We’re going virtual! All 2020 summer journalism camps are online and free to participate in. Visit our sign-up page to join us!
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.
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 College Essay Boot Camp and our News Reporter Academy offer two program entry points for new ThreeSixty students.
Students begin their ThreeSixty journey with a 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 Scholarship — a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to study Emerging Media at St. Thomas.
Learn more about applying for College Essay Boot Camp and News Reporter Academy here.
2020 Summer Lineup
- College Essay Boot Camp (June 15 – 19 and June 22 – 26; signup by June 10), in partnership with Girls Inc.
- News Reporter Academy (July 13 – 17, signup by June 30)
- Digital Media Arts Advanced Camp (invitation only) (Aug. 3 – 7, signup by July 17), in partnership with Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Access the application for all 2020 summer camps here.
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! This summer we are offering two virtual sessions of camp.
News Reporter Academy
Over one week, you’ll learn about the different opportunities in media and communication, engage in related activities, hear from experienced journalists and communicators, and write a reported story that will be published in ThreeSixty Magazine!
Digital Media Arts Advanced Camp
Take your reporting and storytelling experiences to the nest level! Photo essays, audio stories, illustrations, social media, interactive digital stories and more are some of the possibilities. Our Digital Media Arts Advanced Camp is for advanced students and by invitation only. Questions? Email ThreeSixty Associate Director Theresa Malloy.
Due to Covid-19 and social distancing necessities, both TV and Radio Camps are taking summer 2020 off. We hope to have them back next year!
Due to Covid-19 and social distancing necessities, Digital Audio Storytelling Camp is taking summer 2020 off. We hope to have it back next year! 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.
How to Apply to Summer Camps
To apply, click here. Applications are due Friday, May 15, 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
All summer 2020 programming is free of charge.
Email ThreeSixty Associate Director Theresa Malloy.
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.