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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 Program/Event Updates

04.9.2020 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 for updates or changes.

School Age Child Care (SACC) will be closed until April 30th.

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.