Graphic Design BOOTCAMP for creative teens


This is a creativity camp for teens interested in graphic design and other creative fields. Val will be your bootcamp instructor and design coach as she is adapting her college level coursework to give each participant an insight into graphic design elements, principles, and processes in a fun adventure filled version of Wonder 101 and Wander 101. Participants will be required to leave smartphones at home and learn techniques of engaging with the world around them including the others at the table whether it be during critiques or just socializing at mealtime.


Val brings her techniques developed over years in the classroom to this workshop that provides a safe space for teens to live and work together in a way that challenges their creative habits and expand their visual vocabulary. Only some of the work may require a laptop with Adobe software, but computers are not mandatory. The focus in this session is hands on skills that emphasize how one sees and solves problems - from drawing to collage to making stories and then binding the book. Val brings her experience as a girl scout leader and a professor to this session offering each participant individual attention. Her coaching sessions may include a q+a about applying to colleges, finding the right college fit, and more.



Lodging – The residential facilities at Camp Wonder Wander are comfortable and cozy designed for multiple functions from workshops to group meals cooking together to huddling around the campfire or woodstove. The sleeping quarters are upscale dormitory where you will most likely have at least one roommate.


Food – at the camp will be included in the program fee, we will cook and clean together. Camp Wonder Wander's goal is to provide healthy meals using organic and local options as much as possible catering to all types of nutritional plans such as gluten free, paleo, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan. If you aren't following a special diet you won't feel left out here. This is especially important for this generation to see how food grows in the garden and is prepared for each meal. To participate in these activities informs the inner spirit of a creative person. Special consideration will be given to food allergies or other food plans - please comment on this in your registration or send an email.


Coaching/Instruction – program fee includes instruction and coordination of activities/workshops by Valerie Sloan, a professor of graphic design.


Camp counselor – There may be at least one additional camp counselor on site.




Transportation – to and from the camp for arrival and departure is not included in the program fee. Please make note of this in your registration for coordination.


Technology – most of the work will be technology free. participants may opt to have a laptop handy for possible instruction or individual consultation but it is not required. Anyone misusing their technology, for example finding the wifi spot to socialize with friends virtually instead of engaging in the camp will receive a warning to keep off social media, and second infraction may result in requesting early pick up from parents.



Camp Wonder Wander engages people in wonderlost + wanderlust. Maximum participation for full immersion and ability to work together as a small group is 14. Sessions are  designed for everyone to be creative. These bootcamps are designed for the ages 14-17 pre-college preparation. If you are very interested in this but experiencing a financial obstacle, please communicate with us to discuss options.



No cancellation within 30 days, but may receive a credit of 75% payment towards future workshop. Cancellation prior to the 30 day window will incur a service fee of 10% of the registration.



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register on the bootcamp website
girls only
2018 dates TBD
boys only
2018 dates TBD
Please arrive between 4 & 6pm on the first day.
Departure time is after 12pm, parents must communicate a tentative time they will arrive for pick-up.
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Camp Wonder Wander

599 Gaither Hinson Rd.

Waynesboro, TN 38485


voice: 931.321.3520     text: 931.213.1901