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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 Programs

Audio Visual Club
The AV Club is a hands-on experience in scriptwriting, filming, photography, editing, music, voice-over, and graphics while developing leadership, communication, project management, creative design, and technical skills. 

Teens will learn the skills needed to use professional digital equipment and software provided by the studio. Teens will complete assignments and projects culminating in covering Parks and Recreation events and programs. 

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
Safety Camp Video Project

The Teen Media Studio focuses on introducing and encouraging teens in the field of digital media by providing hands-on opportunities to learn and explore different media platforms, through the use of technologies such as computers, digital cameras, filming, green screen, photography, m usic and video production.   
 
The studio is currently working on a special project in collaboration with the Out-Of-School Time Programs Unit (OST) to develop a video of their Safety Camp program. Safety Camp serves 140 Virginia Beach City Public S chool third graders during spring break, educating them on how to identify and use proper safety precautions to avoid potentially dangerous situations.   
 
The project will consist of creating a video of the week-long camp by covering all aspects of the program that includes interviewing sponsors, parents, youth participants, instructors and even city leaders. The video will cover footage of the educational and recreational activities and the graduation ceremony, as well as off-site field trips to the Fire Department Training Center, Police Department Special Operations Center and First Landing State Park. This is a great opportunity for teens interested in the digital media field to get involved in their community.
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 Camps

Mix 101: Music and Me

This fun and interactive class is a 100% hands-on course full of STEM activities that participants aren’t even aware of!!! The camp begins with learning to count beats per minute and then moves to counting bars for proper song placement and mixing. Daily field trips to local studios and theaters will keep their wheels turning as they see what happens behind the scenes. Participants will learn how to blend and mix their favorite songs, as well as a basic understanding of musical styles and how to drop a song on the one. In this program, participants learn rhythm, how to count bars and song placement. 

We take their passion for music and infuse it with technical knowledge so every minute is full of hands-on engagement. Participants learn the breakdown principles of mixing tracks such as: transitions, song structure, cross-genre mixing, and basic fundamentals, including the art of mixing. Mix 101 breaks down the fundamentals and the technique as well as the art of deejaying. 

  • Partnership with Music Theory Studios 
  • Dates: July 8-12 & July 29 - Aug 2 
  • Time: 8 am - 5 pm (Offsite 9 am - 12 pm) 
  • Location: Williams Farm Teen Media Studio & Music Theory Studios 
  • Target Audience: Rising 7th graders through rising Seniors; 10 participants 
  • Parks and Recreation membership is required
  • Cost: $232.00 

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Capturing Images in Nature

This five-day camp is designed for inspiring photographers and videographers, ages 11–17, who love to take pictures and make videos! This is a great opportunity for promising photographers and videographers to gain some knowledge and inspiration, capturing nature at its best. Participants will learn how to operate cameras and how to create some amazing images. Participants will learn to use a green screen and incorporate music into videos. 

Each day will consist of a different setting as the participants will take field trips to the Back 2 Nature Campsites at various parks and natural areas across the city to gain hands-on knowledge of our local surroundings, respect for wildlife, and an understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship. Participants will capture images of the outdoor recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, hiking, and archery as well as games and crafts. 

As a final project, the participants will use the studio equipment to learn the skill of editing photos and videos. Participants will create and maintain a portfolio that will showcase all of their beautifully taken images. 

  • Dates: July 22-26 (this session is now full!)
  • Time: 8 am -  pm 
  • Location:  Williams Farm Teen Media Studio​ 
  • Tours/Trips: Off-site for filming and taking photos 
  • Target Audience: Rising 7th graders through rising Seniors​; 10 participants  
  • Parks and Recreation membership is required
  • Cost: $100.00

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Studio Hours
  • ​​​Sunday by appointment 
  • ​Monday by appointment 
  • Tuesday 1:3​​0pm-8:00pm 
  • Wednesday 1:30pm-8:00pm 
  • Thursday 1:30pm-8:00pm 
  • Friday 1:30pm-8:00pm 
  • Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm (Every other Saturday)

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