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Summer Camps and Programs for Students

The Art of Podcasting Summer Program for High School Students

In this 2-week program you will learn how to use podcasting to share your unique voice with the world. Experienced instructors will guide you in collaborative and individual hands-on projects to build skills and knowledge, culminating in the development, recording, editing and publishing of your very own podcast.


Over 60% of Americans listen to podcasts. If you are a part of that statistic, you already know that podcasting is a powerful force in media that’s only growing in its influence and popularity!

Are you ready to join the ranks of the over 2 million podcasts already out there? This 2-week hands-on program will help you bring your own unique podcast idea to life with instruction from award-winning journalist and former host of the WNPR flagship shows “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” David DesRoches. Co-designed by Quinnipiac’s own 10-year veteran and Professor of Journalism Ben Bogardus, you’ll learn the tools and techniques to develop, produce and edit your podcast, as well as how to communicate effectively and share ideas in a compelling way.

At the end of this program, you’ll walk away with:
  • Your own published podcast on a news-based subject you are passionate about that is hosted, produced and edited by you!
  • A portfolio of work and projects that display communications skills and media techniques valuable across industries.
  • A certificate of completion with a QU professor-written review and assessment.

Program Costs

Option 1: 2-week program, weekend activities, plus full room & board (overnight) $3,360
Option 2: 2-week program, Monday-Friday, on-campus program (commuter), lunch: $2,400
Option 3: 2-week program, Monday-Friday, participating virtually via Zoom: $1,200

All 3 options include:

  • Two weeks of faculty-designed and delivered programming, administered online or on-campus with educational support staff and program materials
  • All QU technology and software support
  • Quinnipiac T-shirt
  • Certificate of completion
  • Special QU Admissions events

Partial financial support may be available for those who indicate the need for support in their application. Financial support awards are based on a combination of need and merit.

Hands-on Experience


August 1-12, 2022

  • Sunday, July 31: Residence check-in for participants with full room & board
  • Saturday, August 13: Residence check-out for participants with full room & board

Sample Daily Schedule:

Time Activity Detail
9 a.m. Daily Lesson Introduction to the day’s theme: journalism theory, recording or editing skills/techniques, and professional examples.
10:30 a.m. Rapid Fire Learning Assignment Practice and apply what you have learned in a 60-minute photo challenge (individual or group).
11:30 a.m. Share and Review Rapid Fire Learning Assignment Share your work with others and get feedback through an individual, peer, or group review of the Rapid Fire Assignment.
Noon Lunch Eat and socialize with your classmates.
1 p.m. Independent / Team Production Work Time The best way to learn about podcasting is to create podcasts! You will now have time to work on the development, recording, or editing of your podcast.
3 p.m. Feedback and Work Block Get feedback on your afternoon’s work from instructors and peers and work on new skills and techniques.
4 p.m. End-of-Day Review and Debrief Meeting A chance to reflect and discuss the day as well as look to the days ahead.
4:30 p.m. Dismissal Dismissal for commuter and online students.
5 p.m. Dinner Dinner will be provided for those students with full room and board.
6 p.m. Evening Activities (Group Recreation, Games, Guest Speakers, Independent and Group Enrichment Projects) The evening is reserved for overnight students to have fun, experience our on-campus amenities, and bond with each other and staff through organized group enrichment activities.
10 p.m. Quiet Time  

Participation Requirements

Participants must be:

  • A current high school student
    • Typically, participants are 15 to 18 years of age at the start of the program

A list of equipment or materials they will need to participate:

  • Students will need reliable access to a laptop computer with appropriate specifications for audio editing and producing, as well as access to a smartphone for digital recording purposes
  • For online program participants:
    • Zoom installed on your computer
    • A webcam and microphone
Due dates to apply and pay:

Deadline to apply: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Space is limited per session and enrollment is based on when a deposit payment is received.

Payment deadline: Payment is due within 21 days of applying to fully register for a program.
Payment Methods and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Registration link: If you are interested in learning more about the program or want to receive a notification when the application for summer 2022 is open, please email summerprograms@qu.edu.

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies for 2022


Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

David Charron, MBA
Director of Summer Programs & Planning