There is a residential camp component option for Sessions Two (Music Industry Camp) and Three (Film or Animation/ Motion Graphics Camp). Residential students at camp usually stay at CU Denver's Campus Village Residence Hall. For the 2018 camps, Campus Village is unavailable due to repair work. Therefore, camp students will be staying hotels close to campus. For Session Two, camp students will stay the Springhill Suites hotel that is located right on the Auraria Campus. For Session Three, camp students will stay at the Hilton Garden Inn that is located right by campus. The university has generously agreed to pay for the extra costs associated with housing our camp students at these hotels so our tuition rates will remain the same as usual.
Our Graduate Student Coordinator and 6 LYNX Leaders will stay at the hotels and supervise the students during the residential portion of the camp. Students will have a roomate. Each room has a mini-fridge and a microwave. Bedding and towels are provided. Laundry facilities are available.
Residential students have breakfast and dinner provided during the camp. Breakfasts will take place at the hotels. For Session Two, dinners will take place at Vanilla Bean restaurant on campus. For Session Three, dinners will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel. Commuter students will eat breakfast and dinner at home. Commuter Plus Students will eat dinners with the residential students. All students will eat lunch at the food court in Tivoli Student Union. The list of food options available at the Tivoli Union is listed here. Students will be responsible for buying their own lunches.
We have worked with our food providers to make sure that there are many food options at every meal. There will be options for students who are gluten free, vegans, and vegetarians. If your student has severe food allergies or restrictions, please let us know once the student has been admitted so that we can make proper arrangements. Students with peanut allergies are required to carry an EpiPen with them at all times.
Below is a sample of the weekday schedule for the Session Two and Three programs at the LYNX Camp. Session One will consist of the 9am- 4:30pm portion. While each academic program at the LYNX Camp will have unique classes and schedule, students can expect a daily schedule similar to the outline below:
8:50am Commuter students arrive
9:00am Morning Classes with periodic breaks
1:00pm Afternoon Classes with period breaks
4:30pm Commuter students depart
6:30pm Evening Program (guest artists, concerts, workshops, etc). These are optional for commuter students.
10:00pm Residential student in-room time
10:30pm Residential Lights out
Dave Walter, LYNX Camp Director
Dave is the Director of the LYNX Arts Camps. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Wyoming (UW) and a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas (KU). He has extensive summer program experience having worked with the UW Upward Bound Program, the CLIMB Wyoming Program, the Duke University TIP Program, and the KU Upward Bound Math & Science Center Program. He has also worked in student services at San Jose State University and Stanford University.
Kelli Rapplean, LYNX Camp Coordinator
Kelli is the Coordinator of the LYNX Arts Camps. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri (MU) and a Master's Degree in Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice from CU Boulder. She has summer programs experience from her days as a Summer Welcome Leader at MU and from organizing Welcome Fest at CU Boulder. Prior to working for the College of Arts & Media, she worked at the CU Denver Experiential Learning Center helping students explore career paths through internships. In her free time, she likes running, skiing, being around good company and snuggling with her dog Cisco.
Dr. Peter Stoltzman - Co-Academic Director of the Music Industry Program
Dr. Peter Stoltzman is the Piano Area Head at CU Denver, and the Faculty Director of the Stanford University Jazz Workshop’s two week high school Jazz Camp. He earned degrees from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, and a doctorate in Music and Human Learning from UT Austin in 2014. A stylistically diverse pianist, he has recorded with Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Warner Bros, The Bomb Squad, Javier Colon (winner of “The Voice”), and his father, Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. Peter has played at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. www.peterjohnstoltzman.com
Owen Kortz - Co-Academic Director of the Music Industry Program
Owen Kortz is an Instructor in the Singer/Songwriter Program at CU Denver, which he helped to found. He received undergraduate and masters degrees in Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California. He has performed at concerts with legendary guitarist Pat Metheny and YouTube phenom Kina Grannis, and has recorded with the Bissonette brothers (Ringo Starr, Joe Satriani). He recently played with Ryan Tedder of One Republic at the Ogden Theatre in Denver. www.owenkortz.com
Jessica McGaugh - Academic Director of the Filmmaking Program
has been a faculty member in the Film & Television Program at CU Denver since 2008. She has a BA in Media Arts from Arizona University and a MFA in Film/Cinema/Video Studies from Syracuse University. Her film credits can be viewed on IMDB here
. She has won many awards for films including a 2015 Spotlight Documentary Film Award
and Best Documentary at the Indian Film Festival of Houston for The Golden Hour
Roma Sur - Assistant Academic Director of the Filmmaking Program
Roma has been a CU Denver Film & Television Program faculty member since 2009. She has a MA in Video Production from the University of Denver and an MA in American and Commonwealth Literature from Bangalore University. Roma has done film work for High Noon Entertainment, HGTV, The Food Network, The Discovery Channel, and Citizen Pictures. Some of the CU Denver courses that Roma has taught include Intro to Non-fiction Writing, Intro to Scriptwriting, Visual Culture, Aesthetics of Television, Feature Film Writing, and Producing Episodic Television.
Michelle Carpenter - Co-Academic Director of the Digital Animation & Motion Graphics Program
Michelle is an Assistant Professor of Digital Design at CU Denver. She has produced, directed and edited award winning experimental and documentary pieces. Her videos have screened in numerous international and national film festivals and art galleries. Her film, Above the Ashes was awarded two prestigious Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards in the categories of best topical documentary and best program editing. Michelle’s creative research consists of two distinct styles of art making: traditional narrative video and experimental video documentary. michellebauercarpenter.com
Chris Lemon - Co-Academic Director of the Digital Animation & Motion Graphics Program
Chris has been the Lab Manager of CU Denver Digital Animation Center (DAC) for the past five years. He is also an alum of the CU Denver Digital Animation Program.
Conor King - Academic Director of the Photography Program
Conor is a CU Denver Protography Program faculty member. He received his BFA in 2003 from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MFA in 2007 from Pratt Institute. His solo exhibition venues include Galeria de Arte Fotografico, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Jenkins Johnson Gallery (NY) and the Biennial of The Americas (Denver). King participated in a three year subsidized studio artist residency program at RedLine Denver until 2012, where he served on the Education Committee and on the Board of Directors as an Artist Representative. He is a founding member of Tank Studios and is on the Board of Directors at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) where he also assists with exhibition development. http://conorking.com/
Rebecca Heavner - Academic Director of the 2D Animation/Illustration Program
(Picture and bio coming soon)
Lorne Bregitzer - Academic Director of the Audio Production/Ableton Live Program
(Bio coming soon)