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Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 7-9

Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 7-9

Direct and Star In Your Own Short Film

Students will develop story ideas with small production teams, practice shooting and editing techniques to create a cohesive narrative, and apply the design thinking process: from iterating on their projects to offering peer critiques.

The week will conclude with a film festival during Open House. Attendees will leave camp with the knowledge required to create a professional-looking movie, along with footage of their very own short film!

Staff Ratio: 6:1
Hardware + Software: iMovie, iPad, Green Screen

Ages: Students 7-9
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Staff Ratio: 6:1
Hardware + Software: iMovie, iPad, Green Screen

Ages: Students 7-9
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The three stages of film production
  • Storytelling techniques
  • On-camera acting techniques
  • Camera/iPad shooting techniques
  • Editing in iMovie

What Students Create

  • Silent Film
  • Super Hero Film
  • Fairy Tale Film
  • Fable Story

More About This Course

Our film courses teach students the moviemaking process while using the highest quality Apple products. From pre-production storyboarding and scriptwriting to filming, all the way through post-production editing, the students are sure to make great friendships and great films all while sharpening their skills!

The Adventures Experience: Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 7-9, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My child wants to continue editing his/her film after camp. Do we get to keep the software?

Unfortunately, no. DMA obtains the rights to use the software on our workstations during camp weeks only. However, iMovie comes pre-installed on most Macs. You may also purchase iMovie from the Apple App Store.

Will my student be working alone on his/her film?

Students work in production teams to make a movie, carrying out the jobs (like director, cameraperson, script supervisor) required on set. After filming, each student has the opportunity to edit their own version of the movie.

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 pm and is typically finished by 4:00 pm.



Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Extended Stay

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

“Digital Media Academy helped me understand how movies are made!”

Michael L.

Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.