Programs & Camps

The teen media studio offers opportunities for year-round programs in digital and media enrichment including clubs and camps with small group instruction and collaboration to help teens enhance their professional or leisure portfolios.

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 Summer Camps

Through Your Eyes | Rising 7th - 9th Graders

Dates: July 12-16, 2021
Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $168 (cost includes $35 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee and deposit)
Location: Williams Farm Community Recreation Center Teen Media Studio; 5252 Learning Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

This program is designed to give participants a firsthand introduction to the world of visual media, specifically photography and videography. Participants will be offered the opportunity to learn the basics of photography, videography, and lighting techniques and at the end will have started a mini photo album and completed a short video project.

Things to Bring: Morning and afternoon snack, a lunch that doesn't require heating up, and a mask

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Music In You | Rising 7th - 9th Graders

Dates: July 26-30, 2021
Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $177 (cost includes $35 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee and deposit)
Location: Williams Farm Community Recreation Center Teen Media Studio; 5252 Learning Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

This program is designed to bring out the inner singer-songwriter/artist that dwells within each participant. Throughout the process, participants will be shown that being a good songwriter or artist doesn't require that you be a musical genius, only that you understand the process, know what makes songs work, and have a passion to create your own work of art. Participants will create their own songs, in various genres, and will be given the opportunity to record them at the end of the week. Participants will also learn the subtle art of mixing and music production.

Things to Bring: Morning and afternoon snack, a lunch that doesn't require heating up, and a mask

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Camp Media | Rising 7th - 9th Graders

Dates: August 2-6, 2021
Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm
Cost: $177 (cost includes $35 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee and deposit) 
Location: Williams Farm Community Recreation Center Teen Media Studio; 5252 Learning Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

This program is designed to provide middle schoolers with hands-on opportunities to learn about audio production, photography, videography and other aspects of video production. It will cover various forms of common media to include music, YouTube videos, podcasts, short films, etc.

 Things to Bring: Morning and afternoon snack, a lunch that doesn't require heating up, and a mask

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 Programs

Media Club

​The Media Club offers youth interested in the digital media field an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of audio recording, photography and videography. The program is a peer-led, peer-run club that teaches youth the basics of audio, digital and visual production. 

Youth will learn about a multitude of digital media platforms and how to efficiently navigate each one. The program specializes in video journalism and the creation and production of audio, focusing specifically on music. Areas that will be covered include audio recording and engineering, photo and video editing, green screen, graphic design and lighting. A recreation membership is required and to sign-up contact the teen media studio at 757-385-2964 or at WFStudios@vbgov.com​.


WF News

A center-based, youth-run news team that will cover events and create a news broadcast that will run in the centers and department webpages. The program is designed to teach the fundamental skills needed for journalism and broadcasting. 

Teens will learn to develop and enhance their skills in the following areas: 

  • research and preparation
  • writing
  • interviewing
  • reporting
  • producing
  • directing 
  • editing

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Studio Hours
  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday – Friday
  • Please contact studio staff for hours of operation at (757) 385-2964 or send an email to WFStudios@vbgov.com
  • Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm (Every other Saturday)

Studio hours subject to change. Audio recording sessions must be scheduled with studio staff.