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.
|Level||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Technology||Shotcut, Inkscape, Gimp|
This camp is offered at both our Chicago location (2867 N Clybourn Ave) and our North Shore location (3434 Central St, Evanston, inside Unity Church on the North Shore), serving Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette and neighboring areas.
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.
Students should come with ideas for videos, animations and art they want to produce, and challenges or themes will also be provided. We will show students how to stream or capture gaming, but this topic is fairly straightforward so other types of videos will be the main focus.
Note: Available in Chicago only
For dates between June 24 and Aug 16, we are pleased to offer the option to add a half day of sports and games with our partner, We Got Game.
Sports will primarily take place at Burley Elementary and may include swim time at Hamlin Park (dry activities will be accommodated for kids who don't swim).
The add-on includes lunch hour supervision at Hamlin Park, and an escorted walk between the two camps.
Please note that you will drop off in the morning at one camp and pick up in the afternoon at the other.
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.
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.
Students will have a personal YouTube channel live on the internet at the end of the week. This requires a Google Account - please bring your login information with you.
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.