Kirkland Summer Camp

2019 Teen Filmmaking Summer Camp Now enrolling

One week, project based filmmaking camps designed to inspire creative change! Students work in small groups to produce short films and portfolio content for college and beyond. Our beautiful campus is located in downtown Kirkland, WA. at the LEADPrep Academy. Pre-production and filming takes place inside and outside the classroom and is lead by digital media professionals, filmmakers and STEM educators.


The 2019 Teen Summer Filmmaking Camp will be located in Downtown Kirkland at the LEADPrep Middle & High School - 315 3rd Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033 

Sample Schedule

  • 8:45 - Drop off / Check in

  • 9:00 - Instruction / Pre-production

  • 10:30 - Onset Film Production

  • 12:00 - Lunch Break - Bring a lunch!

  • 12:30 - Team Building Outside

  • 12:45 - Continue Filming

  • 1:30 - Post-production work

  • 2:00 - Pick up - no later than 2:15

No two weeks are the same. No mater the subject we are producing, each week brings new and exciting challenges and rewards.  Our curriculum changes and adapts to the needs of that week’s participants’ interests and experience with unique film challenges to help guide youth projects. Summer is right around the corner and what better way for your teen to spend their summer than attending Cherry Street Film’s summer camps? 
— Kanani Koster - Education Directer

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STORYBOARDing | CINEMATOGRAPHY | editing | Audio Recording | Production Design

Each week is focused on creating a youth led video project; from music videos, documentaries, narrative short films, and digital shorts. Our curriculum weaves together a unique understanding that filmmaking is second to storytelling and that our youth have original, authentic stories they can and must share. Students participating this Summer will leave with a solid understanding of the power of storytelling in our contemporary media landscape and how to produce compelling content to share with their community.

For more information please feel free to contact us at anytime. If you are unable to enroll today but would still like to place a hold on any week still available this Summer please contact us for more info.

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy - Students are required to pay all, or a portion, of their tuition and fees for any registered camp course unless enrollment is officially cancelled prior to the start of classes. If a student does cancel prior or after to the start of camp course, NO tuition or fees can be refunded. Terms of Service: https://www.cherrystreetfilms.com/terms-of-service

Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, our enrollments fees are priced to accommodate every budget. If you prefer to pay only a deposit today to hold your space for a specific week, you can do so by contacting us here>>> 

We do have a limited number of partial scholarships available. Please contact us for more information.

  1. Cherry Street Film’s Summer Camp is Capped at 15 students: This allows for more personalized learning with hands on experience.

  2. Professional level editing skill building : We produce films using Apple Mac computers running the Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Audition to edit our films. Students build their digital portfolio for for collage and beyond. 

  3. Mixed Age Group of Middle and High Schoolers: Our mixed aged camps encourage community, mentorship and leadership building to support students 13 to 18 years of age.

  4. Short Film Festival Release Party: At the end of the summer there will be a short film festival that all participants are invited to. This will give youth the opportunity to see their film on the big screen.

  5. Leadership and Team Building: Youth are expected to collaborate and work together in teams to produce their films. Cherry Street Films will challenge youth to take on leadership positions throughout the process.