Weeklong film and photography summer camps for youth ages 10-18, plus our 3-week FilmNorth Academy for ages 17-24, are offered June through August. Subjects include screenwriting, narrative filmmaking, cinematography, sound design, animation and special effects, acting, street photography and more! Teens are welcome to register for our Adult Ed courses too! Unless otherwise noted, camps are open to students of all levels.

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover camp tuition for students from low-income households that qualify for free and reduced price lunch under the National School Lunch Program. For more info contact our Youth Programs Manager or call 651-644-1912, ext. 4.

UPDATE: As we continue to evaluate the situation around COVID-19, we are assessing and strategizing how to best continue summer camp programming if stay-at-home orders extend through some or all of the summer. As of now, we are still planning to run all summer camps and will send updates if we decide to offer the camps virtually. 


Camp Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Registration deadlines are listed with camp descriptions (click on camp title). You may register online, in person at FilmNorth, or by phone with a credit/debit card at 651.644.1912, ext. 4. Space is assigned on a first-come basis.
  • Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a camp, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another camp if scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first camp session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of a camp start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed camp sessions.
  • If a camp is full and you’d like to be placed on a wait list, contact the Youth Programs Manager.


2017 Music Video camp project.


Summer Camps

Short Cuts (ages 11-14)

Jon Leininger

Monday–Friday, June 15-19, 9am-12pm, Starts June 15

Screenwriting Boot Camp (ages 14-17)

David Grant

Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 1-5pm, Starts June 15

Street Photography (ages 11-14)

Stephanie Colgan

Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 1-5pm, Starts June 15

Narrative Filmmaking (ages 14-17)

Thalia Drori Ramirez

Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 1-5pm, Starts June 22

FilmNorth Academy (ages 17-24)

Deacon Warner & Max Becker

Week 1: Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 1-5pm Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 9am-5pm Week 3: Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 1-5pm, Starts June 22

Stop Motion Animation (ages 11-14)

John Akre

Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 1-5pm, Starts July 6

On-Camera Acting (ages 13-18)

Bill Cooper

Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 1-5pm, Starts July 13

After Effects Motion Graphics (ages 14-17)

Beth Peloff

Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 1-5pm, Starts July 13

Short Cuts (ages 10-12)

Amelia Silbert

Monday–Friday, July 20-24, 9am-12pm, Starts July 20

Adventures in Cell Phone Photography (ages 14-17)

Cadex Herrera

M­onday-Friday, July 20-24, 1–5 pm, Starts July 20

Cinematography 101 (ages 14-17)

Brandon Mitchell

Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 1-5pm, Starts July 20

Sound Design for Film (ages 14-17)

Emily Downes

Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 9am-12pm, Starts July 27

Short Cuts (ages 11-14)

Kevin Kalla

Monday–Friday, August 3-7, 9am-12pm, Starts August 3

Pro Phone Photography

Cadex Herrera

Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 9am-12pm, Starts August 3

Adobe CC Animation (ages 14-17)

John Akre

Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 1-5pm, Starts August 10