Filmmaking camps

Find filmmaking camps for kids and teens listed below.

Filmmaking camps can be a great option for school-age kids, especially older ones. These camps allow your kids and teens to acquire knowledge, develop skills, and pursue a passion. They can also be lots of fun. Read more

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Camps specializing in filmmaking

Centauri Summer Arts Camp   

Southern Niagara Region; Swansea, Toronto; Online

  • Arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program

Centauri is an overnight camp and a year round academy with a unique focus on the arts ! Choose from 40 specialist programs include Acting, Film, Music, Creative Writing, Dance, Art, Digital Arts and more. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Cost Varies
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program openCamp Coed08-180Southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Swansea, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts (multi)Centauri Summer Arts CampCentauri is an overnight camp and a year round academy with a unique focus on the arts ! Choose from 40 specialist programs include Acting, Film, Music, Creative Writing, Dance, Art, Digital Arts and more. Southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Swansea, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed
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Camps offering filmmaking as one of several activities
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Intended for ages 7+, our one-week programs offer a taste of everything. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of amazing projects, including canvas paintings, custom t-shirts, figurines, and more. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $375/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed3757-130Markham, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)Create with KirshyIntended for ages 7+, our one-week programs offer a taste of everything. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of amazing projects, including canvas paintings, custom t-shirts, figurines, and more. Markham, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

A contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more! Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $15/session
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed151-171Leaside, Toronto, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)Canadian Contemporary School of ArtA contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more! Leaside, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

ePrograms   

Richmond Hill; Online

  • Arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Program

Online group programs and private lessons in Music, Art, Cooking, Finance 101 and more taught by Superstar instructors from Canada's most prestigious orchestras and institutions. Perfect for kids and teens ages 10-18. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $240/program
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed24010-252Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts (multi)eProgramsOnline group programs and private lessons in Music, Art, Cooking, Finance 101 and more taught by Superstar instructors from Canada's most prestigious orchestras and institutions. Perfect for kids and teens ages 10-18. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed

Artech Camps Canada   

Halifax; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Artech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1507-193Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Artech Camps CanadaArtech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

STEM Minds   

Online; Aurora

  • Science: STEAM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

STEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1004-144Virtual Program, , Aurora, OntarioScience: STEAMSTEM MindsSTEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Virtual Program, , Aurora, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Active Scholars   

Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program

A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2357-135Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMActive ScholarsA unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Filmmaking camps near you

As filmmaking grows in popularity, the list of film and movie making camps continues to grow. Below, find a camp close to your area.

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More than just summer camp

For those interested in filmmaking, there are other options besides summer camp. Filmmaking programs are offered throughout the year. This includes after-school, evening, and weekend programs. Below, find the right program for you.

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Other camps you might look at

If your child is interested in filmmaking, you might also look into the following.

Acting and drama camps: Enable your son or daughter to unleash their creativity through movement, improvisation (improv), vocal training, and dance.  

Animation camps: Offer curriculum and teaching in specialized animation programs, software, techniques, and topics.

Visual arts camps: Focus on the fine arts, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and fashion.

Graphic design camps and programs: Teach kids basics in real-world design and presentation including design for logos, flyers, and more.

Writing and journalism camps: Teach and develop various writing skills, for both fiction and non-fiction, such as grammar, punctuation, clarity, creativity, stylistics, and engagement.

Video game design camps: Kids learn different types of design and function, creation of 3-D characters, lighting, sound effects, and programming with the best tools and technologies available today.

Skills learned at filmmaking camps

Filmmaking camps enable kids to acquire critical knowledge and skills. They’ll also learn about the film and possibly the television industry. This can be useful during childhood, the teen years, and throughout one’s life. It can also open up interesting learning pathways, both in school and out. 

Here are some skills and knowledge your child will likely acquire at a filmmaking camp:

  • Film direction
  • Film production
  • Cinematography
  • Storytelling
  • Scriptwriting
  • Storyboarding
  • Film media
  • Videography

Depending on the level and focus of the camp, your child may also acquire other important skills and knowledge: 

  • History of cinema
  • Camera work
  • Digital animation
  • TV vs. movies
  • Character development
  • Sound production
  • Marketing and distribution
  • Benefits of filmmaking camps

Film and movie-making camps can inspire and motivate your child, give them technical know-how, and introduce them to a new industry.

Beyond these, there are numerous other potential perks of these camps. They include:

Possible career trajectories of filmmaking camps

Many filmmaking camps give kids specific pathways to pursue educational opportunities. This includes pursuing specific, arts-focused programs in high school, community college, or university.

Filmmaking camps can also open the door to potential career paths. These include both high-level and more technical and specialized careers in the film or television industry.

High-level careers

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Cinematographer
  • Film editing
  • Screenwriter
  • Casting director

Technical and specialized careers

  • Location manager
  • Set designer
  • Grip
  • Runner
  • Gaffer
  • Makeup artist
  • Costume designer
  • Camera operator
  • Props manager
  • Marketer and distributor
  • Production designer
  • Sound designer
  • Visual effects artist

Choosing the right filmmaking camp for your child

What’s the best way to choose the right filmmaking camp for your child? First, think more seriously about them: their age, experience, interests, and goals. 

  • Is your child aiming to just learn the basics of filmmaking? Or are they looking to take an important step towards a career in this field? 
  • Do they want to focus on a specific area of filmmaking, such as cinematography? Or are they looking to acquire a more general background?

Then, of course, you should look closely at the camps themselves. Talk to directors and staff, and visit camps whenever possible. For instance, if it’s a camp focusing on visual storytelling, you may ask the following questions:

  • How do you teach visual storytelling?
  • Is there a specific approach you use?
  • Does my child need any specific background in this area?
  • How might this skill help my child?
  • What careers might this skill provide the basis for?

Other resources

For further guidance on choosing the right camp for your child, check out the following resources:

Finally, to learn more about filmmaking, check out the following sources on Our Kids.net:

NYU: The Beginner’s Guide to the Filmmaking Process
Master Class: Film 101
Studio Binder: What is Cinematography?



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