Terranea Resort Presents a Film & Video Game Camp for Children and Teens in Southern California

November 12, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Palos Verdes, CA November 12, 2009 - Tapping into its long history as a favorite Hollywood film location, Terranea Resort is launching a series of youth film and video game design camps. Offered seasonally, the camps include movie production, video game design and creation, Jedi training, and fencing.

2009 Camps: December 19- 23, December 26-30 (no Jedi or Fencing Camp 12/26-30) 2010 Camps: April 5-9, April 12-16, June 14-18 and June 21-25

Movie Production (Grades 7-10)
Film camp in California is perfect for anyone interested in making their own movies. Coordinated by Planet Bravo, students work in small production groups to plan, produce, edit and package their own short movies. All students leave camp with a DVD of their movie. Cost: $495 per student.

Video Game Creation (Grades 4-6):
Also coordinated by Planet Bravo, this camp teaches students how to make their own interactive video game. In a few simple clicks, they assign behaviors and conditions to their objects, and the game comes to life. All students leave this video game camp with their games online and on a USB drive. Cost: $495 per student.

Jedi Training Camp
In partnership with Swordplay Studio in Burbank, Terranea presents Jedi training camp for children ages 4-12. Campers create their own Jedi character and develop their balance and coordination through fun Jedi training games, and lessons in how to wield a light saber. Surprise visits from some of the favorite Star Wars characters, as guest instructors, make this an experience of a lifetime. Cost: $500 per participant.

Fencing Camp
Campers are introduced to one of Hollywood's favorite art forms- fencing! Students receive instruction in footwork and technique, take part in fencing drills and games, learn about the history of fencing and even compete in an in-class fencing tournament. Cost: $380 per participant.

A stay at this Southern California resort is not required to participate in the camps and no experience is necessary. A special $195 per room rate will be offered to all participants during the camp dates. Cost for the camps includes a buffet lunch each day. Reservations can be made at http://www.terranea.com/california-family-vacations.php or by calling (310) 265-2800.

A Star-Studded Past
Hollywood has long been drawn to Terranea's scenic location. Many feature films have been shot on the property including all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Aviator, Pearl Harbor, Charlie's Angels, and many more films and television shows. Sea Hunt, starring Lloyd Bridges, discovered the unparalleled beauty of the Terranea location back in the 1950s.

About Terranea Resort- Opened June 2009
Just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Terranea is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the property boasts a 582-room Resort including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, plus 20 bungalows. Also available are 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more residential setting.

Resort amenities include The Links at Terranea, a 9-hole par 3 golf course, and three unique swimming pools. Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of experiences. Designed to reveal the Resort's vistas, Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Other amenities include a children's center and miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect off-property coastal trails. Visit, www.terranea.com for more information.