Summer Camps and Workshops in New York City

Hands-on Programs for Teens and Kids

In our workshops and summer camps in NYC, students draw inspiration from the creative energy of one of the best cities for film, media, and entertainment. Throughout our classes for kids and teens at NYFA New York, students learn the art of visual storytelling and performing from working industry professionals, choosing from a variety of disciplines that include filmmaking, documentary filmmaking, photography, broadcast journalism, musical theatre, game design, 3D animation, and acting for film. Students that enroll in an in-person program will attend NYFA New York, located in Battery Park, located at the tip of Manhattan.


During NYFA’s teen and kids workshops and summer camps in NYC, students explore their talents and abilities in the visual and performing arts. Throughout the camps, students create unique projects as they learn the fundamentals of storytelling. Teens aged 14-17 can choose from programs in filmmaking, acting for film, photography, 3D animation, musical theatre, screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, and broadcast journalism. For kids aged 10-13, there are programs available in filmmaking, acting for film, photography, 3D animation, and musical theatre.

A selection of our programs in New York are available in level-one and level-two programs, allowing students to return and learn more advanced skills. We currently offer programs during the summer and the academic year. To learn more, visit our teen programs page or kids programs page.

To view all teen and kids summer camps and year-round workshops available at the New York City location, please click here.



The community at NYFA New York is a welcoming, supportive environment for aspiring young filmmakers, actors, journalists, and storytellers. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan in Battery Park, our downtown campus is equipped with purpose-built classrooms specifically designed for filmmaking, performance, dance, voice, and with editing labs, a screening room, as well as a fully operational theater.

Throughout their time at NYFA New York, students use industry-standard equipment, as well as the latest technology and software, helping them become comfortable and confident in standard storytelling tools and techniques.

To learn more about our campus, visit our NYC campus page.


During the camps and workshops, students study under the supervision of NYFA’s award-winning faculty and staff. Our New York faculty are local, active industry professionals with a wealth of experience in their respective fields. Well-versed and experienced in some of the most competitive industries in New York City, our faculty provide essential insights and unique perspectives to our students, preparing them to pursue their goals in the visual and performing arts.


New York is a diverse and vibrant city, making it the perfect training ground for aspiring storytellers. Students aged 14-17 build confidence in their abilities and develop fundamental skills in collaboration, critique, presentation, and creative process that prepare them for their college years and beyond. To learn more about our workshops and summer camps in NYC for teens, please visit our teens page.


In our day workshops and summer camps in NYC, students aged 10-13 find their creative footing and learn how to express themselves in a variety of disciplines. Through engaging projects, field trips, games, and exercises, kids learn new artistic skills and explore the visual arts. NYFA currently offers summer and weekend camps for kids. To learn more about our kids programs, please visit our kids camps page.