BCAPteen: Investigating the arts, nature, culture, and community through photojournalism.


BCAPteen is a two-week mini-internship blending digital media & communications, personal & professional skills, and the creative arts through the lens of photojournalism.

BCAPteens will learn about photography, complete visual storytelling assignments, develop an independent project, and create an online portfolio.  Participants document the BCAP Summer Camp program in action.  Independent projects are on a subject of the artist’s choice,  and work from this project will be shared at a pop-up exhibition. BCAPteen interns earn a stipend and volunteer hours, while building skills, expressing their creative interests, and having fun. The program’s home base is BPL Central Library.  Please read our info packet here.

The summer 2019 theme is Air, Earth, Water, Fire: Dare to discover how the forces of nature can destroy or inspire!



Apply online here February 1st - March 17th

After you complete the application, you will submit  a work sample of two photos here by March 17.


Who Should Apply?

Teens ages 14-17 with...

  • Enthusiasm for photography and an eye for taking pictures
  • Interest in exploring six  awesome cultural institutions in the heart of Brooklyn
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Professionalism, maturity, and good communication with kids, staff, and visitors
  • Commitment to work hard and have fun for two weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm

Basic Info

Dates: Two-week sessions in July and August

July 1-12, July 15-26, or July 29-August 9, 2019 (select your preferred dates when you apply)
Plus Saturday, June 15th Orientation

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Forty-minute lunch break

Location: BCAP Cultural Campus
BCAPteen's Home Base is BPL Central Library's Info Commons Learning Lab, with daily trips on the BCAP Campus: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Children's Museum, and Prospect Park Alliance.

Additional Benefits

  • Earn volunteer hours
  • Earn a stipend (ages 14+ only)
  • Earn a letter of recommendation from your instructors
  • Build your resume, skills, and experience
  • Be invited back as an Alumni Ambassador in the schoolyear
  • Make connections to people and places that can offer you opportunities in the future
  • Younger siblings get a discount for BCAP Summer Camp

Staff & Educators

BCAPteen is coordinated and supervised by our BCAP Directors, with support from education staff at our five partner institutions.  Curriculum and daily activities are facilitated by an experienced, talented, and FUN artist-educator who specializes in photojournalism and working with teens. Trips with BCAP Summer Camp are with a team of adult camp counselors.

BCAP educators and interns participate in a week of specialized training, including health & safety, positive community-building, bullying prevention, disability inclusion and special needs, teambuilding strategies, curriculum development, and more. All staff undergo background and reference checks, and a selective application process.

Want to work for BCAPteen? Check out our jobs and internships page.

Application Follow-Up

All applicants will receive a confirmation email within three business days.

All applicants will receive a follow-up email by March 22, and select applicants will be invited for an interview.

Interviews will take place on Saturday, March 30. (Pencil this date in your calendar!)

Final notification of acceptance will be emailed by April 19

27 teens will be selected to participate in summer 2019.

Our Partners

Bklyn Public Library, logoBrooklyn Museum, logoWildlife Conservation Society, logoBrooklyn Botanic Garden, logoBrooklyn Childrens Museum, logo  Prospect Park Alliance, logo

2019 Guest Partner

Willie Mae Rock Camp logo

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