iCamp 2024

July 8-12
July 14-27

8th & Market, WCU Philly
WCU Main Campus

WCU Main Campus

iCamp Media Academy

July 21-27

iCamp for Credit

iCamp 2024 FAQs

General Questions

What is iCamp?
Who is Eligible for iCamp 2024?
What is the cost of iCamp 2024?
How do I Apply to iCamp?

What is iCamp?

iCamp is an award-winning social-justice oriented summer media camp hosted at West Chester University. Since the 2016/17 school year, iCamp has invited high school students from the School District of Philadelphia to join a dedicated team of faculty experts, community organizations, and Philly media talent to plan, develop, and publish media projects addressing issues of impact to students’ lives and community needs. iCamp is centered on issues of social justice and community development, and we work to ensure that all members are anti-racist, gender inclusive, and student-affirming. 

Who is Eligible for iCamp 2024?

iCamp selects participants from the School District of Philadelphia and from Chester/Upland School District. Participants must be enrolled in one of those school districts and be recommended by a teacher/administrator from one of those school districts. All participants must be enrolled in an eligible school for the 2024/2025 academic year. Students are eligible if they will be enrolled in 12th or 11th grade in September 2024. Students must commit to the values and ethos of iCamp, including its social justice mission and endeavor to be anti-racist, gender-inclusive, and student-affirming.  

What is the cost of iCamp 2024?

Through the generosity of our sponsors, contributors, and WCU leadership, iCamp 2024 is available at no cost to participants. Both the 3-week college course, iCamp for Credit, and the week-long residential experience, iCamp Media Academy, are free to all participants who meet the eligibility requirements. 

How do I apply to iCamp 2024?

With two distinct opportunities, iCamp 2024 has separate applications for the college credit and residential academy (3 weeks) and the residential academy (1 week). Applicants will be asked to demonstrate their eligibility, share their experience with media, and express their values. Students must ask for a recommendation from a teacher/administrator at their school. To participate in iCamp for Credit and receive college credit as a Senior/Junior in High School, students must share a transcript, GPA, and evidence of work that shows the ability to successfully complete college-work. Ready to apply? Click here to get started

Questions? Consult our FAQs and/or shoot an email to our Interim Directors, Drs. McCool and Cream.


Media Tracks

Video production

Shoot and edit a film that
will make an impact



Record and Edit audio to produce
amazing podcasts

audio production

Digital Journalism

Tell your story and document the truth of your experience

web development

Game development

Make a video game that's fun
and makes a player think

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iCAMP Details

Cost: Free. Gratis. Zilch. $0.00

Through the generous support of WCU’s Provost and College of Arts and Humanities, iCamp 2024 is free for all students.

Location: West Chester University 

The residential program for iCamp for Credit and iCamp Media Academy occurs at WCU’s beautiful main campus in West Chester. The first week of class for iCamp for credit occurs at WCU Philly, in center city at 8th and Market.

Dates: July 8 – July 27

iCamp for Credit: July 8-27

  • WCU Philly July 8-12
  • WCU main campus July 14-27

iCamp Media Academy: July 21-27

  • WCU main campus 

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Questions? Contact Interim Directors Dr. Jeremy McCool and Dr. Randall Cream while iCamp Director Dr. Cooke is on a much-deserved sabbatical.