CCTV’s Summer Video Camp is an opportunity for students entering grades 5-9 to express themselves creatively through video production. Students learn all aspects of creating television programs- all the way from storyboarding an idea to editing the finished video.

This year, CCTV will be offering three weeks of camp. Students can choose the week(s) that best fits their interests and abilities, or they can progress through the entire 3-week camp. Camp descriptions are below, along registration/scholarship forms. Registration must be made in person at CCTV, 575 Trade Street SE. We’re open Tuesday through Friday, 11am-9pm, and Saturday 11am-7pm. Questions? Call (503) 588-2288, ext. 0!


Basic Camp, July 11-14, 2017

12:00pm - 4:00pm each day ($99)
For students with very little or no video production experience. Students will learn studio operations, basic camera functions, shot composition, animation techniques and more.    

Animation Camp, July 18-21, 2017

12:00pm - 4:00pm each day ($99)
The second week of summer camp will focus on traditional animation techniques.  Students will learn about cel, and various types of stop motion animation. Each student will have an opportunity to produce their own animated short film. (Note: This camp does NOT cover computer generated animation or CGI techniques).

Advanced Camp, July 25-28, 2017

12:00pm - 4:00pm each day ($99)
Modeled after the popular “Film Challenge” format, experienced students (with assistance from course instructors) will put their skills to the test to produce a short film with multiple required creative & technical elements. Students need a working knowledge of CCTV’s Panasonic HMC-40 camera and Final Cut editing software. For more information about the “Film Challenge” format, visit:

Entire 3-Week Camp  ($225)

Students will work their way through each of the above camps.

Summer Video Camp Film Festival:

CCTV will host a “Summer Video Camp Film Festival” on Friday July 28th at 6:30pm in our studios to showcase and celebrate the work of all the students. We will screen all completed videos as a group, and we encourage family and friends to come watch! Reminders will be sent home with students.