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3D Animation | Game Design | FilmSummerScapes  


Teen Camps at RDP 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, RDP's own visual arts camp.

Work on your projects and discipline of interest during the day and spend camp evenings participating in fun 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.

All Teen Camps run 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sunday – Friday. Lunch and supper meals are included in each in-person Teen Camp registration fee. Participants are only required to bring any additional snacks they may want throughout the day. Due to various allergies, please refrain from bringing any food containing nuts.

3D Animation

3D Animation Camp

3D animation careers are some of the hottest out there. With the growth and popularity of 3D animated movies and TV shows, visual storytelling is growing rapidly. With this hands-on camp geared toward creative and tech savvy teens, participants will walk away with their own finished animation and a solid grasp of the equipment and techniques used in professional animation. 



You Will Explore

  • The creation of visual effects and animated characters using digital models
  • How to add details to your effects including color clothing and landscapes
  • The techniques that bring animations to life in your favorite animated Hollywood blockbusters
  • How to use Blender, the free online software

Game Design

Game Design Camp


Video games are more than just fun – they are the fastest-growing entertainment industry in the world. This camp allows teens to explore their creativity, create fun characters, and construct epic quests. All skill levels are welcome!



You Will Explore

  • Video game story development from concept to creation
  • Plot and character development
  • Hands-on applied learning as you create your own playable game
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Marketing strategies using industry-standard software


Film CampTraditional Film Camp

Calling all filmmakers! Set your blasters to fun as Film Camp 2022 blasts you off to save Earth on a space adventure.  This year's script is focused on classic serial space adventure filmmaking, including the fun of composited backgrounds, crazy costumes, action camera moves, and even stunts!

Alberta is quickly becoming a popular hub for filming, with 2022 predicted to be the busiest year yet – work with professionals in the film industry and learn about career opportunities in the business of moviemaking this summer with Film Camp at RDP! 

You Will Explore

  • Practical, hands-on essentials in acting, directing, camera work, lighting, sound, and editing
  • How to utilize professional equipment and facilities, including 2K-camera package, 5.1 sound mixing post-facility, RDP's spacious sound stage, sets, and green screen
  • Advanced storytelling skills in a creative team environment  


Two Week Intensive – Visual Effects for Movies - New this year!

Modern moviemaking involves a lot of post-production work to create incredible visual experiences audiences enjoy. Digital Visual Effects or VFX is an area that is rapidly expanding to touch every movie. Participants hit the ground running in Week 2 with a rapid narrative project that builds on filmmaking skills learned in Week 1. The remainder of the week is spent exploring VFX and post-production work, giving young filmmakers a well-rounded experience in Film!

You Will Explore

  • Title design
  • Fundamental visual effects with Davinci Resolve software
  • How to use green screen, digital masks, and node-based workflows in Blackmagic's Fusion




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 RDP



The Alberta Summer Music Workshop Association is happy to announce that registrations are open for MusiCamp Alberta 2022! We are planning for a fantastic Musicamp experience, and we will be running all of our camps, including a new 2-week JAZZ INTENSIVE. In order to ensure everyone's safety, we will require that all staff, faculty, and campers be fully vaccinated to participate in camp. This will allow us to give you the world-class musical experience you expect from MusiCamp Alberta. Here are the list of camps we are offering:

DAVID J PETERKIN SYMPHONIC BAND, July 24 to August 6. This camp is for students ages 15-18 with at least three years of instrument experience.

FRANK E DUNNIGAN CONCERT BAND, July 24 to July 30. This camp is for students ages 12-15 with at least one year of instrument experience.

JAZZ BAND WORKSHOP, July 31 to August 6. This camp is recommended for students ages 13-18 with at least one year of instrument experience.

(NEW) JAZZ INTENSIVE WORKSHOP, July 31 to August 13. This camp is recommended for students ages 15-18 with at least three years of instrument experience.

MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE, July 31 to August 6. Recommended for students ages 12-18 with any level of experience.

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, July 31 to August 13. Recommended for students ages 13-18 with at least one year of musical theatre or drama experience.


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