Youth Media and Tech Camps – Summer 2021


on (June 28 – August 27)

Youth Media and Tech Camps – Summer 2021

May 20, 2021
May 21, 2021
May 22, 2021
May 23, 2021
June 28, 2021
August 28, 2021

UPDATE: All camps are currently sold out. Please email if you would like to be added to a waitlist in case there are cancellations and/or new slots are opened.

Youth Media & Tech Camps – 
Summer 2021 at Westfield Mission Valley Mall!

Where youth flex their creativity and technology muscles by creating their own movies!


Parents & Students. Great news! Our friends at Westfield Mission Valley Mall have graciously donated a temporary storefront space allowing us to bring back in-person filmmaking camps this upcoming Summer! Dates, registration, & info below. Please sign up and/or spread the word. Space is limited! Thank you for your patience & support! – Ethan van Thillo, Executive Director/Founder, Media Arts Center San Diego.

In-Person Summer Filmmaking Camps Return June 28th! Register here – 

Register today for Media Arts Center San Diego’s New IN-PERSON Summer 2021 YOUTH MEDIA & TECH CAMPS

Campers will learn about making movies by working with local filmmakers! Space is limited. We’ll only be hosting one class of 12 youth per week.

In our FUN, EDUCATIONAL, HANDS-ON camps, your child will learn iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Stop Motion, Green Screen Photography, and more! Ages 8-12. Campers will also have opportunity to submit films to the iVIE Awards!


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June 28-July 2,
July 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30
August 2-6,
August 9-13, 16-20, 23-27

Cost: $220 Member /  $275 General per week

Hours: 8:30am- 3:00pm

New “Pop-Up” Camp Location: Westfield Mission Valley Mall – Store #220, 1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108 (just east of AMC Cinemas, near old Ruby’s Restaurant). Ample parking underneath mall.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

  1. Universal and correct use of masks.
  2. Physical distancing (3 feet) and reduced capacity.
  3. Handwashing and respiratory etiquette.
  4. Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities.
  5. Vaccinated camp staff.
  6. Campers will work in fixed cohorts (“pods”) throughout the week.

Contact or call (619) 573-7725 for more information.

Download POLICIES & PROCEDURES forms: Camp Forms

Media Arts Center San Diego, has been providing filmmaking workshops for all ages for 21 years throughout the County of San Diego. Since the COVID pandemic hit, MACSD has been offering all of our education programs virtually. But, now we are excited to once again bring back these camps IN-PERSON! During our 5-day camps, youth flex their technology and creativity muscles by producing original movies. Using a project-based learning model, campers learn pre-production, production, and post-production skills and techniques, such as storyboarding, cinematography, online video editing, as well as Green Screen photography and Stop Motion!


Visit Media Arts Center San Diego’s FLICKR page to see our YMTC Campers in action or watch videos from past camps.

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MACSD is a community partner with Girl Scouts San Diego. Cadets can earn a Digital Movie Maker Badge! 

Membership Discounts Available! – 20% off for Members!

Not a member? Click here to sign up today! Or, please contact or call (619) 230-1938 x 101


Scholarships: Need-based scholarships are available for students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program at school. NOTE: Full scholarships have already been awarded for the summer sessions. Partial scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis.  Apply Here


Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds for camps. To receive credit for future camps, cancellation is required at least one week in advance of the start date of camp. Credit will be valid for one year, and will be equal to the amount paid, less 10% for processing fees. Media Arts Center San Diego may at times need to cancel classes due to low enrollment, at which point a check reimbursement will be issued, less 10% for processing fees.

  • MACSD is not responsible for providing refunds or offering makeup sessions for camps missed as a result of illness, emergencies or events beyond the student’s control.
  • MACSD will confirm cancellation via email.


Thank you to our Funders & Sponsors!

These camps are supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles. Any findings, opinions, or conclusions contained herein are not necessarily those of the California Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The National Arts and Disability Center.


Camps are supported in part by the following funders:

Camp Funders and Sponsors 2018-2019

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