KEMPA Journalism Summer Camp open for registration


You’re invited to the KEMPA Journalism Summer Camp “Reaching New Heights” held July 23-26 for high school students interested in media. The camp is hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus this year with guests staying in the brand new Ma’iingan Residence Hall!

Campers will enjoy four days of invigorating workshops in Broadcasting, Writers Circle, Sports Media and Photojournalism. You’ll be right in the action with award-winning professionals. Get your school publication or portfolio critiqued. Work in state-of-the-art studios and labs. Enjoy inspiring talks that will get you educated and excited about media!

Nightly excursions feature trips to the campus swimming pool, bowling lanes, athletic facilities and movie theater. Plus Campers can compete for fun prizes in the annual KEMPA Cup. Enjoy nights with friends safely in the newly built dorm, or come just for the daytime! A camp t-shirt, meals and fun swag are all included.

UW-Whitewater is a large campus located in the southeastern rolling hills of Wisconsin about an hour or so right between Madison, Milwaukee and the Chicago area.

Registration runs from April 1 – July 1. Cost is $500 dollars for overnight campers and $470 dollars for commuters. Attendees with advisers who are KEMPA members receive a $50 discount. We hope to see YOU “Reaching New Heights” July 23-26 at the 2023 Summer Journalism KEMPA Camp!

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Breaking news! You can create your own television segments with this hands-on workshop. Write the script and create the storyboard. Practice on set and in the field. Film the segment and edit the story package. In this workshop campers will practice different roles of broadcasting such as reporting, directing and producing. You can do it all while learning the ins and outs of the TV newsroom. Lights, camera, action!

Writers Circle

Want to grow your toolbox of writing angles, styles and structures? Whether you are new to writing, or want to work more on your journalistic skills, this class is for you. Campers will develop story ideas, analyze news content, improve interviewing skills, practice fun article formats and polish their feature writing tactics. You will learn how to write engaging, clear and concise columns that will build readership. This class will help campers define topics, write effectively and increase creativity.

Sports Media

Athletics rank right up there with fireworks and apple pie. Sports media is for those who love the excitement of the game, the rush of being in the press box and the comradery on the sidelines. This workshop coaches campers in how to conduct that important post-game interview, interact with fans and work with athletics staff. Practice announcing, writing detailed feature stories, conducting play-by-plays, composing game summaries and more. Get into the game with this action-packed workshop!


We are living in a visual world! This workshop prepares campers for taking portraits, landscapes, action shots and so much more. Photograph unique subjects and challenging situations. Point and shoot, then prepare photos for publication. Learn how to use editing software, write captions and create an effective digital workflow. A point and shoot or DSLR camera with manual controls and a card reader are encouraged for this class.