The Academy

Summer Media Experience
for High School Students

iCAMP Academy

Are you a Philadelphia high school junior or senior with a passion for social justice through media? Join us as a media developer-in-residence at WCU for an exciting week!  

iCamp is a free media academy held at West Chester University. We invite high school juniors and rising seniors from the Philadelphia School District to join us in making media that matters. We produce films, games, podcasts & audio, and web sites, for youth and by youth whose passion is to effect social change.

Learn new skills.  Make new friends. Live in a college dorm. Work on challenging and fun projects. Craft media that represents your voice and your perspective.  No prior experience necessary!

Click “Media Tracks” above to learn about our four media tracks

NEWS! iCamp Summer Media Academy received the 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

Media Specialties

Video production

Shoot and edit a film that
will make an impact.


Audio production

Edit audio to produce
amazing podcasts and music.

audio production

Web development

Create a beautiful website
with a strong message.

web development

Game development

Make a video game and let
your audience be amazed.

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iCAMP Details

Cost: Free. Gratis. Zilch. $0.00

Through the generous support of WCU’s Provost and sponsoring programs & departments, iCamp 2020 is free for all students who are invited to attend for the week long residential camp.

Location: West Chester University

WCUPA is a public university committed to quality learning, education opportunity, social justice and– new this year– media for social justice.

Dates: TBD.

Students and families arrive on the afternoon of June 21st. Families and friends are welcome to join us for a campus tour and orientation before leaving for the week. All are welcome for a June 2021 (TBD)  Media Launch Party celebrating the students’ work. During the intervening week, resident students will live the life of a college student at WCU. Students will sleep in the dorms, eat in the dining halls, learn in the classrooms, and let their creativity run wild in the labs!

Apply to iCamp