Animation, Gr. 5–6

July 22–July 26

9:00 am–4:00 pm


Movie Magic, Gr. 5–6

July 29–Aug 2

9:00 am–4:00 pm


On the Set, Gr. 5–6

Aug. 5–Aug. 9

9:00 am–4:00 pm


Game Changers, Gr. 5–6

Aug. 12–Aug. 16

9:00 am–4:00 pm


Lab Camp, Grades 5–6

Entering Grades 5–6

How much fun and learning can we pack into one week? Come and find out as you play, make, and explore with a range of media in our state-of-the-art production spaces. Our renowned faculty lead small groups of 10, and we maintain a ratio of one adult to every five campers, assuring individual attention. All sessions are held at the Media Arts Lab with occasional visits to the JBFC Theater, just down the street.

For complete details, visit our Summer @ The Lab informational page.


Session Themes:

Animation: If you can imagine it, you can create it. Bring your wildest ideas to life using cut paper and all the arts-and-crafts supplies you can handle! Learn the fundamentals of stop-motion animation, and get hands-on with professional software Dragonframe, DSLR cameras, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC as you have fun creating a complete animated short.

Movie Magic: For everyone who’s ever asked “How’d they do that?” Learn how objects can defy gravity, multiply, or move at the speed of light—no big budget needed! Collaborate on writing, directing, and editing a short film using high-impact effects that are surprisingly easy to pull off.

On the Set: Learn what it’s like to write, direct, and edit a film in a professional environment. This weeklong immersion is an opportunity to see a short (4–6 minute) project through from concept to premiere-ready form. The group works collaboratively on one project, including pitching and developing ideas, scriptwriting, storyboarding, cinematography, designing lighting and sound, and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Game Changers: Take your love of video games to a whole new level. Experience the many sides of gaming as you explore virtual worlds, design levels in unique in-game editors, create authentic pixel art, and craft songs worthy of the most epic tales. Rather than focus on coding, campers will gain a holistic view of the many artistic disciplines that come together to make a great game.


Price per week

$850/$765 (JBFC members Film Family level and above)

Nonmembers will be charged a $20 registration fee

Save: Attend more than two weeks and receive a discount!

JBFC members (Film Family level and above): Receive a 10% discount on all programs

Scholarships: Spaces are reserved in every session for those who demonstrate financial need. Visit our Scholarship Information page.

Entering Grades 7–8

Entering Grades 9–10