Day Camps

NIU Continuing and Professional Education offers summer day camps for students entering grades 9-12.

Digital Photography Day Camp

June 17 – 20, 2019

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.

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.




Early Bird Special Before 4/1/19: $250

Standard 4/1/19 – 5/31/19: $275

After 6/1/19: $299

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

For more information contact Mark Pietrowski: call 815-753-1456 or e-mail

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NIU Continuing and Professional Education
148 N 3rd St.
DeKalb, IL


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