Film, Animation and 

S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps 




14 – Week-long Camps To Choose From

June 24th – August 30th



Film, Animation, and Art Summer Camps

in New York City

Calling all kids and creators, ages 5 to 15!

Join CinemaKidz this summer and become a Filmmaker, Animator, Actor, Game or Costume Designer, and so much more!  Children explore media and technology as they learn the fundamentals of storytelling, cinematography, editing, and other media arts in a hands-on creative environment.  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, produce and direct a cooking show, or create a Mandolorian costume and star in the next great space saga

With  14 week-long, age-appropriate themes to choose from, your maker is sure to have an unforgettable time at summer camp.  Children are broken up by age, interest, and ability.  The teacher to camper ratio is 1:5.

2024 NYC Summer Camp Locations

Convenient and modern camp facilities, a stone’s throw away from the best outdoor green spaces

Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn

BASIS Independent @ City Point

June 24th – August 3oth

405 Gold Street



Queensborough College Campus

July 8th – August 16th

222-05 56th Ave

The Upper West Side

The Upper West Side

BASIS Independent – Central Park

June 24th – August 16th

795 Columbus Ave & 97 St

Lower Manhattan / Chelsea

Lower Manhattan / Chelsea

Corlears School

June 24th – August 16th

324 West 15th Street @8th Ave.


Current Pricing & Promotions

Standard Pricing – $750/week

**promo codes cannot be applied retroactively, number of weeks only apply to each unique camper

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Register for 3 weeks of camp, get $150 off

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Register for 4 weeks of camp, get $250 off

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The CK Summer Camp Team is made up of true artists, filmmakers, and caring, experienced educators. Teachers can teach the basics in a fun playful environment to younger campers, as well as more advanced techniques to the more mature kids. We staff at a small ratio to ensure campers have the attention they need. The team is 18+, background checked, and thoroughly trained to ensure your child has the best summer yet!


We teach campers the tools to express themselves creatively, guiding children through the entire process of filmmaking and/or animation. Kids to take the reigns and are involved in every stop of production. Unlike many filmmaking camps where adults direct, edit, and take over the set, we make sure kids create their own work, and are proud of what they do!


Children are broken up by age and ability at camp. Teachers are experienced and able to teach to all levels, from the novice filmmaker to the experienced expert. Children use accessible equipment and software that teaches the fundamentals of filmmaking and animation, with programs ranging from iMovie to Adobe Suite!


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.


Everyday is full of a diverse range of activities.  

Building, planning, filming, acting, outdoor sports, and socializing.

Creative Work and Collaboration

9am - 12pm

For camps that stay on site, kids participate in engaging and hands-on projects every day from building sets and costumes to directing scenes and editing. In 2022, camps will head outside whenever possible to film and work in the sunshine! Projects focus on collaboration, working together, and the sharing of ideas. Kids are broken up by age and ability in each theme, and we staff at 1:5 so everyone gets the attention they need.

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Lunch and Social Time

12 - 12:30pm

At CinemaKidz, campers are active all day long. We ask that families pack their children with 2 snacks and a hearty lunch to keep the energy up all day long! We take lunch at noon, and have games and activities on site for some fun downtime.

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Outdoor Time + Play

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Everyday the camps get some fresh air at a nearby park or field. We will eat lunch and enjoy some free time outside, playing structured games like soccer or freeze tag. Kids can also just run around and play together. Sometimes campers may spend the time capturing footage for their projects.

Gaining Skills With Technology

1:30 - 4pm

Camp CinemaKidz offers a flexible program that helps kids find their creative passion and lets it thrive. Kids are involved in every step of filmmaking and animation, and have the opportunity to take their interests far. Interested in editing? We can tailor the week to focus more on that for your child, showing them how to use professional software include Adobe Premiere. With computers, cameras, and a variety of equipment available, we bring your child's ideas to life!

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A Creative Community + Extended Day


At the end of every day, all the camps come together to share what they worked on and learned that day. Each week ends in a Friday Film Festival where parents and friends can come see all the hard work and amazing projects from the week. We offer Late Bird until 5:30pm.



Need help planning your child’s CK experience?

Frequently Asked Questions

My child has a special request, or topic they want to learn about.

Great!  We love to learn about what kids are passionate about.  Because the CK staff are so experienced, and have a  diverse set of skills and background, we can work closely with your child and help them learn more about what they’re passionate about!  Want to learn all about editing, or focus on cinematography for the week?  Sounds great, we will teach you all about it!

If I sign my child up for two weeks of Creative Filmmaking, will it be the same camp again?

Nope!  When you register for camp, you will have the option to select which badge you are earning, and what your child will focus on that week.  Take the same theme multiple times and specialize in different elements of the topic!  Every week is completely different, because the story ideas and projects vary greatly with the creative minds of the group.  You can sign up for Creative Filmmaking for all 8 weeks and never do the same thing!

I have a 13 year old, will there be other kids their age?

Yes!  We have campers of all ages, ranging from 5 to 15 years old.  Children are grouped with children of the same age and ability.

Do you provide lunch?

The Queens campus has a meal plan option for campers.  Other locations do not provide lunch.  We ask the you send your camper with lunch and two snacks each day.

Where do campers go during NYC Movie Adventurers?

The CK team has scouted out NYC, and found some really special and cinematic locations for kids to choose from when planning their production.  Email us and we will send you the full list of locations!

Do you go outside each day?

Yes, every theme spends a minimum of 2 hours outside each day!  We make sure to go outside each day for lunch to enjoy the sun and burn off some energy.  Outdoor time consists of both structured games, as well as free time to run around.  


In Summer 2022, we will bring project work outside as much as we can, a minimum of 40% of the camp experience will be outdoors in open air.  Children will plan, build, gather natural materials, film, edit, and more all outdoors in the local parks.


Some of our camps spend the majority of the day outside, including NYC Movie Adventurers, Creative Filmmaking, Skateboard Filmmaking camp, Survivor Kids, and Gameshow Camp.


We also have the all-outdoors camps offered in Prospect Park.

How are kids grouped at camp?

Children are grouped by age and ability.  This ensures our teachers are focusing on relevant, age-appropriate filmmaking and animation techniques.  Kids also have time to come together with the other camps, and interact with both older and younger kids at times.

How big is the camp?

We staff at a 1:5 ratio for teacher to student.  Sections are capped at 10 students with 2 staff working in a pod.  We keep each theme small and intimate so that kids have a lot of creative input, get the attention they need from the teachers, and they don’t get lost in the crowd.  It ensures a safe and successful week.  Some camps are extremely limited due to how much attention the content needs from the teachers.

What should I bring to camp?

We send out a helpful list of what to bring closer to camp time, but generally we ask parents to bring the following items:


  • A change of clothes (in case we get into some water)
  • Sunscreen
  • A book
  • Comfortable closed toe sneakers
  • A re-usable water bottle

Camp is expensive, do you offer financial aid and discounts?

We try to make summer camp accessible to all students regardless of financials.  We do offer financial aid on a case-by-case basis, shoot us an email or give us a call to discuss your financial needs.


We also offer various promotions and discounts to make coming to camp a little easier.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds offered on the following schedule:


  • Before April 1st = Full Refund (minus 10% administration)
  • April 1st – April 30th = 50% Refund 
  • May st – May 30th = 25% Refund
  • June 1st onward = Credits offered on a case-by-case basis

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Or give us a call at 347-699-6401