Creative YouTube Videos


Here's your road to launching a YouTube channel this summer! We will teach you the basics of video capture and production, including useful resources and tips. You will also learn how to create digital drawings and designs, which can be used to enhance your videos and YouTube channel.

11 - 15
Digital Media
5 days, 3 hrs/day
Ages 11 - 15
Level Beginner
Technology OpenShot
Theme Digital Media
Length 5 days
3 hrs/day
Price $379

What Kids Will Learn and Do

  • Learn how to plan a video shoot from script to camera angles
  • Learn to use software for video editing with features like subtitle, cuts, fades and more
  • Explore sound capture and editing within videos and use effective mix of audio recording, background music and sound effects to enhance your videos
  • Design and create custom animations for intros or video clips

Summer 2020 Chicago Schedule

Jun 22 - Jun 26
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Jul 6 - Jul 10
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Jul 20 - Jul 24
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Aug 3 - Aug 7
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Aug 17 - Aug 21
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 8 students, and will have a 4:1 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 coding or technology expertise.

Hardware, Accounts & Materials

Computers and all required equipment are provided.

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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