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KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camps

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Steps to Apply

It's easy peazy... Just follow the steps below.

1. Click on "Apply Online" to register.

2. Scroll down to the city and date you are registering for and pay through PayPal. Either the full camp fee or a partial deposit. You are not registered until you do BOTH!

3. Check your inbox. You should get two confirmations that your only application and your payment have been received. If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam.

That's it! Welcome to the KIDS FIRST! Team!

2018 Dates & Locations

For more information, click through on links below. To reserve a spot for your child, you must fill out the online application and pay either a $150 deposit or the full amount..
Final payment is due 30 days prior to start of your camp.  

Miami, FL: June 18-22

June 18 - 22: Miami, FL Doral Academy, 2601 NW 112th Ave., Miami, FL 33172

Boot Camp Fee, Miami
Full name of camper

Old Bridge, NJ: July 9 - 14

KiDz HuB National Headquarters, 2685 County Rd 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Boot Camp Fee, KiDz HuB
Full name of camper

Philadelphia, PA: July 13 - 15 (Mini camp)

Young Media Critics, 225 E. City Line Ave, Suite 16, Bala Cynwyd, PA 

Boot Camp Fee, Philly
Full name of camper

Los Angeles, CA - July 23 - 27

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90049

Boot Camp Fee, Los Angeles
Full name of camper

Seattle, WA - July 30 - Aug. 3

Rainier Arts Center 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118

Boot Camp Fee, Seattle
Full name of camper

New York City, NY - Aug. 6 - 10

Aug. 6 - 10: Breather Space 36 E. 23rd, New York, NY 10013

Boot Camp Fee, NYC
Full name of camper

Washington, DC: Aug. 10 - 12 (Mini Camp)

Aug. 10 - 12: IN3, 2301 D Georgia Ave., NW, Washington DC 20011

Please click through to the link above for additional information and to pay.


Thereare partial scholarships available in select cities. Please note applilcation deadlines. Apply here:

Support a youth at camp!
Donate to KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp Scholarship Fund!

TIME: Week long camps meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please follow link for times for mini camps.

Note: Camps have a limited enrollment and are filled on a first come/first served basis.

Check out our 2017 camp here:


This camp does not in any way guarantee the participant employment in the entertainment industry.

All camps are subject to cancellation if inadequate registration is not received or other unexpected circumstances make it impossible to take place.

All camps have limited enrollment and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

A $150 deposit or full payment is required to reserve your space. Your $150 deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days prior to the first day of camp, 50% refundable 75 days before and 0% refundable less than 75 days prior to the first day of camp. If full payment is made when registering, the refund schedule applies only to the deposit amount. The balance will be fully refunded until 30 days prior to the first day of camp.

Final payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the camp. There are no refunds after that time. Please be sure to check any scheduling conflicts before registering your child.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children's Media, a national, 26-year-old, nonprofit (501-c-3) organization whose mission is to teach children to become critical media users.


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