Rollins Summer Camp Introduces Explorers Program
September 03, 2009
"What did you do this summer?" is a popular question asked by many at the beginning of each school year. This fall, over 300 elementary school-aged children will answer, "I went to Rollins Summer Camp!"
Shortly after commencement, the Office of Special Programs and Events kept the campus buzzing throughout the summer months with camp programs for elementary and middle school students.
Rollins Summer Camp, which consists of two four-week sessions, has been a local tradition since 1967. Each camper has the opportunity to create their own custom schedule, choosing from three subject areas: the arts, enrichment, and sports.
This summer, a new program, Explorers, was piloted for rising seventh graders. Based out of the R-TV studio, Explorers were exposed to various types of media including film-making and editing. During a tour of the WPRK radio station, Explorers learned about radio broadcasting and had the opportunity to serve as on-air talent.
“I was amazed at how fast the kids learned how to think like a director as well as understand editing,” said Explorers counselor JD Casto. “By the end of the camp, some of the kids were showing me how to edit, which is awesome because I've been a filmmaker for six years now.”
For more information on the Rollins Summer Camp program, visit http://tars.rollins.edu/sps/camp.