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    • Our 2016 Creative Arts Camp has come to an end, but please check back for details about the 2017 camp!

      Lights, Cameras, and Magic at Capital this summer.

      July 11 – 15, 2016

      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

      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.

      Note: Classes and activities that are part of the camp curriculum will be scheduled during the day so all campers will be able to participate.  

      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. 


      Digital Arts Camp

      At this camp, you will explore the technical and expressive nature of digital photography and creative imaging with Adobe Photoshop CS6 software in a college Mac lab environment. You will create digital art using cameras, scanners, printers and other media technology. No previous digital photography or design experience is required.

      As a Digital Arts Camp participant, you will:

      • Study artistic and technical uses of a digital camera. 
      • Explore lighting, pose, setting and other photo considerations. 
      • Participate in studio critiques of group and individual images. 
      • Learn industry standard equipment. 
      • Create a small portfolio of your work. 
      • Edit and enhance images in Adobe Photoshop CS6. 
      • Showcase your images at a gallery exhibit on Capital’s campus. 

      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.

      REGISTER NOW!   

    • Meet Our Camp Instructors

      Camp Director, Magic and Variety Arts
      Dr. 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.

      Camp Director, Digital Art
      Professor Jeff Shaw is an instructor in the Art Program at Capital University. Along with his long career as an art educator, he is a painter and digital artist. Professor Shaw has had a number of exhibitions of his abstract oil paintings, drawings and digital images in various venues in the Central Ohio area. His work is also in private and corporate collections around the United States and Europe. He is a longtime member of the Advisory Board for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition and a judge for several student and professional art shows.

      Camp Director, Film Production
      Professor Betsy Pike is director of Electronic Media and Film at Capital University. She has worked as director, writer, producer and executive producer for various feature length films, short films (FreeWall), documentaries, promotional videos (Your Downtown Muncie), instructional and music videos. She was recently selected to be a Faculty Fellow at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2013. Her doctoral research focuses on student-led television production, exploring experiential learning, gender roles and concepts of creativity. Most recently, she has worked with Capital students to create their own television network, CapTV.

      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.

      This year, the Capital University Creative Arts Camp is offering different options to meet the needs of the campers and their families.

      Option 1: Day-camp. The camper is on the Capital University campus from 8:30 AM until 5 PM for classes, activities, and lunch. (Earlier arrival time and/or later departure time can be arranged as needed.)
      Option 2: Over-night camp. 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.

      • 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. 
      • Campers enrolled in the over-night camp 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.