The first day back at camp was a little smoother compared to the first day of camp. Some of the quinces of the first week were worked out for this week.
The Author Talk today got interesting: there were some technical difficulties with the scheduled author. Because the author was trying to Skype in, there was an issue and they were unable to talk with the campers. Instead, the camp director, Amy Vetter, stepped in and whipped up a lightning fast lesson for the campers. She talked about using tools like music to influence a story and how to write certain details about the characters and the setting.
With the first week of camp behind them, the campers work on finishing their rough drafts and begin the editing and revising stage. Some have even progressed to publishing their story and have started on a new one. As the campers work hard on finishing their stories, they can begin to look forward to sharing them.
As the day winds down, campers think about how they are going to publish their stories. Some campers will use websites and online tools, while others will read theirs out loud. The campers that also participate in the afternoon sessions will use their knowledge from their class to help present their stories. The Podcasting group can use sound effects and voice recordings, the Ficiton group can use elements of storytelling, and Spoken Word can use performance and poetry to share their stories. As well as Robotics Camp, which use their knowledge of technology to create robots to help tell their story.