SPRING BREAK CAMPS

MCAT offers a Spring Break Media Camp “Spring Flicks” for kids 8 to 14 who want to explore filmmaking from various angles. This year the camp is during MCPS Spring Break, March 18-22, 2024 from 10am to 4pm. Activities include story-boarding and scripting, animation, live action and documentary options. This week-long workshops allows participants to chart their own course of exploration working in small groups or even solo on some projects throughout the week. The workshop features a concluding screening party for all participants, parents and caregivers. Scholarships available. Click the button below to register (you will create a submittable account to register).

Two people posing for a photo. The person on the right is wearing a zombie mask.
A group of young people in front of a camera in a studio.

Stop Animation Workshop

This camp provides kids with opportunities to explore animation using Legos or drawings. Kids can work alone or in groups and learn computer skills, camera techniques and special effects like green screen. MCAT has a wide selection of video play materials including Legos, puppets, dry erase boards, drawing materials and studio lighting. Snacks are provided and each camp will have a screening party on the last day for parents, friends, caregivers, and relatives. There are morning and afternoon sessions to choose from.

A girl holds up a lego pirate ship for a Stop Animation workshop.

Horror Movie-Making Camps

These camps are for kids 14 and up and involve a group effort to make a short horror movie in the course of the week-long camp. Participants will create their own story and take turns in all phases of production including lights, camera work and special effects make-up. Snacks are provided and each camp will have a screening party on the last day for parents, friends, caregivers, and relatives.
A young person dressed as a zombie on a street corner.
A young woman holding up a green MCAT sign that says Be a Fan of MCAT - Make Your Own TV.
A boy wearing a face mask in front of a computer.
A boy is filming a video in front of a camera.
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