Movie Camp

What is Movie Camp?

Film. Produce. Star. Teen and Youth actors work together to bring a short film to life. Get the full on-set experience in this week-long camp and get a taste of a variety of aspects of filmmaking.

What if I went to Movie Camp a previous year?

Movie Camp is a unique and different experience each year. With a new group of people working together you can expect a whole new experience and learning. Our goal is to push the envelope and exceed expectations every year to provide memories that will last a lifetime.

What skills are explored during the week?

Students will have the opportunity to learn about: auditioning, pre-production, characters, script analysis, scene work, lighting, shot composition, improv games and editing.

Who should consider Movie Camp?

Any kid or teen interested in the movie industry at large. The friendships made and the skills gained at Valleywood Movie Camp, culminate in an extravagant red carpet event where your child feels empowered to follow their passions.

What is a typical day at camp like?

All actors must arrive at 7:45am each morning with a packed lunch and regular clothes. Camp will be dismissed at 2:00pm. On Friday, the day of the premier, actors will wear formal wear for the red carpet walk. Actors can invite 2 guests to the premier. More details will be shared in the welcome email.

Movie Camp Details

5 Day Program in June

8:00am – 2:00pm


Ages 5 to 17

2024 Valleywood Movie Camps

Shuffleboard “An Underdog Story”

Parody in the style of “Dodgeball”

Genre: Comedy, Sports

5 Days: June 3 to 7, 2024

8:00am – 2:00pm


Ages 5 to 17

Meteor “An End of the World Kind of movie”

Parody of “Armageddon”

Genre: Comedic version of… Crime, Courtroom, Drama

5 Days: June 17 to 21, 2024

8:00am – 2:00pm


Ages 5 to 17



My daughter just finished the movie camp at Dearing Acting Studio and it was AMAZING! She had a wonderful time, made friends, and learned so much. The people at Dearing Studio are incredibly enthusiastic, and clearly, LOVE what they do.

Dawn Waheed


My son takes weekly acting lessons from Dearing Acting Studio. After his very first lesson, he got in the car and said “I want to do that everyday!” He also just participated in their week-long camp filming a movie. He has learned so many skills that will help him in his journey as an actor. But Dearing Acting Studio also teaches life skills and provides a fun and safe environment for all of the kids that participate! I would recommend this studio 100%!

Stacey Davies


Can’t say enough about Dearing and what everyone did for us. To see your daughter finding herself in acting and get more confidence when she leaves has been a huge thing.

Kurt Warner

NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback And TV Analyst

2021 Movie Trailers

Past Movie Camp Photo Gallary