Kids Acting Summer Camps

Whether you have a child who was born with the acting bug or has dreams of acting on screen, the Kids Acting Camps at New York Film Academy are the perfect entrée into the world of acting for film.

Taught by professional actors who have starred in films, television shows, stage shows, and much more, students in these day camps get the benefit of studying under instructors who are able to give students a real-world, practical education in becoming an actor.


This camp introduces young actors to the basic elements of the craft of acting for film using fundamental acting techniques and scene study as starting points. Students not only learn how to act on stage, but also how to act in front of the camera through-class shoots aimed specifically at training the actor for the technical requirements of acting on a film set using monologues and short scenes.

Classes encourage students to break down physical and internal inhibitions, and help each student find the most effective personal sources for the creation of truthful characters. Students should be prepared to work in non-traditional acting classes emphasizing the construction of and control of character given the unique pressure of a film or television shoot. Video cameras ¬are used during class time so students may see their work at every stage of the process.

Students develop the techniques and confidence they need to create believable performances for the camera. They apply what they learn to a series of on camera exercises designed to develop their screen acting ability.

At the end of the camp, students receive a digital reel of their filmed and edited scenes to bring to auditions and send to agents.


Starting where they left off in the Kids Acting Camp, students are cast in and explore the process of performing in a more in-depth production over a one- or two-week period. Students have the option of shooting this project either on location or in a closed set at the Film Academy. Advanced students prepare two contrasting monologues and one more complex scene.

Classes are project-based with students learning how to apply the specific acting techniques and exercises they are taught to acting for the camera and completing their final project to the best of their ability.

Students receive their final project on an edited digital reel to use for future auditions and opportunities.

There is no dormitory housing available for the Kids Film and Acting Camps. Therefore, we only accept students who have made prior arrangements with family or friends.

Interested in learning more about NYFA’s Kids’ Summer Camps? Click here to learn more about the camp, the dates, and tuition information.

Please note that dates, prices, and curriculum are subject to change.


All programs and workshops are solely owned and operated by the New York Film Academy and are not affiliated with Universal Studios, Harvard University, or Walt Disney World® Resort.
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