5) Create a display of the student's work. At the end of the camp, put together a slideshow or small display of the students’ best work throughout the week. To keep costs low, this could be as simple as putting together a slideshow for the parents to watch the last day of camp. Alternatively, you could check with local printers to see if they could make quick, low-cost prints of the work, which you could then display on the wall of the community or recreation center room you have rented out.
6) Keep things simple. One of the most important things to remember is to keep things simple. As soon as you get too complicated or technical, children are going to start getting bored. Focus on simple photography techniques such as filling the frame or shooting at a “birds-eye” or “worms-eye” You can also teach about lighting, since the weather will likely change from day to day (shooting in cloudy vs sunny conditions).
7) Always be positive. While the children are at the camp to learn, they’re also there to have fun. Try not to give too much criticism, and instead point out what good qualities all of their photographs have.
8) Keep assignments interesting. Let children go out and photograph whatever they want, but have them put together a story around their favorite photograph. Perhaps they’ll come up with a story about a boy who built a tree house in an old maple tree, or a worm who was trying to find his home.