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In this camp, campers will first learn about genres and different forms of media. Then, they will learn about the basic hero story theorized by Joseph Cambell that has been influential in literary studies and in popular culture. For example, George Lucas explicitly built Star Wars on Campbell's hero myth. The three basic parts of the hero story are departure, initiation and return, and we will discuss what each of those parts entails, including analysis of popular culture examples to demonstrate each part. Campers will then develop and create their own project based on what they have learned. They will choose what medium they want to work in, what genre they want to work in and what kind of story they want to create. With those choices made, campers will develop each part of the hero myth for their stories, along with, if they choose, some subparts that can apply. On the last day of the week of camp, campers will present their stories to everyone. 

*For students entering grades 4-6*

Registration and more details can be found on the camps and program website.

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