Future Media Techies Thrive at Summer Youth Camps

Posted on: May 28, 2013


Life as a kid at CAS’s Telecommunication Information Studies and Media (TISM) summer camp keeps getting cooler every year. I’m a bit envious that I can’t spend my summer attending “Miss Media Michigan,” a camp chock full of multi-media adventures for girls in grades 7 through 12.

These potential technology leaders of tomorrow — the Meg Whitmans (eBay founder and Hewlett-Packard CEO), Marissa Mayers (Yahoo! CEO) and Susi Elkins (our own WKAR TV station manager) — will have a chance to explore careers in fields such as video game design, 3-D animation, website design, audio engineering, radio broadcasting and television production.

Taught by experienced faculty, media experts from the field, and some of our brightest, most enthusiastic college students, teenage girls will be introduced to a media playground where they can experiment and build confidence working with state-of-the-art technology. “Miss Media Michigan,” which takes place here on campus June 24-28, kicks off four weeks of other amazing summer camps for both boys and girls.

Wouldn’t it be fun to spend a week making movies and sound tracks? Or designing your own video game, website or animated characters? My own son, Ben who is now 16, has been coming to TISM camps since middle school. I can personally attest to how much fun he had while accidentally learning some amazing skills. Check out all the options here.

For those like me who can’t sneak in as a teenager anymore, consider sending your child or funding a scholarship for a teen to attend our summer camp program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the student’s ability to communicate how attending Media Camp will be meaningful to him or her.

The benefits to both middle and high school students, as well as CAS and our college students are priceless. The combination of solid instruction, creativity, mentoring and confidence building, as well as pure fun opens the door for future academic and career exploration, and the next generation of entrepreneurs and media-savvy global communicators.


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