Summer Camps and Workshops at NYFA
At NYFA, we strive to make education in the visual arts accessible to the most diverse, international, and broadest spectrum of students. Our community of filmmakers, directors, actors, and visual artists are excited to introduce kids and teens to the arts. The summer camps and workshops are designed to help students build upon their natural talents and abilities and approach these crafts in a more refined, skilled way.
From their first day in our hands-on programs, students will work in an intensive environment to expose them to the realities of the visual and performing arts. As our programs are also highly collaborative, students may participate in group projects and their classmates’ projects. We strive to make our programs as enjoyable and fun as possible, and our programs aim to help students build skills and gain experience in a number of creative fields.
Students may submit an application for our summer camps, year-round workshops, and online programs any time during the year. No previous experience is required to apply.
How to Apply
Students may apply for NYFA’s workshops or summer camps for kids and teens throughout the year. Applications may be submitted online or via email with a $25 non-refundable application fee. To learn more, please visit our how to apply page.
NYFA offers summer camp housing for students aged 14-17 at our various campuses and locations. Designed for teens who wish to experience the full overnight sleepaway experience, students who choose to stay with NYFA during their camps will have the opportunity to explore exciting locations known for film, television, and entertainment. To learn more, please visit our youth program housing page.
While students are encouraged to get the most from their camp experience, students must follow the rules and regulations of our programs. During their time at NYFA, students are closely supervised by our faculty and staff and will adhere to a buddy system when off-campus. To learn more, visit our supervision page.
International students are encouraged to apply for our US-based summer camps and workshops in visual and performing arts, as well as our programs at NYFA Florence and Paris. Our youth programs are recreational and not academic, and campers traveling to the US will travel as tourists. For more information, please visit our international youth page.
Payment and Deposits
To enroll and officially hold a place in a summer camp or workshop, students must submit a non-refundable $500 deposit ($100 for 2 Day Holiday programs) to apply towards the tuition. Full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. Payment is accepted in the form of checks, money orders, wire transfers, credit cards or via Zelle.
CHECKS, TRAVELER’S CHECKS, MONEY ORDER
Please make payable to:
New York Film Academy
New York Film Academy
17 Battery Place, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please ensure that the name of the student, the date of the workshop, and the location of the workshop are put in the special instructions box on the transfer. We will not know to whom to credit the money if the name, date, and location of the workshop are not on the transfer. The bank deducts money from the transfer (so students may need to transfer slightly more than the tuition amount due—usually $20-$30; students should ask their bank for the exact amount of the transfer fee. Please send a confirmation of the transfer to your designated admissions counselor or [email protected].
BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION:
Account Name: New York Film Academy
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
230 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
Account # 904-129721
Routing # 021-000-021
Swift # chasus33
Students can pay by credit card securely online.
Other credit card payment options include through the applicant portal (login information sent following the application submission) or with a credit card authorization form found here.
Visa MasterCard American Express Discover credit cards
*Please note a convenience fee of 3.10% will be added if paying by American Express. A convenience fee of 2.65% will be added for any other credit cards. The convenience fee will not be charged for application fees.
In order to increase available payment options, NYFA now accepts payments made through Zelle. Neither Zelle nor NYFA currently charge a fee to receive money. We recommend confirming with your bank or credit union Zelle availability, and that there are no additional fees or transaction limits. Payments should be made to: [email protected], and please note the student’s name and student ID number.
To enroll and hold a place in the summer camp, the student must submit a $500 deposit ($50 for online and 2-day workshops), which is non-refundable and will be applied towards the tuition. Full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the program.
If the student cancels enrollment in the camp, the following applies:
• The $500 deposit ($50 for online and 2-day workshops) is not refundable under any circumstances unless the New York Film Academy cancels the program. Program fees (minus the deposit) are refundable until 60 days prior to the start of the program. No refunds are available after 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.
• In order to cancel, an enrolled student must contact our admissions office in writing. Failure to cancel prior to the 60-day deadline will result in a bill for the full program fee.
In the event that the New York Film Academy cancels a camp, all enrolled students will be notified immediately and given a full refund of camp fees.