What's Camp Reel Stories?


Session 1

June 22-26

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


Session 2

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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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…

Camp Reel Stories at the POWfest!

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Camp Reel Stories had four films that were selected to be in the POWfest on Portland, Oregon. It was an incredible experience! Founder and Executive Director Esther Pearl, along with…


Camp Reel Stories is open for Registration!

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Registration is now open for Summer 2015! Camp Reel Stories Summer Programs are now open for registration and spots are filling up fast! Camp Reel Stories believes that when women…

Applications available soon!

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Save the dates!!  Applications will be available soon!

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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