Young Storytellers Summer Program - Kids Edition (Ages 10-12)

This summer, Gulf Photo Plus and Canon Middle East are teaming up to bring you an unmissable offer. When you sign up your child for our 5-day photography summer camp, you will receive a free kit from Canon, including Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera, an 18-55mm lens, and a Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer! Give your child the gift of a new creative skill and the gear to keep their new hobby going, with Canon Juniors Academy.

What's Covered

This summer, we’re making photography fun and educational for kids aged 10-12 at the Canon Juniors Academy Summer Camp! Students will receive a Canon photography kit and get hands-on experience with their brand new Canon DSLR camera, while delving into the world of photography with the guidance of expert instructors.


We’ll ease students into compositional rules on the first day with our beginner's Photography Level 1 workshop and learn to print pictures instantly with their brand new Canon Selphy printer. Then we’ll take it up a notch and introduce them to the manual features of their Canon DSLRs cameras. Once they’ve mastered the basics, they’ll collaborate for an indoor shoot, work on their portraiture skills and create miniature photography sets together.


Day 1: Basic photography and printing with the Canon Selphy CP1300

Day 2: Learning semi-manual camera modes (aperture & shutter priority mode)

Day 3: Full-manual camera modes,  exhibition collaging & cyanotypes

Day 4: Natural light portraiture (with reflectors and diffusers)

Day 5: Creative DIY lighting portraiture & miniature set building


By the end of the Young Storytellers summer program, your child will own a professional Canon camera and printer kit, be able to express their creativity through photography, have fun through teamwork and discover new skills. Who knows, maybe they can even teach you a thing or two!


What are the pick up and drop off times?

The Summer Camp will run Sunday to Thursday 9:00am–12:00pm with drop off starting from 8:30am and pick up ending at 12:15pm.

Will GPP provide lunch and/or transport? 
Campers must pack their own food each day. There is water and a fridge in the GPP kitchen which students are free to use. Students are not allowed to leave GPP premises to purchase food from an establishment in Alserkal Avenue. Transport is not provided.

How many students are in the group, and is my child the right age?

Each camp will have a maximum number of 12 students and spaces are reserved on a first come first serve basis. There is one instructor plus 1-2 assistants for each camp. The Kids Summer camp is designed for children aged 10-12. For the Teen Summer Camp (ages 13-15), please click here for more info. We cannot modify groups based on children’s or parents’ wishes.


Lastly, please make sure you have read and understood the terms and conditions of booking a Young Storytellers Summer Program at the bottom of this page. 


If you have any questions, please get in touch here.

what's included
  • 15 hours of instruction 
  • Canon EOS 4000D + 18-55mm kit lens 
  • Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer 
  • SD Card 
  • Printed field guide
who should attend
  • Suitable for children aged 10-12 years 
  • This workshop assumes no prior knowledge of photography
What to bring
  • Your Canon camera and printer kit will be provided to you on the first day of camp
  • Snacks & drinks (we will have a 15 minute snack break each day)
  • Notebook & pen 
  • Tripod (if you have one)
Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 7 days in advance of your workshop, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date(s).
  • If you cancel your workshop less than 7 days in advance of your workshop, no refund and no reschedule is possible.


  • You must inform GPP of your child's medical conditions/allergies prior to booking summer camps.
  • By booking this program, parents will be required to sign a liability waiver form on the first day of class. 
  • By booking this program, parents will be required to sign a model release form on the first day of class. By booking this program you agree and understand that Gulf Photo Plus and Canon Middle East may take photographs and videos of the participants for all personal and commercial use, such as but not limited to: publications, such as newsletters and brochures, display boards, and to use such photographs in electronic versions of the same publications or on web sites or other electronic forms, social media and other digital and printed media. 
  • Workshops can be rescheduled within 1 month of the originally booked workshop date(s).
  • Bookings can only be transferred ONCE, including in the event of a workshop relocation. If you transfer your workshop booking and later wish to cancel it, we will not be able to refund or reschedule you under any circumstances.
  • GPP reserves the right to change the location of any workshop to another location within the same city and/or emirate as deemed necessary in accordance with management discretion.