Kids Camp 1
AGE: 8* – 12 Years Old *Campers MUST be 8 by Sept 1 in the year of camp.
TIME: 9am – 3pm (Mon – Fri) *Before & After Care Available (8:00am-5:30pm)
PREREQUISITES: NONE; Great for Beginners
REQUIRED: Any camera with manual mode (*rentals available)
LOCATION: 100 Laurier Ave E. (University of Ottawa)
Kids Camp 1, We Have FUN!
Kids Camp 1 is a unique photography program that empowers kids, like no other in the country! Kids Camp 1 introduces campers to their cameras through hands-on demonstrations and interactive field trips! In our program, we cover creative and technical techniques that are engaging and meaninful for kids! Kids leave feeling confident having developed a skill set that they will carry with them forever!
“Omg…….I cannot say more! My kids never said goodbye when I dropped off and I had to bribe them when we left daily!”
– Caroline Waite | GTA Photography Camps Parent
- Top 10 tips to improve your photos instantly
- Basic camera settings that make a big impact on your photos (white balance, ISO & scene modes)
- Introduction to Aperture & Shutter Speed
- Experimental shooting techniques like using handmade filters to create your own Instagram look
- Fun photography games and daily photo field trips!
Intro to Camera Settings
Campers will be introduced to important basic camera settings like white balance and ISO that will make a major impact on their images. They’ll learn how and when to use various shooting modes like shutter and aperture priority as well as the auto scene modes on the camera.
Composition and Helpful Tips
In this camp, kids will start training their eyes to see great images right in front of them! Compositional rules and helpful hints for different subject matter like portraiture and landscape will be covered.
Fun Photo Activities
Kids Camp 1 is packed with great photo activities! All of our shooting projects have been designed to give campers the opportunity to really express their creativity while utilizing important technical skills. Daily field trips give campers lots of opportunity to use their cameras and really practice what they learn.
Sample Day Agenda
Before care starts at 8:00am
|9:00 am||Warm up game|
|9:15 am||Photography Lesson
Learn & Practice
|10:30 am||Demos & Hands on Practice
Apply what you’ve learned
|12:00 pm||Lunch Break
Bring your own or buy lunch at a local spot
|1:00 pm||Field Trip
Visit exciting local spots and take incredible photos and videos
|2:45 pm||Arrive back at camp|
|2:45 pm||Cool Down Game|
|3:00 pm||Student Pick-up
After care until 5:30pm*
*There will be no camp sessions running on Statutory Holidays (Canada Day: Wed, July 1, 2020 and Civic Holiday: Monday, Aug 3, 2020)