SUMMER CAMP / WORKSHOPS
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FUN + COLLABORATION + FILM SKILLS + STORYTELLING + YOUTH EMPOWERMENT?
We believe everyone is a storyteller and that ART & FILMMAKING are great ways to get young people to connect and find common ground. Our 4-day summer camps help youth develop their storytelling and video skills while encouraging collaboration and positive life skills.
ABOUT OUR SUMMER CAMP
Participants will work together to write and create an original short fiction or documentary project using their smart phones or video cameras and microphones provided by the instructor. At the end of the workshop, a short film will be edited that will be shared on a private Vimeo channel to screen with friends and family.
The instructors are filmmakers, educators, and writers who have been working with youth for over 20 years. We recently moved to Colorado, are parents in Englewood, and are excited to bring our summer camp workshops to the community this summer!
We believe in creating affordable and meaningful summer opportunities for ALL youth and are happy to work with you if cost is an issue.
BIPOC and Spanish speaking youth encouraged to register.
Sessions & COST
DATES: JUNE 13-16TH
AM SESSION: 10AM-1PM, AGES 8-12
PM SESSION: 2-5PM, AGES 12-17
COST: $125 CAMP SESSION
LOCATION: Englewood Public Library
1000 Englewood Pkwy in Englewood, CO
*EARLY DROP OFF / LATE PICKUP available for additional $15
Class size is limited to 15.
Youth are expected to bring their own snack, water bottle, and mask.
No refunds will be provided unless the camp is cancelled due to unforeseen COVID or other circumstances.
More sessions may be added if there is interest, including after school programs in August & September.
*COVID safety steps will depend on the status of the pandemic, but may include: masking, social distancing, sanitizing, and eating outside.
About the Instructors
Suree Towfighnia is a professional filmmaker and educator with decades of experience teaching and mentoring youth, teens, and adults in writing, film making, editing, and cinematography. She has taught at colleges and in elementary classrooms around the U.S. and in Cuba. Her dream is to create a film school where everyone can access storytelling and technical skills to share their important stories and histories. Suree recently moved to Colorado with her family and is excited to bring her work to the community. Suree speaks Spanish and welcomes all youth to take the camp.
Reuben Cruz is a Pii Paash, Maricopa, Quechan father / musician / poet / storyteller / organizer from the Gila River Nation near Phoenix, AZ. He documents stories of love and circumstance gathered from places he’s seen or lived. As an emcee (che christ), he brings messages of social justice and respect for all peoples through positive hip-hop music. Reuben teaches writing workshops with youth in urban centers and in Native communities. He collaborates on events that use film, art, and music to celebrate contemporary community movements.
MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR SUMMER CAMPS & WORKSHOPS?
We are happy to answer any questions you have about our summer camp workshops. Please click the "contact" button to send us an email.
In addition to our summer camps, we offer workshops and masterclasses for youth, adults, and organizations interested in learning film or art skills to develop storytelling skills. We can customize a workshop to fit your needs and budget and have experience working among diverse populations. Browse the website to see examples of the work we produce.