Filmmaking camps

Training for budding film directors, YouTube creators, and more

Filmmaking camps immerse children in the magic of movie making, as they explore a variety of ways to make films for online and film media. Kids create short films and explore their interest in film directing, animation, visual FX, and other roles at camps listed below. Under the list of camps, find more information about what kids learn in film camp, and the benefits they gain. Read more

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    List of filmmaking camps


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    Camps that specialize in filmmaking

    Crescent Camps   
    Our Camps reflect Crescent School's excellence in STEM, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff.

    North Toronto, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $420
    daycampcoed 420 4-13 1North Toronto, TorontoOnlineOntarioUptown
    Canadian Contemporary School of Art   
    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!

    Leaside, Toronto
    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day
    • from $40
    daycampprogramclasspadaycoed 40 1-17 3Leaside, TorontoOnlineOntarioEast-York
    Winged Canvas Online Art School   
    An online art school specializing in virtual classes, camps and art mentorship for kids and youth. Learn traditional or digital art foundations from home in small interactive classes guided by professional artists.

    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $29
    virtualprogramcoed 29 6-18 7MarkhamOnlineOntario
    Toronto Met Day Camps   
    Toronto Met Day Camps offer safe and engaging camps for kids and teens. Programs include architecture, basketball, engineering, film, graphic design, hockey, multi-sport, robotics, science, and more!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $285
    daycampcoed 285 6-17 13Bay Street Corridor, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    Generations Performing Arts   
    High quality, inclusive arts training that is accessible to everybody and every-body! We are committed to fostering a true love of the performing arts for all ages and identities with a strong growth mindset focus.

    Earlscourt, Toronto
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 11 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $280
    daycampcoed 280 4-11 14Earlscourt, TorontoOntarioWest-End
    Camps with filmmaking as an activity
    City Scouts: Urban Adventure Camp   
    City Scouts is a weekly urban adventure camp in the heart of Toronto. Our goal is to foster growing children's sense of independence through urban adventure

    South Annex, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 9 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $365
    daycampcoed3659-142South Annex, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    LOLART has specific intent to empower learners with more than just tangible/academic skills. Creativity is taught and learned at our Art classes and Camp at 3 Locations in GTA and we share the joy of greater advancement!

    Henry Farm, Toronto; Willowdale, Toronto
    Arts: Arts & Crafts
    • Ages 3.5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $30
    virtualprogramcoed303.5-184Henry Farm, TorontoWillowdale, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    Brick Works Academy   
    The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer, and YouTube camps! In-person and virtual programs available

    Throughout Ontario (11)
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
    daycampcoed2505-135Forest Hill, TorontoKingsway Park, TorontoLansing , TorontoCambridgeGuelphHamiltonKitchenerLondonWaterlooOnlineOntarioEtobicoke, Midtown, North-York
    Reidmount Discovery School   
    Virtual Saturday classes, for all students who needs to excel, enhance or accelerate their academics. Our teachers will work to improve your child's grades from JK-Grade 12 for Math, English, Science, Writing and Coding.

    Throughout British Columbia, Ontario (6)
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $600
    virtualprogramcoed6003-186Harbourfront, TorontoBramptonBurlingtonMississaugaVancouverOnlineBritish Columbia, OntarioDowntown
    Kids Theatre Camp   
    Do you have a PERFORMER on your hands? Our week-long camps will explore the world of the performing arts! From commercial, TV & film acting to stage performances and musicals!

    Davenport, Toronto
    Arts: Acting (Film & TV)
    • Ages 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $300
    daycampcoed3007-128Davenport, TorontoOntarioMidtown
    Code Ninjas Mississauga West   
    World class coding and robotics curriculum for kids. After-school programs, Camps, Birthday Parties and much more. Virtual Classes also available.

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $129
    Code Ninjas Mississauga (Port Credit)   
    March-Break/Summer camp and after school programs focusing on computational literacy and STEM programming. Learn coding skills by building your own video games. Kids have fun, parents see results!

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 14 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $120
    Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep   
    The art camp for teens who are serious about animation and the arts. If your kid needs to make a portfolio for art or design college this is the camp to sign up for. Our students get accepted into top ranked colleges.

    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 11 to 26 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $100
    Vancouver Outdoor Society   
    Our mission is to join with youth and families on a journey to discover and develop their character identity to achieve their best potential.

    Squamish; Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 20 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $149
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    What do kids learn at filmmaking camps?

    While directing, acting, and screenwriting are the most obvious activities found at film camps, kids are in for a surprise as they learn about more movie-making roles. Jobs in set design, prop handling, cinematography, sound, makeup, and costume design are all included in camps that teach film creation. There’s something for everyone!

    As they progress from writing to storyboarding to casting and shooting, kids learn valuable storytelling techniques and recognize how all components of film add to a more compelling story. Campers produce short films at camp, as well as stop motion, animation, or claymation films. Some specialized camps educate children on the art of post-production, where students learn about green screens, VFX, and sound editing. Marketing and distribution activities are also taught in film camps. Kids challenge their arts and crafts skills to make posters and market their movie to friends and family. 

    Consult camps above for specifics of what they teach. 

    While some filmmaking camps welcome children as young as 6 years old, most camps are directed towards older children from ages 10 to 18+. The average filmmaking camp costs $300 to $500, though some camps may be double this price.

    At advanced filmmaking camps, kids learn skills necessary to pursue filmmaking as a career. As they work with professional equipment, software, and other tools, kids learn how their own skills and passions fit with their aspirations. Some more advanced filmmaking camps prepare students for submission into film festivals or other competitions. Students are exposed to the professional industry, meet with experienced directors, producers, and writers. 

    Collaboration is key in filmmaking camps. Directors, storyboard artists, writers, editors, and actors come together to produce and prepare their short films. Kids have the opportunity to assume leadership roles during this time and learn to manage conflict, communicate effectively, and compromise with others to produce their best work.

    More benefits to filmmaking camp

    At filmmaking camp, kids gain many new skills to help them grow as artists and individuals. Some things children find in these camps include:

    • Learn fundamental filmmaking skills no matter the role. For example: makeup artists learn how to colour match foundations; editors learn how to use Adobe softwares; and cinematographers learn how to use DSLR or film cameras. 
    • Hands-on learning. With all acting, background, and post-production roles, kids work hands-on with cameras, lighting equipment, storyboards, computers, and more. This style of learning engages children easier, as kids spend more time learning as they create.
    • Learn film acting and screenwriting. Acting styles differ depending on the medium, as does writing. In these camps, kids learn acting and writing skills specific to movies and television shows. Kids develop empathy and other interpersonal skills. 
    • Many career opportunities. High-level or technical entertainment careers await children in filmmaking camps. Kids witness their potential as directors, actors, and editors, as well as makeup artists, costume designers, and camera operators.  Final showcases are held at the end of filmmaking camp, giving kids a chance to display their hard work for friends and family. Kids can use this time to practice for the Oscars!

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