“What a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience for my 13yo son! We had just moved here from out of state when I saw an ad for this film camp and signed him up. He made friends he still hangs out with and memories that he'll treasure for years. Seeing the finished product brought him so much pride and really opened him up to try new things. Whether your child is outgoing or reserved, they'll find a way to play to their strengths and make them feel included and valued. Really can't recommend this enough!”

Thomas Farm Films will be launching this summer with 4 weeks of filmmaking camps for ages 5 to 18. Each week-long camp will result in a finished short film to be screened in the Thomas Farm Films Summer Films Festival.

Each group of 10 student filmmakers will be guided by 1 Filmmaking Instructor and Production Assistants. Our staff is background checked and First-Aid/CPR Certified. Camps take place on a 35 acre organic farm in Aptos.

Camp Cost

Camp cost is $600 per week.
*Optional payment plan is available: $100 non refundable deposit due at registration to hold your spot. 1/2 of the remaining balance due by April 1st. Remaining balance due by June 1st.
*Scholarships are available! Easy online application through our website by clicking the “scholarships” button at the top ofthe page. Register NOW to get your spot.
*Discount of 20% off your total registration if more than one child is attending or if your are registering for more than one week of camp.

Camp Days & Hours

Each week of summer camp is 5 days. Monday through Friday. Camp “production” starts at 10:00am sharp! Camp ends at 4:00pm. Optional early drop off begins at 8:00am and optional late pick up ‘til 5:00pm. NO EXTRA CHARGE.

Thomas Farm Films Apparel

Youth T-shirt included with camp tuition. See the merchandise/apparel page for additional offerings.

COVID Guidelines & Protocols

We are paying close attention to the county guidelines for summer camps. We plan to adhere to whatever the current guidelines are at the time of the camps. Things can change pretty quickly, hopefully for the better, but sometimes it is for the worse…so we are waiting until we get closer to the dates, to post our official rules & protocols. I imagine masks, social distancing, surface cleaning and hand sanitizer…masks being removed only for actors in front of the camera while the camera is rolling. Also, I anticipate that all of our adult staff will be fully vaccinated by the time we start. But, like I say, the picture will come into focus as we get closer to the dates.

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All films made during summer camp will be either G rated (see Gopher Dreaming, Lost On Barduino, The McGuffin, Fantasy A’hoy, & Clementine) or PG rated (see Slotter Room, Blood Sisters, The Spaghetti Monster, Retirement, & Zombie Pizza Party).

If paying by check, please make sure we recieve the payment a week before camp starts or we will need to fill the spot. If you are getting an early bird discount, please make sure we recieve the check before the early bird deadline.

If paying by Paypal, click on the Pay Now button that will appear on the next page after you submit this registration form.