Summer Camps


Our summer intensive day camps provide emerging young artists with the opportunity to choose from two dynamic experiences: making short films in Filmmaking Camp, or bringing their wildest ideas to life in Stop-Motion Animation Camp. We keep classes small, ensuring personal attention in a nurturing and supportive learning environment with tight-knit group collaboration. This summer, we will be offering two-week sessions which will culminate in a screening where campers will premiere their work on the big screen for family and friends at the JBFC Theater. 

Scholarships are available for participants with financial need.

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In-Person Camps | Two-week Sessions | July 1–August 16, 2024

$1850 (members), $1950 (nonmembers)

In Filmmaking Camp, campers will create a short film with the support of film-loving peers and the guidance of a professional film instructor. Whether it’s a camper’s first or fiftieth time making a movie, our staff will meet campers at their individual skill level and encourage their growth.
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Stop-Motion Animation

In-Person Camps | Two-week Sessions | July 22–August 16, 2024

$1900 (members), $2000 (nonmembers)
*Price includes a $50 materials fee.

In Stop-Motion Animation Camp, campers will use state-of-the-art software Dragonframe and Canon DSLR cameras to bring their wildest ideas to life, practice essential techniques, watch and dissect amazing shorts from groundbreaking artists, and channel their creativity through stop-motion animation. More Information | Register Now!




In-Person Camps | One-week Sessions | July 29–August 9, 2024

$475 (members), $500 (nonmembers)

In Storyville, campers entering 2nd and 3rd grade will explore storytelling through short film screenings, discussions, live storytelling, and hands-on projects, all within a cozy movie theater setting. More Information | Register Now!

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