Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Greenfields Academy summer camps are open to the public and offer fun hands-on activities and challenges which allow young heroes to grow their confidence, build teamwork skills, and enjoy learning. This summer we are exploring the art and skills related to photography and filmmaking with our guest guide, award-winning professional photographer & filmmaker, Ben Kurstin.

Photography: August 13-17, 2018

Come and get hands-on with express yourself with photography. Campers will learn to take portraits that show personality, discover how a darkroom works, build their own pinhole cameras, and express their creativity through a variety of exposure techniques. They will get hands-on experience with digital cameras, lighting kits, and darkroom tools. And of course they will have some games and fun in the sun, as it’s summertime after all!

Filmmaking: August 20-24, 2018

Our second week of camp delves into the world of filmmaking! Campers will learn how lenses and cameras work, dive into screenwriting, experience the art department (color, props, wardrobe!), and then layer in some editing, lighting and sound. At the end of the week they will put all of their new skills to use by filming and editing their very own short. Campers will also have time each day for fun in the sun and team-building games, to enjoy the end of summer vacation.

About the Instructor: Ben Kurstin

Our instructor, Ben Kurstin, is a Chicago based Filmmaker, Photographer and Artist. For the last ten years Ben has worked on dozens of films, commercials, and music videos in a myriad of positions. In 2014 the film “Chrysalis” for which Ben was the Writer and Cinematographer was released. In the time after it was released it has found domestic and international distribution as well as has been screened at two dozen film festivals and has won a dozen different awards. Ben’s photos and more recently his mixed media series, “Dime a Dozen” has been shown in galleries around Chicago and been featured in magazines and television interviews, as well as print and online articles.

Camp Details:

Who: Children aged 5-13
Where: Greenfields Academy; 3232 N Elston Ave; Chicago
When: Photography: August 13-17, 2018 / Filmmaking: August 20-24, 2018
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3:30 pm
Student drop-off will be open from 8:30-9 am daily.
After care is available from 3:30-5:30 pm for an additional fee.
Cost: $400 per week. Sign up for both weeks of camp and get a $100 discount!
Sibling discount of 10% off the second (and third…) child’s camp fees
After care fee is an additional $20/day.
Camp fees will be invoiced upon registration.

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