2021 Day Camps will be in person!
July 5 – 9 & August 9 – 13.
Sign-up through the Meridian Summer Quest Program
We’ll be offering two Photography in-person day camps in Summer 2021. Following Covid safety protocols that are used in schools that have re-opened, we’ll have a smaller group that will maintain protocols while enjoying outdoor photography missions and games.
Photography Fun Camp Details:
What: A week-long day camp exploring digital photography. Campers will have daily missions and optional challenges to complete, each day focused on a different technical and artistic theme. This camp is full of learning objectives and fun.
Who: Ages 9 – 13
When: July 5 – 9 & August 9 – 13, 2021. Camp starts at 9am and will go until 3pm each day.
Where: The Meridian School, located at the Good Shepard Center in Wallingford: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $405. Campers will need their own digital camera. See our post on teen camera recommendations that have worked well for past campers.
Adult/Camper Ratio: 4:1 – Enrollment is limited to maximize camper attention and ensure social distancing protocols can be maintained.
Counselors: Jay Waltmunson with assistant Beija Waltmunson (high schooler). Both Jay and Beija have been teaching photography in camp format for the past 4 summers!
Description: We will start each day at 9am at the Meridian School located at the Good Shepard Center in Wallingford.
Each day will be a specific technical + artistic theme that kids learn about, practice, and share. Topics include: getting a decent image, up-close photography, capturing motion, and how to make any image interesting, creating words with images, patterns, and creating crazy perspectives. By the end of the week, we’ll identify our favorite photos to create a virtual slide show to be shared with camper families.
Required items to bring: Campers must have a camera with some sort of manual controls. More details to be provided by Meridian, however, campers will need to bring at least 2 clean masks per day, a morning snack lunch, and bagged lunch. Additional what-to-bring will be provided upon registration. Reach out to Jay if you have questions about cameras that work well for this age group.
How do I register?
[Our son] has been going to summer camps since he was five, so he attends about 8 to 10 different camps every summer. Your camp is one of the best ones he has attended. He learned so much this week and as a parent I appreciate the daily communication. The photos were absolutely wonderful in the slide show, and then to see the children’s smiling faces mixed in made we fall in love with your program.— Parent Mom, Street photography Day Camp