Photo Fun Camps for Kids this summer at George Eastman House

Ten weeklong camps focus on special-effect pictures, photo crafts, mini movies, and darkroom and digital techniques

For Release 2011-03-29

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A visual experience awaits curious campers this summer as George Eastman House presents Photo Fun Camps for Kids. Ten different weeklong camps from June 27 through Sept. 1 — for children ages 7 to 12 — will focus on special-effect pictures, photo crafts, editing, and basic photography techniques.

The camps are dedicated to teaching children how to maneuver a camera to turn their pictures into artwork. The individual weeklong camps run weekdays 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Experienced Eastman House leaders will guide hands-on activities of creativity and exploration.  Cameras will be provided for each camper’s use, and they receive a take-home CD with all their creations at the end of each session.

Camps For Children Ages 7 - 8


June 27 to July 1

Combine picture-taking with craft-making! Projects include collages, handmade paper photo albums, photo flipbooks, and mixed-media.


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Aug. 29 to Sept. 1

Learn the secrets and techniques of taking trick and special-effect pictures — from pinhole to multi-flash to digital photoplay.


Camps for Children Ages 9 - 10


July 11 to 15

Make wearable photographic creations using your own pictures to design sunprint t-shirts, backpacks, bandanas, bracelets, and more.



July 25 to 29

Take, scan, or download a variety of pictures and use photo-editing software to make them into custom masterpieces on the computer.



Aug. 8 to 12

From chemistry to computers, explore creative ways of making pictures – both with a camera and a mouse.



Aug. 22 to 26

A photo adventure! Explore Mr. Eastman’s house, gardens, and grounds on a photo scavenger hunt, shoot on a Find it! tour around the Neighborhood of the Arts, and go on off-site photo shoots to popular Rochester locations like the Seneca Park Zoo.


Camps for Children Ages 11 to 12


July 5 to 8 (Shorter week price - $20 off!) 

A more advanced version of our August 22 camp. It is not necessary to have taken the On Location camp for children 9-10 to attend this session.



July 18 to 22

Make pictures with both film and pixels using darkroom techniques, experimental and alternative processes, and digital manipulation.



Aug. 1 to 5

Take, scan, or download a variety of pictures and use photo-editing software to make them into custom masterpieces on the computer.



Aug. 15 to 19

Create mini-movies and experiment with composition, light, special effects, editing, and basic movie-making techniques on-site and in a computer lab. Includes shooting at neighborhood locations and guided storyboard creation.  One part still photography, one part video – all parts fun!

The cost of each weekly camp is $120 ($110 for George Eastman House members) - all supplies included.  To receive more information about Photo Fun Camps for Kids, visit or call the Education Department at (585) 271-3361 ext. 232.


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Admission : Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free · Members Free

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