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Summer Media Camp!

July 11–August 19, 2022

Pre-registration for members: April 7–21, 2022

Regular registration opens April 23, 2022

This summer, Museum of the Moving Image will hold its popular media day camp onsite starting July 11. Onsite camp sessions run Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Children ages 9–14 can participate. Programs vary week to week, and sessions can be taken independently or in any combination. All levels of experience are welcome. Your child will receive an abundance of personalized attention in a safe environment: the average child-to-teacher ratio is 7:1. The Museum is following stringent safety protocols, which include regular sanitizing, high-quality ventilation, and social distancing in all galleries and spaces.  

Summer Media Camp is the perfect way for your children to explore something new, express their creativity, and experiment with technology. Working under the guidance of specially trained artists and educators, your child will collaborate with other children to create original movies, animated films, and video games, which will then be featured as part of a special showcase at the Museum. All levels of experience are welcome. Each child will leave camp with the confidence and knowledge that they made something awesome!

Ready to make something this summer? Let’s go!

Save $45 on Summer Media Camp as a member of Museum of the Moving Image! To become a member, join here.


Email or call 718-777-6853.


Next Generation Animators

July 11–15

Discover how you can use stop-motion animation to make everyday objects come to life on screen. Working with computers, tablets, cameras, and crafts, children will work in small production teams to develop, direct, and film their own original animated movies.

Digital Game Designers

July 18–22

Campers will immerse themselves in digital game design, and explore what makes their favorite video games fun. They’ll remix classic video games by creating new levels, rules, and characters, while getting exclusive access to the Museum’s collection of video games during days when the galleries are closed to the public.

Indie Game Makers

July 25–29

Campers will explore the process behind digital game-making, tackle fun design challenges, meet professional game developers, and experiment with game design tools to create original video games inspired by the world of independent video games.

Future Filmmakers

August 1–5

Learn how movies are made while exploring the Museum’s online collection in a week packed with hands-on video-making experiences. Kids will collaborate in small production teams to create an original silent film that they will write, direct, produce, and star in.

Claymation Creators

August 8–12

Aspiring animators will explore the delightful process of claymation (clay animation) as they learn the techniques necessary to make their own films. Campers will design and create their own sets, props, and characters to animate their own original claymation film.

Puppet TV

August 15–19

Led by a professional puppeteer who has been featured on popular television shows, campers will design their own character, experimenting with a variety of styles and materials, which they then use to produce an original sketch. Drawing inspiration from the Museum’s Jim Henson Exhibition, they’ll learn about the art of televised puppetry.

2022 Fees

$550 for one session
$980 for two sessions
$1440 for three sessions
$1880 for four sessions
$2300 for five sessions
$2700 for six sessions

Campers will receive a list of materials to gather and check before starting camp.



Early drop-off 9:00 a.m. $50/week

Late pick-up 5:00 p.m. $50/week

Both early drop-off & late pick-up: $80/week


Registration and Payment

Registration for Summer 2022 is currently open for members. To apply, please complete this form. After applying, you will receive additional information in order to complete registration.

Registration fee (non-refundable): $45 (waived for Museum members). Fee applies once per family.  To become a member, join here. Space is limited; early registration is recommended. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If a session is filled, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if space becomes available. Pending availability, registrations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before a session begins; the Museum cannot guarantee that registration requests received after this deadline can be accommodated. 

Parents will receive an email confirmation of the selected workshops. Please submit a separate registration form for each child if there are multiple children from the household participating in the camp. Placement in the camp is not guaranteed until full payment is received. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Summer Media Camp is for kids ages 9–14. Youth living anywhere around the world are welcome to join! Sessions are grouped by age when possible: 9–11 year-olds are grouped together in one class, 12–14 year-olds in another class.

Full payment, payable by check or credit card, is due three weeks prior to the start of the session. To receive a refund, cancellations must be made at least three weeks prior to the start of the session. If Museum of the Moving Image cancels a session for any reason, all enrollment and registration fees will be refunded.

Questions? Email or call 718-777-6853.