Story Camp 2.0

The Concept

Story Camp explores the power of stories through collaborative workshops and projects. Story Camp is divided into two programs: Story Camp Core  and Evening Workshops. Both programs are led by Story Camp founders kamau ware and Paul Shirk.

Story Camp Core is an intergenerational experience taking place from August 4th to 7th from 9am to 3pm for creative story-loving peoples from ages 8-80. Find out more about this program here.

The Evening Workshops is for creative / professionals but a mature teenager could gain from some of the workshops too. They take place July 29th to 31st and August 4th and 5th from 6pm to 8pm. Each workshop expands upon a different aspect of storytelling led by a special guest. Find out more about this program here.

The Vision for Story Camp is to create an open space to explore, learn, create, and share this fundamental thing called story. We aim to get better at sharing as well as listening and become better understood, happier, and smarter with these exchanges. Find out more about our first Story Camp in 2013.


Evening Workshops:

July 29th – July 31st and August 4th and 5th | 6pm – 8pm

Story Camp Core:

August 4th – August 7th | 9am – 3pm

Story Camp Creators + Lead Instructors

kamau ware, photographer +

Paul Shirk, teacher +

Story Camp Core | 9am to 3pm (Inquire for late pick up.)

August 4th through August 7th

Story Camp Core introduces new ways of thinking about stories. We teach that stories are not plot-driven creations that have to fit on a story map consisting of main events that follow a conflict. At Story Camp, we view stories from inspiration to consumption as a process of exploration. In our first year of Story Camp, we completed a graphic novel using photography that was conceived, written, photographed, and acted out be a group of creatives that literally spanned from 8 to 80. We’re very excited for Story Camp 2.0.

More info… 

Story Camp Evening Workshops | 6pm to 8pm (mingle till 8:30pm)

July 29th through July 31st, and August 4th & 5th

The first year of Story Camp, we had “evening drop-ins” after our main camp experience. This year the two experiences are on different weeks so the drop-in sessions can be further developed. We now have additional professionals who all use storytelling in their various disciplines to expand our sense of story while creating a fun setting for learning.


Poetic Self Justice

Renee Flagler, writer | Tuesday July 29th

Narratives in Music

Chenits Pettigrew, hip hop artist | Wednesday July 30th

Social Media & Your Story

Sammy D., inspirational speaker | Thursday July 31st

Comedy as Storytelling

Brett Sanders, comedic artist | Monday August 4th

Branding & Storytelling

Kamau Z. Akabueze, brand strategist | Tuesday August 5th

More info…


Evening Workshops

$15 per Workshop or $60 for a pass (5 workshops)

Tickets + Passes

Core Camp

$225 for the week – Monday through Thursday ($100 deposit)

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kamau studios | 183 Lorraine Street | 3rd Floor studio #5 | Brooklyn, New York 11231

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Check out Story Camp 2013

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Story Camp: Explore Storystyle

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Teaching and learning are integral to our practice as definers of storystyle.

– kamau ware

At Story Camp we will explore our fundamental human need for stories and study what makes a story successful. We direct our inquiry through digital photography to create a unique fiction story, crafted through collaboration. Story Camp is an intergenerational camp inviting any creative person from ages 8-80 to join this creative process led by two artists and educators at the storystyle photography lab – kamau studios.


July 29th – August 2nd | 9am to 2pm

For an application or more information, please contact the studio at


kamau ware, photographer +

Paul Shirk, teacher +


  1. Explore – story structure and what makes a story successful
  2. Learn – digital photography basics and composition; how to tell stories with pictures
  3. Create – work collaboratively to write a story and use photography to illustrate the story
  4. Share – appreciate what we create individually and as a team in Story Camp


Full week of Story Camp (25 hours) – special introductory rate of $250.oo | July 29th – August 2nd from 9am to 2pm | Deposit of $125.oo to hold your place. | $200.00 if paid in full before July 29th.

Drop-in Evening Story Camp (2 hours) – $30 per day or $50 for a pair | July 29th – August 2nd from 6pm to 8pm | Please purchase in advance so we can plan accordingly


kamau studios | 183 Lorraine Street | 3rd Floor studio #5 | Brooklyn, NY 11231 | 917-741-4490


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