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Youth Media Summer Camps

Thank you for visiting the Young Producers Network (also known as YPN)!

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.

2019 YPN Summer Sessions

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

Olympia Parks and Recreation: call 360-753-8380

Lacey Parks and Recreation: call 360-491-0857 - registration opens in March

 
AGES 8-11

Let's Make a TV Show! - Tuition $150 (max 14 students / minimum 6 students)
July 15 - 19th 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
TCMedia, 440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C, Olympia WA 98502

Have fun exploring the dynamic and unpredictable nature of television production. Learn to use equipment in a high-tech TV studio complete with green screen and robotic cameras. Be in front of the camera as a show host, on-air personality, or news anchor or work behind the scenes as a camera-person or audio technician. Students will produce a TV show that will air on TCMedia Channel 77 and on YouTube!

 
Animation Fun! - Tuition $150 (max 12 students / minimum 6 students)
July 15 - 19th 1:30 p.m – 5:00 p.m
TCMedia, 440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C, Olympia WA 98502

Discover the fun world of animation. Experiment in stop-motion, pixilation, claymation and other forms. With stop-motion animation you don't need to draw! You animate objects, puppets, and paper. Students will also experiment with sound production, editing, and storytelling techniques.

 
Ages 12 to 16

Let's Make a Movie! - Tuition $275 (max 14 students / minimum 6 students)
July 29 - August 2nd 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TCMedia, 440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C, Olympia WA 98502

Students will work through the process of making a short narrative movie scripting to casting the characters, then shooting and editing the final product. You'll learn how to use cameras, audio, lighting, and special effects. By the end of the week, the team will have produced an original short movie.

 
Animators Studio - Tuition $250 (max 12 students / minimum 6 students)
August 12 -16th 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TCMedia, 440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C, Olympia WA 98502

Discover the diverse world of animation. 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.