Student Camp to Animate Durham’s Next 50 Years

Durham has gone through many changes in its first 150 years, and we are recruiting young teens to help imagine and predict what it will be like at the ripe age of 200 years.  At this free non-residential summer camp at Duke, you will work with a noted futurist and TV host to project Durham’s future.  You will then create an animated view of that future, which will be shown at the closing ceremony of the Durham 150 celebration at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday evening, November 2, 2019.

We are looking for 8th and 9th graders who are creative and would enjoy participating in this process.  We want students who will challenge traditional thinking, and who enjoy working with their hands to create stop motion animation videos.  No animation experience is necessary.

Students can participate in two ways.  The first is to join in a half-day Saturday brainstorming session with futurist, inventor, and TV show host, Chuck Pell on Saturday, May 18 from 10-3 (lunch included).  Chuck has been involved with everything from inventing a device to open chest cavities, helping recreate the dinosaurs at the Museum of Life and Science, designing a submarine that wiggles like a fish, and winning an Emmy for his TV series, “Exploration Earth 2050.”

The second way to participate is to help refine the ideas from that Saturday brainstorming session to create the animations that will be shown at DPAC in November.  (You can do both if you are interested.)

This will all come together at a free animation camp from August 13-15 at Duke.  If you are interested in either the brainstorming or animation camp (or both), please let us know here or contact:

David Stein
Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership


May 18 2019


10:00 am - 3:00 pm



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