More than just an art show, DINK will kick off its non-profit pilot program for Camp Comic Book this September at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado in partnership with the Denver Zine Library. One part comic and art education and one part outward bound, the annual campout and retreat developed to provide inner city and under-served youth a paid for curriculum in a vibrant, beautiful learning environ.
For many students at Camp Comic Book who might be experiencing the great outdoors for the first time, the not-for-profit retreat will include educational resources and guidance in creating comics from start to finish. The unique programming will also include instruction and confidence building tracks that include backpacking, setting up camp, collecting wild plants, organic growing techniques and more. By first imagining, planning and then making comic interpretations of their experience, participants learn the value of the outdoors, hard work, self-expression, and the thrill of seeing it pay off.