This past week many of Dayton’s local media outlets spent some time with a dozen young campers as part of an IN THE NEWS camp. Presented by the City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, Counselors Sydney Pence and Nathan Mueller lead these 8-12 year olds around town to visit tv sets at WDTN and WHIO, the Dayton Daily News and The Neon movie theater, hearing from professionals in the industry, learning about how to find, report and edit a story in various forms of media.
And as any good media producer would do- we assigned them a story. We asked them to each to do a write up about their experiences for MostMetro.com. We’re pleased to report that all our cub reporters completed their assignment and made the deadline as well. So please meet our future media superstars:
Hi, my name is Sarah Campbell and I am 12 years old. I go to St. Luke School while doing volleyball and soccer.
This week I attended In the News Camp. On Tuesday we met Amelia Robinson who did the tour of Cox media. When we were in Cox media we met meteorologist, McCall Vrydaghs, and she explained her job and answered all our questions. On Wednesday we went to The Neon and met the manager, Jonathan, and the film commissioner Lisa. Where we learned about their jobs and how important they are. On Thursday, we went to Channel 2 News and met Jamie Jarosik, while seeing the live show, Living Dayton.
The counselors here are amazing. They encourage us to be quiet and well-behaved, but also encourage us to be bold and brave. This was an incredible experience for me and everyone else can say the same. This camp was a major hit on Broadway!
My name is Maya Behnke. I am 8 years old and have a sister.
My favorite thing about summer camp was that we went to Living Dayton. And we went on a tour of the building. And the show was cool cause we went in the audience seats. And we were watching what they do in between commercial. They move things around the studio. And we saw them get ready for the news. And we saw a kitty that was adorable.
My other favorite thing about camp was that we went to WHIO and go tour around it. And saw where it is operated. And saw Amelia Robinson that was the person that was touring us. And we met a meteorologist named McCall Vrydaghs. And taught us what she does as a meteorologist. And we saw where this person blurs out bad words or correct words.
My name is Cassie Beidelschies. I am 12 years old. I like watching YouTube.
My favorite moment is Living Dayton and 2 news. Living Dayton is at 2 news. There was a cute kitty there. We met Jamie Jarosik there too.
My name is Justine Hempstead and I love news because you get to learn new things about news and I learn a lot of different things and I really had a good time. I have a dog and a sister and my mom makes signs and I go to valley!
My favorite field trip for news camp was Jamie Jarosik and an old movie theater because we got to see very very cool things!
Bonus: At the news place we got to pet a kitten!
Bonus: At the old movie theater we got to eat popcorn!
Bonus: We saw a video of the Wizard of Oz at the movie theater.
Gabe Lavender –I am 11 years old. I like jokes, puns, and magic.
I liked Living Dayton a lot. Also I loved the Neon. Another thing I liked is the popcorn at the Neon. I also like the games we play.
Ryan Colon – I like sports. I like football and baseball.
I liked seeing Living Dayton. I liked how it was live. It was funny, they had a lot of food that made me hungry. Also we got to meet the meteorologists.
My name is Izabel Martinez. I am a 10 year old girl with a brother and a dog and of course other close family members and I go to JFK school.
One of my favorite parts of news camp was getting a tour with Jamie Jarosik. Jamie Jarosik showed us around the Channel 2 news building, where we saw interesting things. One of the interesting things we saw while in the News 2 building was the Living Dayton set up and next to it was the Channel 2 news area, where they record those two channels.
My name is Phoebe Banks and I love history, and when I grow up I want to be a sketch artist.
This week at news Camp we did lots of stuff but my favorite was going to the Neon Movie Theatre. When we came in we went in to the first theatre accompanied by Jonathon McNeal. He told us about how he brings small movies and we watched a little short.
After we watched it we came out and then we saw an old movie clip thing, it had thousands of pictures on it. Lisa told her about her job and how she helps with movie and a set for movies. Then we got popcorn and it was so fun then we said thank you and left.
Hi my name is Augustus Niswonger and I am 8 years old. I go to Ascension school. I have five pets. We got to go to News Center 2, and we got to see Jamie Jarosik, and we also got to see Living Dayton live. We also got to go to the Neon and we had popcorn. My group leaders were very nice. I made a lot of new friends.
My name is Nick Beidelschies. I just turned 9 and I like playing Roblox.
I liked Dayton Daily news and meeting Jamie Jarosik and touring the places. I liked how they had a show called Living Dayton. I liked how everything was set up in the other building (Dayton Daily news, the other being 2 News).
Hi, my name is Mason McSwegin. I’m 12 years old. I am going to the Dayton Regional STEM School, or D.R.S.S. and I am on the Optimist District.
The most exciting thing that we did in the news camp was go see a live showing of Living Dayton. And saw Jamie Jarosik and toured the Channel 2 station the same day.
Hi my name is Max Sturgill. I am 8 years old. I like to write. I like Fortnite. The end.
My favorite part was going to the Neon and eating popcorn. It was fun because we got to learn how to make a movie. First, Lisa taught us how to do business with people. Then she taught us how to get props. Next she taught how to be part of a crew.