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CinemaKidz Summer Day Camps in NYC


The Upper West Side – BASIS 


795 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025

June 24th – August 16th

9am – 4pm (5:30pm)

Calling all kids ages 5 to 15! Dive into the creative world of film, animation, and media arts this summer at the CinemaKidz Summer Camp in New York City.  Each week-long theme explores a unique, fun-filled topic where kids can learn, explore, collaborate, and create movies, animations and more with their peers. Become a super star chef in CinemaKitchen, or an illustrator and animator in Comics; design costumes, sets, and props in Art Direction Summer camp, or explore nature through photography – days are jam packed with activities!  Get creative this summer and explore the world of media arts in a hands-on atmosphere.


Camp held at BASIS Independent, a new building with state of the art facilities, and black box theater for the Friday Film Festivals.  Central Park hosts the summer camp’s outdoor games and activities.

a unique summer camp experience

At summer camp, kids learn to utilize professional film and media equipment in a hands-on, age-appropriate atmosphere. Programs are child-driven, and projects are kid-made from start to finish. Children are grouped at summer camp by age and interest. The summer camp curricula is designed around engaging content kids care about...

Inspirational, Caring Staff

CinemaKidz takes pride in finding the best staff - creative artists and industry professionals, and highly experienced educators. Teachers are both mentors for students, and their best friends by the end of the week. The Summer Camp staff to student ratio is 1:5, ensuring every camper receives the attention they deserve.

A Balance of Fun & Learning

Days are filled with a variety of activities from prop building and script writing, to acting in a friends film or directing a big summer blockbuster. Throughout the day, kids also enjoy other camp activities including: structured games, water balloon games, snacks, down time with friends, and sports in Schechter Boston's outdoor sports fields.

Summer Camp on the Upper West Side

Summer Camp on the Upper West Side

9am – 4pm

795 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025

Location Highlights

Summer Camps for ages 5 to 15, broken up by age and interest

A variety of week-long themes to choose from

Everyday campers head outside to Central Park for games and recess

The CinemaKidz Friday Film Festival hosted in a theater with 100+ seats for friends and family

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New York loves Camp CinemaKidz

Serving 5,000+ students each year in NYC and Greater Boston, and over 70 5-star Reviews

My daughter loved CinemaKidz camp this summer. She did 3 weeks and tried a different focus each week - video game making, stop motion animation and live action movie making. She loved the creative freedom that she had and was so proud of what she created. She's now always surprising us with her knowledge of movie making (``mom- they must have shot that on a green screen``)
- karen, 2023
We love CinemaKidz! My daughter just completed camp and said it was her favorite summer activity. The class was super fun and interactive. Counselors were kind and helpful. Recess was a blast. She can’t wait to attend a fall class.
- David, 2023
My 10 year old twins loved CinemaKidz! This was our first summer and they both want to come back next year. The counselors are fantastic. They are engaging and fun while really knowing their stuff. I was a little worried that one son who I signed up for their YouTube unit would just watch Minecraft videos all week but they are making movies and YouTube Channel trailers and talking about internet safety.
-Katy, 2023

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