DIGITAL STORYTELLING SUMMER CAMP:
A SUMMER CAMP THAT EXCITES YOUR CHILD
AND BRINGS OUT THEIR CREATIVITY
Sleepovers, sleepovers, sleepovers. That’s all my 7-year old ever talks about! 🙂 She dreams about sleepovers, especially the kind that take her to faraway places with new friends. She loves learning about other countries, trying out different languages, and dressing up in clothing from other places. The Global Sleepover has exposed her to so much of this, I feel like she is already a Global Sleepover Ambassador in training 🙂Mother of a 7-Year Old Global Sleepover Star
Back by popular demand, our Summer 2018 Digital Storytelling camps will be once again held in the Greater Washington, DC area for ages 6-9.
During the week-long camp, our campers will create digital storybooks and learn about global citizenship.
Give your child an international experience
without leaving Washington, DC!
Campers learn technology skills that students need for tomorrow’s jobs like visual design and animation.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS
Every child has a story to share and we want to hear that story. Campers are guided through the process of creating a story and, as a result, become better readers and writers.
We empower the child by helping them work on one project from start to end. Campers learn how to create a story and then how to animate it. They become confident communicators and are proud of the work they create.
We empower our summer campers to become global citizens and experience multi-cultural viewpoints. They are exposed in a meaningful way to cultural diversity and multi-culturalism. Campers build empathy and social interaction skills.
Campers are engaged through the week in various activities that have them creating, learning and having fun both indoors and outdoors. Each day campers will have time for fitness, to create and be imaginative and to learn and practice tech skills. Campers will take one field trip. At the end, all campers receive a Global Sleepover Global Citizenship Badge.
WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DIGITAL STORYTELLING AND SEE WORK CREATED BY OTHER KIDS
Digital Storytelling Brings a Story to Life
You can enhance a story with illustration, photos, movies, animation, narration, music and text. Digital storytelling takes a good story and makes it great.
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Our Digital Storytelling Summer Camps will be held at the Gateway Media Arts Lab located in Mount Rainier, MD on the border of NE DC and Maryland.
The Gateway Media Arts Lab is a Media Lab dedicated to interactive storytelling and home to creative media professionals.
Gateway Media Arts Lab is conveniently located on Rhode Island Avenue, on the border of NE DC and MD, close to major neighborhoods in both DC and MD. The location is a 10-15 minute drive from Brookland/Catholic University, Brentwood, MD, Riverdale, MD and the Hyattsville, MD shops and restaurants. It’s a 20-25 minute drive from Howard University / Shah, Petworth, Adams Morgan and College Park, MD.
3311 Rhode Island Avenue
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Session is 5 days long, Monday – Friday.
Monday July 16 – Friday July 20
Camp begins at 9:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm. After Camp Care is available. See pricing tab for more details.
We request parents send a non-perishable lunch, snacks and/or water bottle every day. Please label food, snacks and water bottle if possible. We will provide some snacks and drinks but will not have enough for each snack period. We will not have regular access to vending machines, refrigerators, or microwaves. Lunch will either be indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather and activities.
$250 per child for a one-week session, July 16-July 20.
Extended Care: Before/After Camp Care
We offer Extended Care from 8:00 am – 9:30am and 4:30pm – 6:00pm.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for Extended Care.
Please go here to register for your child! If you have any questions please email email@example.com
“My son recently hosted hist first sleepover for many of his friends. It was perfect! I took some of the Global Sleepover ideas and the kids loved it. We did everything in a Brazilian theme – it was brilliant! As a parent, you will also have a smile on your face because of the fun!”
– Mother of 8-year old boy, Montessori Teacher and Mobile Technology Specialist in Virgin Islands
“We had a Sleepover in India theme for not one but two birthday parties for our daughter when she turned 6 and 8! The team came with decorations, a smile on their face and transported all of us to India. Our daughter and her friends are still talking about the party, years later! It was especially wonderful to see the children’s curiosity about India during the party. They were asking questions about the country, the culture – they learned something and had a lot of fun!”
– Diplomat at the South African Embassy, Washington, DC
“And to see youth so enthusiastic about writing interactive story books and the skills required to make the books is remarkable. This experience also afforded the students to be exposed to other parts of the world which they incorporated into their stories. This provided an interesting and creative way to inspire young students to write and tap into their desire to author books.”
– Parent in Washington, DC
“….applauded for their efforts to share reading content about different countries and their cultures as well as encouraging young children to read by themselves in a fun and interactive way….”
Global Sleepover is proud to be housed in the wonderful community of Mount Rainier, MD and Prince George’s County. We proudly support and serve our community members in any way we can. We would like to offer digital storytelling camp slots to students from Mount Rainier, MD and the surrounding areas in Prince George’s County, MD. Unfortunately, for some children in our area, the cost of our camp is cost-prohibitive. For this reason, we are partnering with local individuals and communities for sponsorship to allow children from our community to attend the camp.
If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship needs include:
- Camp fees to offer scholarships to students from disadvantaged communities who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend.
- Food and snacks.
- Staging, props and/or raw material to build projects.
- Technology equipment such as: used iPads, 3-d printer and biodegradable ink, video camera, camera, recording devices.
If you have questions or concerns, please see our FAQ’s below or email us at email@example.com
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To see youth so enthusiastic about writing interactive story books and the skills required to make the books is remarkable. This experience also afforded the students to be exposed to other parts of the world which they incorporated into their stories. This provided an interesting and creative way to inspire young students to write and tap into their desire to author books.Parent of a Digital Storytelling Camper in Washington, DC
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I read about and see pictures from other camps and workshops you've done?
Absolutely. To read about and see pictures from our previous camps workshops, go here.
How many students are in each camp session?
We try to cap each camp session at 25 kids but will accept more kids on a case-by-case basis.
What does an average day at camp look like?
Each camper will, throughout the course of the camp session, create his/her digital storybook. This storybook will be created during each day of camp and presented to parents in the afternoon on the last day of camp. There will be one field trip during the week-long camp.
Each day will consist of a combination of the following activities:
- Time outdoors
- Activities and games
- Classroom learning time when campers learn how to write, design, illustrate, create videos, add sound to and animate stories. The learning is progressive.
- Snacks and lunch
- Art projects
What are the age ranges?
Our camps are for ages 6-9. We are willing to accept children younger and/or older on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with this request.
How do participants get to and from camp?
Campers must provide their own transportation to and from camp. There will be a supervised drop-off and pick-up of campers with authorized adults at each location. Instructions and directions will be included in the welcome package to be sent to parents before sessions begin.
We will provide transportation for any field trips.
When can I drop-off and pick-up my camper?
Our staff will be on hand to receive campers beginning at 9:00am. Camps begin at 9:30am. If parents drop off children after 9:30am, we request parents escort the camper to the classroom.
Pick-up begins at 4:30pm and ends at 4:45pm. Children who are not picked up by 4:45pm will be put into after-camp care and parents will be charged accordingly.
We offer both before and after camp care.
What should my child wear?
Please ensure campers are dressed in comfortable clothing that can be worn during craft activities, playing and walking outside. Comfortable walking shoes with socks are recommended. Please apply and send sunscreen and/or umbrellas when needed.
Do you provide food?
We request parents send a non-perishable lunch, snacks and water bottle every day. Please label food, snacks and water bottle if possible. We will provide some snacks and drinks but will not have enough for each snack period. We will not have regular access to vending machines, refrigerators, or microwaves. Lunch will either be indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather and activities.
What if my child needs medication?
Please provide any medication your child will need throughout the week to the camp staff on registration the first day. Our staff is not allowed to dispense medication; all must be self-administered.
Who are your teachers?
Camp teachers are Global Sleepover staff that have been trained in storytelling and technology.
When can we see the work the campers produce?
We will hold a presentation session for parents on the last day of the camp, a Friday, in the afternoon.
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
A 75% refund will be issued if the request is received in writing/mail 3 weeks before the camp session begins. Refunds after this point will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Camps may be transferable if there are open slots.
Is there a code of conduct expected from campers?
We promote an inclusive, engaged and interactive environment where each camper has a space and member of our community. Values we promote are mutual respect, patience, critical thinking, imagination and creativity, physical fitness, and conscious technology.
Can I sign my children up for 2-3 days only?
No. We request campers sign-up for the full session to receive the most out of the camp and to complete their own digital story. Please send us an email in case of specific circumstances; we are willing to consider on a case-by-case basis
Does my child have to bring his/her own phone or tablet?
We do not require this; however, if your child has a mobile phone, laptop and/or tablet that he/she is allowed to bring, it will be helpful if he/she brings it to the first day of camp.