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Take 2 Creative Camp


June 10th – August 9th

Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm

at the  YWCA Elgin

$25 per child; applications & payment due by June 3rd


The YWCA Elgin Take 2 Creative Camp is a summer program for students between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. Take 2 provides students with a safe environment during the summer months, a chance to make new friends, and the opportunity to learn new skills.

This program focuses on teaching teens how to use today’s technology in order to explore their own creativity and, by doing so, become confident in voicing their own opinions on multiple platforms. The teens in our program are taught how to apply the skills they learn in our program over into there everyday life.

Through the summer the Take 2 students will get to:

  • write scripts
  • edit video footage
  • direct videos
  • use a green screen
  • shoot videos
  • create vlogs and blogs
  • star in videos
  • volunteer
  • go on field trips

At the end of each summer the Take 2 Creative Camp hosts a Red Carpet event. During this event they get to show off their master pieces to their friends, family and the Elgin community.

Community Partners

We owe a big thank you to the Elgin Township who has funded this camp for the past two years. We also would like to give a shout out to the Gail Borden Public Library who allowed us to use their Digital Media Lab at Studio 270.

Cinderella’s Closet has been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
This event will not be rescheduled. If you are in need of a dress, please contact Sherry Kinser, Cinderella’s Closet Coordinator, at skinser@ywcaelgin.org to schedule an appointment.

YWCA Elgin Program/Event Updates

03.21.2020 UPDATE – Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Illinois Governor Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order, the YWCA Elgin will be temporarily closed in order to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and the entire community. Please check back or follow us on social media for updates.

School Age Child Care (SACC) will be closed until April 7th.

Adult Education (English as a Second Language) will be canceled until further notice.

Family Literacy will be canceled until further notice.

Thank you for understanding. We hope everyone stays safe during this time and we look forward to returning to our regular schedule soon.