Summer is the perfect time to try new things, and this year, creative kiddos can enroll in a brand-new summer camp series at Shutter Bugs, a local photo studio offering kids the chance to learn about photography and art.

These camps are designed to introduce kids to the world of photography from teaching them to use the camera to how to make a backdrop. Kids will learn how to direct a subject and will experiment with shooting polaroids, portraits, still life, photo hunts, lighting and art. In addition to photography, children will work with other mediums including painting, collaging and more.

Parents can choose between 5-day and 10-day summer camps during the months of June, July and August held from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., starting at $500. There are also two month-long options for those who just can’t get enough of photography: June 4 – June 29 and July 2 – July 27. The camps are for kids ages 4 and up, and each session will be limited to 5 students. These small class sizes will provide one-on-one guidance for each student and their experience level.

Shutter Bugs founder and father of two, Jon Chamberlain, says “Spending the summer learning to look at the world through a camera is an experience children will never forget. Our goal is to guide them while they tap into their creativity and hopefully teach them to look at the world a little differently.”

For more information about Summer Camp as well as other classes that Shutter Bugs has to offer, visit