July 5 – 7: Photography Fun
July 10-14: Street Photography
Sign-up through the Meridian Summer Quest Program (select “Enrichment Camps”)
We are super excited to offer two Photography day camps for the Summer 2023!! Registration is again through the the Meridian School Summer Quest Enrichment Camp program. Interested in our expertise? See images of what campers have done in past summers!
2023 Counselors: Beija Waltmunson (she/her) will be leading the camps this year and assisted by her dad Jay Waltmunson (he/him) who is a teacher and photographer. Beija doing photography since middle school and has been both an assistant counselor and counselor for these photography camps in the past. Beija will just have graduated this year from nearby Lincoln High School and will be attending college in the fall. (She also went to Meridian for elementary school!) Her dad, Jay, teaches high school Spanish and used to teach middle school. So, between the both of them they know this age group well! This will be the 5th summer that Jay and Beija have been leading these camps at Meridian so they have a ton of great ideas and know what works to inspire this age group while staying safe and having fun.
Session 1: Photography Fun with Riveted Kids (July 5-7)
What? Do want to have fun with scavenger hunts, team games, and missions through camera creativity? This week you will learn to use a camera to take really cool images of the world around you using props and games with friends. Each day you will be introduced to new techniques, like bending light with colors or changing camera perspective (e.g., like a picture of your friend on top of an apple!). At the end of the week, we will celebrate with a slideshow that you can share with family and friends. This session is best for campers who want to experiment with fun photography techniques, are comfortable with short walks near Meridian playground, and enjoy making new friends.
Who? Ages 8 – 11
When? July 5-7 (short week due to holiday). 9am-3pm daily.
Where? The Meridian School, located at the Good Shepard Center in Wallingford: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $280. Campers should bring any type of camera, no special controls are required (please inquire, if unsure). If your camper is in need of a camera, let us know – we will procure one for you camper to use. If you are already in the process of purchasing or interested in new or used cameras, check out post on teen camera recommendations.
Adult/Camper Ratio: 6:1 – Enrollment is limited to maximize camper attention.
Required items to bring: Campers should have a camera with some sort of manual controls. Please reach out to Jay (jay at riveted kids dot com) if you have questions about cameras that work well for this age group.
Session 2: Street Photography with Riveted Kids (July 10-14)
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.
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if the world stood still? This week you’ll become a master of your camera, exploring a new theme each day through games and challenges. You’ll learn key photography concepts to tell stories through action, signs, texture, up-close, and reflection. We’ll freeze time by looking at zoomed out scenes and up-close details of the neighborhood, capturing the most interesting things about Wallingford and Greenlake on digital film. At the end of the week, we’ll celebrate with a slideshow of your favorite images to share with family and friends.
This session is best for campers who want to experiment with photography, are comfortable going on long walks, and enjoy making new friends.
Who? Ages 10+
When: July 10 – 14. 9am-3pm daily.
Where: The Meridian School, located at the Good Shepard Center in Wallingford: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $468. Campers should bring a camera with some ability to set controls manually (please inquire, if unsure). If you are interested in new or used cameras that have worked well for past campers, see our post on teen camera recommendations. If your camper is in need of a camera, let us know – we will procure one for your camper to use.
Adult/Camper Ratio: 6:1 – Enrollment is limited to maximize camper attention and ensure social distancing protocols can be maintained.
How do I register?
Register online via the Meridian School’s Summer Quest Program (scroll down to see their “Enrichment Camp” offerings).
[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