The YWCA Elgin Take 2 Creative Camp is a summer program for students between 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 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 can apply in school and their everyday lives. These skills include developing and executing ideas, thinking outside of the box, being confident to try new things, public speaking, meeting deadlines, working with their peers, working individually, and using 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, and go on field trips.
At the end of each summer, the Take 2 Creative Camp hosts a Red Carpet event. They show off their masterpieces to their friends, family, and the Elgin community during this event.
We owe a big thank you to the Elgin Township, which has funded this camp for the past two years. We also would like to shout out Gail Borden Public Library, which allowed us to use their Digital Media Lab at Studio 270.