TV News & Production Career Day Camp

Want to be a TV journalist? Want to learn how to find a story, conduct a filmed interview, write and edit a story? Come learn basic TV news journalism and studio skills in this fun and completely hands-on classroom! In half the day, you will be learning basic TV journalism skills -- writing, shooting hand-held cameras, and videotape editing of news package stories. In the other half of the class, students will incorporate TV studio work (producing/directing of in-studio interview shows, demonstration projects, etc.) from the 3rd floor TV studio of the UNL Journalism school. The class will culminate on Friday with a live studio newscast.

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications and Channels 10/11 KOLN/KGIN will sponsor a television news and production day camp July 6-10 in conjunction with Bright Lights.

Bright Lights is a locally run nonprofit organization that takes learning beyond the classroom by providing youth with unique, motivating, hands-on learning opportunities.

The camp is for students completing sixth through eighth grades. Annie Mumgaard, former ETV-TV producer, and Mike Tobias, NET reporter/producer, will co-teach and the class will meet on the UNL campus at Andersen Hall at 16th and P Streets.

Registration begins April 1st. No residency requirements. Register early! Enrollment is limited to 24 students.

To register online please go to

Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each applicant is eligible for one partial scholarship for either a class or a day camp. More information can be found on the "Scholarships" information page at


  • Held Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $198 tuition includes materials, a t-shirt, a daily snack, & supervised lunch care.
  • Campers work with staff ratio of 5:1.
  • Appropriate group dynamics and recreational activities will be included.
  • Bring a sack lunch & wear comfortable clothes & shoes.
  • Free t-shirts will be distributed the first day of camp.
  • Camps may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment (full refund given).
  • Good behavior is essential. Refunds will not be given to students who do not meet behavior expectations during the camp.
  • Because of the intensity of the Career Camp experience, it is recommended that students take just one camp a summer.

The Bright Lights class schedule is posted online at