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Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking

Kids Camp  Ages 6-8

Direct and Star In Your Own Short Film

Bring your story to life as you learn how to shoot and edit movies and express yourself through acting, while exploring different filmmaking techniques. Work with classmates as part of a production team to develop a story idea and capture exciting movie footage with dynamic camera angles using Apple® iPad®. Then add drama to your movie by adding music and unique audio and visual effects using Apple® iMovie®. Screen your original movie at the end of the week in a small film-festival-like atmosphere and leave camp with all the tools you need to bring your stories to the screen.

Staff Ratio: 6:1
Hardware + Software:
Apple iMovie, Apple iPad

Ages: Students 6-8
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with Flex Pickup*
Program: Jr. Adventures Camp

Staff Ratio: 6:1
Ages: Students 6-8
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with Flex Pickup*
Program: Jr. Adventures Camp
Hardware + Software: Apple iPad, Apple iMovie


*Flex Pickup is between 3-5 PM Monday – Friday.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• Learn the basics of the moviemaking process from pre-production storyboarding, filming and post-production editing.
• 
Create dynamic camera angles and shots using shooting and recording techniques.
• 
Discover how to add drama using music and sound effects.
• Learn how to output a movie for web platforms like YouTube.

What Students Create

• An original story-based movie.

More About This Course

DMA’s 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 Jr. Adventures Experience: Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 6-8, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners. With Flex Pickup between 3-5 PM, you can create a camp experience that works best with your schedule and that allows your child to explore multiple topics over a summer!

DMA’s 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!

What Students Learn

• Learn the basics of the moviemaking process from pre-production storyboarding, filming and post-production editing
• 
Create dynamic camera angles and shots using shooting and recording techniques
• Discover how to add drama using music and sound effects
• Learn how to output a movie for web platforms like YouTube

What Students Create

• An original story-based movie

The Jr. Adventures Experience

Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 6-8, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners. With Flex Pickup between 3-5 PM, you can create a camp experience that works best with your schedule and that allows your child to explore multiple topics over a summer!

What Students Learn

• Learn the basics of the moviemaking process from pre-production storyboarding, filming and post-production editing
• Create dynamic camera angles and shots using shooting and recording techniques
• Discover how to add drama using music and sound effects
• Learn how to output a movie for web platforms like YouTube

What Students Create

• An original story-based movie

The Jr. Adventures Experience

Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 6-8, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners. With Flex Pickup between 3-5 PM, you can create a camp experience that works best with your schedule and that allows your child to explore multiple topics over a summer!

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

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Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
 Low staff to student ratios
 Alumni Club Membership

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Camp Upgrades

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

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

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

Michael L.
Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking

The DMA Promise

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

Top-Notch Staff

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

Well-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, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

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

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.

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