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NIU Academic Summer Camp 2018

Northern Illinois University's Continuing and Professional Education is excited to highlight some great opportunities for middle and high school students at our 2018 Academic Summer Camps.


A full description of each camp and online registration is available at


Space is limited and special early-bird pricing is in effect until May 18th for the camps specifically mentioned below! Camps take place at our DeKalb campus.


2018 Residential Academic Camps for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12:


Creative Writing CampJune 17-22, 2018

Develop skills in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Learn to give and accept constructive criticism. Week includes free-writing, guided writing, and revision strategies.


NTC News Broadcast Camp, June 17-22, 2018

Put together a live newscast! Campers will learn news writing, camera operation, control room skills, and get on-camera experience. Camp culminates with campers creating their own live-to-tape 15-minute newscast.


Film CampJune 24-29, 2018

Work with experienced media producers, camera operators, and directors while learning about digital filmmaking from script to screen.


*New Spanish Immersion CampJune 24-29, 2018

Through this 24/7 immersion environment, campers are exposed to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. All levels welcome!


*New Screenwriting CampJune 24-29, 2018

Learn the basics of screenwriting, from plotting a story to formatting the script. Campers will leave with a first draft of their own short film.


Speech and Debate CampJuly 8-13, 2018

Develop and enhance knowledge in a specific area of speech by selecting or writing speeches, honing research skills, memorizing pieces and practicing the art of delivery and/or debate. This camp is for students interested in being on a forensics/debate team or are already part of a forensics/debate team.


*New College Writing CampJuly 8-13, 2018

Learn effective strategies for navigating academic writing expectations at the collegiate level. Campers will learn to communicate clearly and persuasively and then practice these skills by drafting college admission essays.


*New Podcast and Radio CampJuly 15-20, 2018

Explore the history of broadcasting, train in recording and production techniques, and learn how to write for the ear. Camp includes producing a live music show.


*New Comedy Writing and Performance CampJuly 15-20, 2018

Explore your creative passions and hone your comedic voice. The camp offers specialized workshops in improv, sketch comedy, stand up, and more!


*New Film Appreciation CampJuly 22-27, 2018

This camp fosters a critical, educated approach to enjoying the medium of film. Students will view a variety of films from various genres and time periods and enrich their understanding through discussion.


*New Online Journalism Camp, July 22-25, 2018

Learn what it takes to be a working journalist by generating story ideas, assigning stories, reporting, writing, shooting photos, editing, writing headlines and laying out stories for an in-camp news website.


2018 Academic Camps for students entering grades 5, 6, 7, or 8:


*New Digital Photography Day Camp, June 25-29, 2018

Learn both the technology and art behind photography. Discover how the pros work as you create your own photographs in preparation for an art show. Campers must provide own DSLR camera.


*New Social Justice Day Camp: July 9-13, 2018

Build the skillsets needed to engage responsibly with the world around you. Explore how you can make a difference. Get hands-on as you design an advocacy project for your chosen cause


*New Master Gardener Day Camp July 16-20, 2018

Do you enjoy digging in the dirt and want an opportunity to grow your own food?  Garden camp helps you develop a green thumb while exploring our complex food network that connects health, society, and environment. 


Creative Writing Day Camp July 23-27, 2018

Develop skills in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Learn to give and accept constructive criticism. Week includes free-writing, guided writing, artistic collaboration, and revision strategies.


*New Chinese Language and Culture Day Camp July 30-August 3, 2018

Through a series of hands-on cultural activities, this camp provides a great opportunity for students to experience and explore different aspects of Chinese art, history and language.


Feel free to pass this information onto others! For more information, contact the Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-5200, email  or visit


A full list of all camps offered by NIU can be found at



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