Summer Media Camp (July 6–August 21)

Summer 2020 camp registration will open for museum members on Feb 28th. Members receive a $45 discount per family when registering for Summer Media Camp, and get access to free media workshops for kids and families every weekend of the year (and on school holidays!). To become a member, join here. Summer Media Camp is for kids ages 8–13.

Ready to make something this summer? Let’s go!

Summer Media Camp is the perfect way for your children to explore something new, express their creativity, and experiment with technology. Working under the guidance of specially trained artists and educators, your child will collaborate with other children to create original movies, animated films, and video games, which will then be featured as part of a special showcase at the Museum. Each child will leave camp with the confidence and knowledge that they made something awesome!

Each camp session runs Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Children ages 8-13 can participate; projects vary week to week, and sessions can be taken independently or in any combination. Your child will receive an abundance of personalized attention: the average child-to-teacher ratio is 7:1. All levels of experience are welcome.


Next Generation Animators
July 6–10
Discover how stop-motion animation can be used to make everyday objects come to life on screen. Working with computers, tablets, cameras, and crafts, children will work in small production teams to develop, direct, and film their own original animated movies.

Sonic Lab
July 13-17
Learn how to create your own soundscapes and sound effects for the moving image. In our new sound art lab, youth will experiment with voice-over narration, soundtrack composition, foley effects and much more.

Digital Game Designers
July 13–17 or August 3-7
Campers will immerse themselves in digital game design, and explore what makes their favorite video games fun. They’ll remix classic video games by creating new levels, rules, and characters, while getting exclusive access to the Museum’s collection of arcade games.

Indie Game Makers
July 20–24
Campers will explore the process behind digital game-making, tackle fun design challenges, meet professional game developers, and experiment with game design tools to create original video games inspired by the world of independent video games.

Claymation Creators
July 27–31
Aspiring animators will explore the delightful process of Claymation (clay animation) as they learn the techniques necessary to make their own films. Using the Museum’s production equipment, children will design and create their own sets, props, and characters to animate their own original Claymation film.

Future Filmmakers
August 10–14
Learn how movies are made while exploring the Museum’s collection in a week packed with hands-on video-making experiences. Kids will collaborate in small production teams to create an original silent film that they will write, direct, produce, and star in.

Puppet TV
August 17–21
Campers will design their own character, experimenting with a variety of styles and materials, which they then use to produce an original sketch. Drawing inspiration from the Museum’s collection, they’ll learn about the art of televised puppetry.

2020 Fees

$555 for one session
$985 for two sessions
$1,450 for three sessions
$1,895 for four sessions
$2,320 for five sessions
$2,760 for six sessions

Fees include all materials and technology for activities and instruction, including a Museum t-shirt, a personal USB drive, as well as a mid-morning snack. Participants must bring their own lunches, including a beverage.

Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up

$55 per week for either early drop-off or late pick-up. $85 per week for both.

Early drop-off is available at 9:00 a.m., and late pick-up is available at 5:00 p.m. Supervision will be provided during these times for an extra fee.

Registration and Payment

Registration for Summer 2020 is currently open for Museum members. To apply, please complete this form. After applying, you will receive additional information in order to complete registration.

Registration fee (non-refundable): $45
Registration fee waived for Museum members. Fee applies once per family.

Space is limited; early registration is recommended. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If a session is filled, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if space becomes available. Pending availability, registrations will be accepted until 5pm the Wednesday before a session begins; the Museum cannot guarantee that registration requests received after this deadline can be accommodated.

Full payment, payable by check or credit card, is due three weeks prior to the start of the session. To receive a refund, cancellations must be made at least three weeks prior to the start of the session. If Museum of the Moving Image cancels a session for any reason, all enrollment and registration fees will be refunded.

Summer Media Camp registration will open to the general public on Saturday March 21. Registration is currently open for museum members, who get first pick of classes and a discount. Become a member today to save and receive free media workshops year-round!

Questions? Email or call 718 777 6853.