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June 11 – 16, 2017
Learn from Capital’s art, film and theater professors during this one-week immersive summer camp experience for students ages 14-17 interested in exploring the creative arts. For more information, please contact Dr. Sharon Croft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will offer two creative arts camps this summer:
The camper will stay in one of the supervised residence halls, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and participate in classes and activities. Recreational activities will be scheduled in the evenings.
Overnight residential fee per participant (which includes all meals and fees) is $765.
Equipment Needs: No equipment is required. At least a 250GB, USB 3.0 hard drive is suggested. If you’d like, feel free to bring your own camera and/or laptop if you want to continue work in the residence hall during down time.
At this camp you will explore how creative writing works. This camp is designed to give you the vocabulary, background, and confidence to articulate your feelings and thoughts about the three major genres of creative writing: fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The goal is to expand your creative toolbox in order to help you tell the stories you want to tell. No previous experience is needed.
As a Creative Writing Camp participant you will:
Equipment Needs: No equipment is required. If you’d like, feel free to bring your own flashdrive, digital camera, and/or laptop if you want to continue work in the residence hall during down time.
Meet Our Camp Instructors
Camp Director, Film ProductionDr. Betsy Pike is director of Electronic Media and Film within the Communication department at Capital University. She has worked as director, writer, producer and executive producer for various feature length films, short films, documentaries, promotional videos, instructional and music videos. She was selected to be a Faculty Fellow at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmys) in 2013. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Studies from Ohio University and her research focuses on experiential learning and concepts of creativity and problem solving.
Creative WritingBryan Hurt is the author of Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France (Starcherone 2015), winner of the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, and editor of Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest (Catapult 2016). His fiction and essays have been published in The American Reader, Guernica, the Kenyon Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and others. He holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California and is an assistant professor of English at Capital University.
Camp Director, Magic and Variety ArtsDr. Bill Kennedy is the director of theater at Capital University. He has worked in Pennsylvania and Ohio as a professional magician and clown. He has also worked as an actor, director and technician for various university and regional theater companies including the Cleveland Opera, Pittsburgh’s Civic Light Opera, The Great Meadows Summer Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, and the Ashland Summer Theatre Festival. He was a founding member, actor, director and playwright for Crossroads Summer Theatre and the Eden Summer Players. Dr. Kennedy's doctoral research was in musical theater criticism. Program Coordinator Dr. Sharon Croft is a professor of communication at Capital University. Although her primary teaching areas include public speaking and film criticism, Dr. Croft has coached Capital’s improv troupe, has experience as a stage performer and director, and has worked as a DJ for WXCU and an on-air reader for VoiceCorps.
Capital’s creative arts summer camp programs will be hosted in the educational and lab facilities on Capital University’s Bexley campus, 1 College and Main. The camper will stay in one of the supervised residence halls, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and participate in classes and activities. Recreational activities will be scheduled in the evenings.