Summer Media Camp!
July 12–August 20, 2021
Pre-registration for members: April 12–25
Regular registration opens April 26
Summer Media Camp is the perfect way for youth 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. Each child will leave camp with the confidence and knowledge that they made something awesome!
This summer we will offer our summer media camp in three formats: on-site, virtual and hybrid! We have rebooted our popular media camp to reach both local and global campers in a safe and fun environment.
Each session meets for one week, Monday through Friday, for an hour and a half per day. Campers can choose one session per day or receive a discount when combining two sessions per day with options to add on game and activity hours. The first week-long session costs $150, and a discount is applied when purchasing multiple sessions. Campers can choose one or two sessions per week, with the option of combining multiple weeks. Summer Media Camp is for kids ages 8–14: Youth living anywhere around the world are welcome to join! Sessions are grouped by age when possible: 8–11 year olds are grouped together in one class, 12–14 year olds in another class. Registration is now open.
Save $45 on Summer Media Camp as a Member of Museum of the Moving Image!
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Ready to make something this summer? Let’s go!
Campers choose either a morning session starting at 10:00 a.m. or an afternoon session starting at 12:30 p.m. for each class
Next Generation Animators
Discover how you can use stop-motion animation 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.
Digital Game Designers
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 video games during days when the galleries are closed to the public.
Indie Game Makers
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.
Learn how movies are made while exploring the Museum’s collections 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.
Aspiring animators will explore the delightful process of claymation (clay animation) as they learn the techniques necessary to make their own films. Campers will design and create their own sets, props, and characters to animate their own original claymation film.
Led by a professional puppeteer who has been featured on popular television shows, 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 Jim Henson Exhibition, they’ll learn about the art of televised puppetry. *Campers can combine this program with Fandom World Builders in the morning for an additional cost.
Each camp meets Monday–Friday for two hours per day, starting at 10 a.m. Each week-long camp costs $150. To register, please complete this form. We will send you an email to complete registration with a payment link. Youth ages 8–14 who live in NYC and anywhere around the world are welcome to join! Registration is now open for members only. Members receive a $45 discount in the form of the waived registration fee. To become a member, join here.
Learn the art of screenwriting and develop your very own treatment and movie trailer. Through fun, creative writing, and filmmaking exercises, campers will learn how to write and pitch their original movie or video game ideas.
RPG Game Designers
Discover how to design the best new stories for video games through the world of role-play games. Learn the art of creative world-building by combining interactive theater, game mechanics, and character design. Each camper will create their own unique RPG game.
$550 for one session
$980 for two sessions
$1440 for three sessions
$1880 for four sessions
$2300 for five sessions
$2700 for six sessions
Campers will receive a list of materials to gather and check before starting camp.
Early drop-off 9:00 a.m. $50/week
Late pick-up 5:00 p.m. $50/week
Both early drop-off & late pick-up: $80/week
Registration and Payment
To apply, please complete this form. After applying, you will receive additional information in order to complete registration.
Registration fee (non-refundable): $45 (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.
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