KEMPA Journalism

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find information about the Kettle Moraine Press Association?
A: If you would like to find out more about KEMPA, please follow this link to the organization’s website.

Q: What classes do you offer?
A: SJW offers a variety of classes. To see the list, follow this link.

Q: Where is camp located?
A: We will be staying in Wells Hall at The Commons for the social portion of the camp. The educational portion of the camp is housed in the Johnston Hall, the home of the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. Here is an interactive map of the campus, as well as a printable PDF map.

Q: What should I bring to camp?
A: We provided a list of items you might want to bring for camp. Traditional items you would need include sheets, pillows, toiletries, pens, notebooks, clothes, and an open mind. For the full list, please click here. Our dorm is air conditioned and each room has a bathroom.

Q: When do I have to check in at camp?
A: Check in takes place from 8 to 8:45 a.m. in the lobby of our assigned dorm. You can find our dorm on this campus map.

Q: How do I get there?
A: Easy, Marquette is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and can be easily accessed from I-94. Follow this link for easy directions from wherever you are located.

Q: Where do I park if I’m a commuter student?
A: Commuter students should park at the 16th Street Structure, between Wisconsin and Wells on 16th Street. This can be located by viewing this campus map. Additionally, all campers are responsible for paying for parking.

Q: As a parent, can I see what my son or daughter did while they were at camp?
A: We love having parents and guardians interacting with us, and seeing the final products of camp. You can follow along with what your camper is doing by seeing posts on our site. Additionally, on the last day of camp, we invite parents to join us for a showcase of student work. This occurs at 4 p.m. on the last day of camp.

Q: Can I request a roommate?
A: Yes, you can request a roommate. We have that option on your registration form. While we encourage meeting new people, we understand that being away there is some comfort in having a roommate you know or are friends with. Please note you roommate preference on your registration.

Q: What’s the food like?
A: With the exception of a meal or two at camp (which is off-campus with your counselor), all meals are in one of Marquette University’s dining halls. The meals are traditional of the college experience and have numerous options each day including vegetarian and gluton-free options. If you have an special dietary concerns, please let us know so we can let the dining hall know in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions