Get ready to introduce a new photographer to your home!
We're one of Chicago's premiere photography summer camp for Kids (8-12) & Teens (13-17). Learn from professional photographers and get hands on practice on daily field trips to locations all around our camp headquarters between Magnificent Mile, River North & Gold Coast. We make learning photography fun and interactive!
"I love this camp & it was one of my favorite camps I've been to all summer!" - Gabi (GTA Camper 2016)
Full Day Camps: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Age: Kids (8-12) & Teens (13-17)
Fee: $395.00 / $545.00 per week
Camera Rental: $50.00 per week (if camper does not have their own camera)
Before/After Care: starts at 8:30 AM (before care) | ends at 5:00 PM (after care)
2017 Summer Camp Sessions
Kids Camp (age 8-12)
Sessions: July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, Aug 7-11, Aug 14-18, Aug 21-25
Our Kids Camp is an unique program that introduces campers to their cameras and the fun things they can do with them. Hands-on photography and field trips come together to give campers a unique learning environment where they get to explore both the creative and technical side to photography.
Teen Camp 1 (age 13-17)
Sessions: Weekday sessions (Monday - Friday) every week between June 26 - August 25
Campers learn to shoot in full manual mode by the third day! They learn photography in a fun & interactive environment, with daily excursions to many great locations around Chicago, such as: Navy Pier, Oak Street Beach, Michigan Ave & Millennium Park. Campers practice aperture, shutter speed and ISO, while learning to capture stunning images. The final exhibit at the end of the week, will take your breath away!
Teen Camp 2
Session: July 10-14, July 31-Aug 4, Aug 14-18
The focus for Teen Camp 2 is to take campers skills to the next level of ultimate creativity by focusing on experimental photography techniques. Painting with light, projection art and bokeh are just some of the techniques explored!
Sessions: July 3-7, July 31-Aug 4
This camp will teach teens how to capture people and their many expressions. They'll learn how to make the most of natural light, experiment with candid vs. posed portraiture and look at a variety of work famous photographers.
Street & Documentary
Session: July 17-21, Aug 21-25
Street and documentary photography is all about telling a story through images. This camp will teach teens important techniques to in photojournalism and communicate real life moments. Whether it's a current event, the life story of a person or capturing the spirit of a location, this camp will teach teens how to take news worthy photographs.
Sessions: July 24-28, Aug 7-11
Editing can make your image go from great to "WOW"! Editing camp introduces teens to Lightroom and Photoshop by covering all the key tools, and creative adjustments in each program. Campers will have a chance to shoot and edit their own photos to explore layering techniques, special effects and more!