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6 nights.

7 days.

12+ films.

100 new best friends.

countless memories.





There is no other program in the WORLD like YATC's Winter Film Camp. Over the past six years, our films have made it into 16 Festivals, several awards, and gone on the be screened all over the world. Join us in the Santa Cruz mountains for a week of intensive film making lead by our staff of working professionals. They take a break from their busy lives in Hollywood to come teach our campers exactly what it takes to make it in this industry, supplying them with the tools to become the best artist they can!

December 28, 2024-January 3, 2025

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There is NO OTHER film intensive like YATC!


At YATC, you get to pick your path.

Our Winter Film Camp offers acting, directing, producing, and cinematography - and you get to pick which one you'd like to focus on during 7 days at camp!


We have films of practically every genre - from comedy to horror to documentary to drama - there is a perfect fit for everyone, and YOU get to choose what makes you the most excited!

Once shooting has wrapped and each film is done being edited, each film takes on its own life in the film festival circuit. Because we aren't able to release the short films publicly due to film festival guidelines, YATC hosts its very own Saturday Morning Film Festival to showcase each and every project made at Winter Camp. This gives every camper the opportunity to see their hard work on a giant movie screen in a sold out theater in Livermore, CA. After the Saturday Morning Film Festival, films may take anywhere up to a year after wrapping to release publicly on Youtube because of how in demand YATC shorts are at film festivals around the world. For several years, YATC has premiered shorts at the Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film showcases in the world. 


Camp short films have earned over 22 MILLION views on Youtube, and have earned laurels, nominations, and awards at countless film festivals internationally, like the Cannes Film Festival's American Pavilion, Outfits, Sidewalk Film Festival, Monarch Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival, and dozens of others that were proud to have been part of. Check out a selection of our projects below, and subscribe to our Youtube page to be notified anytime we release a new video.

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YATCriterion Collection

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Registration Information 

 We are excited to be partnering with CampDoc where families can set up a Family Profile and  Information will be saved so registration for future programs will be a breeze!

Create a family account below to Register for any YATC Program.

If you are not already registered for Winter Camp or a Weekend Program, you must SIGN UP for an account rather than just logging in. 


If you have any technical trouble, the CampDoc Tech Support is fantastic! The number to call is  734-619-8300


CALL US today!

(855) 462-9282


Winter Camp: December 28 - January 3, 2024/25

If Canceled by September 27, 2024 at 11:59pm(PT): A Refund less the $1000 Non Refundable Deposit is issued.

If Canceled after September 27, 2024: Tuition is non-refundable.

Tuition may be transferred to another upcoming session depending on availability and at management's discretion.

​If you choose to get the Camp Insurance available through CampDoc and want a refund, you will have to contact them with your claim number as they are not affiliated with CampYATC. We do not recommend CampDoc’s insurance unless it is for a very particular case. Please feel free to call YATC for guidance on whether or not you should consider the insurance policy. 

Students who choose to leave camp early, will not be eligible for a refund or credit for missed days. If a parent/guardian decides to pull a student from camp early, the family is also not eligible for a refund or credit for missed days. 

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