We have a very “creator-focused” curriculum. The MSA house is a hub for inspired thought, with lots of room to explore different ideas. We are focusing on creating content in even more expressive ways. We are creating bi-weekly VLOG that allows all of our kids to create content that they are excited about. Telling stories in unique ways and teaching kids how to utilize technology to exercise their creative muscles! Our VLOG will include content where kids will be encouraged to learn and produce:
- Short Films
- Stop-Motion Animation
- Music Videos
- Original Songs
- Lighting principles
- Arts & Craft Projects
- Video Editing
- Electronic Music Production
- Voice-Over Production
- Audio Engineering
Parents like our long hours (from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and our innovative program. There are no registration fees and no extended hours fees. We provide healthy snacks and plenty of water and fresh fruit.
There are 20 days in each cycle. Each cycle corresponds with City of Decatur’s after school schedule, with 4 weeks per cycle of after school care. Parents do NOT miss days for breaks and holidays.
3 day, 2 day and drop-in registrations are available with transportation included in the tuition.
The Full Week | Mon-Fri
$429 per Cycle (5 days per week)
The Busy Week | Mon, Wed and Fri
$351 per Cycle (3 days per week)
Learners | Mon and Wed
$255 per cycle (2 days per week)
Break and Summer K.A.M.P.
$345 per week
$69 a day drop-in
Our Afternoon Enrichment Program includes snacks and water. Tuition is payable on the 15th of the month prior to the beginning of the cycle. Monthly auto-pay is available, please contact the program director to set up.
We have 9 twenty-day cycles that run during City of Decatur’s 180 day school year calendar. Our dates are below:
Cycle 1: August 1-August 28
Cycle 2: August 29-October 3
Cycle 3: October 4-November 1
Cycle 4: November 2-December 7
Cycle 5: December 8-January 18
Cycle 6: January 19-February 15
Cycle 7: February 16-March 23
Cycle 8: March 26-April 27
Cycle 9: April 28-May 25
Registration is due on the 15th of the month prior to the star of the next cycle. After some discussion, we have included the transportation charge in the registration fee. We hope that this will reduce the confusion during the process.
Your kids may have heard of Jake and Logan Paul, Casey Neistat, and DanTDM, with many of the kids following them and their counterparts for the daily “VLOGs” that they produce. So many kids dream of being the face of their YouTube VLOG, and we want to help them learn the basics of doing it! We are happy to announce that we are having a VLOGGERs Break K.A.M.P. in September for the Fall Break! Turn the camera around, build a cool intro, learn the components of a good VLOG and develop their own show! Producing and editing VLOGs with iPhones, iPads and a professional DSLRs will be covered. As always, we finish the week with a cone at Butter & Cream for our celebratory “Wrap Party”.
New Guests = New Experiences
We have a few guests that will visit MSA on a regular basis and bring some exciting opportunities to our little program. Two additional opportunities for enrichment are in photography and robotics. Every Friday, we will transform one of our rooms into a studio to produce and film DIY photography and craft lessons for kids with The Camera Lady! Known for her amazing skills behind the lens, The Camera Lady has been an after school fixture in CoD for many years. We will also bring in a Lego Robotics instructor regularly to film kids learning the basics of creating and programming lego robots.
Work Produced by MSA Kids
“World Wrestling Legos” Stop-Motion Animation
“The Missing” A short film
Paper Airplane School VOL. 1
“The New World” A Stop Motion Short
Mya’s VLOG Animation
Holiday and Break K.A.M.P.
In our break and summer programs, kids will learn the fundamentals of producing and editing VLOGS, music videos, DSLR camera operation basics, lighting basics, filming on green screen, making stop motion animation, scoring, editing in iMovie and filming with iPads. Kids also learn electronic music production, songwriting and audio engineering fundamentals in our recording studio on the 2nd floor. Art enrichment is encouraged, with painting, drawing, costume and sculpture projects to create props and backgrounds for productions. Snacks are provided daily, with walking field trips to local parks and the Decatur Square. We offer Stop-Motion Animation, Filmmaking and Music Video Production K.A.M.P. throughout the year and during the summer. For full day K.A.M.P. please pack a lunch. Feel free to send additional snacks if needed!
$345.00 for Full Week
$275.00 for four day weeks
$69.oo Drop-In Daily