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A first of its kind program in Southeast Idaho, CAMP (Communication, Art, Media, and Persuasion) is a two-day college experience for high school students. This year's CAMP will take place on June 8-9. Participants will stay in the Rendezvous Complex, ISU's newest living facility which combines classroom, housing, dining, and social spaces, tour and experience the ISU campus, including an outdoor Concert on the Quad and attend workshops of your choice offered by ISU faculty.

These workshops are designed to display the breadth of offerings at ISU, as well as provide students with a chance to experience hands-on, college-level courses. Students have the opportunity to develop 3-D Models (and possibly even have yours printed to take home), work with mixed media and found objects to create a sculpture, produce a television program using Southeast Idaho's most advance television studio, create their own unique handmade books with upcycled materials and develop a website highlighting the experience. 



CAMP General Questions

The registration fee of $75 includes meals & snacks, housing, materials & equipment and a CAMP t-shirt. 

Visit the CAMP website to register. 

3-D Modeling: How do today's designers, engineers and artists create the fantastic objects and environments you see and use everyday? 3-D modeling of course. Start creating your own virtual objects for use on the web, product and graphic design, video, video games and animation. 3-D printing will be demonstrated and discussed. Instructor: Kirk Young

Advertising: Description coming. Instructor: TBD

Augmented Reality: Ever played Ingress? Or maybe Pokémon Go? Then you've experienced an augmented reality. In this workshop we will use a web-based AR platform to begin development of game set right here on the ISU campus. Instructor: Jasun Carr

Book Arts: Description coming. Instructor: Naomi Adams

Ceramics: Description coming. Instructor: TBD

Creative Team Leadership: Description coming. Instructor: Jim DiSanza

Digital Arts: Description coming. Instructor: Kyler Mickelson

Drawing: Description coming. Instructor: Laura Ahola-Young

Fiber Arts: Description coming. Instructor: Naomi Adams

Graphic Design: Explore the world of design, typography, and layout through a mixed media project combining the digital and traditional. Participants will create and print posters using our graphic design lab, and then take them down to our experimental design studio to incorporate letter-press printing techniques. Instructor: Cana Crosby

Issues in International Debate: Description coming. Instructor: Sarah Partlow Lefevre

Jewelry & Metals: Description coming. Instructor: TBD

Journalism: Description coming. Instructor: TBD

Media Criticism: Description coming. Instructor: Nancy Legge

Painting: Play in the painting studio with a variety of materials, approaches and ideas. Students will create large mixed media paintings in a fun and fast paced environment. From zen doodles to abstract mark making, students will walk away with a finished painting. Instructor: Laura Ahola-Young

Photography: Photography is both art and communication. In this session, you will learn how to make a professional portrait, plus, how to communicate a personal message through your portrait in the style of the famous Dear World project. Instructor: Terry Ownby

Photoshop: Description coming. Instructor: Kirk Young

Printmaking: Introduction to basic printmaking. We will cover the creation of stamps, monoprints, and relief techniques. Instructor: Dani Feige

Sculpture: Students will work with mixed media and found objects to create a sculpture. The sculpture can be representational, abstract, or kinetic using and repurposing unusual materials. Simple assemblage techniques will be used like gluing, tying and nailing. Instructor: Amy Jo Popa

Stereotypes in Media: Description coming. Instructor: Sarah Partlow Lefevre

Video Production: Want to get behind the camera and direct a newscast in S.E. Idaho's most advanced studio? Or take your turn in the spotlight as a live news anchor? Run away from flying saucers in front of the green screen? Use a real video switcher to live-edit a television program? If so, this is the workshop for you. Instructor: Judy Morris

Web Design: This workshop will take students through the process of creating a mobile-friendly website that encapsulates their experience in the CAMP program. participants will learn the basics of HTML & CSS, how to use Bootstrap to make sites that perform smoothly across platforms, how to include images, text, and hyperlinks, and publish their website online. Instructor: Jasun Carr

Idaho State University’s CAMP provides hands-on college-level experiences for Idaho high school students through the collaborative efforts of the Departments of Art and Communication, Media, & Persuasion. We encourage Idaho youth to pursue higher education through affordable multi-day course offerings where students engage in real-world campus life in a fun and supportive environment.


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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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