Sign Up Now for Audubon Teen Photography Camp

Sign Up Now for Audubon Teen Photography Camp

Applications are now being accepted for an innovative nature photography day camp for area high school students.
Currently in its fifth year, the camp is sponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.
This year the camp, previously held at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), will be centrally located in Shepherdstown at the Youth Center owned by Asbury United Methodist Church, near the Shepherd University baseball field.
The week-long camp will be held August 2-6. It will include four days of field and lab training at the Youth Center and a one-day field trip to a nearby natural area.
Participating students will not only learn about the fundamentals of digital nature photography and image editing from expert instructors, they will also gain a greater understanding of nature and a greater appreciation for the conservation ethic.
Enrollment is very limited, so those who participate receive very intensive, hands-on instruction. Participants will use Nikon digital SLR cameras donated by Nikon, Inc., and have full access to computers and photo editing software at the Youth Center.
Participating students must be entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the fall of 2010 (or be of equivalent age) and they must reside in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia or Washington County MD.
The camp will be led by volunteer Dr. Bruce F. Field, of Hagerstown, who is an excellent nature photographer, and Krystal Kennedy, an avid photographer who recently graduated from Shepherd University with an emphasis in Secondary Science Education.
Guest photographers from Potomac Valley Audubon's Potomac Valley Nature Photographers group will also assist, helping with photo coaching and teaching special topics.
Tuition will be $150.
For more information or to apply contact Kristin Alexander at 304-676-3397 or pvasmail@aol.com.