Unite! Ignite! Storytelling Camp

Twin Cities Metro

Your art. Your voice. This summer.

UNITE with fellow high school creatives from across the state

CONNECT with professional artists who will

IGNITE your passion for storytelling and open doors to your future

Join us for a three week storytelling camp where high school creatives from across the state dive deep into the art of storytelling and connect with professional artists from around the world! Expand your skills, collaborate with peers, and create original stories in your medium of choice, including podcast, film, creative writing, and songwriting.

The Details:

Location: In person camp Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays at Stillwater Area High School with hybrid connection via zoom to students from across the state and to locally and nationally recognized artists.

Date: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays July 11th to the 27th, 2023

Time: 11AM-3PM.

Transportation available (dependent on school district participation). Tuition is free to students from participating districts.

Register today to join us this summer!

Connect with peers and create together

Connect with peers from all over Minnesota and the United States, be inspired while imagining and producing original podcasts, films, poetry, prose, music and visual arts.

Create stories with some of the brightest the the biz

Writers, Actors, Filmmakers, and more. Rub elbows and create stories with those who tell stories for a living.

This summer in our
StoryArk Unite! Ignite! Storytelling Camp:

 Join us to explore podcast, film, creative writing, and music!


Use podcast to build stories set within fictional worlds and to have candid discussions about topics you are passionate about


Craft a script, act, and shoot as we dive deep into Film, TV and Animation

Creative Writing Intensive

Share a story important to you through poetry, novel, and short stories


Learn about lyric writing, genre, and style, and create a song with original lyrics, music, and beats!


In its mission to empower, uplift and amplify youth voices, StoryArk sparks the journey towards professional careers in podcast, film/TV and literary arts by connecting students to these awesome partners:

Film North

FilmNorth’s mission is to empower artists to tell their stories, launch and sustain successful careers, and advance The North as a leader in the national network of independent filmmakers. We achieve our mission by nurturing a vibrant, diverse community of film and media artists; providing education and resources at every stage of their careers; and celebrating their achievements.

Catalyst Story Institute

Catalyst exists to advance the literary and visual arts by generating long-term professional career opportunities for storytelling artists.

Youth Voice

Empowered, Uplifted, Amplified

Students creative projects will be featured:
StoryArk Festival

An in-person, indoor/outdoor event on Wednesday, August 17 

The Boomsite

in the Boomsite newsletter, magazine and virtual gallery

StoryArk Network

Sharing stories world wide

Follow us on
Social Media

This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund

The Fine Print

You have questions. wE have answers.

Some StoryArk programming is currently held online via Zoom, and in virtual platforms via HUBZ MOZILLA VR Galleries. StoryArk staff and Emerging Professionals have been trained to effectively utilize these new technologies and how to safely monitor activities. All online sessions will also be recorded (including chat conversations) for the safety of the student and adult mentors alike, and will be stored internally. These recordings may be used to create promotional materials, staff training materials, etc. These recordings are not readily available to the public, but may be made available upon request depending on the reason by which it is needed to protect other students attending.

StoryArk expects all students and adult leaders to adhere to their current Code of Conduct. You may find our current policies and codes of conduct here. 

If you need financial assistance for classes, we have scholarships available to all students on request. Please let us know before you register for classes so that we can give you a coupon code for check out where applicable. 

Please reach out at info@storyark.org or 651-417-6223 with any questions or concerns.