Story and Photos by: Emily Horne
After five days of camp, Inspire: A Summer Creative Camp for High School Students concluded with a parent and camper reception Friday, July 27 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The parents and campers gathered to mingle and view the artifacts created throughout the week.
A total of 23 high school students from Ohio and Pennsylvania took part in Inspire. They were exposed to design, photography, and illustration within a higher education setting. The students were also given the opportunity to build friendships with other creative students in the region.
Co-directors Jillian Coorey and Gretchen Rinnert developed the camp for students who have completed their freshman year of high school, are between the ages of 14 and 19, and have an interest in design, photography, illustration, and creative thinking.
Rinnert said Inspire was very successful. “The students produced various design artifacts. They developed portfolio work that can help them as they enter a design program,” Rinnert said. She continued to say that “parents and campers were delighted by the work and many expressed their excitement and appreciation.”
Inspire is an annual event and will take place again next summer. To stay up-to-date on next year’s camp, regularly check the website: http://www.inspirecamp.com.