New summer day camp offers acting, video, writing, gardening and cooking classes

Do you have dreams of becoming a filmmaker, writer, actor or animator? Get started by learning skills from expert faculty and staff in a new summer camp offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 

Created for students ages 11-15, Point Ed Summer Camp will be offered July 17-21 and July 24-28, during the same weeks as the American Suzuki Institute. Siblings of Suzuki students are invited to attend, as well as others from the community. UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and the College of Fine Arts and Communication are sponsoring the camp. 

Select from the following classes July 17-21:

  • Morning, 8-11 a.m.
    • Point Actor's Combat Studio – Learn how actors create the illusion of realistic fighting.
    • Point Actor's Studio – Learn techniques on bringing a character and script to life.
    • Disney Princesses: Is it Always Happily Ever After? – Explore the history of Disney princesses and turn one into your own 21st Century creation.
  • Afternoon, 1-4 p.m.
    • Audio Theatre Production – Learn how Foley artists create sounds to tell a story.
    • Smartphone Journalism – Learn how to use your phone camera to tell a story.
Select from the following classes July 24-28:
  • Morning, 8-11 a.m.
    • Animation Production – Create an animation project with professional video techniques.
    • Creative Writing: Quotes, Illustrations, Observations, Single Words – Learn how to use different forms of writing.
    • Harry Potter's School of Cooking Wizardry – Make treats such as Hagrid's stew, butterbeer and Golden Snitch cake. Harry Potter attire encouraged.
  • Afternoon, 1-4 p.m.
    • Video Production – Operate video and editing equipment to create your own story.
    • Improv and Creative Problem Solving – Learn how to think on your feet while having fun with improvisation games.
    • Harry Potter's Garden Magic 101 – Learn about magical herbs and plant your own Harry Potter-inspired garden. Harry Potter attire encouraged.
Each class costs $200 including materials. Take two classes during the same week for $350. The registration deadline is June 30. Contact, call 715-346-3912 or learn more at

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