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National Geographic Photo Camp provides a meaningful introduction to photography for young people around the world. Each Photo Camp is an immersive experience where students receive instruction and guidance from world-class National Geographic Explorers and photographers, build skills and confidence, explore the world around them, and develop deep connections with each other.

The mission of Photo Camp is to inspire the next generation of storytellers, as they share their ideas and see the power of their own voice through photography and writing. Through intimate presentations in their own communities and public exhibitions that reach millions of viewers, National Geographic Photo Camp showcases global youth perspectives on issues that are important to all of us.

The Latest From Photo Camp

Explore photos and stories from recent camps.


    Learn more about past camps and view student photos.

    Help Inspire the Next Generation of Storytellers

    At the National Geographic Society, we deeply value storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. With your support, National Geographic Photo Camp can inspire the next generation of storytellers, and support them in sharing their experiences and perspectives.

    To date, National Geographic has held Photo Camps in more than 35 countries and has reached thousands of students.

    National Geographic Photo Camp is conducted in partnership with VisionWorkshops of Annapolis, Maryland, and relies on its partners to reach students all over the world. If you would like to partner with Photo Camp, email us.


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    Top Image: Stacy Gold, National Geographic Photo Camp staff