Film Camp

The Summer 2019 Film Camp is full and no longer accepting enrollments.

There are spaces available in our one-week Darkroom Camp


VCUarts FILM CAMP – Summer 2019

The Department of Photography and Film at VCU is offering Film Camp over a single, two-week session for rising 6th-8th graders. Our student-teacher ratio of 6:1 guarantees hands-on fun across all stages of production– from writing, costumes and staging, through cameras, lights and editing in our state-of-the-art computer lab! Campers will work in small groups using digital cameras provided. The films will be screened for family members and friends on the last day of camp, June 28, 2019.

2019 Film Camp Counselors

Tori Sharpe was born and raised in the River City. As a kid, all she ever wanted to be was an Artist™. In an attempt to narrow down her focus, she attended Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a BFA in Photography and Film with a minor in General Business. When she’s not watching old school Star Trek or jamming out to the Hamilton soundtrack, Sharpe creates video and audio-based work with the simple purpose of telling and documenting captivating stories. Each and every one of us has a unique set of stories and experiences, even if we may think they aren’t.

Teddy Leinbach is an amateur basketball player, fashion icon, failed painter, aspiring ornithologist, and documentary filmmaker.  After graduating from the photo/film department at VCU in 2016, he has spent his time starting his own film company, Airball Films, and desperately trying to beat his roommate in chess.  Through his documentary work, he has had the  opportunity to film at Madison Square Garden, travel to El Salvador, and experience the wonders of Fargo, North Dakota.  He sports a 6 handicap on the golf course and never backs down from a challenge.  He hopes to one day be as good a cook as his mother.


Dates & Times
Full day enrollment only, no extended care
Monday – Friday, June 17 – June 28, 2019
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camp will meet in VCU Department of Photography and Film
215 Pollak Building, 2nd floor
325 North Harrison Street, Richmond VA

Drop off 8:45 – 9 a.m. in the loading area on the southeast side of the Pollak Building. Counselors will be present to sign in and escort campers to the classroom.
Pick up 4 – 4:15 p.m. in the loading area on the southeast side of the Pollak Building. Counselors will be present to sign out campers.

NOTE: Campers should bring a bag lunch each day. Afternoon snacks will be provided.

Tuition: $450 total for two-week session
Enrollment forms and $100 deposit due by March 15, 2019 (please note that this camp filled by the early March last year).

If you have questions or require further information, please contact Sasha Waters Freyer at or call (804) 828-2162

For information about Creative Arts Day Camp sessions in July 2020, please click here

Contact Sasha Waters Freyer to inquire regarding our waitlist.