Camp XI year 2

Camp xi 2020 recap

What's Going On!

Covid-19 caused us to take our Camp XI virtual this year. Over the 2 weeks of the camp, our kids met daily using tablets we provided, and through our camp director, teacher and guest(s) they learned how to: Storyboard, Script, and Pitch a short film. The theme for this year's camp was an ode to Marvin Gaye's song "What's Going On!" With racial tensions at an all time high the kids developed 4 short films on the current state of America from their eyes. Take a few moments and enjoy the short films from our Camp XI 2020 kids.

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The View of us - A short film

Team Ava Duvernay

Team Ava Duvernay of Camp XI year 2 created a remarkable short film paying homage to the classic "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye. During the virtual camp the group storyboarded, films, and edited this powerful piece.

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untitled - a short film

Team Will Packer

Team Will Packer of Camp XI year 2 created a remarkable short film paying homage to the classic "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye. During the virtual camp the group storyboarded, films, and edited this powerful piece.

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LOVE - a short film

Team Issa Rae

Team Issa Rae of Camp XI year 2 created a remarkable short film paying homage to the classic "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye. During the virtual camp the group storyboarded, films, and edited this powerful piece.

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WHAT'S GOING ON - a short film

Team Spike Lee of Camp XI year 2 created a remarkable short film paying homage to the classic "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye. During the virtual camp the group storyboarded, films, and edited this powerful piece.

Camp XI, continues to allow students who demonstrate a keen interest in the arts, technology and entrepreneurship to showcase their talents.

This year our virtual camp experience gave new and returning young people a chance to develop important life skills through an inspiring and rigorous project.

Our campers stretched themselves in ways that they never imagined, leaving with accomplishments that will prove useful to their life’s journey.

Key Character Qualities

The Camp XI Camp focused on addressing what KBM believes are key character qualities for success

Creative

Our camp gave every participant a chance to stretch their creative “muscles” through the planning, development and implementation of a project.

Mutli-Talented

We wanted our campers to build skills across several areas of the project so they could feel that they have a deep understanding and capabilities in more than one subject matter.

Taking Risks

Our program directors pushed our participants to take risks within the safe parameters of the program. We want to foster an environment where young people are willing to dare to be great.

Kile was an extraordinary person whose curious and creative spirit drove him to explore a variety of experiences: acting, creating home movies, painting and other activities that gave him a chance to express himself to the world.

He was not willing to fit in a box to please others and was always willing to be different even when it was not popular. We believe that more of our young people will experience long term success if they are first willing to think and act this way.

CAMP PROGRAM DETAILS

At the beginning of the program, our campers chose from a variety of aspirational goals and projects, exploring areas like:

The camp is 80% virtual and 20% in person with social distancing best practices.