2-week Lion King advanced camp. Enjoy all your favorite parts from our Musical Production camps, except at a higher level! We’ll have 2 weeks to learn a full=length show, enjoy more in-depth workshops in Acting, Character Analysis, Voice & Movement, Physicality & Choreography, Costumes & Props Design, plus more time for drama & improv games, more challenging choreography & music (hello harmonies!) and more! (Campers who do not have previous experience but possess a strong desire to perform and natural talent can contact us to submit a video audition prior to registering)
Lion King Backstage — calling all campers in 4th-12th grade who like working with their hands, are interested in visual art or production design, or who want to work with power tools! Students will work with a professional designer to create props, set pieces, & costume pieces for the Lion King production, as well as stage-manage the show. Campers will assist backstage during the camp performances to receive a full stage management/stage crew experience. Space is limited to 8 students per week so register early!
Improv/Sketch Comedy — campers in 3rd-8th grade will enjoy this non-musical camp option with TONS of drama games, acting instruction, rehearsal of comedic scenes, writing sessions to create original skits, and tons of improv exercises! Put it all together for a variety show at the end of the week!
Teen Summer Stock — 7th-12th graders will love our Summer Stock option for our oldest & most serious students. We’ll be working on a Pasek & Paul revue featuring Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, La La Land, James & The Giant Peach, SMASH, and more! Enjoy workshops with our professional theatre instructors in Acting, Vocal Work, Physicality & Characterization, Voice & Movement, and more, plus rehearsal for the show at the end of the week. Longer days (9 am – 5 om daily) give us extra time to dive into the show material and performance techniques!
Alpharetta/Johns Creek camp locations:
Union Hill Church, 4259 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta
Johns Creek Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek
Get onstage with Forefront this summer and unlock your child’s talent, confidence, and creativity!
ALPHARETTA MOMS DISCOUNT OFFER: $10 discount for camps in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek region through April 1st with code ALPHMOM2018 in the comments section of the camp registration form! (Discount cannot be combined with sibling or multi-week discount).