Organizers of the award-winning, Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo (DiNK) have announced details for its children’s outdoor learning course, uniquely centered around comics and fun creative engagement, aptly titled, Camp Comic Book.
DiNK’s mission is deeply rooted in the commitment to provide a safe platform of inclusivity that empowers and inspires youth, adults, amateurs, and pros alike. The goal is to network, celebrate, and unlock one’s innate creative enjoyment through comics, art, zines, and literacy while respecting the environment by greening the convention scene. In 2020, DiNK will continue to delve deeper into that mission with the pilot program of Camp Comic Book.
Camp Comic Book is an outdoor educational experience provided for underprivileged kids ages 12-17 and made possible through the efforts and current fundraising and sales of DiNK. Organizers are thrilled to partner with the highly original Alt-Scouting community, Monster Rangers to create a one of a kind camp experience. Camp Comic Book will be taking place in Northern Colorado at “Camp Corax” in Briggsdale, Colorado from August 28-30, 2020. The weekend will seek to connect kids with nature who don’t necessarily have the opportunity to do so through an engaging adventurous learning experience that will inspire and stimulate their senses. Programming will include camp building, fireside discussions, short hikes, story, crafting, art, concepts of myth, games, a barter circle, and of course, comic-book reading and making. The educational excursion will be topped off with unique merit badges for accomplishments and a Camp Comic Book certificate of completion.
In addition, to the announcement of Camp Comic Book, the organizers of DiNK have decided to postpone the 5th year 2020 DiNK that was originally set to take place this April. The pause of the annual DiNK will allow a focus towards the mission of the kids camp this summer, as well as higher quality planning for next year’s event with new dates to be announced in the coming months.