UofL Digital Media Academy

A Digital Production Camp for Sixth-Grade Girls

June 5-9, 2017

The UofL Digital Media Academy (DMA) is a one-week day camp for rising sixth-grade girls from Atkinson Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, and Cochran Elementary schools. The camp will be held at the University of Louisville from June 5-9, 9 am to 4 pm.

In this digital production camp, girls will play with and learn to produce several types of digital projects: movies, podcasts, and image manipulations.

WHERE

All activities of the camp will take place at the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. The majority of the camp will be in Bingham Humanities Room 204, a new 20-computer Mac lab. We will take on-campus field trips, visiting libraries, science labs, and innovation centers. Lunch will be provided from The Ville Grill. Girls will be escorted by camp counselors to and from drop-off points, the lunchroom, and any field trip locations.

COST

The camp will be free to attend, including lunch. Girls will each receive a camp t-shirt, which they will be expected to wear daily, and a new iPod touch.

TECHNOLOGY

Girls will each receive their own new, free, WiFi-enabled iPod Touch, with earbuds, for taking pictures and video over the course of the camp. During the camp, the iPod Touch will remain with camp teachers for safekeeping and charging (and to make sure that each girl has her device every day). At the end of the camp, girls will take home their iPod Touch.

TRANSPORTATION

Girls will need to be dropped off and picked up at the University of Louisville each day during the following times:

8:45 – 9:00 am
3:50 - 4:00 pm

Camp begins promptly at 9 am and ends at 4 pm. 

Girls will need to be dropped off at the University of Louisville between 8:45 am and 9 am each morning. 

Note that you cannot park in the traffic circle, but there may be metered parking available on 3rd street if you need to park for any reason. There are also sometimes spots available in the parking lot next to the North Information Center.

If you are late, contact Annelise Gray at 502.852.0505 to find out where we are meeting and then walk your camper to the group.

Girls will need to be picked up at the same spot every afternoon. The pick-up time will be between 3:50pm and 4:00pm.

 DIRECTIONS: Enter campus off S. Floyd Street. If you are coming from the North, turn right onto Warnock. If you are coming from the South, turn left onto Warnock.  

COURSE POLICIES

Absences

Because so much happens every day at DMA, if a camper misses more than one day, she will be asked not to return. (Please note that because she will not have finished DMA, she will not receive an iPod Touch.)

Late Arrivals

If a student arrives after 9:15 (more than 15 minutes after the start of the camp day), she will be considered late. Two late arrivals will be considered one absence.

Late Pickups

A pickup will be considered late if you pick up your camper after 4:15. Two late pickups will be considered one absence.

 

CONTACT

For questions about the camp (schedule, logistics, etc.), please contact Dr. Mary P Sheridan at maryp.sheridan@louisville.edu.

If at any point during camp hours you need to get in contact with us, please call Annelise Gray at 502.852.0505. She will put you in touch with the teachers of the camp.

 

 

UofL DMA 2016 Camp News Clip:

https://youtu.be/dTW3m1RwtvM

Image from: Tech Needs Girls