Kids Won’t Watch the Screen, They’ll Create What’s On It

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou

Instead of watching endless videos this summer, children have an incredible opportunity to create their own media by taking part in the Public Media Network Summer Youth Camp in Kalamazoo.

Youth (ages 8 and older) attending camp will be able to create and view their own video content. Their creativity will air on Public Media Network. The grand finale of a camp session is a public screening for camp participants and family members to showcase their work.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of their camps last year, three additional sessions have been added for kids to participate in this unique and engaging camp this summer.

Camps Full of Creativity and Community

Kids love creating their own videos, and Public Media Network camps teach kids to use professional filming and editing equipment in order to share their stories and express their unique creativity.

Children 12 years and older may love Sports Production Academy. Camp participants will have the opportunity to cover a local sporting event live: the USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championships, held in early August.

Along with media production camps, campers can specialize in stop motion techniques, exploring the world of animation. Or, they’ll learn how to create media in order to be the next YouTube star.

Younger kids 8-11 can choose from one of two camps, one where they will discover that everyone has a story to tell. They will learn how to share these stories through media.

They can also sign up to gain hands-on experience in a professional media production studio and create their own media.

A Power-Packed Tech Summer Camp Awaits

Kids will be able to get practical experience with media production and editing. Online registration is open now.

  • Summer camp scholarships are available for residents of the City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Township, Comstock Township, Oshtemo Township, and the City of Parchment.
  • Youth camps run daily from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with extended day registration available.
  • Summer camps are for ages 8-11, or 12 and up.

It was really helpful. I know so many things about video now! And it was so much fun! I also made new friends!”      – Kina A. 2018 camp attendee

More Details about Public Media Network

Public Media Network empowers people through media to amplify creative expression, community dialogue, and cultural understanding. They are a multi-channel content distribution network that includes traditional cable television, online, on-demand, along with streaming on AppleTV and ROKU.

Whatever camp kids choose, parents get the benefit of camps that incorporate S.T.E.A.M. learning. Public Media Network is also a part of KYD Network, Kalamazoo’s Youth Development Network.

Let Public Media Network lay the foundation for students to explore and create this summer with film, art, and creative technology.

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