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Overnight Camps at Red Deer Polytechnic bring together some of the most creative and passionate creators and innovators! Explore technology with Film, Game Design, and 3D Animation, or embrace your inner artist with SummerScapes, our own visual arts camp.
Live, eat and learn on Red Deer Polytechnic's main campus, in world-class facilities, from expert instructors and mentors. Build new friendships with peers who have the same interests as you. Experience a variety of evening social events and group activities including movie nights, art projects, and more! Creative minds from all disciplines will come together to enjoy the opportunity of meeting new friends and working together on joint projects at Red Deer Polytechnic's Overnight Camps.
Ages 13 - 18
Visual storytelling has evolved with the growth and popularity of 3D animated movies and TV shows.
Create visual effects and animated characters using digital models. You can add details to your picture by incorporating coloured clothing or landscapes. Learn techniques used to bring animations to life in your favourite Hollywood blockbusters! You will walk away with your own finished animation and a solid grasp of the equipment and techniques used throughout the process of creating animation.
Ages 13 - 18
Teleport in for a week of crazy costumes, action, and fun stunts as you learn about acting, directing, lighting, and more! Take advantage of Red Deer Polytechnic’s professional equipment with 2K-camera packages and a 5.1 sound mixing post facility. Industry professionals will introduce participants to advanced storytelling skills and career opportunities in the business of moviemaking.
Ages 13 - 18
Explore your creativity, develop fun characters, and create your own epic quest in this week-long camp designed for teens of all skill levels! Working with a team of other creative minds, you will develop your video game story from concept to creation using cutting-edge industry-standard software.
With a focus on hands-on practical experience, you will dive into the fastest growing entertainment industry and learn the ins and outs of how your favourite games are made. Throughout the week, you will explore game design, plot development, and character-building techniques to ultimately create your own playable game!
Ages 13 - 18
Take risks, challenge yourself and develop as an artist and individual. Strengthen and expand your creative skills in this focused, hands-on workshop, using materials and techniques not available in traditional programs!
Be motivated and inspired by professional artists!
You Will Explore
- Painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpting
- Personal expression through the creation of multiples, including posters, zines, and wearable art
- Teamwork and collaboration with other artists as you develop a large mural for public display at Red Deer Polytechnic
Cultivate artistry, discipline, and a deeper appreciation of music this summer at MusiCamp! Dive into an immersive camp and experience a personal and artistic transformation that you will carry with you for years to come. Learn from world-class performers and teachers and make lasting friendships with other passionate young artists!
This year, we are offering the following camps:
David J. Peterkin Symphonic Band
Ages 12 - 18 | Minimum 1 years of Instrument experience
Francis E. Dunnigan Concert Band
Ages 13 - 15 | Minimum 1 year of instrument experience
Jazz Band Workshop
Ages 13 - 18 | Recommended minimum 1 year of instrument experience
Musical Theatre Performance
Ages 12 - 18 | Minimum 1 year of experience
Musical Theatre Intensive Workshop
Ages 15 - 18 | Minimum 3 years of experience
Scholarships are also available by filling out the form located here
Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek is a summer theatre school for teens that offers professional learning opportunities from practicing artists and educators in a collaborative space. Artstrek students leap into the depths of theatre appreciation and embrace the creative process through five daily classes: Acting, Devising, Design, Voice & Singing, and Movement & Dance.
Artstrek places an emphasis on creative exploration where each student receives an equal opportunity to participate and contribute. Once they become part of the Artstrek community, students develop lasting relationships and skills that will accompany them throughout their lives.
Artstrek is not an audition-based program. Artstrek is all about serious fun, growth, and development.