three boys and a girl gather around a laptop at MoMI summer media camp

Summer Media Camp (July 8–August 16)

Summer 2019 camp registration is now open for kids ages 9–13

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 9-13 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. This year we will feature three new programs: Agents of S.E.A.M.S. (storytelling through costume for film with a professional designer), Audio Kids Lab (a special sound production intensive) and Video Puppetry hosted by Puppet Kitchen International, a famous group of performers who travel the world bringing professional puppetry to new audiences.


Next Generation Animators
July 8–12
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. Instructors: Artists Addie Dean and Alex Ho.

Audio Kids Lab
July 8–12
Learn how to create your own soundscapes and sound effects for the moving image. In our brand new sound art lab, children will experiment with voice-over narration, soundtrack composition, foley effects and much more. Instructors: Sound Producers Devin Garcia and Brenda Salazar.

Indie Game Makers
July 15–19
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. Instructors: New Media Artist Ahmed El Shaer and Designer Devin Garcia.

Claymation Creators
July 22–26
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. Instructors: Filmmaker Tiffany Joy Butler and Visual Artist Julie Moon.

Digital Game Designers
July 29–August 2
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. Instructors: Game Designers Sharang Biswas and Ahmed El Shaer.

Agents of S.E.A.M.S.
July 29–August 2
In this creative maker-space called S.E.A.M.S. (Stitching Every Actor's Movie Scene), campers become costume design superheroes whose arch nemesis is Rip van Wrinkle. Using recycled materials with inspiration from the Museum's costume design exhibitions, kids will be designing, making, and wearing their own costumes in the creation of short videos in a week's time. With guidance and technical help from DJ, an experienced costume designer, kids will make garments and props they can bring home. Instructor: Designer DJ.

Future Filmmakers
August 5–9
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. Instructors: Filmmakers Patrick Yussuf and Brenda Salazar.

Video Puppetry
August 12–16
Campers will create their own puppets, 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. This year the camp is hosted by the award-winning performance group Puppet Kitchen International.

2019 Fees

$550 for one session
$980 for two sessions
$1,440 for three sessions
$1,880 for four sessions
$2,300 for five sessions
$2,700 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. $80 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 2019 is currently only open for all. 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.

Questions? Email or call 718 777 6853.