Holiday Camps 2023

Fun Film, Photography and Animation Holiday Camps
for Ages 5-18

Upcoming Holiday Camps 2023

Sparks Film School’s holiday camps welcome young creatives to learn about filmmaking, animation and photography through our unique short courses and workshops.

Find out what we have planned for holiday camps in 2023…

October Half Term Camps 2023 | Holiday Camps

October Half Term Holiday Camps 2023

Make a Scary Movie this October Half Term!

Take part in some fun and fearsome movie making activities in these October half term holiday camps. Explore how to create plenty of spooky effects, perfect for scaring brothers, sisters and even the grown ups!

Find film and animation courses for ages 5-14.

December Holiday Camps 2023

December Holiday Camps 2023

Festive Filmmaking Camps for Ages 5-14

Dive into some magical movie making, full of festivities and all the excitement of the winter season.
Our December holiday camps offer enchanting adventures for young movie makers to fill the festive holidays.

Find film and animation courses for ages 5-14.

Holiday Camps 2023 – FAQs

Where can I find more information for Holiday Camps 2023?

For more information on individual courses, you can take a look at the pages available in the menu under Film Courses.

You’ll find details for film courses, animation courses and photography courses there, including all the holiday camps we have programmed for 2023.

You can also contact us with any questions you have, either using the link here, or you call our Head Office on 020 71019329.

My child has been before, what will they get out of it?

All our courses are designed to progress learning and skills, following the Sparks Syllabus.

As a former holiday camp member, your child will have their own level and will continue working towards their next level the next time they take part. This includes work from weekly classes and holiday camps and ensures they are continually developing and progressing their skill level.

Your child will also build their portfolio of work, which alongside offering a record of their personal journey, can also be used to demonstrate knowledge, learning and potential for school and university applications, Duke of Edinburgh or Arts Awards qualifications and for entry to film industry employment opportunities.

What ages will my child be working with?

We tend to place students into their Studio groups, which correspond to their school year:
Studio 1: Ages 5-7 (School Years 1-2)
Studio 2: Ages 7-9 (School Years 3-4)
Studio 3: Ages 9-11 (School Years 5-6)
Studio 4: Ages 11-14 (School Years 7-9)
Studio 5: Ages 14-18 (School Years 10+)

There will be occasions when we may merge some groups for operational reasons, however, this will only be with the adjacent studios where the age range is suitable, e.g. Studios 2 and 3, or Studios 4 and 5.

For some programmes, we run vertical age groups. These are usually specialist interest courses, or courses that are based on solo or small group work.

Who are the tutors?

We work with a highly skilled and well trained team of media instructors to facilitate our courses across the UK.

All our instructors are carefully trained to deliver Sparks programmes and are recruited from specialist film and media backgrounds.

Everyone is fully vetted and DBS-checked in line with Safer Recruitment procedures. We also apply high staff to student ratios (usually 1:8 or 1:6 for younger groups), to ensure both a high level of safeguarding and a high quality learning experience.

You can find out more about the Sparks team here.

Do we get a copy of the finished product?

Yes, as part of each holiday camp, our students work on real film/media projects. We provide these to you at the end of the programme.

In some programmes, there are also screenings or sharing events at the end of the course for parents and family members to attend.

How many children take part?

We operate small class/studio sizes to ensure that everyone has plenty of opportunity and receives a high quality learning experience.

Filmmaking Studios: Maximum 15 students per group
Photography Studios: Maximum 20 students per group
Animation Studios: Maximum 20 students per group

Are there sibling discounts?

Yes, we offer discounted places for siblings or for groups of friends booking together.

Please get in touch to arrange bookings for siblings or groups.

Can I join for just one day?

If you’re interested in a one day course or a shorter programme, then we recommend our Photography Camps, which run for 1-2 days.

Our filmmaking and animation holiday camps run as distinct courses, so we recommend taking part in as much as possible. Most film and animation holiday camps run for 3-5 days. The Young Filmmakers Lab runs for 10 days over 2 weeks.

It’s not a problem to miss a day or so for travel or illness etc (especially if we know beforehand and can make sure everything is included), however our courses aren’t designed for drop in attendance and we find that the students don’t get much from participating in this way.

Do you have reviews available?

Yes, you can see our reviews from verified customers on Trustist here >>

Anything else? Get in touch with your questions…

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about holiday camps 2023 or any other courses.

Please contact us here and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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