Film Camp for Kids & Youth began in summer 2012 as a small research project and quickly developed into a high-demand non-profit education program. Our amazing program grew quickly thanks to community and family support.Thanks to the many votes of confidence we receive from children, teens, parents, and grandparents alike. We have exciting new plans which can be found on our About Us page.
Over the past nine years, we have offered a day and overnight program in English and French. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, our 2020 program was slightly different, but participants still enjoyed making movies together in small groups, even from a distance. In summer 2021, we will be offering both in-person and online classes.
To prepare for online classes, take a moment to watch our video. We have trained instructors trained in ZOOM security procedures, e.g., creating a waiting room until the instructor arrives and checking attendance once the class begins. Our ZOOM Coordinator sends the class invitations (links) to parents’ inboxes to limit access to email and registration information.
Film Camp for Kids & Youth programming includes all aspects of filmmaking as well as photography, animation, and visual art instruction. We host classes in English and French, and one week of every summer, we offer an overnight filmmaking camp (which we will NOT offer in 2021). We also offer special group classes as requested, e.g., on-site birthday parties, charity client sessions, and more.
Film Camp for Kids & Youth enrolls more than 125 children and teens each summer. More than 375 participants are on our roster, with 80% returning. While most students are local, we do receive registrations from youth visiting family in Windsor-Essex County. Also, parents who visit the area to enjoy the regional wineries find Film Camp for Kids & Youth to be an excellent option for their kids.
We appreciate 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 …
We teach multidisciplinary skills to benefit every person, in any stage of life or any career choice, which include:
- Team Building
- Time Management (Meeting Deadlines)
- Public Presentation
- And more …
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