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

And The Winner Is…

Here are a few of the film festivals Camp Reel Stories’ campers have been a part of:

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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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June 2105 Press Release

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For Immediate Release DATE 6/5/15 Camp Reel Stories Contact: Esther Pearl, 415-265-2888 or esther@campreelstories.com  Tomorrow’s Female Filmmakers Now Playing at Camp Reel Stories Festival  Camp Reel Stories Film Festival Showcases…

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Go Girls!/Reel Stories

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  Rising 5th and 6th grade girls work together to produce, direct, edit, and star in their very own short films.  

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Behind the Scenes: Camp Reel Stories – THE 3% CONFERENCE

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Laurel Stark Akman Interviews Esther Pearl Behind the Scenes: Camp Reel Stories – 3% Conference  


“I wish that Camp Reel Stories was around when I was in high school…”

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    We are raising 20k in May to send 20 girls to camp! Donate or share our campaign here: 2ok in May.

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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