Photo Fun Camps for Kids this summer at George Eastman House

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

For Release 2012-04-17

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 July 2 through Aug. 31 — 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 4 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


July 16 to 20

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


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Aug. 20 to 24

Have a blast while learning the secrets and techniques of taking “special-effect” pictures. Play with camera angles and props to make amazing-looking trick photos.


Camps for Children Ages 9 – 10 


July 2 to 6 (Shorter week price - $40 off!) 

Explore our natural world one (camera) tool at a time! Use photo-editing software to turn your photos into custom masterpieces.



July 9 to 13

Make wearable photographic creations with your own pictures! Design sunprint t-shirts, backpacks, bandanas, jewelry, and more.



Aug. 6 to 10

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


Camps for Children Ages 11 to 12


July 23 to 27

Campers will create mini-movies, experimenting with composition, light, special effects, editing, and basic movie-making techniques on-site and in a computer lab. They will scout neighborhood locations and storyboard their ideas. One part still photography, one part video – all parts fun!



July 30 to Aug. 3

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



Aug. 13 to 17

Take, scan, and download a variety of pictures and learn advanced photo-editing techniques to make them into custom masterpieces.



Aug. 27 to 31

A more advanced version of our August 6 camp. It is not necessary to have taken the On Location camp for children 9-10 to attend this session.


The cost of each weekly camp is $220 ($210 for George Eastman House members). All supplies are included. For more information about Photo Fun Camps for Kids, visit or call the Education Department at (585) 271-3361 ext. 232.


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