The RIDGE Project hosted their 14th annual Film Camp this year from June 21 – 26, 2017 at YMCA’s Camp Wilson in Bellefountaine, Ohio. Teens ages 12 – 18 from all across Ohio to take a stand against risky behaviors.
Camp participants divided into small teams to create a 30 – second long Public Service Announcement (PSA) encouraging their peers to avoid sex outside of marriage, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy relationships, and other risky behaviors. At the end of the week, teams they competed for a chance to be chosen as “best production” and the winning PSA will be aired on major TV channels!!
Throughout the week, students also participated in workshops to equip them to make healthy lifestyle choices and avoid risky behaviors. Other activities include PSA filming/editing, group activities, access to YMCA’s Camp Wilson, and more! Subscribe to our newsletter to find out more info on the next Film Camp, coming June 2018.
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Film Camp 2021 June 26th - July 1st
At Film Camp, assigned teams participate in creating 28-second public service announcements (PSAs) to compete at the Red Carpet event at the end of the week. In between empowering workshops combined with art instruction and outdoor camp activities, campers create a PSA about the importance of avoiding risky behaviors. The RIDGE Project will host their 18th annual Film Camp this year from June 26th – July 1st, 2021 (Location to be determined). Film Camp is open to teens ages 11 – 18.
Each team produces the entire PSA themselves with guidance and instruction from media and film production experts from conceptualizing, to acting; from filming, to editing.
The week culminates in a Premiere of the PSAs where judges will vote for the winning PSA, which will take place at the Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater in Liberty Center, Ohio. This event is Open to the families of the students. The winning PSA gets aired on social media outlets to further educate campers’ peers on important social issues!