A student holds recording equipment at CHS Field during ThreeSixty's 2018 Radio Camp

Summer Programs

High school students: Apply for 2022 Summer Camps at the University of St. Thomas! The application for Boot Camp is open. Other camps are full.

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 college readiness. Whether you dream of pursuing journalism, digital media arts or strategic communication, or you’re just exploring, ThreeSixty prepares you for success.

2022 Summer Lineup

ThreeSixty programs are led by staff, program alumni and St. Thomas faculty and staff, and supported by media pros and community partners. Your ThreeSixty journey begins with College Essay Boot Camp or News Reporter Academy. Once you complete News Reporter Academy, you’re eligible for ThreeSixty’s school-year program options, advanced summer camps and the ThreeSixty Scholarshipa full-tuition, four-year scholarship to study Emerging Media at St. Thomas.

Sign-up here. The 2022 summer camp application deadline is March 31, and you’ll be notified of your summer status no later than April 30. Acceptance to ThreeSixty News Reporter Academy, Radio Camp, TV Broadcast Camp and Emerging Media Camp is a competitive process. All camps have limited space, including College Essay Boot Camp. Full scholarships for all camps are available for free or reduced lunch eligible students. For all other students, College Essay Boot cost is $500 and News Reporter Academy $950. All students who fully and successfully complete TV Broadcast camp or Radio Broadcast Camp are eligible for $590 equity stipends. Questions? Email program manager Dymanh Chhoun

College Essay Boot Camp: June 13 – 17, 2022

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! Held in partnership with Girls Inc. Eureka! 

News Reporter Academy: June 21 – 24, and June 27 – July 1, 2022

Over this two-week camp, you’ll learn about the different opportunities in media and communication, engage in related activities, meet experienced journalists and communicators, and write a reported story that will be published in ThreeSixty Magazine!

Radio Broadcast Camp: June 27 – June 30, 2022

Radio Broadcast Camp takes advanced students into the fast-paced world of a radio reporter. With the help of a reporting team, students create an audio story ready for the airwaves over the course of the week. This advanced camp is a partnership with MPR News, KRSM Radio, American Indian Family Center and MIGIZI. This year the format will be hybrid, meaning students can attend virtually or in-person at the University of St. Thomas. Earn a stipend for attending camp!

TV Broadcast Camp: July 25 – 29, 2022

TV Broadcast Camp gives advanced students a lens into the life of a television reporter. In a week’s time, students produce a professional TV package ready for air with a team of professional mentors from a local station or media partner.  This advanced camp is produced in partnership with Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. 

Emerging Media Camps:  July 11 – 15, and July 18 – 22, 2022 (two one-week camps)

Emerging Media Camps allow advanced students to take a deep dive in Emerging Media fields, including digital media arts and strategic communication. These camps are taught by professionals and topics will be announced soon! Past camps have included Digital Audio Storytelling Camp (2019), Digital Media Arts Camp (2020) and Emerging Media Workshop (2021). This year, ThreeSixty will offer two one-week sessions on different topics.


Email ThreeSixty Program Manager Dymanh Chhoun.

Will Lumpkins (left), manager of Northside Greenway Now, meets with ThreeSixty student Jessy Saybe to discuss the proposed bike and pedestrian path in North Minneapolis.

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.