Three groups who are leaders in their fields got together to stage a six-day summer camp for 60 university students to explore the arts recently. The Art for Life Summer Camp '96 was organised by the University of Hong Kong, Chung Ying Theatre Company and City Contemporary Dance Company. Students stayed at the university's Kadoorie Agricultural Research Centre. The camp featured visual art, drama and dance workshops, as well as a trip to study the culture of Kam Hing Wai village. Margaret Lam Yui-yim, 21, a second year architecture student, said the approach helped her see how different art forms interacted. Second-year Chinese student Gladys Yeung Wai-nga, said she felt inspired by the natural surroundings. 'I discovered a way to express myself better with both dance and writing,' said the 22-year-old. Lee Tsz-leung, 22, a third year mechanical engineering student, said his interest in the arts had become much stronger as result of the new knowledge and experience he gained in the camp. Anna Cheng Woon-mei, 21, a second-year comparative student said the camp allowed her to learn from well-known artists at a relatively low-cost.