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Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(ALL DAY: for ages 9-12) NOTE: Meets at RCTV, 21 Gorham Street. Over the course of this week-long camp, students transform into cast and crew to make their own short movie based on a Newbery Medal-winning book. You will learn how to run cameras, set up lights, operate audio equipment, direct, and edit. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be the writers and stars of the movie too? We’ll have a red carpet premiere for friends and family on Friday…

CAMP FULL: Writers & Cooks: Menus for Every Meal (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(MORNINGS: for ages 9-13) NOTE: Meets at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Cook up a storm and put together your own cookbook in this busy, creative, and tasty workshop for budding young cooks and writers. Taught by a chef who is also an English teacher, this workshop will take place in a teaching kitchen. Participants will work from a full day’s menu—breakfast through evening snack—cooking, eating, and discussing dishes for one meal…

Senior Sleuths (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(MORNINGS: for ages 12-14) This mystery camp for experienced detectives will help you hone your skills as sleuths, critical thinkers, and writers. With lots of logic puzzles and gruesome crimes, and plenty of opportunity to write your own mysteries, you’ll learn about the process of deduction and how logic helps us not only solve mysteries but learn and live well every day. Students will plan the perfect way to murder the instructor and get away with it (No actual murders…

Dragons, Dice, & Roleplaying (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(ALL DAY: for ages 13-16) Calling all quest-seekers! What do collaborative roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons and writing have to do with each other? Quite a lot, as you’ll discover! In this class, we’ll explore rich, fantastical worlds; create complex, driven characters; and learn how to hone our plot points into stories that the bards will sing of for ages to come. In the mornings, we will hone our storytelling craft with prompts, workshop time, and in-class writing. In…

Acting Exploration: Imagine. Create. Transform. (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(MORNINGS: for ages 7-9) Do you like to pretend to be other people or to put yourself into someone else's life and experiences? Through games and age-appropriate scene work, young actors will investigate the various tools used in developing character work for performance. Students will will form a cohesive ensemble, and learn to trust themselves and each other. By exploring different characters, stories and activities, students will build skills related to group dynamics/social interactions, self-confidence, and creative thinking in a…

Building Fantastical Worlds (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(MORNINGS: for ages 8-11) Have you ever wondered what it’s like living in a magical world, like that of Harry Potter, the Chronicles of Narnia, or The Borrowers? How does one leave the world of the everyday and leap into those of the fantastical ones? Better yet, how does one create their own? Join us for an exploration of surprising worlds of all shapes and sizes! Learn new perspectives from which to build original, in-depth worlds in your creative writing.…

Writers & Cooks: Around the World (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 9-13) NOTE: Meets at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Travel the world and put together your own cookbook in this busy, creative, and tasty workshop for budding young cooks and writers. Taught by a chef who is also an English teacher, this workshop will take place in a teaching kitchen. Participants will journey through five cuisines—cooking, eating, and discussing. They will annotate and illustrate the recipes (including their own…

Fiction in a Flash (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 12-14) How many words do you need to create a compelling story? Fewer than you think! Flash fiction is the art of crafting a very short story in which each and every word is essential. In this camp, we will learn about all the elements of fiction writing and how they relate to this unique form of storytelling. We will learn how to hook and captivate our reader, add unexpected twists and surprise endings, all while creating…

Superheroes Are Everywhere (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 7-9) Superheroes aren’t just in the movies and comic books, they are everywhere: in your family, among your friends, in your neighborhood. This camp is inspired by the book Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris. Before Kamala Harris became a district attorney and then a United States senator, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find superheroes everywhere who showed her that all you need to do…

Young Storytellers (July 8 – July 12)

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 8-11) The art of storytelling is important for confidence in any presentation. This camp will introduce skills needed to engage an audience. We’ll practice a variety of techniques to deliver a story including voice, body language, and facial expressions. We will learn to make a story come alive in the telling. With the help of the instructor, students will choose a fairytale character whose story they’d like to tell. At the end of the week we’ll show…

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