Public Media Network Summer Camp + Helping Young Media Makers Tell Their Own Stories

Kids attending Video Camp - Public Media Network Kalamazoo

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

Instead of watching endless videos this summer, children have an incredible opportunity to create their own media by taking part in Public Media Network’s 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 premiere for camp participants and family members to showcase their work.

Due to the feedback from camps last year, each session for summer 2020 offers a specific theme.

Boys with ipad - Media and Video Camp

Public Media Network Offers Camps Full of Creativity and Community

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

Children 11 years and older may love 3D Animation. Camp participants will have the opportunity to work in a media production lab to create their own 3D characters and animations.

Along with media production camps, campers ages 8 and up 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.

Summer Camp - TV and Video Production

Younger kids 8 and up can also choose from camps where they will create their own television show or discover that everyone has a story to tell and create a newscast.

The camps were great for supporting a kid’s creativity and teaching them new skills!”      – Parent of 2019 PMN summer camp attendee

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. NOTE: Camp registration fees are fully refundable due to cancellations caused by COVID-19.

  • 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 camp sessions are available for ages 8 and up or 11 and up.

Boy at PMN Summer Camp Kalamazoo - on video controls

So, What Else Does Public Media Network Do?

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

Whatever camp kids choose, parents get the benefit of camps that incorporate S.T.E.A.M. learning. 

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

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