Screen Media Boot Camp

Dates: July 9-13, 2013, Ages 13-17

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The need for screen literacy is here to stay. Everywhere you turn, a screen is telling you what to do, what to think, what to buy. So, come and join us for an exciting week of learning how to speak and understand the language of the screen.

This revolutionary, new-media program is a fun, creative overnight camp designed to give young people an edge in today’s media culture. By making original film projects, and creating ePortfolio websites, Boot Camp students will learn the basics of effectively communicating in a screen-based world.

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  • $675 Residential Tuition
  • $625 Non-Residential Tuition
  • Remember, reduced registration fees are available.
  • For information about need-based scholarships, contact

Please make checks payable to: Rosebud Institute.

Registration deadline extended. To hold your camp reservation, send in the form with your full payment and send a “camp info” request to:

Tuition includes meals, equipment, and all programming. (Residential registration includes double occupancy, on-campus housing.)

Click here for a planned schedule for the week.

Expect this

  • Enjoy the beautiful campus of Carthage College on the shore of Lake Michigan.
  • Live the college experience with scheduled free time to enjoy the superb facilities including swimming pool, fitness center, racquet and volleyball courts.
  • Work with college professors and other industry professionals for an in-depth, dynamic experience that will forever change the way you relate to the screen.
  • Stay on campus in Carthage residence halls, including three meals a day in the dining commons.
  • Hang out with friends at evening film screenings in the media theatre or work together in state-of-the art editing suites.
  • Pay only $675, including room, board, equipment, and all programming. A non-residential option is available.
  • Screen your completed projects with family and friends at our closing Screen Media Festival.


Classes will be taught by Rosebud Institute founder Paul Chilsen, program manager Christine Wells, and high school educator Caroline Haebig. Building on their successful 2010-2011 pilot program and responding to the growing need for this kind of timely education, these instructors will deliver a progressive, exciting, fun week of training in screen-based media. Since the screen is how we communicate now, students need these basic tools to thrive in an increasingly media-saturated world – a world where appropriateness and competence in screen literacy can make all the difference in a successful, connected future.

Paul Chilsen
  • Director, Rosebud Institute
  • Chair and Associate Professor Communication and Digital Media
Carthage College
Christine Wells
  • Program Manager, Rosebud Institute
  • General Music Teacher, Walden School, Deerfield, Illinois
Deerfield, Illinois
Caroline Haebig
  • Sociology Instructor
Bradford High School