Below are a few key things that you should know when setting up a photography camp for children:
Pick the right location
Location plays a really important role in the success of your photography camp. The aim is to get children outside in nature so consider renting a community space that’s located near a park. This type of location gives children room to explore and the opportunity to photograph an array of different subjects, while also giving you a covered space to teach in.
Keep it brief & simple
It’s important to remember who you’re teaching. Children don’t want to sit around and listen to someone speak for an hour at a time so keep the lessons brief and make them easy to understand. Working in 25-30 minute slots will give you enough time to explain the topic and interact with the kids. In order to keep their attention, it’s also best to not get too technical. Just stick to the basics.
Keep their attention
Once again, it’s important to remember that children don’t have the longest attention spans so having a camp that lasts 2 to 3 hours is perfect. This will give you enough time to teach them, set them tasks and review their photos with them. Don’t forget to make the assignments as interesting as possible to keep the kids interested and entertained. It's also a good idea to have photography games and worksheets on hand too.
Keep your prices reasonable
On average, most half-day camps costs anywhere between $150 and $250. If you would like to make the camp more affordable for the families in your area, you could charge a lower price for a 2 hour camp instead.