JCC Chicago Announces New Spring Break Program for Teens at Camp Chi
Springboard Is an Innovative Learning Experience Focusing on Media Arts
Chicago, IL –December 21, 2015—Springboard is a new, immersive spring break experience for high school teens debuting this Spring at JCC Chicago’s Camp Chi. During its inaugural year, Springboard will run two five-day programs during the third and fourth weeks of March 2016. The ground-breaking initiative is made possible through a grant awarded by the Jewish United Fund, The Jim Joseph Foundation, The Crown Family and an anonymous family foundation.
Springboard students will be part of StudioChi, a unique, hands-on learning experience that focuses on media arts and the power of storytelling through filmmaking, music and sound design. Utilizing Camp Chi’s state-of-the-art recording studio and filming equipment, as well as their own smart phones, teens will craft original stories using a mix of technology and social media to explore how art can impact activism and social change.
“We are so excited to be able to offer this innovative program at Camp Chi this spring,” said Brad Finkel, Associate Director of JCC Camp Chi. “Springboard will not only teach students about how to create an impactful message using various media platforms—like film, sound and music—but they will also learn how to give voice to their work using social media channels. This innovative concept is truly exciting and we can’t wait to see what these talented teens imagine and create.”
Current high school freshman are invited to experience the excitement for just $250. Applications are currently being accepted and are available at: www.springboardchicago.org
JCC Chicago is a non-profit organization inspired by Jewish values, bridging traditions and generations to create a more vibrant, connected community. JCC is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.