Awesome & Entertaining Video Creation


Get ready for future YouTube fame by learning to make highly entertaining videos. We will learn the whole process from initial idea to final editing, and how to master technical skills while making your videos fun to watch.

9 - 11
Beginner, Intermediate
Digital Media
5 days, 3 hrs/day
Ages 9 - 11
Level Beginner, Intermediate
Technology OpenShot
Theme Digital Media
Length 5 days
3 hrs/day
Price $379

What Kids Will Learn and Do

Video making has a lot of steps, and kids will get to wear many hats this week

  • Brainstorm and develop scripts that tell a great story
  • Become an actor, director, camera operator and more, during filming
  • Shoot smartphone video with tripods, microphones, and other tools
  • Use different camera angles to build interest
  • Edit videos using free software that you can continue to use at home
  • Design and create custom animations for intros

This camp will not cover streaming content, such as video game play.

Summer 2020 Chicago Schedule

Jun 29 - Jul 3
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Jul 13 - Jul 17
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Jul 27 - Jul 31
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Aug 10 - Aug 14
12:30pm - 3:30pm

How Time is Structured

Camps are 3 hours long, and we give brains and bodies a chance to recharge with one 30 minute outdoor break. This may include walks around the neighborhood, social 'hang-out' time at a green space, or open play at our nearby park.,Formal instruction will be approximately one-third of the time, with remaining time devoted to creative projects and practice of techniques taught.

Class Size & Instructors

Camps are capped at 10 students, and will have a 5:1 ratio or better at this age group.

Our instructors are adults who are studying or have completed post-secondary education. We hire talented high school students as teaching assistants and to provide near-peer interactions.

All of our instructors have relevant video and technology expertise.

Hardware, Accounts & Materials

Computers and all required equipment are provided.

We use smartphones for video capture, which are provided. Kids may bring their own smartphone if desired, but do so at their own risk.

All the video and art editing tools we use in this class are free and can continue to be used at home after camp.

After care Add-on (3:30-5:00pm)

Price: $15 per day

For families who need a longer day, we will be offering aftercare by the day throughout the summer.

Aftercare will take place outdoors in Hamlin Park, and you may pick up your child at any time during the window.

Students will be supervised by a member of the Power Up team, who may not be your child's daytime instructor.

Aftercare must be booked 24 hours in advance. Parents who are late picking up their child will be subject to a $40 late pick up fee.

Refunds & Price Adjustments

If you register in error, we have a 24 hour, no-fee cancellation policy. Just call us or email us within 24 hours and we will take care of it.

After that, you can receive a refund, less a $50 admin fee, up until 14 days before the camp starts.

There are no refunds within 14 days of camp start.

We offer a sibling discount for 2 children from the same family registered in the same program. The sibling discount is 10% and the code is SIBLING.

There is an Early Bird Discount of 10% on all registrations up to March 31. The discount will be applied automatically.

We do not offer price adjustments for missed days. Please select a week that works for your schedule.

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