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Media Camps going virtual in June

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, we have made the decision to move our June Summer Camps to a virtual, online format.  The camps will offer instruction and opportunities for campers to learn and produce media with equipment you may already have at home (mobile phones, tablets, online sites, home computers). 

Registration now open!

Registration for Virtual Media Camp is $45 per week with scholarships available to people who live in the City of Kalamazoo, City of Parchment, Comstock Township, Kalamazoo Township, or Oshtemo Township.

While we hope your camper is able to participate each day of virtual media camp, they are also able to only attend days they are available that week.  No refunds or discounts will be offered for partial attendance.

Camp registration will be refunded with 14 days advance notice.  Any refunds requested with less than 14 days notice will be considered on an individual basis.

About the Virtual Format

Public Media Network’s virtual media camps are a combination of lessons, group video conferencing and independent project-based activities.

Campers will meet at the beginning of the day for an interactive activity and to discuss the project that we will complete that day.

Your camp leader will hold office hours to troubleshoot issues and answer questions during project-based activities.

Materials required for all camps: Internet access, digital camera (phone or mobile device cameras will work), microphone and ability to access free video conferencing software.

Attendance: Campers are welcome to attend all days that they are available. No refunds or adjustments will be made for missed days.

Explore Media! later this summer

These camps are still planned as in-person camps if we are able to gather safely by the end of July. Registration will be refunded for any in-person camps that are moved to virtual camps.  You would then have the opportunity to register again for virtual camps.s

Each week provides a chance to gain hands-on skills and explore the world of media production.  The week ends with short screening of work completed.  At the end of the summer, there will be a public premiere of all the videos created in camp and the videos will air on Public Media Network.


Registration for in-person camps is $199/week
Scholarships are available for people who live in the City of Kalamazoo, City of Parchment, Comstock Township, Kalamazoo Township, or Oshtemo Township.

Camps run 9 am - 5 pm at Public Media Network.  Extended day registration (8:30 am - 5:30 pm) is available.

Space is limited.

If camps are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all paid registration fees will be eligible for a refund.

Media Camp Schedule:

June 15 - 19, 2020

Virtual: Get started with Media Making

Ages 8+

Register Online

June 22 - 26, 2020

Virtual: Get started with Animation

Ages 8+

Register Online

  Following camps are planned in-person
and may shift to virtual camps as wells

July 27 - 31, 2020

3D Animation

Ages 11+

Register Online

August 10 - 14, 2020

Be a YouTuber

Ages 8+

Register Online

August 17 - 21, 2020

Create Your Newscast

Ages 8+

Register Online

August 24 - 28, 2020

Stop Motion Animation

Ages 8+

Register Online


For other camp options in July, we are partnering with Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation.


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



Public Media Network's camps are part of the EPIC Summer of Arts camps, that is supported in part by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.