The BND Summer Media Camps – 2019

3 camps in 3 locations for area youth to learn digital news delivery


Now in its second year, the BND Institute of Media and Culture’s 2019 Summer Media Camp combines journalism and multi- platform media technology for Richmond, Va.-area students in grades 6 through 12 to create and display their work via an online presence.  The camp is led by Bonnie Newman Davis, who has more than 35 years experience as a newspaper and online journalist and university professor. This year, three camps will take place at three locations: Ephesus SDA School, St. Andrew’s School and Second Baptist Church on Idlewood Ave. The day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Here are the dates:

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June  24 – 28, 2019 

Ephesus SDA Academy, 3700 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond, VA 23224. Cost: $60 per student; Register by June 10, 2019 (Some scholarships available; please inquire.)

Ephesus Camp Overview

Ephesus Camp Application

Ephesus Camp Schedule

July 15-26, 2019 

St. Andrew’s School, 227 S. Cherry St., Richmond, VA, 23220, Cost: $120 per student for two weeks; Register by June 30, 2019  (Some scholarships available, please inquire)

St. Andrew’s School BND Media Camp Overview

St. Andrew’s School BND Media Camp Application

Second Baptist Church, 1400 Idlewood Ave., Richmond, VA 23220; Cost: $50 for one week; Register by July 10, 2019; (Some scholarships available, please inquire.)

Second Baptist Camp Overview

Second Baptist Camp Application 

Second Baptist Camp Schedule

During the camps, students will build their confidence as they learn about media literacy and gain more awareness about their individual and collective communities. The programs will tap into and explore students’ creativity, writing, editing and video skills. Students will work with professional media writers, editors, videographers and special guests who will lead them through various aspects of digital storytelling. 

Besides the technical skills students develop, we include time for field trips to local media outlets and to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Such outings enlighten our students about news media operations and enable them to meet professionals in an industry in which they one day may work.

We are eternally grateful for this year’s media camp partners and sponsors:

Stacy Adams, Retired D.C. Police Lt. Henry Banks,

Christopher Noelle Boozer, Eric and Sarah James

JB Bryan Financial Group, Inc., The Home of AfroEconomics™

Debbie Burns, Dr. Linnie S. Carter, Gail A. Carter 

Andrea King Collier, Dominion Energy, Wayne Dawkins

Edward Roddick, Sr., Teshana Gipson, Frank Green, Michael L. Harvey, MLH Assets Management

Chris Mahoney, Kym Marten, Vinara Mosby, Maxamus Insurance

NBC12-Richmond, Va., Sally L. Newman, Nikki Nicholau

John R. Rich, Kenneth S. Johnson, Johnson Inc., Linda Shockley

Sabrina Squire, Lydia Thompson, Charles Taylor, Amy Trainum

Susan Winiecki

Dow Jones News Fund’s 2019 Q&A Interview with Bonnie Newman Davis



Summer Media Camp  2018 NBC12 Video Link:

For more information, please contact Bonnie Newman Davis, call 804 683-7203, or visit

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