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Take 2 Creative Camp


Students must be 12-15 years old

June 8th- August 7th

Location: YWCA Elgin & Zoom

Monday – Friday

When the Building is Open: 9 am – 5 pm


Click the button above to download the Take 2 Creative Camp Application.

Once complete, email the application to Take 2 Creative Camp Program Director Korisa Madayag at kmadayag@ywcaelgin.org

The YWCA Elgin Take 2 Creative Camp is a summer program for students between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. This program focuses on teaching teens how to use today’s technology in order to explore their own creativity and be confident in voicing their own opinions on multiple platforms. They will work with computers, cameras, tablets, and different software programs in order to create a variety of content about themselves and the Elgin community. The students will embark on different field trips and document their adventures.

By participating in the Take 2 program, students will learn different skills that they will be able to apply in school and their everyday lives. These skills include developing and executing ideas, thinking outside of the box, confidence to try new things, public speaking, meeting deadlines, working with their peers, working individually, and being able to use technology efficiently and effectively.

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.

YWCA Elgin’s Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

We are mourning the cold-hearted and cruel killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Department Officer as three fellow officers watched. Mr. Floyd’s killing reminds us that for far too long African Americans are much more likely to die at the hands of the police. Mr. Floyd is the latest and most vivid example of how black lives continue to be discarded.

Protesters are marching in the streets across the United States, in the greatest numbers since the 1960’s. It sends a strong message we must make changes now and end this cycle. It is imperative to end the institutional racism that infects our society.

The YWCA Elgin stands with Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA, who states, “We are outraged by the callous killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer – and similarly appalled by the inaction of three other officers who stood by watching as George Floyd endured unspeakable suffering, but addressing this specific incident alone won’t be enough to prevent future incidents of police violence against Black people, and people of color in America. Our country’s failure to address institutional racism is costing lives. Racism is why coronavirus is killing more people of color than white people. Racism is why police shootings are a leading cause of death for young Black men. Racism is why Black mothers die more frequently in childbirth. Racism has no place in the America we all deserve.”

We call on our national, state, and local leaders to immediately acknowledge the institutional racism in our society and to immediately implement change. The YWCA Elgin, along with the YWCA USA, is committed to racial justice, and we stand united in the fight for all for a fair and just society.

The Board of Directors, YWCA Elgin