Summer Camp 2017

Learn video production at The People’s Channel Summer Camp 2017!

Camp Theme: Choose Your Own Adventure!
Location: The People’s Channel (TPC) in Chapel Hill.
Dates: June 26 – June 30, 2017
Ages: Rising 7th – Rising 12th graders.
Time: M-F 9am-3pm
Price: $425 (We do offer scholarships!)


What is ‘Choose Your Own Adventure Film Camp‘?

This camp is only limited by your imagination. We have the tools to facilitate whatever direction our campers decide to go. On day one, we’ll put our heads together till we reach a consensus on what our film project will be. Science fiction? Comedy? Documentary? Horror? Music Video? You decide. We’ll then design our story and shots, and we’ll learn to edit as well. By day five, we’ll have put all the work in to understand the cameras and even special effects if we choose. It’s all about having fun and producing something we can be proud of, as you choose your own adventure.

Want to see what you can make?

Check out the videos to the right on this page ===>

Ready to sign up?

  1. Download Registration Form
  2. Email completed forms to


What else do I need to know?

Students and parents do not need to be TPC members or attend orientation to register or attend a summer camp session. Students receive a one-year TPC membership with the cost of the camp. Each student will receive a copy of the camp’s movie and will be invited to our end of camp film screening.

  • There is a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 10 per camp session.
  • Food will not be provided. Students are asked to bring a bag lunch.
  • Please let us know if your child has any special needs.
  • Each student must be picked up by parent or guardian at 3pm.


Course Instructor Bio

Ahmed F. Selim is an Egyptian-American educator and filmmaker now based in North Carolina. His passion is helping youth discover the power of film, and he has trained several award-winning student filmmakers. He currently teaches at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and at Carolina Friends School. Before his return to the Triangle, Ahmed spent fifteen years teaching and filming in the Middle East where he also directed a college film festival. He has a keen interest in using documentary projects to bridge the East-West divide by using film to “turn conflict into discovery.” To that aim, he founded FiLMS for World Peace, where he partners with non-profits, educational institutions and social justice activists to empower the will for change.