Requirements for students:

  • Be between the ages of 12 and 17 years old during the time of camp
  • Currently enrolled in a District of Columbia public school (with proof)
  • Must be able to attend all 2 weeks of DSGSC
  • Must have transportation to and from camp
  • Pledge not to engage in any violent acts while attending DSGSC
  • Vow to respect peers, parents and DSGSC staff
  • Commit to being punctual and giving their best effort 

Writing (virtually): July 11th and 12th  - Time: 9am-12pm 
Filming (In-person): July 18th-20th  - Time: 9am-3pm 
Sign Up Will Go Live, June 25th



  • Introduce and develop Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, social awareness, and relationship skills.
  • Promote community building across DC Wards (reduce peer to peer violence, decrease student to teacher altercations).
  • Reduce the number of gun-related incidents by providing access to visual arts programs.
  • Increase students interest in community building and civic engagement.


  • Introduce various film and production careers
  • Teach fundamental filmmaking and story structure
  • Teach use of cameras, lighting, and sound
  • Introduce basic cinematography skills and editing techniques 


  • Complete one short film projects
  • Create an original script and produce short dialogue scene
  • Produce short protagonist versus antagonist scene
  • Complete a narrative film as final project
  • Upon completion of the program, the students will receive professional camera equipment.


Our mission is to develop the social and emotional skills of Washington D.C.’s underserved youth by introducing them to the fundamentals of filmmaking, equipping them with a healthy and creative way to express themselves and positively impact their communities.


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