Young artists were given a backstage pass to the fine and performing arts at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts this summer as Brock's Youth University held camps at the school for the first time in July and August. More than 70 students from as far as Toronto attended and participated in camps that focused on arts media, performing arts, or performance props and effects. “This was an outstanding camp and an excellent venue," said Angela Mc Vittie, a parent of one of the participants. "My daughter loved the smaller, more intimate feel of this camp and said she had time to become friends with everyone there. The staff were incredible, inspiring and professional. The venue was easy to get to, with plenty of parking. I really hope camps will be continue to be offered there."