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iCAMP Academy

Are you a Philadelphia high school junior or senior with a passion for media? Join us as a media developer-in-residence at WCU for an exciting week!  

iCamp 2017 is a Summer Media Academy held at West Chester University from July 8-14 2018. We invite high school juniors and rising seniors from the Philadelphia School District to join us in making media that matters. We produce films, games, podcasts & audio, and web sites, but our passion is working with youth to effect social change.

Learn new skills.  Make new friends. Work on challenging and fun projects. Craft media that represents your voice and your perspective.  

Scroll below to learn about our four media tracks.

Video production

Are you a filmmaker at heart? Learn how to create a film that will make an impact.

Audio production

Learn how to edit audio like a pro to produce unforgettable podcasts and music recordings.


Web development

Learn to build engaging websites that will help you make a difference.


Game development

Love video games? Lean how to make one yourself and use it to influence the lives of others.

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iCAMP Details

Cost: Free. Gratis. Zilch. $0.00. Through the generous support of WCU’s Provost and sponsoring programs & departments, iCamp 2018 is free for all students who are invited to attend for the week long residential camp.

Location: West Chester University, a public university committed to quality learning, education opportunity, social justice and– new this year– media for social justice.

Dates: July 8-14, 2018. Students and families arrive on the afternoon of July 8th. Families and friends are welcome to join us for a campus tour and orientation before leaving for the week. All are welcome for a July 14  Media Launch Party celebrating the students’ work. During the intervening week, resident students will live the life of a college student at WCU. Students will sleep in the dorms, eat in the dining halls, learn in the classrooms, and let their creativity run wild in the labs!

Registration: Registration will be open on this site on February 15. Please check back then!

Questions? Contact Dr. Laquana Cooke, the Project Director.