Holiday Camp FAQs

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  • How do we enrol?

    If you have never enrolled with us, you will need to set up your online account with your contact details and children’s information. You can pay online by credit card or elect to have an invoice emailed to you to pay by bank transfer.

    Once you have completed the enrolment process you will receive your account login details for any future bookings and confirmation of your enrolment by email.

  • How much does it cost?

    Our rates* for January 2024 are:

    Five Day Camp Sydney = $450 Four Day Camp Sydney = $360

    Five Day Camp Melbourne = $435 Four Day Camp Melbourne = $340

    Rates are subject to change. Please refer to camp details page for current rates

  • Which Vouchers do you Accept?

    We can ONLY ACCEPT the NSW Creative Kids Voucher. Please provide voucher details to us before making your payment.

    Unfortunately we are not eligible to accept the Before and After School Care vouchers or the Active Kids Voucher.

    Please note: Creative Kids Vouchers cannot be applied retrospectively, and are not refundable.

  • What is your refund policy?

    Refunds will only be given (minus a $20 admin fee) if you cancel at least 14 days prior to the camp start date

    Bookings cancelled less than 14 days before the camp starts will be indisputably non-refundable.

    We will however hold a credit for you to be used at another camp in the subsequent 12 months.

    Credits or refunds will not be given for missed days during the camp (due to illness or holidays).

  • What time is the Camp?

    The camp runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm much like a day at school with a break for recess and lunch.

    Before and after care is available (from 8am, up to 5.30pm) at no additional charge.

  • What times can we drop off and pick up?

    For your convenience we have an early morning drop off from 8:00am and late pick up until 5:25pm every day except for the last day/Show Day, when the camp ends around 4pm (after the show).

    Please note our supervisor has a long day. We need you to be there to pick up your child by 5:30pm at the very latest. (Fines apply for late comers!)

  • Can Parents/Carers stay during the day?

    Parents/carers drop-off children each day, into the care of our experienced teachers.

    You will be invited to come and watch the end of week performance!

  • What time is the show on?

    The show is on Friday at 3:00pm

    After the show, around 4:00pm, the workshop is over. We do not offer after care on the Friday.

  • Do I need to book the after-hours care?

    You don’t need to book the before and after care.

  • What do we need to bring?

    Children need to bring a packed recess, lunch and water bottle and wear comfortable clothes. PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING!!

    (Please note there is no microwave or boiled water available for noodles, etc).

  • Will my child be grouped with their friends?

    We group children according to their age. If their friends are the same age (and you have requested on the online booking form that they be grouped together) we will try to put them in the same group. It is not always possible depending on numbers.

    Friends who are different ages may be in different groups for the morning sessions but everyone is together for lunch and the afternoon sessions.

  • Are there any boys?

    Yes, we have boys who love being a part of our workshops.

  • How big are the groups? What is the ratio of adults to students?

    We have a ratio of one adult to fifteen children. The group size has a maximum of twenty students.

    We staff our workshop according to how many students we have. We have a specialist drama, singing and dance teacher and management staff.

  • My child has never done anything like this before. Does this matter?

    We have a range of experience and abilities in the classes and it is not a pre-requisite to have ever done a singing and dance class. The teachers are able to accommodate all children as everyone works at their own level. Each day the children have 45 minute sessions to learn their songs and dances and it is amazing to see how much children are able to absorb and learn in an intensive week.

  • Do we need to buy costumes?

    We don’t expect parents to go and buy costumes but it does make the show special if the children bring a ‘costume’ (something suitable for their character from home) for the show.

  • What are your terms and conditions?

    You will find the link to our Camp Terms and Conditions for the Kids Up Front Camp at the bottom of this page.

  • What if my child doesn’t like it?

    In the very rare event that a child doesn’t enjoy the program and does not want to participate we will refund the fees. We are very confident that your child will enjoy their time with us!

  • What if the Holiday Camp is Cancelled due to COVID Regulations?

    If we have to cancel a Camp due to COVID regulations, we will hold your payment as a credit towards a future Camp in the next 24 months.


    Kids Up Front Drama Academy continues to follow the advice from State and Federal Health Departments regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. The health, welfare and wellbeing of our students, staff and families will always be our priority.

    Our teachers will not attend if they are unwell, and we ask that your child also not attend if unwell. All of our staff are fully vaccinated against COVID.

    We provide Hand Sanitiser and ask all children to sanitise at the start of their class.

    Kids Up Front will be cleaning before, after and in between every class with disinfectant wipes all high touch surfaces such as door handles.

    Social distancing practices are in place during the classes, and parents/carers are not permitted in the building if the current regulations do not permit it.

  • Can I enrol online with an iPad or iPhone?

    Our booking website should work on iPads and iPhones, but occasionally duplicate bookings are created (though only single payments are taken).