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The Filmmaking Academy takes campers through the process of making a series of short films. Each student will get the opportunity to write, direct and edit. After exploring the tools of screen writing, cinematography and digital editing, students will be given three themes to develop their narratives: film noir dramas, action chase scenes and slapstick comedy. With these in hand, they will have time to create their own short film with their team. On Friday afternoon, we will hold a mini film festival with popcorn and snacks for students to showcase their hard work.
Clancy Philbrick, with experience in a wide variety of educational platforms, Clancy brings an interdisciplinary approach to his creative classes. For over a decade Clancy has been teaching, mentoring and working alongside students of all ages as an art instructor, outdoor educator, leadership coach, baseball coach and creative collaborator. He currently is a member of the Visual Arts and Design faculty at Penn Charter where he teaches across a variety of mediums and advises the student-run Art Club. His independent work has been exhibited across the United States and has recently been featured on BBC, The Huffington Post, ArtBlog, and Ethiopian TV. His collaborative practice has lead to recent projects with Circadium and Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, as well as social projects with the world-renowned Mural Arts Program, Project HOME, the BLM movement, and hundreds of local students.
Don't feel like packing lunch in the summertime? Try our lunch option. Campers will be served a nutritious and balanced meal with various choices. Daily offerings will include one entree (salad, sandwich or grill item) one small drink, and one snack or fruit. Cost: $6/day, $30/week. Campers are encouraged to sign up in advance if interested in this option, although cash “drop-ins” will be accepted.
Interested families may enroll in the extended-day option by indicating so in the appropriate space on the application. Campers may enroll in the Early-Bird Program, the After-Camp Program or both. Families who need this service occasionally or in an emergency must contact the director, and cash payment must be received the day the service is provided.
Prices listed below apply to advanced registration only. Drop-ins accepted on a daily basis without registration for a cash fee of $15 per day, per program.
Hours Drop off any time between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m.
Cost $6/day, $30/week
Hours 3:30-5:45 p.m. Pick up any time before 5:45 p.m.
Cost $11/day, $55/week
Snack and supervised activities included.
A late fee of $1 per minute will be charged for pick-up after 5:45 p.m.
Transportation can be provided for campers from Center City and some surrounding communities. However, our provisions for your child’s transportation do have limits. Once registration has been submitted, any changes to pickup and drop-off locations must be e-mailed well in advance, and a $25 administrative fee will be charged. Friends of campers may not ride the buses unless they have signed up in advance for transportation. We ask your cooperation in registering early for this extra service.
Round-trip $100/week; one-way $50/week.