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, parents and grandparents alike.
ONLINE PROGRAM – FREE this Fall.
We have moved to an integrated, year-round STEAM+ program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics + Youth Entrepreneurship). Offered on a Zoom platform, ours is a film and tech program.
This Fall, to help families out, we are offering our 1-hour classes are FREE.
Registration is 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. Private tutoring, ‘friends and family’ classes, ‘home school’ classes, classes for clients of local charities, birthday parties, etc. can also be arranged online.
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. We also offer special groups classes as requested, e.g. on-site birthday parties, charity client sessions, and more.
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