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Local summer technology camps being offered in July

Apr 29, 2021 08:50AM ● By Editor
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From Boreal Community Media - April 29, 2021


Boreal Community Media, Cook County Higher Education, and North Point Foundation are joining together to bring several youth technology camps to Cook County students this summer.  Three separate youth camps are being offered in July.  All three of the camps will be based out of North Point (the former Grandma Ray's building) in downtown Grand Marais.  Masks and social distancing will be required for all students attending the camps.  To register for these camps, follow this link to Cook County Higher Educations's registration page: https://mycche.org/events/


Photography and Videography Tech Camp for Kids
$200 full day for 5 day  *50% scholarship available by application
Age 12-16 (some of the time campers will be moving around downtown independently)
Camp Dates: July 19-23
Camp Times: 9 am-5 pm
Instructor: Jaye White
Camp Location: 19 1st Ave W, Grand Marais, MN 55604
This will be a 5-day, 8-hours-a-day camp where campers will learn the basics of photography and videography. They will script, film, star in, and edit their own 15-minute film. Each camper will leave with a basic understanding of photography and videography and how to edit using free (but very effective) programs that they can have access to on their own. On the 5th day, there will be a parent/guardian screening of projects (Dependent on Covid Regulations).  

Photography and Videography Tech Camp Schedule
Day 1: Basics of Photography and Storytelling Through Photography
Day 2: Videography Basics, Multi-Angle, Continuity
Day 3: Scriptwriting, Filming
Day 4: Filming and Editing
Day 5: Post-Production and Screenings

Sample Day: 

9-10: Introduction to videography (gear, styles, etc.)
10-10:15: Break, snack
10:15-12: Continue intro to videography- will show film clip examples of different styles and filming methods.
12:-12:45: Lunch break
12:45-3:30: Continuity basics and practices, storyboarding
3:30-3:45: Snack
3:45-5: Brainstorming project ideas

Instructor: Jaye White was raised in Silver Bay and attended college at the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts in Manhattan where she graduated in 2004. In 2005 she relocated to San Diego and worked on several television and movie productions before moving onto portrait and commercial photography work in 2008. She has worked on photography projects in 7 countries and 14 states.  She returned to college in 2011, this time pursuing a degree in Communication Studies and Marketing from Butte College in California. She moved back to Minnesota with her family in 2014 and is now the Digital and Social Media Director for Cascade Vacation Rentals and hosts the Exploring the North Shore podcast. Through her work she has become a licensed drone pilot and continues her love of photography and videography at work.


 
Exploration in Technology Camp for Kids Grades 4-6
$100  half-days for 5 days  *50% scholarship available by application 
Camp Dates: July 12-July 16
Camp Times: 8:00 am-11:30 am
Camp Location: 19 1st Ave W, Grand Marais, MN 55604
*Students provide their own snacks/beverages 
The plan for our class this summer is to explore several different fields in technology. We will start by looking at how a computer works. What makes it a computer, and what is the purpose of all those parts inside the box? Next, we will learn the basic concepts of coding. We will begin by seeing what all computer languages have in common, and then actually create a game in Python.  Next, it is time to look at how the computer functions on a network. How do we connect to other devices all over the world? We will investigate wireless connectivity as well as explore the core functions of the Internet. Finally, it's movie-making time. All movies must start with an idea, be developed through writing scripts, filming, editing, and then presenting. We will do all of that and more.   

Exploration in Technology Camp for Kids Grades 6-12
$100  half-days for 5 days  *50% scholarship available by application 
Camp Dates: July 12-July 16
Camp Times:12:30 pm-4:00 pm
Camp Location: 19 1st Ave W, Grand Marais, MN 55604
*Students provide their own snacks/beverages
The plan for our class this summer is to explore several different fields in technology. We will start by looking at how a computer works. What makes it a computer, and what is the purpose of all those parts inside the box? Next, we will learn the basic concepts of coding. We will begin by seeing what all computer languages have in common, and then create a game in Python. Next, it is time to look at how the computer functions on a network. How do we connect to other devices all over the world? We will investigate wireless connectivity as well as explore the core functions of the Internet. Finally, it’s movie-making time. All movies must start with an idea, be developed through writing scripts, filming, editing, and then presenting. We will do all of that and more.

It’s going to be an exciting week and we hope you can join us!


Instructor:  My name is Mike Wiens and I am very excited to be leading an exploration in technology camp this summer. I have worked with students in all grade levels for the past 27 years and am passionate about technology education. Currently, I am the Director of Technology at Legacy Christian Academy in Andover, MN as well as an adjunct instructor at Hennepin Technical College. I grew up in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area where I attended Bethel College and received my degree in Elementary Education, a Master's from St. Cloud State University in Instructional Technology as well as an Associates degree from Hennepin Tech in Networking Administration. My wife and I have been married for just over 9 years and we have a precocious 4-year-old, who loves books, being in the water, digging in the dirt or just watching Clifford the Big Red Dog.   



 

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