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Boreal Community Media, Cook County Higher Ed and Grand Marais' North Point to offer a free multi-media day camp for youth

Jun 28, 2023 07:44AM ● By Content Editor
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From Boreal Community Media - June 27, 2023

Once again, Boreal Community Media, North Point, and Cook County Higher Education have teamed up to offer a Youth Multi-Media Day Camp this summer. 

Thanks to a generous grant from Arrowhead Coop in Lutsen as part of their Operation Round-Up program, we are able to offer the week-long camp for free (via reimbursement) for youth aged 10-16 (if you have a 9-year-old that is interested, call Cook County Higher Education at 218-387-3411, and we may be able to accommodate). 

As part of the 5-day, 8-hour-a-day camp, campers will learn to create short-format films (commonly used for social media). They will also script, film, star in, and edit their own silent 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 use on their own. You can view final projects from the 2022 camp here: ttps:// 
  • Monday: Basics of Photography
  • Tuesday: Basic of Portraits and Editing
  • Wednesday: Still Photo Videos and Continuity
  • Thursday: Filming Final Project and Short Format Videos
  • Friday: Filming, Post-Production, and Screenings
Daily Detailed Outline

Instructor and Boreal Community Media Board Member Jaye White said "The Boreal Media Camp is a great way for kids with an interest in photography and videography to learn and have fun in beautiful downtown Grand Marais. Campers will learn some technical information and then write, direct, produce, and even star in a short film final project."

The camp will run from August 7 - 11, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

Cost is $50 per youth, but if the camper attends every day, payment is returned. If up-front cost is a barrier, reach out to Cook County Higher Education. 

The camp will take place at North Point in Grand Marais. 

Campers Need To Bring:

  • Campers can bring smartphones and cameras that they already own. The instructor will provide some DSLRs and video cameras for campers who don’t have any. Bringing their own equipment will help campers learn to use their equipment.
  • Brown Bag Lunch

For more information or to register, visit:

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 on to 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.
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