Film Camp for Kids & Youth began as a small research project in summer 2012, with classes starting in 2013 for ages 9-12 years, and is today a high-demand non-profit education program for children and teens. Our amazing program grew quickly because of community and family support.
Thanks to the many votes of confidence we receive from children, teens, parents, and grandparents alike. for more information, or if you are visiting the regions, check out our About Us page or our History below.
Over the past nine years, we have offered a day and overnight program in English and French. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, we introduced online programming in 2020 where participants are able to make movies together in small groups, even from a distance. Today we now offer a variety of both online and in-person camps and classes for ages 8-18 (or through high school).
WHO SHOULD REGISTER
Filmmaking is for EVERYONE, even children and teens who do not wish to pursue a career in digital media.
Working on a filmmaking crew teaches multidisciplinary skills that benefit every participant, in any stage of life, while in school and for future career choices in any field. Filmmaking teams learn:
- Communication Skills (writing and verbal)
- Discipline and Patience
- Listening Skills
- Team Building Skills
- Time Management (Meeting Deadlines) Skills
- Public Presentation Skills
- Creative Writing
- How to Accept for the Opinions and Ideas of Others
- And more …
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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. 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 children and teens age 8-17 in in-person and virtual programs each summer. More than 450 different participants have attended our classes, some multiple times in one season.
Following high school, participants move into our adult classes.
While most participants are local, we do receive registrations from youth visiting families 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. Our About Us page has more information for visitors.
We appreciate the support we receive from Downtown Windsor business owners who open their doors to our filmmakers, photographers, and artists. Today, we employ about 15-20 staff each summer through Canada Summer Jobs who lead walking tours and supervise real-life “on set” experiences. Our filmmaking participants make approximately 25-40 short films over the summer (pre-covid – 4 per week), and the array of “sets” in the neighbourhood makes downtown Windsor a perfect location for our program.
- Acting for Film
- Costume Design
- 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 …