SUMMER CAMPS

MCAT Media camps provides participants with opportunities to explore their creativity with video animation, live-action or, new this year, documentary video making. Kids will learn computer skills, camera techniques, storyboarding and video special effects. MCAT has a wide selection of video play materials including Legos, puppets, dry erase boards, drawing materials, costumes and studio lighting but participants are welcome to bring their own props as needed.

All camps are $150 and will run from 10am-4pm and are geared towards girls and boys ages 8-14 (with the exception of Horror Camp ages 14+). Scholarships are available upon request by emailing mcat@mcat.org. 

A boy is filming a video in front of a camera.
Two people posing for a photo. The person on the right is wearing a zombie mask.

Stop Animation Camp

A girl holds up a lego pirate ship for a Stop Animation workshop.July 8-12, 2024

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. 

Documentary Camp

July 15-19, 2024

raptor birdTell a story through a video documentary! Learn how to create a documentary using natural world subjects. One Trip will have us Visit the historic Museum at Fort Missoula to learn about the history of Missoula at the Historic Fort Missoula. Raptors and Film, where kids will create Nature Videos highlighting the birds of prey that Kate Davis’s Raptors of the Rockies has been advocating for over 30 years. This Camp is for the adventurous souls in all of us.

Movie Camp 

July 22-26, 2024 – Full

This workshop is full. Learn how to make live-action movies and editing in this easy to pick up and learn media camp. Snacks are provided and we will have a screening party on the last day for parents, friends, caregivers, and relatives.

Horror Movie-Making Camp

A young person dressed as a zombie on a street corner.August 5-9, 2024

This camp is geared towards older kids (ages 14+) or those who have attended previous MCAT camps. This annual camp gives a more professional approach to video making. Snacks are provided and we will have a screening party on the last day for parents, friends, caregivers, and relatives.

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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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