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Youth Media Summer Camps

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are hopeful we will be able to offer our summer program as scheduled.  However, since we offer these programs through the Lacey and Olympia Parks and Recreaction departments, the status of the YPN media camps will be determined by each city. 

Links for registraion are below.   Should the program be cancelled after you have registered, the city will provide a refund of the fees.  

Thank you for your interest.  

Stay home, stay safe... and wash your hands.

 


YPN's mission is to provide digital media education opportunities that inspire, empower and enable diverse populations of young people to develop critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication and other important life skills.

Young Producers Network (YPN) serves students ages 8-11 and 12-16 in eight-weeks of immersive media arts camps. YPN students engage in animation, video production, and storytelling exercises. Students trade off in roles such as acting, costuming, set design, lighting, and prop mastery.

A nationally-recognized youth media program, TCMedia connects children to award-winning professionals working in the field of television production, to deliver high-quality educational opportunities in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

2020 YPN Summer Sessions

AGES 8-11

VIRTUAL Animation Fun! - Tuition $100 (max 16 students / minimum 6 students)
July 13th - 17th 10:00 a.m. log in to ZOOM

This animation camp will be held using ZOOM to connect students with the TCMedia faculty.  Students will meet with the camp faculty from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to learn new skills every day and get the prompts for them to create an animation on their own.  The camp faculty will be available on the open Zoom link until 1:00 p.m. each day for students to drop in if needed for additional support.  TCMedia will loan iPad for use during the week that has all the necessary apps pre-installed, as well as all craft supplies needed for the daily projects. Drivers license and credit card required for equipment loan.

Registration limited to 16 students.

Fee:  $100 

 

 

NEW DATE: Let’s Make a TV Show! - Tuition $150 (max 14 students / minimum 6 students)
August 25th - 28th  9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Be a show host, on-air personality, news anchor, or work behind the scenes as a camera person or audio technician. Students produce a TV show that airs on TCMedia Channel 77 and on YouTube!

AGES 12 TO 16

VIRTUAL - Let’s Make a Movie! - Tuition $275 (max 16 students / minimum 6 students)
July 27th - 31st 10:00 a.m.  log into ZOOM

This movie making camp will be held using ZOOM to connect students with the TCMedia faculty. Students will meet with the camp faculty from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to learn new skills, work on production plans as a team, and get the prompts for projects to work on in their own time. The camp faculty will be available on the open Zoom link until 2:00 p.m. each day for students to drop in if needed for additional support.  TCMedia will loan an iPad for use during the week that has all the necessary apps pre-installed. Drivers license and credit card required for equipment loan.

Registration is limited to 16 students

Cost:  $175

 

Animators Studio - Tuition $250 (max 14 students / minimum 6 students)
August 10th -14th 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Experiment in stop-motion, pixilation, claymation and other forms. Animate objects, puppets, paper cutout, and drawings. Experiment with sound production, editing, and storytelling techniques before producing an animated story.

 


For more information on how to enroll your child in Young Producers Network spring and summer youth media camps, visit tcmedia.org/young-producers-network or call us at 360-956-3100.

All summer camp registrations are handled by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation or Lacey Parks & Recreation.

Olympia Parks and Recreation: call 360-753-8380  or go to  <a href="https://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksartsrec/Home" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://apm.activecommunities.com/olyparksarts