ThreeSixty Expands Summer Camps for 2016
By Bao Vang
ThreeSixty Journalism is significantly expanding its journalism summer camp options for 2016, nearly doubling its capacity to 90 participants.
Free/reduced lunch eligible students attend summer camps at no charge, and all participants who successfully complete a camp are eligible to compete for a full-tuition four-year scholarship to the University of St. Thomas to study Communication and Journalism.
For summer 2016, students have the option of attending a Rookie Journalist Camp, News Reporter Academy or both. The Rookie Journalist Camp is a two-week summer camp featuring an Introduction to Journalism week and a one-week personal essay workshop, where students find their voices to create -- start-to-finish -- a polished, adaptable college essay. The News Reporter Academy is an intensive one-week summer program that takes students through the reported-story process. At the end of the week, students will have completed a reported story. You can view all summer camp options here.
WCCO-TV anchor Angela Davis, Star Tribune TV and Radio Critic Neal Justin and Pioneer Press reporter Fred Melo were among the more than 50 individuals who volunteered their time at ThreeSixty Journalism’s 2015 summer camps.
“You want to know the best part about camp? The engaging and shrewd guest speakers,” said Yusra Abdi, a Ubah Medical Academy senior who attended a two-week 2015 summer camp.
All essays and reported stories created in summer camps are published in ThreeSixty Magazine, which is distributed to more than 10,000 Minnesota teens three times each year. Select stories are published in the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press, as well.
“I encourage students who are interested in different forms of journalism to apply for this camp," said Harding Senior High School junior Kaylyn Vang. "It is a great way to put yourself out there and to learn more about your skills and to form new ones."
Camps take place at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Space is limited and it is a competitive application process.