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High School Storytellers Wanted: Merrill College Launches Digital Storytelling Camp

COLLEGE PARK — Calling all aspiring journalists and storytellers! The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism is hosting its first annual Digital Storytelling Summer Camp, offering Maryland high school students (grades 9-12) an opportunity to develop their storytelling skills using cutting-edge digital tools and platforms.

Increasingly, digital stories are transforming society. This camp will not only empower students to explore the world creatively — it will also equip them with powerful tools for presenting ideas and producing media content that stands out.

The camp was made possible by a generous gift from a Merrill College alum.

Digital Storytelling Camp promo imageCamp Details:

  • Dates: July 29 - Aug. 2, 2024
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $125 (includes light breakfast and lunch. Scholarships available - please inquire!)
  • Location: Knight Hall, University of Maryland
  • Registration:
  • Questions? Email

Camp Highlights:

  • Learn from the Pros: Students will participate in workshops led by experienced media professionals and Merrill College faculty.
  • Hands-On Activities: From creating photo essays and podcasts, to conducting interviews and producing short films and data visualizations, campers will learn by doing.
  • Portfolio Building: Students will curate their digital stories into a personalized online portfolio to showcase what they’ve learned.
  • Creative Exploration: The camp fosters a collaborative environment where students can experiment and develop their unique storytelling voice while exploring the University of Maryland.

For more information and to register, visit

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