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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.*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.
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:
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 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.
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS? Attn: Mindy HamelDepartment of Communication, Huber-Spielman Hall Capital University Bexley, OH 43209 Fax: 614-236-6169 Phone: 614-236-6201For 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 CampDr. 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 ProductionJim 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.