A new newspaper/journalism summer camp is now offered for middle school students in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park.
Campers will write reviews and articles, take photographs and produce comics for KIDZ NEWZ--a real kid-content newspaper that will be distributed, free in libraries and other kid-friendly establishments of Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park.
Camp will include special guest appearances by working journalists and photographers. Campers will also attend field trips to the Oak Park Police Department and Village Hall and local newspaper offices.
When: June and August 2011
Session 1 DATES: Wednesdays and Fridays 10am -2 pm June 15, 17; 22, 24; June 29, Jul. 1
Session 2 DATES: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am -2 pm August: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
Where: Ascension School: 601 Van Buren Oak Park
Cost: Each 6-class session costs $230 per student. Limit 15 students per class.
Who we are: Camp director Jean Lotus is a working reporter, a substitute teacher and an Oak Park mom of five. She is the parent coordinator of the Ascension School newspaper, “Attention Ascension”. Camp activities will also be staffed by journalism students from Columbia College and DePaul University. Offered with media partnership from Wednesday Journal.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis Non Denominational
Academic General Academics English Reading Language Studies
Miscellaneous General Miscellaneous Actvities Color War Mountain Biking Environmental Farming Leadership Skills Photography Radio Video/TV Go-Carting
Other Activities Work on a real newspaper this summer. Journalism and Newspaper Camp
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address 601 Van Buren
Oak Park IL, 60304 United States
Winter Address 601 Van Buren
Oak Park, IL, 60304 United States