High school students: Join us for multimedia learning and exploration at St. Thomas! ThreeSixty’s year-round programming offers the chance to discover and share your voice and story, enhance your critical thinking and develop your college readiness. Whether you dream of pursuing journalism, digital media arts or strategic communication, or you’re just exploring, ThreeSixty helps prepare you for success.
ThreeSixty programming takes place on the St. Thomas campus in St. Paul (Radio Broadcast Camp takes place at Minnesota Public Radio), offering a campus-life experience. Programming is led by full-time ThreeSixty staff, program alumni and St. Thomas faculty and staff, and supported by media professionals and community partners.
Summer Journalism Camps
ThreeSixty’s two-week News Reporter Academy is the summer entry point for new ThreeSixty students.
Once you complete News Reporter Academy, you’re eligible for ThreeSixty’s school-year program options, advanced summer camps and the ThreeSixty Scholarship — a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to study Emerging Media at St. Thomas.
Apply for News Reporter Academy by Tuesday, March 31, 2020 here. Scholarships are available!
2020 Summer Lineup
For summer 2020, ThreeSixty Journalism offers College Essay Boot Camp (June 15 – 19) partnership with Girls Inc.; Digital Audio Storytelling Camp (July 6 – 10) taught by St. Thomas emerging media professor Dr. Peter Gregg; News Reporter Academy (one two-week camp, July 13 – 17 and July 20 – 24); TV Broadcast Camp (July 27 -31) in partnership with Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota; and Radio Broadcast Camp (June 21 – 26) in partnership with Minnesota Public Radio.
Access the application for all 2020 summer camps here. Applications are due Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Space is limited, and it is a competitive application process.
News Reporter Academy
In week one, you’ll learn about the different opportunities in media and communication, engage in related activities, hear from experienced journalists and communicators, and set the stage for week two – writing a reported story that will be published in both the print and digital versions of ThreeSixty Magazine!
ThreeSixty’s TV Broadcast Camp in partnership with Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and Radio Broadcast Camp in partnership with Minnesota Public Radio are advanced camps that are available to students by invitation only. As a general rule, a student must complete News Reporter Academy to be considered for TV or radio camp.
This one-week Digital Audio Storytelling Camp gives students creative license to narrate, produce and share their college/personal essays through audio storytelling under the direction of a college professor.
College Essay Boot Camp is a one-week college/personal essay workshop, where students find their voices to create — start-to-finish — a polished, adaptable college essay for submission. Select student essays are published in the print and digital versions of ThreeSixty Magazine!
How to Apply to Summer Camps
To apply, click here. Applications are due Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Space is limited, and it is a competitive application process. News Reporter Academy takes place at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the dates noted on the application. Lunch is provided each day.
Summer Camp Tuition
Camp scholarships are available! Students who are free/reduced lunch eligible are invited to request a scholarship in order to attend camp at no charge. (For the 2019 program year, ThreeSixty provided more than $200,000 in program scholarships.)
To request a scholarship, you’ll need documentation that demonstrates free/reduced lunch eligibility as well as a copy of your most recent report card. Acceptable documentation for free/reduced price lunches can be the form from your school indicating your eligibility for free/ reduced price lunches, this statement completed by a school official indicating he/she has informed knowledge that you would qualify for free/reduced price lunch, or a copy of your family’s 2018 tax forms to verify that the income meets the federal income requirements.
For students who are not F/R eligible, News Reporter Academy is $975 for the two-week camp. All facilities, supplies, in-camp transportation, field trips, daily lunch and expert instructors are included. There are no additional fees.
Email ThreeSixty Program Manager Theresa Malloy or call her at 651-962-5269.
What’s Being Said About ThreeSixty . . .
“ThreeSixty is the highlight of my high school career so far. I’ve learned so much about paying attention to the world around me and proper communication, and I know I’ll be learning even more next year!” – Mina Yuan, ThreeSixty summer camp graduate and News Team journalist
“I love to watch young journalists learn about our craft. I’m proud to have the opportunity to share it.” – Jocelina Joiner, Manager, News and Content at LAKANA and a volunteer at ThreeSixty.
“I continued with ThreeSixty because I love writing, and they provide more than just writing skills, or ways to be a better writer, like career opportunities, school options and mentors that help you with whatever — even just a place where you can safely talk about what is going on around the world.” – Skyler Kuczaboski, ThreeSixty Journalism summer camp graduate and News Team journalist
“I really enjoyed working with such bright, motivated students. [ThreeSixty staff] did a great job of coordinating and keeping everyone on task, and at the end of both days, I felt like I had made an impact.” – Erin Golden, reporter at Star Tribune and a volunteer at ThreeSixty.
“I’m eternally grateful for ThreeSixty and all the opportunities I have received because of it.” – Maya Shelton-Davies, ThreeSixty alumna and current University of St. Thomas student.
“I liked empowering these kids, and making them feel like they mattered.” – Whitney Oachs, University of St. Thomas student and a volunteer at ThreeSixty.
“I feel I have a lot of friends here. And I’ve become really used to coming here [to the University of St. Thomas campus], and it’s kind of like something for me to do. And it’s also because it makes me feel Iike I have a purpose … There are a lot of valuable skills (learned) here.” – Shay Radhakrishnan, ThreeSixty summer camp graduate and News Team journalist.