LYNX National Arts & Media Camp
There is a residential camp component
option for Sessions Two (Music Industry Camp) and Three (Film or
Animation/ Motion Graphics Camp). Residential students stay at CU Denver's Campus Village Residence
Hall. Each student will share a room with a roommate. Each room has two beds and a bathroom. There is a kitchenette in each room that has a refrigerator and microwave.
Our Graduate Student Coordinator and 6 LYNX Leaders will stay at Campus Village and supervise the students during the residential portion of the camp. We recommend that students bring enough clothes for the entire camp but laundry facilities are available.
Residential students have breakfast and dinner provided during the camp. Commuter Plus students will eat dinners with the residential students. Commuter students will eat breakfast and dinner at home. All students will eat lunch at the food court in the 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 try to make proper arrangements. It is possible that we may not be able to accommodate a student with severe food allergies but we'll do our best. Please contact us if you have questions. 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
"I have never heard my daughter talk in a positive way about being in class. She is still talking about the classes she had. She loved them. We have looked at many universities and will go back to look at a couple but (especially after this camp) UC Denver is one of her top choices." - Parent of a Camper"
"My experience was fantastic! I've learned a lot and made many friends. I left class with a smile every day and I was eager to return every morning." - Camper
"Thank you for this incredible learning opportunity. The program was well organized with good communication from staff which gave me (an out of state parent) piece of mind. It truly emulated the experience of being a Music Industry Student in college and solidified my daughter's interest in pursuing a career in this field. My daughter was extremely impressed with the curriculum, the knowledgeable faculty, and the state of the art facilities. As a Californian, the field trip to the awe inspiring Red Rocks Amphitheater was a standout experience for my daughter! The program gave her the time and support to compose and perform her own original song! Bravo to the planning staff, faculty, and administrators of this phenomenal program. I am recommending this program to others!" - Parent of a Camper
"It was extremely helpful, engaging, and fun overall. I came back to the camp for the second time this year expecting the same type of experience, but I am now leaving with so much more! The camp has been great, and I've truly learned a lot and it's narrowed down what I want to do for a career." - Camper
"LYNX camp for me was a fantastic experience. I met other people with similar interests as well as got the opportunity to dabble in different artistic fields that I never would've been able to explore without this camp. It’s given me tools to advance my career in art and I believe I can walk away from LYNX with a better knowledge of the artistic side of the world that surrounds me." - Camper
"Most impressed-our son was on cloud 9 throughout the entire two weeks!" - Parent of a Camper
"Awesome. My student really enjoyed everything. My Daughter said the camp was great. The Camp was all I expected, Would like to THANK ALL THE SPONSORS so so much, without people like this who cares about the Arts my daughter would have never experience some like this. Thank for the chance. My daughter would like to get the chance to return next year. Thank you to the instructors, Lynx leaders, and the people who put this all together. The kids seem to bond right off the bat with each other. Great!" - Parent of a Camper
"I learned from this camp that music is more than just notes on paper. Music is beautiful and emotional and passionate and just fun. This program has inspired me to go home and work my hardest. I've fallen in love with music all over again, and I am confident that I can do this as a career." - Camper
"I think CU Denver really encourages a creative environment among all musicians. After this program, I see CU Denver as a top notch business school that is focused on teaching not only about the music industry as a whole, but our future in the music business." - Camper