15 Best Summer Day Camps around New York City

1. New York Film Academy

Where: NYFA, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004
When: Courses run through June 25th to August 12th.
Phone: (212) 674-4300
Email: film@nyfa.edu
Cost: $1,140 for one-week and $2,275 for the two-week course.

Kids who are into filmmaking – especially now that most of them have smartphones with cameras – can join the New York Film Academy film summer camp. They also provide acting, game design and animation summer camps for kids aged 10-13. At the 3D Animation camp, for example, kids learn the basics using Disney’s 12 principles of animation then apply these principles using 3D Maya, the industry-standard software for modeling and animation under caring supervision from instructors. There are one-week and two-week camps during the weekdays in the summer. These are day camps as there are no dorm facilities for the younger ones, so perhaps if you live far away organize a central location with relatives or friends for the duration of the course.

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