Creativity + Media Literacy + Friends

What’s your media jam? Whether it’s a TV show, film, podcasting, music video, animation, or yet to be discovered, JAM summer camps give you media tools and a crew of friends to help you create. Each week offers a unique focus aimed at different age groups with a shared foundation in multimedia production skills. Camp is based at JAM (5 S. Main Street) in downtown White River Junction, VT with field shoots on foot around the village.  Camp directors are media-making pros with a team of teen and young adult counselors. Our mission is to create community through media arts.  Join us!

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Monday – Friday June 26-June 30 

Beginner Video Camp 

This camp is now full.  There is still room in other camps!

Can’t tell a gimbal from a gobo? No problemo! Learn the fundamentals of video production. Get hands-on experience working with lights, sound, green screens, and a slew of other gadgets and gizmos. Be a grip. Be a gaffer. Be an audio tech. Be a cinematographer. Be an actor. Be yourself!  Make friends and make a something cool. 

  • Entering grades 5 – 9 (max 12/min 4)
  • Full Day: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • $325.00 / 5 days
  • Directed by Chico Eastridge, Senior Producer
Wednesday – Friday, July 5-7

Advanced Animation Workshop

This workshop for older animators with some previous experience offers studio time to push the boundaries of various animation techniques, including digital cell animation, stop-motion, claymation, motion-capture, 3D animation and mixed media.  (max 8/min 4)

  • Entering grades 9 – graduating high school seniors
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00PM
  • $175.00 / 3 days
  • Directed by Jordyn Fitch
Monday – Friday, July 10 – July 14

Radio Stories Workshop

In this week-long deep dive into audio, high schoolers will pitch and produce an audio story, along with learning the basics of what makes good radio, recording, interviewing, editing, and writing for the ear.  Final projects will be offered to radio and streaming news outlets. 

  • Entering grades 8 – graduating high school seniors (max 10/min 4)
  • Full Day: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • $325.00 / 5 days
  • Directed by Lexi Krupp, Vermont Public

Lexi Krupp headshotAbout Lexi:  Lexi Krupp is a reporter at Vermont Public, where she covers everything from what you can learn from a pair of moose ovaries to the legacy of slavery in Vermont. She’s worked as a radio reporter in northern Michigan, Cape Cod, and New York City. Her stories have appeared on NPR, Gimlet Media and in print at Audubon, Popular Science, VICE, and Medscape. Krupp is a former science teacher and once spent a summer tracking mountain goats for the U.S. Forest Service.

Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21

Music Video Camp with Tuck’s Rock Dojo

Create an original rock music video with Tuck Stocking!  Campers will contribute to composing, recording and mixing an original song at Tuck’s Rock Dojo. Then they’ll get their hands on cameras, sound, editing and effects to shoot a music video of their song on location.  We seek campers with music skills for performance, but we also welcome campers for production roles who may not have music background.

  • Entering grades 7-graduating seniors (max 12/min 4)
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • $325.00 / 5 days
  • Directors:  Tuck Stocking & JAM Producing Staff

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About:  Tuck’s Rock Dojo is a musical playground located in Etna. The Dojo aims to inspire and educate students through songs they like, teaches the discipline of working with others in a band, and gives them the opportunity and experience of playing in public.

Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21

Beginner Animation Camp

This camp is now full.  There is still room in other camps!

Campers create their own animated characters and worlds through a variety of animation techniques, including stop-motion, claymation and motion-capture!

  • Entering grades 4 – 8 (max 8/min 4)
  • Half-Day: 9:00 – 11:30AM
  • $175.00 / 5 days
  • Directed by Jordyn Fitch
Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28  &  July 31 – August 4

jamCamp: Film Intensive

High schoolers will run the set on a two-week intensive film shoot – from camera crew, sound recording, and set design to directing, acting, and editing – producing a finished short film by camp’s end.  Participants are invited to submit a 3-5 page script for consideration as the project to get made.

  • Grades entering 9-graduating high school seniors. (max 8/min 5)
  • Full Day: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • $650 / 2 weeks (10 days)
  • Directed by Chico Eastridge