Summer Camps 2021

Your favorite summer youth classes are coming back. Sign up now! In all of our camps, students work together to create videos, photos, or audio recordings, which are broadcast on our various channels. Camps give students the skills to create their own projects.

Our Camps:
Sports Broadcasting Camp

Live coverage of sporting events!

Grades: 6 – 10

Learn all about live sports broadcasting through this unique, hands-on technical training experience. In our mobile TV production truck, you’ll learn every crew position: director, camera operator, graphics engineer, audio engineer, and play-by-play commentator. Come watch a game from the perspective of a professional sports television crew, and learn to tell the story of a live game as it happens.

Graduates of this camp are also invited to join our Sports Broadcasting Team. Throughout the school year, we cover local school sporting events for cable television and online live stream presentation. Crew members receive Community Service hours, a free meal each game, and the chance to work with industry professionals.

Session Dates: July 12th – July 16th, Mon – Fri
9:30Am – 3:30PM
Enrollment: $450

Instructors: Kevin Burnett, Rene Mendoza

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Multimedia Journalism Camp

Tell local stories in our Youth Newsroom

Grades: 9 – 12

In today’s atmosphere of misinformation, “fake news” accusations, and limitless access to worldwide research and communication, investigative and journalistic skills have never been more crucial to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Midpen Media strives to amplify local voices and empower local activists through media-making education and opportunities. This summer we are launching our Youth Newsroom – a hands-on summer camp experience where teens will learn to ask questions and tell stories with the power to change the world. Students will be trained in all forms of news media communications, including news writing, journalistic podcasting, photojournalism, and short documentary video production. They’ll come away with a researched, polished, and published story reflecting issues relevant to their communities – and with the tools to continue finding and reporting the stories that need to be told.

Session Dates: July 19th – July 23rd, Mon – Fri
9:30AM – 3:30PM
Enrollment: $450

Instructor: Emily Parent

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Studio Production Camp

Make TV in our professional studio!

Grades: 6 – 12

Through this 1-week summer camp experience, you’ll learn all the skills you need to produce, direct, and star in a  professional television production. This camp provides a hands-on opportunity to learn the ins and outs of creating television in our professional studio from concept to completed show. Together, we’ll explore the art of

  • Designing sets 
  • Operating cameras 
  • Controlling sound 
  • Creating live graphics 
  • Directing a team of peers to bring your ideas to life

Previous classes have produced game shows, sitcoms, talent and variety shows, and discussions about local youth-related issues. Once having completed this training, students are encouraged to come back and participate throughout the school year on real television productions – both of their own design and under the direction of local influential producers.

Session Dates: July 26th – July 30th, Mon – Fri
9:30AM – 3:30PM
Enrollment: $450

Instructor: Pedro Arenas

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More Information

All camps are held at the Midpen Media Center: 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. Students should pack a lunch and a long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt. Sports Broadcasting Campers should also bring a hat, sunglasses, water bottle, and sunscreen.

Healthy morning snacks will be provided.

Midpen Media is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen personal belongings.

For information or to register, use the links in the individual classes above. Questions can be directed toward Jesse Norfleet.

Summer 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.

Midpen Media reserves the right to cancel a session if enrollment is insufficient. In such an instance, fees paid will be refunded in full.