Summer Camps and Courses
Neo-tropical Cuisine: Cuisine of the “New World”
June 26-June 30th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Kimberly Mitchell-James, M.S.
Let’s Make a Music Video: Filmmaking Made Fun
July 10-July 21st
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
In this two-week hands-on creative experience, campers will work together as a group to pick a popular song, then write, plan, and film a music video for it–from scratch! There’s room for everyone, from shy kids who like to write or plan or work behind a camera, to budding superstars who like to dance and show off, to kids who just like to help out and have fun learning some of the basics of filmmaking. Campers will learn a little about lights and cameras, a little about movie directing & producing… and a lot about how to work as a team.
Age range: Rising 8th and up
Instructor: Matt Friedman
Creative Writing Camp
Session 1: Storytelling & Poetry July 17th – July 21st
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Led by Pushcart Prize-winning novelist and short story writer Patrick Dacey, this camp will take students from the classroom to the artistic and cultural centers of Norfolk. Through discussions, writing workshops, and lectures from prominent local writers, students will engage the written word in an open and welcoming environment, where experimentation is encouraged and inspiration is everywhere. Students may sign up to attend one of two five-day sessions or deepen their experience and further develop their material by attending both weeks.
Age range: Rising 8th – 11th graders
Instructor: Patrick Dacey, MFA
Cost: $250 per session
Writing College Admissions Essays
Meets Virtually on Thursdays July 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th
9:00 am – 12:oo pm
Attention, rising 11th and 12th graders! College application time is coming soon, and it’s time to start thinking about the process. Where should you begin? Over four weeks, we’ll tackle the application essay, reviewing samples and helping students draft and develop a piece that will set them apart from other applicants. You CAN write essays that help you stand out from the crowd! Come get a jump on your college career by creating/refining a personal academic statement, working with The Common Application, and creating a finished college application essay.
Age range: Rising 11th – 12th graders
Instructor: Becky Boncal, MFA