Some students said they looked forward to the college-atmosphere MIPA provides.
“I’m excited to experience college by being in the dorms and on campus,” said Allie Cross of Grand Ledge High School.
Most commonly, campers said they are looking for ways to improve their hometown publications.
“I’m excited to set up the whole yearbook so we’re more organized than last year,” said Tasha Bold of Haslett High School.
Although the camp only lasts five days, students can expect to remember this week for years to come.
“I’m excited because I was a MIPA kid,” said Kate Jacobson, Activity Assistant on the MIPA staff. “I took the Bobby Hawthorne Experience. But I just graduated from the MSU J School, and I’m excited just being with the kids. I was a J School kid, so I nerd out pretty hard about journalism.”