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Youth Media Summer Camps

COVID-19 UPDATE
All summer programs will be virtual using ZOOM.  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.  


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

Olympia Parks:  https://tinyurl.com/Olycampreg   360-753-8380  
Lacey Parks:  https://tinyurl.com/Laceycampreg   360-491-0857

AGES 8-11

VIRTUAL Let’s Make a TV Show! - Tuition $100 (max 14 students / minimum 6 students)
August 24th - 28th   10:00 a.m. log into ZOOM.

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!

This 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 1:00 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    Fee: $100

AGES 12 TO 16

Olympia Parks:  https://tinyurl.com/Olycampreg   360-753-8380  
Lacey Parks:  https://tinyurl.com/Laceycampreg   360-491-0857

VIRTUAL Let’s Make a Movie! - Tuition $175 (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   Fee:  $175

Animators Studio - Tuition $175  (max 16 students / minimum 6 students)
August 10th -14th 10:00 a.m. log into ZOOM

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. This animation camp will be held using ZOOM to connect students with the TCMedia faculty.  Students will meet with the camp faculty and work in teams from 10 a.m. – 12:00pm. to learn new skills every day and get the prompts for them to create an animation on their own.  Camp faculty will be available on the Zoom until 2 PM to provide support if needed.  TCMedia will loan an iPad  to each student 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<