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For campers entering 5-8 grade

Digital Photography Day Camp

June 25-29

This day camp for students entering grades 5-8 will help campers learn both the technology and art behind one of the world’s most popular pastimes in photography. Discover how the pros work as you create your own photographs in preparation for an art show.  Find out how much fun photography can be when you work with other who love it as much as you. Campers must provide own DSLR camera or digital camera with manual controls. Contact 815-753-5200 or

Camp Director: Originally from the small town of Somonauk, Illinois, Wade Duerkes received a BFA and MFA in Photography from Northern Illinois University in 1999 and 2006 respectively. A career spanning 20 years he has worked as a university photographer, educator and freelance photographer. In 2008, he was nominated for Center (formerly the Sante Fe Center of Photography) 2008 Excellence in Photographic Teaching.


Register before May 18: $250

Register after May 18: $275

A $25 discount is available to NIU employees, families sending more than one camper, or campers attending more than one camp.