Some kids attend summer camps to listen to stories, but those who attend the new summer camps at the Story Arts Centre will learn to tell them.
Barry Waite — Chair of Communications and Media at Centennial College's School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design — says these camps aim to innovate and teach children about how to use media before they enter high school.
“We know there are a lot of kids who are interested in technology through smartphones,” he said. “One of the great things about how accessible technology is made, is that they can see what they’re creating every day.”
This summer kids aged 8-12 can learn about storytelling in one of three camps – film and video, broadcast media or music video production.
The workshops within each of the camps will have modern spins including tutorials on YouTube, Adobe Photoshop and music video choreography.
“We’re looking forward to the energy of the participants and sense of discovery when they’re able to see what they create,” Waite said. “We give them the hands-on experience so that they develop an appreciation of storytelling and how to share experiences.”
The five-day programs will run throughout the summer from the start of July to the end of August.