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This program introduces you to the exciting world of journalism. All that is required from you is a keen interest in news and story-telling. From day one, you are immersed in the fast-paced world of reporting. You learn how to research, shoot and edit your own story. You learn the basics of news reporting. Working in small supervised teams, you carry out journalism assignments in the downtown core of Canada’s largest city. You ask the questions, “Who? What? Where? When? How?”

As a junior journalist, you learn how to tell a complete story in a limited time. You learn the basics of shooting, audio recording and editing. You learn how to use Ryerson’s state-of-the-art high definition television studio, and are on camera reading news, sports and entertainment stories. You learn how to use a green screen and host a weathercast in front of the weather map. By the end of the week, you have produced a news show and create an online portfolio that highlights your work.

Instruction is provided by Dr. Gary Gould and guests from the Ryerson School of Journalism.

Learning Goals: This is an intensive introductory journalism training course for high school students. Students learn from professionals and get hands-on training in reporting, hosting, writing, videography, television studio operations, and sound design. Today’s journalist must be comfortable working in all platforms and this is a great place to start. The course is offered by the Ryerson School of Journalism in partnership with the Department of Athletics.


**All in-person programs for Summer 2020 are cancelled**

Weekly Fees

Early Bird (until March 15) – $405

Regular – $445

** Registration closes 10 days before the start of a session, OR when that program is full.

Please note our program, “last minute” registration, transfer, refund, and dismissal policies found here.


Students aged 14 – 17 years old (as of December 31, 2020).

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Ryerson Summer Day Camps
c/o Ryerson University
Department of Athletics
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Camp Office – (416) 979-5000 ext. 3258
Recreation & Athletic Centre – (416) 979-5096
Camp Coordinator - (416) 979-5000 ext. 3334