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Broadcast & Media

Communicating with today's mass media

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Learn to communicate through traditional and nontraditional media outlets. You will interact with broadcast news, radio drama, print journalism, public relations and social media. You will learn how to tell a story to a variety of audiences. You will get to report the news and experience all of the different facets of a TV newscast. You will get hands-on experience in an assortment of media outlets. You will get to tour media facilities and see how they operate each day.

Broadcast & Media camp shows you ways to use your abilities in communication to tell the news. You can use the same skills and abilities to help in a variety of ministry opportunities: churches, mission fields, etc.

Activities

  • Go live on TV in the studio and on site.
  • Report stories for the camp newspaper.
  • Produce a radio drama.
  • Learn how to use social media in a journalistic style.
  • Participate in a public relations (PR) campaign experience.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.
  • Wrap up camp on Friday with highlights and videos from the week.

Sample Schedule

8:30 a.m. Podcasts
9:45 a.m. Print Media
11 a.m. Advertising
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. PR Crisis Management
2:45 p.m. TV Newscast
4:30 p.m. Dinner
6-7:30 p.m. Photojournalism

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

Supply List

Campers need one nice/professional outfit to be worn on-air for a TV newscast. Campers could bring a smartphone to take video/photos.

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camp ends on Friday at noon. Check with your specific camp schedule about final presentations, performances or concerts that take place on Friday.

Day Campers

Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.

Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.

Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Accommodations

Lunch will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Camp Director

Kathryn Gamet

Kathryn Gamet

Kathryn Gamet is a faculty member in the Journalism & Mass Communication Department at BJU. She has a passion for teaching students the field of broadcasting and journalism and seeing them succeed in the field. She loves to help students develop their God-given gifts in the field of communication and use them for Him.

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