MC Film Camp for Kids scheduled for July 5-7

MC Film Camp for Kids scheduled for July 5-7

June 5, 2012
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer

Is your child the next Steven Spielberg?

This summer, Maryville College is offering a three-day film camp at the Clayton Center for the Arts. The Maryville College Film Camp for Kids, which will be held July 5-7 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., will teach campers video camera techniques and how to create their own films.

The camp is open to rising 4th through 8th graders. Tuition is $90 and includes lunch. After Care is available for an additional charge.

Throughout the week, campers will learn from local writers, actors and award-winning filmmakers who will walk them through every step of filmmaking – from writing the story to building and designing a set, lighting, costumes and props. By the last day, campers will know how to write and produce their own creations.

After camp concludes, campers will be encouraged to write and produce a film as part of a team or on their own and present their film at the first-ever Maryville College Kids Film Festival and Awards Ceremony on Aug. 4. Awards to be presented include Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor/Actress.

Campers may bring their own video equipment to camp, but it is not required.

The registration deadline is June 23. For more information, please contact Nathaniel Tipton at 865.981.8018 or

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.