Prodigy Camp an Experience of a Lifetime

“When you Live Beyond the labels you have worn….All My People Go!”

Prodigy Camp 2013Watch the Story of Camp!

They came from every corner of the world.  They were all different yet they all had one thing in common.  They each won one of the 20 coveted spots awarded each year to the Prodigy Camp—a place where the world’s top 12-18 year old directors, writers, performers, photographers, songwriters get a chance every summer to come together to hone their storytelling skills and find their creative voice.   

Kolton Steward Sings
Kolton Stewart plays the song he performed on THE ELLEN SHOW


 Kolton Stewart had danced on Broadway in The Lion King, sung on The ELLEN SHOW and had just landed the lead in a Nickelodeon Sitcom.  Nathan Gamble had starred in The Dark Knight, Marley and Me, A Dolphin’s Tale, Babel and many other Hollywood Blockbusters.


Nick Robinson Actor
Nick Robinson Actor







Nick Robinson had starred in Melissa and Joey and was about to shoot the KINGS OF SUMMER.  Dalton Cyr was twelve and working on his second album between tours.  Thilo Berndt from Germany and the Blackberry Jam twins collectively had millions of hits on You Tube. 




Group Photo on Deck overlook
Noah Gunderson(music mentor), Kolton Stewart, Adrian and Julian of Blackberry Jam, Dalton Cyr, Thilo Berndt, Hailey Agassi and Kris Orlowski(music mentor)


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Blackberry Jam is Jammin’ on Song Writing

BlackberryJam 2013Adrian & Julian “Blackberry Jam”


 School could not end fast enough for Adrian and Julian, 16 year old identical twin singing duo who prefer to spend their time making music.  

After Rivenmaster announced  a chance to win a scholarship to the 2013 Prodigy Camp Project, a summer program that brings together 20 of the most promising teenage songwriters and filmmakers to hone their craft, they actually got a call from the camp encouraging us to apply.  Julian said,

“The chance to collaborate with other artists from around the world was really exciting to us.”


Blackberry Jam has come a long way since third grade where they got their start entertaining their classmates with comedic singing routines at “Lunchbox Special”. This past year, as high school sophomores they took a songwriting class and spent 90 minutes each day writing music and lyrics. For 6 weeks the twins work through the creative process, trying out different lyrics and riffs on their new song Seven Seas.  Adrian said,

“Songwriting is hard! The music part is easy, but the lyrics just don’t sound right.”

A breakthrough came when their teacher suggested they collaborate with Desiree Hazleton, a classmate who was particularly skilled at writing lyrics.  

“In the first session we had an entire verse and chorus written. Desiree would just crank out the lyric and it was so easy to put the music and vocals behind her words.”

Within a few sessions they had an entire song, and ideas for 4 more projects. Collaboration was the key to success.  By the end of the semester, their latest song, “End of the Night”, was finished.

End of the Night“End of the Night” Original By Blackberry Jam

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