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    • The dates for this year's camps are June 10th-15th.
      Accepting Registrations Now!

      Learn from Capital’s Communication and Film professors during this one-week immersive summer camp experience for students ages 11-13* and 14-17 interested in exploring the creative arts. 

      We will offer three camps this summer: 

      The overnight campers will stay in one of the supervised residence halls, be provided breakfast, lunch, snacks, 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.

      *Middle School Debate Camp is a daytime only camp for students ages 11-13. The day campers will be provided lunch, snacks, and participate in all classes and activities.

      Middle School Debate camp fee per participant (which includes all meals and fees) is $300. 


      Film Production Camp

      At this camp, you will learn industry-standard video cameras, editing software, audio recording tools and techniques and more. Working in small crews with an adult mentor, you will produce a short film with actors from Capital’s Acting for Film Camp. No previous video production experience is required.

      As a Film Production Camp participant, you will: 

      • Learn screenwriting techniques. 
      • Learn the process of auditioning with actors. 
      • Develop skills for working with actors on set. 
      • Learn industry standard equipment. 
      • Film a short narrative film. 
      • Edit in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. 
      • Showcase your film for a live audience. 

      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.


       High School Debate Camp 

      The Ludlum Forum, home of Capital University debate, welcomes high school students to the Capital University campus for its initial summer workshop. We welcome students with no experience. Students with prior experience are also welcome and will benefit from special advanced sessions.

      This five-day experience will give students essential skills for success in competitive high school debate, and for success in the classroom and future professional life. 

      An experienced and dedicated staff under the direction of Dr. Stephen Koch will provide immersion in practical debate skills as well as lay a foundation for understanding the dynamics, ethics and philosophy of public advocacy. 

      Key processes, including policy research, case construction, brief construction, rebuttals, cross examination, evidence analysis and critical decision-making will be explained, coached and practiced.

      Please contact Mindy Hamel for registration information about this camp


      *Middle School Debate Camp

      Middle School Debate Camp is a daytime only camp for students ages 11-13. The day campers will be provided lunch, snacks, and participate in all classes and activities. 

      Middle School Debate camp fee per participant (which includes all meals and fees) is $300.

       REGISTER NOW    


      QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS?

      Attn: Mindy Hamel
      Department of Communication, Huber-Spielman Hall
      Capital University
      Bexley, OH 43209
      Fax: 614-236-6169
      Phone: 614-236-6201
      For more information, please  email Mindy Hamel   

       

    • Meet Our Camp Instructors

      Program Coordinator 
      Mindy Hamel is an administrator for the Art, Communication, Conservatory of Music, Electronic Media and Film, and Theatre programs. She works with various camps and programs on Capital’s campus including the Creative Arts Camp, Winds and Percussion Camp, Columbus Youth Symphonic Band, and the Complete Band Director Workshop. Her career has a strong emphasis in organization including her recent role as the Director of Administration and Planning for the internationally recognized Gateway Film Center. 

      Camp Director, Debate Camp
      Dr. Steve Koch
      has over four decades of experience as a director of intercollegiate debate, including coaching several national championship debate teams and individual speech competitors. He has been teaching and directing high school workshops throughout his career, including in Iowa, Massachusetts, South Dakota, California, and Georgia as well as Ohio where he has previously served as Executive Director of the Ohio High School Speech League.  

      Camp Director, Film Production
      Jim Higgins
      is Professor of Electronic Media and Film within the Communication department at Capital University. He is a director, writer, producer and color grader for various feature length films, short films, documentaries, promotional videos, instructional and music videos. Jim’s films Oremus, Mother’s Milk, and The Clearing have screened at multiple film festivals around the world. He holds a M.A. in Screenwriting from Central Missouri University.

       

    • 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. Overnight campers 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. Day campers will have the same meals and experiences excluding the overnight accommodations and evening activities. 

      • While on Capital’s campus, campers will eat in the Capital Court Dining Room. Located on the second floor of the Student Union, the Capital Court Dining Room offers everything from Asian stir-fry, to American classics and a fresh salad bar. 
      • Throughout their stay, campers will be accompanied by camp counselors during campers’ daily activities. Additionally, campers will find a conference assistant posted at the College Avenue Residence Hall front desk. This individual will help answer campers questions about the day’s activities and will help monitor activities within the residence hall. 
      • Capital University provides fully commissioned Public Safety officers on campus 24 hours a day seven days a week.

      Overnight accommodations:

      • Overnight Campers will stay in the College Avenue Residence Hall. Just a three-minute walk from the Student Union is College Avenue Residence Hall, Capital’s most modern residence hall, where campers will relax and sleep. College Avenue Residence Hall features suite-style room configurations, wireless internet access, study rooms, conference rooms, community activity areas and coin-free washers and dryers. 
      • We will assign each camper a single, air-conditioned and furnished bedroom in a four- to six-person suite on a gender-specific floor. Each suite consists of one or more bathrooms, a kitchenette area with microwave, and a furnished common room. Each bedroom in the suite is tiled and furnished with an extra long twin mattress, a bed frame, a dresser, a desk, and a desk chair. 
      • Campers will need to bring their own pillows, bed linens, toiletries, clothes hangers, alarm clocks and other personal items. 
      • On each floor, we will have at least one overnight residence hall assistant for every seven residential campers. Our overnight residence hall assistants are Capital students majoring in art, electronic media and film, and theater. They are at least 18, of the same gender as the campers on that floor, and have successfully completed background clearance checks. Because the security and safety of our campers is our priority, campers must be in their assigned suites by 10:30 pm and in their assigned rooms by 11:30 pm. 
      • We keep the entrance doors to the College Avenue Residence Hall locked at all times. As an added security measure, we will not issue entrance-way access cards to this building directly to the campers. Instead, camp counselors who will accompany the campers throughout their stay on our campus will give campers access to the residence hall. We will issue campers keys to their assigned suites and to their assigned bedrooms. 
      • Throughout their stay, campers will be accompanied by camp counselors during campers’ daily activities. Additionally, campers will find a conference assistant posted at the College Avenue Residence Hall front desk. This individual will help answer campers questions about the day’s activities and will help monitor activities within the residence hall. 
      • Capital University provides fully commissioned Public Safety officers on campus 24 hours a day seven days a week.