Film and Media Summer Camps

Looking for something fun and creative for the kids to do this Summer and during Spring Break? If you have an aspiring auteur in your family our Film and Media Camp programs could be for you! Our day camps teach students the basic techniques of video production through producing narrative shorts & stop motion animation films & short docs to be screened at the Nick at the conclusion of the camp!

How to Register

Please select the desired summer camp below and follow the button to register and pay for the program. In the secure Altru checkout window, make sure to use an email that you use regularly so that you receive our email with the registration form attached. Please fill out the form and email to the address provided.

Drop Off and Pick Up Information

Children are to be dropped off at the camp location at 9 AM. You will have to sign in. Pick up is at 1 PM, and whoever is picking up a student needs to come inside and sign their kid out.

Food and Snacks

There will not be a designated lunch, so your student is welcome to bring lunch, but we will be providing ample snacks, including fruits, vegetables, grains, and sweets. Participants with special dietary needs should bring their own lunch.


Any damage resulting from intentional misuse of the the Nickelodeon Theatre’s or Indie Grits Labs’ facilities or equipment from the parent or student listed above will be the parent or student’s financial liability.

Registrants to the Indie Grits Labs Summer Camp understand that publicity photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image/photographic likeness may appear in photographs taken during the Film Camps. By registering for the Indie Grits Labs Film Camp, you hereby give permission that photos containing your child’s image/likeness may be used for publicity or general information purposes including publication on the Nickelodeon Theatre website or Indie Grits website within other publicity which may be seen by the general public. Indie Grits Labs will not seek any further permission nor provide any notification before using
such photos.

Summer 2020 Camps

Past Camps


When: Monday – Friday, June 25 – July 6, 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs / 1013 Duke Ave
Cost: $400 per student
*For high school students.

Science fiction and big time scares are a hallmark of the American cinema landscape. Artificial intelligence out of control? Gadgets with world-altering implications? In space, can no one really hear you scream? Join us for a two-week crash course in filmmaking fun, culminating in the production of a film that will be screened at the Nickelodeon theatre. Your imagination is the only limit! The special screening of the work from this camp will be Saturday, July 7th from 12-1:30pm at the Nickelodeon Theatre. 



When: Monday – Friday, June 11-22, 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs / 1013 Duke Ave
Cost: $400 per student
*For ages 8-12.

Experience a hands-on introduction to the art of stop-motion animation! Covering the fundamentals of animation, storytelling, and production, students will get to plan and execute the production of their very own animation, walking away with a movie they can treasure and share with friends and family! From making characters to foley work, this camp, led by experienced animator Lillian Burke, will serve as a perfect introduction to the world of filmmaking. The special screening of the work from this camp will be Saturday, June 23rd from 12-1:30pm at the Nickelodeon Theatre.