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; Mississauga; Thornhill
    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day
    • from $40
    daycampprogramclasspadaycoed 40 1-17 3Leaside, TorontoMississaugaThornhillOntarioEast-York
    TV & Film Acting For Kids   
    Act With Purpose, Inc. is a full-service performing arts school providing quality training, in a safe and supportive space, to actors of all ages and all levels of experience.

    Davenport, Toronto
    Arts: Acting (Film & TV)
    • Ages 7 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $497
    daycampcoed 497 7-12 6Davenport, TorontoOnlineOntarioMidtown
    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; Downsview, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $285
    daycampcoed 285 6-17 9Bay Street Corridor, TorontoDownsview, TorontoOntarioDowntown, North-York
    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 11Earlscourt, TorontoOntarioWest-End
    Randolph Kids Performing Arts   
    Theatre in the park, YouTube creators, Superheroes, dancing, and singing in the heart of Toronto. Beginner to experienced performers welcome. Come learn, grow, explore, have fun and make new friends!

    South Annex, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
    daycampcoed 250 5-13 13South Annex, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    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

    Don Mills, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 15 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $180
    virtualprogramcoed 180 7-15 14Don Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    My Code Club   
    My Code Club offers STEM Summer camp & quarterly coding, digital media, and robotics courses for kids, youth &girls of age 7-16. Empower your children to become bright-minded and future-ready innovators!

    Education: STEM
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $50
    daycampvirtualprogramcoed 50 7-16 15MississaugaOnlineOntario
    St. Michaels University School Summer Camps   
    SMUS Camps offers high quality day and overnight camps focused on skill-building in a safe, engaging and fun environment. At the core of every program is the emotional, mental and physical safety of our learners.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $300
    daycampcoed 300 5-17 20VictoriaBritish Columbia
    Digital Media Academy Vancouver   
    In-person digital media camps at UBC Vancouver. Originated at Stanford Univ. The very best tech summer camp created by Silicon Valley experts. Only at the most prestigious universities! 20 years prime reputation.

    Vancouver; West Vancouver
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $1,498
    daycampcoed 1498 6-18 23VancouverWest VancouverOnlineBritish Columbia
    Camps with filmmaking as an activity
    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 2 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
    virtualprogramcoed303.5-182Henry Farm, TorontoWillowdale, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    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
    daycampcoed3659-144South Annex, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    Positive Dance Experience   
    Positive Dance Experience: Where dreams soar through movement! Join us for inclusive dance classes, supportive community, and transformative growth. Let's dance!

    Armour Heights, Toronto
    Arts: Dance (multi)
    • Ages 1.5 to 80 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $625
    programclasscoed6251.5-805Armour Heights, TorontoOntarioNorth-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
    daycampcoed2505-137Forest Hill, TorontoKingsway Park, TorontoLansing , TorontoCambridgeGuelphHamiltonKitchenerLondonWaterlooOnlineOntarioEtobicoke, Midtown, North-York
    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
    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
    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
    overnightcampcoed2996-1812Bruce PeninsulaOnlineOntario
    Block 8 Academy   
    Camps, classes and preschool that are Active, Creative, and a Mix of Indoor and Outdoor! From lake days to art/drama classes, abacus math to music - we have a balanced curriculum that keeps the kids engaged.

    Port Moody
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $50
    daycampcoed505-1216Port MoodyOnlineBritish Columbia
    Idea Labs Kids Richmond Hill   
    Build build critical-thinking skills through FUN, hands-on enrichment, and after school classes, camps, birthday experiences, and workshops. AWESEOME inquiry-based STEAM programs!

    Richmond Hill
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $25
    daycampprogramclasscoed254-1217Richmond HillOnlineOntario
    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
    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 7 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Day Camp
    • from $179
    Zen Maker Lab   
    Give your child a unique STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) experience and register them at our STEAMazing Summer Camps.

    North Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $25
    daycampprogramclasscoed254-1621North VancouverBritish Columbia
    A STEM / STEAM maker academy for kids.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $249
    daycampprogramclasscoed2495-1822VancouverBritish Columbia
    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
    overnightcampcoed3455-1824CanningNova Scotia
    Art Academy at Art-Kitect   
    Art-Kitect is an award winning art studio that offers multi-activity day camps that incorporates art, mindfulness, play, current events and animals!

    Danforth Village, Toronto
    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 11 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $300
    daycampcoed3004-1125Danforth Village, TorontoOntarioEast-End
    Rockstar Music   
    Summer band camp, community music programs & private in-home/online lessons. Learn to make music while building confidence, creativity and leadership skills. Book a free trial with a Rockstar instructor today!

    Annex, Toronto; Vaughan
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 100 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $30
    daycampcoed301-10026Annex, TorontoVaughanOnlineOntarioMidtown


    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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