Film and television play an extremely important role in our history and culture. They’re far more than idle entertainment—the best movies and TV shows tell unforgettable stories, stir emotions, help us relate to others, and provide a shared experience that brings us closer to our community.
If your kids have ever been obsessed with a show or watched the same movie over and over, they may have the drive to tell engaging visual stories of their own. A summer film camp is an excellent way to put the young film fans of today on the path toward becoming the Martin Scorseses and Greta Gerwigs of tomorrow.
If you read bios of your favorite movie and TV directors, you'll see that many of them learned their craft in film school. While a summer film school won't go in as much depth as a graduate course, it will still give your child foundational skills they can use personally and professionally in pursuit of a career in entertainment.
Youth filmmaking programs teach the basics of using a camera, establishing a set, and working with actors to bring a script to life. They’ll also teach your kids about landmark moments in film and television history and their place in our culture at large, and they’ll expose them to new movies and cinematic styles to become inspired by.
Children who go to film camp gain more than just knowledge and technical skills. They’ll return home with the confidence and motivation that come from pursuing a personal passion, and they’ll have a better understanding of how to cooperate with others on creative ideas and finishing projects.
If you’re looking for a film camp for Summer 2020, visit our camp directory to see what's available in your state—you may also want to give your kids the chance to attend camp in other states that have a more notable film and TV scene. The right film camp could be an exciting first act in your child’s long and rewarding career.