SOCAPA Summer Arts Camps for Teens | Film, Acting, Dance, Music & Photography

Join the next generation of visual and performing artists at SOCAPA!

SOCAPA, the School of Creative and Performing Arts, is one of the premier visual and performing arts summer camps for teens, ages 13 to 19, in the world. Nowhere else will you find this level of creative intensity combined with this much fun. Whether you are acting in a film along Lake Champlain, dancing in a hip-hop video under the Brooklyn Bridge, or conducting a fashion shoot on Venice Beach, you're sure to have the summer of a lifetime.

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Teen Filmmaking Camps

SOCAPA mixes the best of elite film programs and exciting summer camps. Nowhere else will you find this level of filmmaking intensity combined with this much fun. Filmmakers and writers of all levels can also hone their skills in one of our Screenwriting intensives.

About our Film Camps

Teen Music Camps

Focuses on developing songwriting and musical performance skills. Vocalists and musicians all create their own original songs during the program, and are introduced to the professional workflow of music production — from song conception and developing their artistic sound, to music videos and preofessional recording sessions!

About our Music Camps

Teen Photography Camps

SOCAPA offers one, two and three-week summer programs in digital and/or traditional darkroom photography with a strong emphasis on aesthetics and portfolio development

About our Photo Camps

Teen Acting Camps

SOCAPA Acting is hands-on and fast-paced. Each week of camp is a balance between in-class exercises, acting in student films and summer fun. In-class, students work with master actors to learn to "live truthfully" in the moment under imaginary circumstances.

About our Acting Camps

Teen Mountain Camps

An educational adventure camp geared towards avid mountain bikers, ages 11-13 and 14-17, who also have a passion for action filmmaking. Located trailside to both the Burke Mountain Bike Park and the world-renowned Kingdom Trails, offering well-over 100 miles of x-country, single-track, gravity, and downhill MTB terrain.

About our MTN Camps

Choose your City
Los Angeles, CA

Students in the Los Angeles program enjoy the advantages of being in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Chosen as home base by the film industry because of its nonstop sunshine and beautiful scenery, Hollywood has become synonymous with making movies.

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New York City, NY

SOCAPA New York City is centered around two neighboring campuses, one in downtown Manhattan at our Pace University campus in the South Street Seaport area, and the other in downtown Brooklyn at New York University’s Metrotech Campus.

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Burlington, VT

SOCAPA Vermont is hosted at Champlain College, situated in the picturesque city of Burlington, Vermont. Champlain's campus is perched in the historic Hill Section, overlooking the breathtaking Lake Champlain and the surrounding Adirondack Mountains.

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Student Work
Change is Everything, SOCAPA produced dance video - 2015 thumbnail
How the other half lives, SOCAPA produced musical reel - 2017 thumbnail
I Won't Hold You Down, Student Song Recording Session - NYC 2018 thumbnail
The Nose, Student Short Film - 2018 thumbnail
IKO, SOCAPA produced dance video - 2015 thumbnail
The Edge of Seventeen, SOCAPA produced acting reel - NYC 2017 thumbnail
Solo Dance Video, SOCAPA produced dance video - 2018 thumbnail
White Emotions, Student lumiere film - 2015 thumbnail
Photo Slideshow, Student Photography work - 2015 thumbnail
Ending, SOCAPA produced dance video - 2017 thumbnail
This is my Hair, SOCAPA produced dance video - NYC 2018 thumbnail
I Know, Student Music Video - 2017 thumbnail
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