Summer Camps 2018

Join us for a Summer Camp this year!


Animation Camps  | TV Studio Production Camps |
Sports Broadcasting Camps | New! Filmmaking Camp

Animation, Filmmaking, and TV Studio camps run from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Sports Broadcasting camps run from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

For Registration information, call (650) 494-8686, or contact Jesse Norfleet at

For Sports Broadcasting Camps, contact Sara Bennett at

Use links below to REGISTER



Our summer 2018 partner organization is the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center! We are thrilled to be partnering with the JCC and expect another summer of fun-filled programs led by industry professionals.



 New! Filmmaking Camp

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Learn how to make your own movie!

Grades: 6 – 9

Cost:  $475

The filmmaking camp is a weeklong 25 hour intensive video workshop that provides the student with the skills and knowledge to tell a story through video.  You will learn professional techniques to shoot digital video and edit your footage.  Students will develop and pitch ideas, write scripts, and work as a production team to shoot and edit their short films.  By the end of this class, each student will have produced a short video, or worked as part of a team to produce a video.  The class includes access to all equipment (camcorder, lighting, audio) and editing software.  

Instructor: Lessa Bouchard

2018 Filmmaking Camp Session:


Summer Session 1 (grades 6-9)Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29 

Animation Camps

Animation & Special Effects


Grades: 6 – 9

Cost:  $475

Using industry standard animation software, Students learn to create 2D animations and special effects for movies! 

Instructor: Lessa Bouchard

2018 Animation Camp Sessions:


Summer Session 1 (grades 6-9): Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22 

Summer Session 2 (grades 6-9)Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13

TV Studio Production Camps

Television Studio Production -aka, “How To Become A TV Star In One Week”


Grades: 6-9

Cost:  $475

Students learn all the skills they need to produce, direct, and star in their own TV shows in our professional studio. From concept to completed show, students design sets, run cameras, sound, graphics, and star bringing their big ideas to the big screen! Previous classes have produced, game shows, sit coms, talent shows and discussions about local youth related issues.

Instructor: Sara Bennett

2018 TV Studio Camp Sessions:


Summer Session 1 (grades 6 -9): Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22  

Summer Session 2 (grades 6 -9): Monday, July 23– Friday, July 27 Sorry, Camp Session is Full!

Sports Broadcasting Camps

Sports Broadcasting


Grades: 6 -9

Cost:  $560

Instructor:  Sara Bennett

Links and registration for all 4 Sports Camp Summer Sessions are below.



Students learn all the elements of LIVE Sports Broadcasting in a unique one-of-a-kind hands-on training experience. Using our mobile TV production truck, each student has a chance to learn every crew position, from Director and Camera Operator to Graphics Engineer, Audio Engineer and Play-by-Play Commentators. At the end of the week long session, the team films a live local sporting event, which will be shown on local TV!

Graduates of this camp are eligible to join the MC Sports Broadcasting Team, to cover local school sporting events during the fall, winter, and spring sports seasons annually. Games are broadcast on local TV and on the web. Crew members receive Community Service hours, a free meal each game and the chance to work with industry professionals. To learn more about MC Sports, contact Sara Bennett.

Session 1, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-9) Jun 11-15 at MidPen Media Center –Sorry, Camp is Full.  

Session 2Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-9) June 25-29 at MidPen Media Center 

Session 3, Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-9) July 9 -13 at MidPen Media Center

Session 4Sports Broadcasting Camp – (Grades 6-9) August 6 -10 at MidPen Media Center










SCHOLARSHIPS: To apply, go to Scholarship App

Or contact Camp Coordinator, Jesse Norfleet: 650-494-8686 x28

LOCATION & WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP: All Camps are held at the Media Center (except where noted above) – 900 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto. Students should pack a lunch and a long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Sports Campers should also bring a hat, sunglasses & sun screen.


Digiquest & Sports Camp Cancellation & Refund Policy:  No refund will be given for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the camp session’s start date.  Cancellations between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the camp session’s start date will result in a 50% refund.  Cancellations made earlier than 4 weeks prior to the camp’s start date will result in an 85% refund.

  • The Media Center reserves the right to cancel a session if enrollment is insufficient.  In such an instance, fees paid will be refunded in full.
  • The Media Center is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen personal belongings.