Join CinemaKidz this summer and become a Filmmaker, Animator, Actor, Game or Costume Designer, and so much more! Campers explore media and technology as they learn the fundamentals of storytelling, cinematography, editing, and other media-arts, in a hands-on creative environment. Join us for in-person and virtual camps this summer and earn CK-Media-Badges in each specialty. Earn them all to become a CK Media Guru, and win a free week of camp! Projects are completely kid-made from start to finish; we encourage experimentation, risk taking, and collaboration. Film an adventure tale with your friends at exciting locations throughout the city, star in your very own cooking show, or how about creating your very own Mandolorian costume; with over 14 age-appropriate themes to choose from, your maker is sure to have an amazing summer with CinemaKidz!
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CinemaKidz offers the best summer day camp in New York City for children ages 5-15. Now also offering fully immersive Virtual Summer Camps for children across the country. Our trained teaching artists guide campers through the fundamentals of filmmaking, animation, and creative expression. Whether your child has a passion for acting, costume design, YouTube, or creating art with their hands, our camps are designed for everyone and every interest. Campers are encouraged to trust their imaginations and refine their unique vision at each stage of the creative process.
A day at Camp Cinemakidz is jam-packed with activities and fun! Kids start the week off working in small groups, and collaborating with one another to make projects and get familiar with the technology and equipment. As the week progresses so do the complexity of projects, kids build valuable skills and learn by doing. Each week concludes with a film festival for friends and family to showcase all the amazing kid-made work.
We teach our young media enthusiasts to become proficient with the tools and skills needed to express themselves creatively. We guide our campers through the entire creative process, focusing on content that's important to them. All projects are kid-made from start to finish, giving your child the confidence to turn their creativity and imagination into a finished product they can be proud of.
Our team is made up of true artists, filmmakers, industry professionals and experienced educators. We cover everything from the basics to advanced techniques. We staff at a small ratio to ensure campers get the attention they need. Counselors are all 18+, background checked, and thoroughly trained using our signature curriculum to ensure an amazing experience at any age or skill level.
Since March 2020, CinemaKidz has taught virtual classes and camps to over 2,000 children throughout the country. We have worked extremely hard to create a successful, unique, and engaging program that can be taken from anywhere. Virtual Camps are coupled with high quality carefully curated materials kits bringing hands-on learning home.
Our camps are broken up by age and ability. Teachers are well-versed in teaching all levels from the novice filmmaker to the experienced media master. Children use accessible equipment and software that teaches the fundamentals of filmmaking and animation, with programs ranging from iMovie to Adobe Suite!
CinemaKidz will be back with in-person camps this summer. We're taking the safety of our students and faculty seriously and building guidelines and protocols in line with recommendations from the CDC, DOH, and Board of Education. All children will receive PPE, we will practice stringent sanitizing practices, and we will enact social distancing when possible. All camps will spend a good deal of time outdoors.