Welcome to Film Camp for Kids & Youth.
Film Camp for Kids & Youth began in summer 2012 as a small research project, and quickly developed into a high-demand non-profit organization.
Over the past seven years, we have offered a day and overnight program in English and French. Because of COVID-19 and social distancing, our 2020 program is a little different. But while seemingly very different, we are saying “a little different” since kids are still loving to make movies together in small groups, even though from a distance.
Thanks for the many votes of confidence we are receiving from children, teens and parents alike.
We are moving to an integrated, year-round STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). Offered on a Zoom platform, this summer’s program is a Film and Tech Camp.
The line-up includes small 1-week (5-day) interactive classes in Filmmaking, Robotics and Math that last for 3-4 hours per day. Cost varies by course. Filmmaking is $100 per week; Robotics and Math are $280 per week, including HST. Students are encouraged to register for multiple classes.
In addition, we have free instructional short videos and 30+ one hour daily live tutorials @ $15 CDN each in all aspects of filmmaking and digital media. Private tutoring is also available upon request at $25/hr.
Three-hour interactive lessons, offered in a series of three, one hour classes, are being planned and will be available soon. Some have been posted.
Animation, Gaming, Music, Music Video, Visual Art and Francophone Classes are being added in the fall. Stay tuned!
PARENTS TAKE NOTE!
Students can register for any of the filmmaking, or “movie-marking“, classes in their age group. Registration in open to any child or teen in any location. Students can join multiple times since the scripts and the groups are different each week, making each class a new experience.
The “movie-making” classes offered in the mornings will require fun “homework” assignments with cell phone, iPads or cameras. The one-hour tutorials do not have this expectation.
Please take a moment to read our Q&A for additional information. We have trained instructors on who understand ZOOM security procedures, e.g. how to create a waiting room until the Instructor arrives and how to lock the attendance once the class begins. Our ZOOM Coordinator sends the class invitations (links) to parents’ in-boxes so that we limit access email and registration information.
DAY CAMP FORMAT
Our day and overnight camps are cancelled due to COVID-19. We plan to resume these in October 2020.
Film Camp for Kids & Youth serves ages 8-18 and operates out of a 6,000 sq ft space, which includes a green screen room, and all of the equipment and/or supplies necessary for filmmaking, photography, art, storytelling and more. Programming includes all aspects of filmmaking as well as photography, animation and visual art instruction. We have been hosting classes in English and French, and one week of every summer we offer an overnight filmmaking camp.
Film Camp for Kids & Youth enrols more than 125 children and teens each summer. More than 350 participants are on our roster, with 80% returning. While most students are local, we do receive registrations from youth visiting family in the region. In addition, parents who visit the region to enjoy the regional wineries in the region find Film Camp for Kids & Youth to be a great option for their kids.
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 student staff each summer through Canada Summer Jobs who lead walking tours and supervise real-life “on set” experiences. Our filmmaking participants make approximately 40 short films each summer, and the array of “sets” in the neighbourhood makes downtown Windsor a perfect location for our program.
- 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 …
For additional information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org