Welcome to Film Camp for Kids & Youth. The camp began in summer 2012 as a research project, and quickly developed into a year-round program that attracts youth and their families into downtown Windsor.
Our many programs operate out of a renovated 6,000 sq ft studio at 586 Ouellette, which can be viewed on our Facebook page. Special thanks to the Petretta Construction for this great location!
Additionally, we are very appreciative of the support we receive from Downtown Windsor Business Owners who open their doors to our filmmakers, photographers and artists. We employ 15-17 staff each summer who lead walking tours and supervise real-life “on set” experiences. Our filmmaking participants make approximately 40 shorts each summer, and the array of “sets” in the neighbourhood makes downtown Windsor a perfect location for our program.
Our summer camps begin on July 2 and ends on August 31. We have a variety of week-long session for ages 8-18 years. Most summer participants attend camp for 2 weeks – however, some stay with us for 1 week and others for 4+ weeks. Registration availability and dates depend upon age and interests.
The majority of our participants reside in Windsor and Essex County and, as a border City, a few live in the Detroit region. Youth visiting Windsor in the summer also sign for for a fun arts and technology experience while their parents visit family in the region – we have had participants from France, Italy, Texas, Toronto and more. We also enroll newcomer and refugee youth who are new to the area.
We have a divided space, including a green screen room, and all of the equipment and/or supplies necessary for filmmaking, photography, art, storytelling and more. Our year-round programming includes all aspects of filmmaking as well as art classes.
- Acting for Film
- Graphic Design
- Miniature Model Making
- Scoring Music to Film
- Screenplay Writing
- Set Building
- Set Design
- Stop Motion
- Storytelling and Creative Writing
- Visual Art
- And more …
Multidisciplinary skills are learned that can benefit every person, in any stage of life or in any career choice, include:
- Team Building
- Time Management (Meeting Deadlines)
- Public Presentation
- And more …