About THE LEADER’s Media Camp


Ages: 10-16 years old.
When: July 10 – 14; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Before- and after-care are available for $25/week)
Where: Lutheran High North, 1130 W. 34th Street, Houston 77018
What happens at The Leader’s Media Camp:

Our goal, more than anything else, is to give campers a week-long experience that will go down as the most exciting thing they did all summer, while also teaching them a skill set that may introduce them to a career opportunity. Specifically, this camp will:

Teach students about journalism writing, how it’s different and how it can be used for newspapers, websites, TV and radio
Allow students to develop interview skills by talking to politicians, law enforcement and athletes in Houston
Let the students build their own website (with supervision, of course)
Spend a day filming students and producing a local TV news show
Teach students about radio and even help them write and record their own podcast
Write and design a complete newspaper
Help students learn the basics of great photography, even using a smartphone
Spend half a day on social media, teaching students how to be smart (and entertaining) with what they post.
Much, much more

What else is offered?

Along with a safe environment with professional teachers on staff, children will also receive:

Lunch and snacks every day, provided by local restaurants
Built-in recess and exercise time during the camp (we don’t want them sitting for nine straight hours)
Introduction to new friends who have similar interests

How much does it cost?

$250 for the entire week, which includes lunches and snacks
$275 for the week for campers that need early drop-off and late pick-up
How/When do I sign up?

The classroom sizes for this camp are limited, and we expect the camp to be full by May 1.


Is there tuition assistance?

Yes. If you and your family need financial assistance for this camp, we have a limited number of scholarships available. If you are interested in a scholarship, the student must write a 500-word essay explaining why he or she is interested in journalism, what the student hopes to learn and what the student would change about the current state of news.

Deadline for the essay is May 5, 2017, and must be submitted to Jonathan McElvy at jonathan@theleadernews.com with the subject line: “Media Camp Scholarship.”

Those students receiving a scholarship will be notified by May 12.