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 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $436
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    Toronto Met Day Camps   
    Toronto Met Day Camps offer safe and engaging camps for kids and teens. Programs include architecture, basketball, cooking, engineering, film, graphic design, hockey, multi-sport, science, and more!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Downsview, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $285
    daycampcoed 285 5-17 9Bay Street Corridor, TorontoDownsview, TorontoOntarioDowntown, North-York
    Randolph Kids Performing Arts   
    One-of-a-kind performing arts summer camps! Led by industry professionals who inspire creativity, skill building, and fun. Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting, Movies & Media, Singing & Songwriting for all ages and abilities.

    South Annex, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
    daycampcoed 250 5-13 10South Annex, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Camps   
    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School offers a variety of inspiring summer camps for kids 4-17 yrs, from science, robotics & math to art, magic, film, sports, outdoor adventures & more! All led by experienced leaders & teachers.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
    daycampcoed 250 4-17 13CalgaryAlberta
    Focus Learning Academic Centre   
    An academic enrichment learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens with over 20 course offerings in the Language, STEM, and Leadership streams. Visit us at

    L'Amoureaux, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 13 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $420
    virtualprogramcoed 420 7-13 14L'Amoureaux, TorontoOnlineOntarioScarborough
    Centennial College Story Arts Centre Summer Camps   
    Explore the magic of bringing TV shows, animated movies, stage performances and breathtaking art to life! Summer Camp at Centennial College is your ticket to an immersive journey into the world of creativity.

    Clairlea, Toronto; East York, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $395
    daycampcoed 395 8-18 15Clairlea, TorontoEast York, TorontoOntarioEast-York, Scarborough
    Camps with filmmaking as an activity
    Summer Springboard   
    With over 60 academic tracks on 16 top college campuses, SSB programs offer students with almost any passion the opportunity to look inward and go upward!

    Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
    • Ages 14 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $5,298
    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 $199
    daycampcoed1995-132Forest Hill, TorontoKingsway Park, TorontoLansing , TorontoCambridgeGuelphHamiltonKitchenerLondonWaterlooOnlineOntarioEtobicoke, Midtown, North-York
    Camp Celtic   
    Situated on Ontario's Bruce Peninsula, near Lions Head, this traditional overnight summer camp features specialized instruction in land &water sports, fine arts, performing arts, out-tripping, and nature activities.

    Bruce Peninsula
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $299
    overnightcampcoed2996-184Bruce PeninsulaOnlineOntario
    Block 8 Academy   
    Preschool Playfit, Rainbow of Music, French - Camps and Classes for 2.5 to 12 year olds - licensed as daycare so eligible for government subsidies while your kids receive the best in instruction. 2-11 hours per day.

    Port Moody
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $50
    daycampcoed505-125Port MoodyOnlineBritish Columbia
    Ashbury College Summer Programs   
    Ashbury's Summer Program offers a broad range of summer camps in the performing and visual arts, athletics, and STEM as well as academic workshops and reach ahead credit courses. Learn something new this summer!

    Ottawa North
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $400
    daycampcoed4008-186Ottawa NorthOntario
    CMU College Summer Makeup Camps   
    CMU College Makeup Camps are one week intensive workshops for teenagers ages 13 to 18 years old who are inspired by fashion’s trends, or the world of SPFX in Film & Television.

    St Lawrence, Toronto
    Arts: Makeup Artistry
    • Ages 13 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $499
    daycampcoed49913-187St Lawrence, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    Appleby College Summer Programs   
    Located on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville, Appleby Summer Programs offer day camp, overnight (NEW) enrichment, leadership and credit program options for campers and students ages 4-17.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $550
    Radiant Girls   
    All Girls Wellness & Leadership camp/programs led by professional coaches, chefs & teachers. Featuring Cooking, Adventure, Creative Arts, Horses, Spa and Self Care, Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Emotional Inteligence!

    Burlington; Midland
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Day Camp
    • from $179
    Paint ur Art Out   
    A fun and creative art camp with many different creative projects indoors and outdoors at the nearby playgrounds. Camp is held in our instruction area in the gallery.

    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 13 (Coed)
    • PA Day
    • from $325
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts! We offer great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and a core of incredible arts programming, all set on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $345
    overnightcampcoed3455-1816CanningNova Scotia
    A STEM / STEAM maker academy for kids that offers after-school programs, year-round 400-hour classes, along with fun camps.

    Throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario (11)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $249
    daycampprogramclasscoed2495-1817CalgaryKelownaMississaugaOakvillePort MoodyRichmondVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, Ontario


    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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