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Youth Media Camps

The Public Media Network Youth Media Academy kicks off June 2021

Registration for Session One is now closed

Sign up for Session Two Waitlist  (Grades 7, 8, 9)

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About the Youth Media Academy

Don't just watch media this summer - create it and join Public Media Network's Youth Media Academy. Grow your skills in media production through hands-on instruction. You'll explore issues of importance to you as you create a short documentary videos. Two hands-on intensive sessions will be offered in Summer 2021 in partnership with the Douglass Community Center and the Kalamazoo Eastside Neighborhood Association to put media in your hands and share your story.

Space is limited. We are actively seeking Black youth from the Eastside and Northside Neighborhoods of Kalamazoo for the program.


Learning objectives and topics covered in each camp:

  • Documentary Video Production

  • Basics of video production

  • Video editing and storytelling

  • Media Literacy


Fast Facts

Cost to participate: Free

New Location: Public Media Network, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Ste 300, Kalamazoo, MI 49007


Media Camp Schedule:


Youth Media Academy Session One (3 weeks): Grades: 4, 5, 6

Dates : June 14 - July 2, 2021

Monday - Friday 1 pm - 5 pm*



Youth Media Academy Session Two (4 weeks) : Grades: 7, 8, 9

Dates: July 12 - August 6, 2021

Monday - Friday 9 am - 2 pm*

*Optional lab time is available for students who need 9 am - 5 pm programming


Give us a call at 269.343.2211 with any questions or email hello[at]



The Youth Media Academy is supported in part by the Stryker Johnston Foundation.