Sacred Heart Greenwich Summer Outreach celebrates 30 years with new broadcast journalism program for children
The Sacred Heart of Greenwich Summer Outreach Program celebrates its 30th year of bringing together diverse students from Fairfield and Westchester counties to learn more about broadcast journalism.
The camp is open to students in grades two to eight who are learning the arts and sciences and the study of audiovisual journalism.
Students are also able to swim and play as part of the five week program.
The campus is located at 1177 King St. in Greenwich.
Organizers say that over the past three decades, the program has grown from 47 students to 260.
This summer, the camp was only able to invite 130 students, only half of their capacity, so they could comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
Campers use the studio on the SacrÃ©-CÅur campus in Greenwich.
Laura Lauture has been participating in the Summer Outreach Program for five years, and the 12-year-old says she enjoys learning more about the work behind the scenes.
âI love learning how all cameras work,â she says.
The class is taught by alum, Aggie Ryan.
âyou can love being your own maker with it,â says Ryan.
She enjoys being back at her alma mater to teach broadcast journalism.
She teaches everything from new equipment to TV news,
Students come to the Summer Outreach Program in June and July.