boot camp

Registration for ages 9 to 16
KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp 2020

Klein College of Media and Communications, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

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Steps to Apply

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

1. Click "Apply Online" button on the far right to register your child. A 50% deposit is required to hold your space. KIDS FIRST! refund policy is at the bottom of this page.

2. Pay the fee, either 50% deposit or full amount, using the link to Paypal below. You are not registered until you complete both the registration form and make the payment. !

3. Check your inbox. You should receive two confirmations. One for your application and a separate one from Paypal for your payment. If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam. If you still don't find it, contact us. ([email protected]; 505.989.8076)

That's it! Welcome to KIDS FIRST! Summer Boot Camp! We can't wait to meet you.

Philadelphia, PA: June 22 - 27, 2020

Klein College of Media and Communications; Temple University, Annenberg Hal, 2020 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA Additional details will be sent to you 30 days by May 1.

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TEMPLE2Housing will be available at the 1940 Residence Hall. There are two options. 1. Double occupancy housing accommodates two guests in each bedroom, with two bedrooms per suite. 2. Single occupancy is also available with one guest per bedroom in a two bedroom suite.  At least one parent must accompany the camper as we do not have counselors available.

Double occupancy: $58.00 per night per guest
Single occupancy: $71.00 per night per guest. 

Linens are additional and must be rented through a third party. Weekly rental is $30 per person.

Meal plans can be also be purchased for each guest.

Full meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner (M-F) at  $35.55 per person for the week. The dining hall is an all you can manage buffet.  Partial meal plans are also available upon request.

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Contact the KIDS FIRST! office no later than May 1 if you wish to take advantage of the campus housing.

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Donate to KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp Scholarship Fund!

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

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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 are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children's Media, a national, 29-year-old, nonprofit (501-c-3) organization whose mission is to teach children to become critical media users.

*Refund policy on deposit: 100 refundable up to 90 days prior to event; 50% refundable up to 60 days prior to event. Less than 60 days - Non-refundable. There are no refunds after 60 days. Please be sure to check any scheduling conflicts before registering your child.

** Balance Due: 30 days prior to event.

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