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General Camp Information

Housing, Meals, Schedule, Staff & Guest Artists


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 stay at CU Denver's Campus Village Residence Hall. Students will be supervised at all times by LYNX Arts Camp staff. Students will be assigned a roommate and suite mates, sharing a bathroom and kitchen in each suite. Laundry facilities are available. ​



​Residential students eat breakfast and dinner at the Campus Village Dining Center. Commuter students will eat breakfast and dinner at home. Commuter Plus Students will be provided dinners. 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 bu​ying their own lunches. 

For breakfast and dinner, we have worked with Campus Village to ensure that there are many food options at every meal. We do our best to accommodate students with food allergies and sensitivities. 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. ​



 Sample Schedule

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:



Residential student breakfast


Commuter students arrive


Morning Classes with periodic breaks




Afternoon Classes with period breaks


Commuter students depart


Residential students return to Campus Village and prepare for dinner




Recreation Time


Evening Program (guest speakers, concerts, workshops, etc). These are optional for commuter students. 




Residential student in-room time


Residential Lights out


 Camp Administrators and 2018 Academic Directors

Dave Walter, LYNX Camp Director
_DX_0131 copy.jpgDave 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

image001-4.pngKelli 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

StoltzmanPeter.jpgDr. 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.

Owen Kortz - Co-Academic Director of the Music Industry Program

KortzOwen.jpgOwen 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.


Jessica McGaugh - Academic Director of the Filmmaking Program

Jessica_McGaugh.jpegJessica  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-Sur.jpgRoma  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

mcarpenter_large.jpgMichelle 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.


Chris Lemon - Co-Academic Director of the Digital Animation & Motion Graphics Program

EW6B9095 (1).jpgChris 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. 

Joann Brennan - Academic Director of the Photography Program

joann_brennan.jpgJoann is a Professor of Fine Arts, Photography and the former Associate Dean of the CU Denver College of Arts & Media. She holds a BFA and MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. Joann's photography has won numerous awards including the prestigious Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Award. Her work has also been exhibited in art galleries throughout the country. Currently, she has a collection on exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.

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)



 Music Industry Program Instructors

Leslie Soich - Voice Performance Elective Instructor
Todd Reid - Mobile Device/Electronica Ensemble Instructor
Dr. Peter Ellingson - Latin Jazz Ensemble Instructor
Benom Plumb - Music Business Elective Instructor

Storm Gloor - Music Business Emphasis Instructor
Lorne Bregitzer - Recording Arts Elective Instructor
Paul Musso - Guitar Performance Instructor
Pete Buchwald - Recording Arts Ensemble Instructor
Megan Burtt - Singer/Songwriter Ensemble Instructor
Lukas Vesely - Pop/Rock Ensemble Instructor
Owen Trujillo - Hip-Hop Ensemble Instructor
Evan Shelton - Studio Chamber Ensemble Instructor
Aaron Daniels - R&B Ensemble Instructor
Curtis Madigan - Pop/Rock Ensemble Instructor
Scott Burgess - CU Denver Recording Studio Manager
Seger Marion - Pop/Rock Ensemble Instructor



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