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About Deborah Burton
Name: Deborah Burton
Location: , IL
Profession: Engineering
Age: 44
About Me: I have been a Girl Scout leader since 1999 and Cub Scout leader since 2005. My daughter was born in 1994 and my son was born in 1997.

 
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great for digital video production Apr 30, 2007
reviewer: Deborah Burton from
My daughter attended the iD Tech camp at Northwestern (Evanston, IL) as a day camper in the digital video production program. Campers from outside the area can attend as overnight campers. While is was certainly not inexpensive, I really felt that it was a good value. The day camp is truly "all day": 9am-5:30pm. The kids spent a good part of the day learning how to create a video from story boarding through shooting film through editing. But they still had some time for other fun activities, since 8+ hours a day of videography would be too much. Each camper got his/her own computer to use, on which they each used the software Final Cut Pro to create their own individual version of their group's video, complete with special effects, background music, credits, and even out-takes. Then they also created a group version. I was amazed in what they were able to learn and do in only one week. The staff:camper ratio is quite low, so the students get plenty of help and I found the counselors to be very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The staff are all college age or above since the camp does not use "junior counselors".

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:

small, very friendly, family-owned horse camp Apr 30, 2007
reviewer: Deborah Burton from northern Chicago suburb
Cedar Lodge is a small, friendly, family-owned horseback riding camp in Michigan. It is mainly a girls camp, although there was one cabin of boys when my daughter was there. I appreciated the fact that campers can choose to attend any or all of the 8 weeks since that made it easier to schedule with another camp. However my daughter mentioned that having campers come and go eadh week prevented her from getting to know them as well as at a camp where all campers are there for the same several weeks. Some of the girls are very experienced riders, and some even bring their own horses to camp and come to train for competitions. But my daughter had never taken lessons before. She did the "full riding program" (for an extremely reasonable extra fee of $125/week), with riding lessons every day and an overnight trail ride). Campers who don't do the riding program still get to ride twice a week. The cost for two weeks (which is how long my daughter stayed) is still only $1000 which is quite inexpensive for a riding camp. The camp has a variety of horses to suit girls of all different levels of riding ability. There were lots of all-camp games and other things to do besides riding. All the staff seemed very friendly and I just felt that it had a very warm, caring atmosphere. It was a great camp, and the only reason that my daughter went there only one year is that she has wanted to explore some other interests at other summer camps. But of the 5 different resident camps she has attended, I still feel that Cedar Lodge was the friendliest.

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