It’s still on! Reduced rate and we will be virtual! Space still available for August 3-7. Sign-up here through the Meridian Summer Quest Program.
Summer 2020 sessions:
July 6 – 10 & August 3 – 7
We’ll be offering two Photography day camps in Summer 2020, moving to a virtual program where campers will still connect as a group online in the morning, individually take on photo missions for several hours, and then regroup via Zoom to share what they’ve discovered.
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 6 – 10 & August 3 – 7, 2020; 9am group Zoom meeting. 10am-12pm is virtual check-in with a counselor online. 12:45-1:30pm Zoom meeting regrouping.
Where: Online for two quick meetings each day plus the safe-locations of your family’s choice, in and around your home, yard, or nearby parks. Note, given the virtual nature, parent/guardians are responsible for their camper’s safety at all times.
Cost: $148. Students will need a laptop and stable internet connection plus 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).
Counselors: Jay Waltmunson with assistants: Beija Waltmunson (high schooler) and Ashley Shackleton (college).
Description: We will start each day at 9am as a group using Zoom to see each other, connect, and learn a single important technical concept before campers are given photographic Missions for the day. By 10am you will be off around your house or yard to practice new camera settings to complete as many missions as you can! You’ll have a 15min check in with an experienced instructor and can reach out as well with any troubleshooting issues at any time. After you take your own self-paced lunch, we’ll meet back on Zoom at 12:30pm to show and share all the cool images, ending no later than 1:30pm.
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.
Campers must have a stable internet connection, be comfortable joining a Zoom meeting, have a camera with some sort of manual controls, and have access to a safe space in which to take photos around the home and/or yard. Ideally, parents must be able to help a camper transfer daily photos to a secure folder online (e.g., Google Drive) or to screen share while on Zoom.
This camp is taught by Jay Waltmunson, a local travel photographer, middle school Spanish teacher, and Chief Fun Officer at Riveted Kids. This summer will have 2 assistants as well, high-schooler Beija Waltmunson and college-student Ashley Shackleton – both who were assistants in past summers and love photography too!
How do I register?
In early 2020, you would register online via the Meridian School’s Summer Quest Program. Interested in a spot for next year 2020? Send us a note and we’ll give you an early heads-up as to when it opens.
[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