Y Arts offers or contributes to a variety of arts-based camps throughout the year. This year, we are particularly excited about our Y Media Works Summer Institute 2010 , which runs June 28 through July 30, 2010.
If you know any youths entering grades 8 through 12, who are passionately interested in film and media arts and are committed to contributing to a healthy world, then our 5 week camp could be a great way for them to spend the summer.
Students will have hands on involvement in all areas of media – film, web, animation, acting and writing – and then focus that media knowledge on creating segments promoting healthy choices. This year’s focus is on environmental issues facing our community.
This year, we are also adding a week long team and confidence building experience to the first week of camp. Students will stay overnight Monday through Thursday (coming home on Friday) at Camp Ohiyesa near Holly, MI! We’ll spend the week getting to know each other, planning out the coming weeks together, and taking in part in the best team building exercises that Camp Ohiyesa has to offer (think high ropes, canoeing, etc.). It’s going to be a blast!
With funding from the Erb Family Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Detroit Free Press’s Summer Dreams Program, and the YMCA Strong Kid’s Campaign, we are able to offer this incredible experience at no charge (except a $100 enrollment fee). We will be working in collaboration with a number of local environmental groups, including the East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) as well as a full faculty of Detroit-based professional digital media artists. Participation in this year’s camp requires completing our application process, and because our camps have been so successful, we expect the process to be extremely competitive.
Students must be willing to commit to all 5 weeks of camp from June 28 to July 30. We will meet from 9AM to 4PM, Monday through Thursday (though we will have special activities on at least two Fridays).
To apply, students must submit the application form, submit a digital portfolio (CD, DVD, or Web-based collection of prior work), as well as a 500 word narrative essay. Essays may be on any topic. We are looking for great storytellers who can inform, persuade, and entertain.
Registrations are due May 14, 2010. Entrants will be notified by May 21 if they are invited to interview. All registrants will be contacted on or before June 1, 2010 with selection results.
For more information, call 313.223.2751