What's Camp Reel Stories?


Session 1 - Waitlist Only

June 22-26

$475 Camp: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Film Festival: June 27th, 10 AM– 12 PM


Session 2 - Less than 10 spaces left!

July 13-17

$475 Camp: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Film Festival: July 18th, 10 AM– 12 PM


Advanced Session - SOLD OUT!!

June 22-July 2

$900 Camp: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Film Festival: July 18, 10 AM– 12 PM


All Programs are held at Oakland School for the Arts - 530 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612


Camp Reel Stories believes that when women and girls are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on the screen. Camp Reel Stories is a non-profit organization that empowers 13-18 year old young women with the skills to create their own media, to view current media critically and thoughtfully, and to aspire to leadership in their field.



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Inspiration for the Filmmakers of Camp Reel Stories: A Media Camp for Girls

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By Norma Anaya We can all say that Frozen was one of Disneys biggest movie hits, but many can not say why. I think  the reason is that the film…


A POWFest Recap

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A POWfest Recap  by Sydney Torrens   It’s a scary thing, having your film in a film festival. It was 8:03 on Saturday morning and there I was laying on the floor in a…


The New Parkway Showcases Films by Camp Reel Stories: This Friday, April 3rd!

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Come watch these short films that were made by campers last summer, and get to know the Camp Reel Stories community! On Friday April 3, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm, Camp Reel…

A Film With Purpose: Using What I Learned at Camp Reel Stories in the Real World

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I am Mariah Papy and I am in love with making films. I am also part of a service learning club where we, as a student committee, help create curriculum…

Show a deserving girl that her ideas and stories have value.



"I just want to say again how wonderful your curriculum was for this camp. A lot of acting/ media/ theater schools and camps forget the larger question of semiotics and a critical stance, and fail to connect the "yay! I get to be a movie star for a day" to the larger questions of what media means, why feminism matters in relationship to it, and how girls' creativity fits into this larger framework. Ella has been daily telling everyone about the Bechdel test-- it's as exciting to her as getting to see herself on YouTube. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

− CRS Parent

"I had a really great time being at camp and would love it if there were an advanced camp to continue in next year. I would love to participate year-round and help to make the camp even better than it already is."

− CRS Camper

"I don't know where to begin to thank you for the CRS experience. It was amaaaaazing! You are amaaaazing!!! Really, there aren't words that can capture the depth of CRS and what it meant to every single person involved"

− CRS Volunteer

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