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AETN seeking participants for AETN Youth Academy

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has a limited number of openings for two sessions of AETN Youth Academy this summer.

AETN Youth Academy Production Camp for ages 12 to 16 will be held June 16-20 and is limited to 12 participants. Production Camp will immerse participants in the creative and exciting world of filmmaking, covering the filmmaking process from concept to finished film. Topics and activities include story development, scriptwriting, pre-production, production and post-production. Skills such as directing, videography and editing with iMovie will be taught. Students will collaborate in teams to write, shoot and edit short films for their final projects.

AETN Youth Academy Around the World Camp for ages 7 to 11 will be held July 21-25. In this weeklong camp, participants will travel around the world to explore various cultures through a blend of technology learning, hands-on activities, special guests, fun and educational activities, and much more. Campers will expand their computer skills and gain real world skills as they work with peers. Destinations this year include Japan, Italy, France, Madagascar and Brazil.

Both camps will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The cost of each five day camp is $149 per child, which includes instruction, t-shirt, meals and snacks. Space is limited, and registration closes May 30. Additional information is available by contacting Karen Walker at kwalker@aetn.org or 800-662-2386.

Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) was created in 1961 and is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN produces 160 hours annually of local, award-winning productions and delivers classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers who make up 95 percent of the state. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).

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