Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science and Department of Athletics host this two week program to introduce campers to design software. Campers learn the fundamentals of 2D graphics software – including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign – through a range of creative projects. Each camper will create multiple projects that expand their digital design skills.
Note: this program teaches campers how to use industry-standard tools to create imagery and models, and thus has specific requirements for parents & guardians related to computer hardware and software. Please review these requirements carefully prior to registering.
What is a virtual camp, anyway?
A virtual camp brings all the things you love about camp – fun, learning, and community – right to your home. We all know that nothing can replace being together in person, so virtual camp is our way of making sure our families can still enjoy some of the magic of summer camp from a distance.
Digital Creativity Virtual Camp
For 3 – 5 hours / day, your creative genius will experience an engaging camp program right from their home. Campers (ages 9 – 17) are guided through the fundamentals of 2D graphic design via live video lessons from their counsellors, coupled with 1-on-1 support, group time with fellow campers, and camp-style fun & games.
Digital Creativity 1.0: Campers (ages 9-14) learn foundational skills of 2D graphics software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign through a series of engaging lessons and self-directed creative projects.
Example of a project from Digital Creativity 1.0
Digital Creativity 2.0: Campers (ages 15-17) learn intermediate graphic design skills through live lessons and self-directed creative projects. Additionally, all campers receive individual feedback and guidance on their personal portfolio from current Ryerson students and faculty in the Department of Architectural Science and Design.
Example of a project from Digital Creativity 2.0
Demo Week: June 22 + 24 + 26 (3 days)
Digital Creativity 1.0: July 6 – July 17, 2020 (weekend excluded)
Digital Creativity 2.0: July 20 – July 30*, 2020 (weekend excluded)
*Ryerson is closed on Friday, July 31, 2020 for Ryerson Day
Demo Week – $150 (3 camp days)
Digital Creativity 1.0 – $500 (10 camp days)
Digital Creativity 2.0 – $450 (9 camp days)
** Registration closes five (5) days before the start of a session, OR when that program is full.
Please note our program, “last minute” registration, transfer, refund, and dismissal policies found here.
Demo Week – all genders, ages 11 – 17 (as of December 31, 2020)
Digital Creativity 1.0 – all genders, ages 9 – 14 (as of December 31, 2020)
Digital Creativity 2.0 – all genders, ages 15 – 17 (as of December 31, 2020)
Requirements of Parents & Guardians
In order to ensure the best possible experience for campers, we ask that parents & guardians:
- Ensure their camper can access Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign for the two-week period (see the Adobe website for license pricing)
- Provide their camper with access to a computer capable of running the above software during the camp day, along with a mouse**
- Ensure a grownup is present in the home at all times during the camp day
- Provide a phone number where they can be reached
- Intervene with camper if contacted by camp staff
- Support their camper with technology needs (e.g. accessing lessons / video calls)
- Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support at 2 GHz or faster processor
- 4 GB of RAM
- 8 GB of hard drive space