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Hip Hop Camp Set for July 22-26

6/28/2013
 
Contact: Kelli Batch
(304) 766-4285
Kjackso2@wvstateu.edu
 
 
June 28, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Hip Hop Camp Set for July 22-26

INSTITUTE, W.Va. West Virginia State University’s popular 4-H Hip Hop Camp will be held July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center in Charleston.

Participants will learn about a variety of Hip Hop subjects including music production, recording, dance/step, songwriting, turntables, visual art, digital photography and filmmaking.

“Our main goal has always been to get the kids collaborating with hip hop professionals,” said 4-H Camp Coordinator Chris Kessell.  “We have professional dance instructors, sound engineers, recording artists, DJs and filmmakers here to teach everything they know.”

The camp is open to all students entering grades 6-12.

Between classes, camp participants get to experience classic summer activities like swimming, sports and hiking.

The cost for the camp is $20 and includes lunch. Participants who qualify for free or reduced lunch may pay $10 or apply for a scholarship.

The location and format of the camp is new this year, having been a residential camp in the past.

“By switching to the day camp format, we have been able to drastically reduce tuition costs,” Kessell said.
The Roosevelt Neighborhood Center is located on 502 Ruffner Ave. in Charleston.

The 4-H Hip Hop Summer Camp is part of WVSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development, Arts and Leadership Academy.

For more information, visit www.wvstateu.edu/4H, or contact Chris Kessell at (304) (304) 395-3275 or kesselg@wvstateu.edu.
           
 
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