June 29 – July 3, 2020

Location: Holiday Inn – Skokie

Ages: 10 - 18

Camp length: 5 days

Overnight Camp tuition: $1,375.00
Early Bird Overnight Camp tuition (before Dec. 31): $1,250.00
- All meals included

Day Camp tuition: $695.00
Early Bird Day Camp tuition (before Dec. 31): $625.00

Day camp hours: 9 am – 4 pm
- Lunch and snacks included

Activities and Special Events

  • Learn what it takes to make it in the sports broadcasting industry

  • Train with top professional sportscasters

  • Meet professional athletes and coaches

  • Develop public speaking, writing, recording and editing skills

  • Create sports anchor and sideline reporting videos like ESPN, Bleacher Report and more

  • Learn how to report on college and professional sports including NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, MLS, Olympics and esports games

  • Record play-by-play broadcasts at professional sports events

  • Tour professional sports arenas and broadcasting studios

  • Host your own sports talk radio and sports debate shows like ESPN's Pardon the Interruption (PTI)

  • Practice sports social media, podcasting and entrepreneurship

  • Improve team building and professional development skills

  • Attend a Major/Minor League baseball game (dependent upon league schedules)

  • Have fun with your friends and fellow sports fans!

Overnight Option

Evening activities include attending a Major/Minor League game (if possible), wiffle ball, basketball, sports games, and much more


Sample Schedule



9 am – Introduction
10 am – Interactive activity
11 am – Comcast Sportsnet Anchor Siera Santos visits
12 pm – Lunch
1 pm – Interactive activity
2 pm – Press conference with New Orleans Saints TE Clay Harbor
3 pm – Interactive activity


9 am to 4pm – Campers split into groups by age and rotate between activities including making sports anchor tapes, voicing over highlights, sports talk radio shows on camera, pre/post game shows on camera, making play by play tapes of the NBA finals, MLB Playoffs, and Super Bowl, and trivia contests
10:45 am – Kap and Co. host on ESPN 1000 and Cubs pre/post game host Dave Kaplan


9 am – Leave for tour of Wrigley Field
9:30 am to 4 pm – Play by play at All State Arena from our seats at the Chicago Sky game
3 pm – Interview with NFL Insider, Sideline Reporter, and executive editor of Pro Football Weekly
Hub Arkush


9 am – ESPN U and ESPN 3 play by play announcer Jordan Bernfield visits
10 am to 4pm – Campers split into groups by age and rotate between PTI and “Live Tweeting,” as
well as making “In Your Face” tapes, rants on camera, football preview shows, and voicing over


9 am – Podcasting
10 am – Bulls announcer Neil Funk visits
11 am – Interactive activity
12 pm – Lunch
1 pm – Sports Jeopardy
3 pm – Camp concludes


NBA Executive Gar Forman visits

Gar Forman - Chicago.jpg

Past Celebrity Guests


Chuck Garfien – NBC Sports
Luke Stuckmeyer – NBC Sports
David Montgomery – NFL player
Dave Kaplan – NBC Sports
Stephen Bardo – Big Ten Network and former NBA player
George Smith  Former ESPN reporter
Eric Collins – Charlotte Hornets announcer
John Wiedeman – Chicago Blackhawks announcer
Jill Carlson – Former FOX announcer
Gar Forman – Chicago Bulls General Manager

Deiondre' Hall – NFL player
Fred Miller – Former NFL player, Super Bowl champion
Shonia Carter – UFC fighter
James Wisniewski – Former NHL player
Chuck Swirsky – Chicago Bulls announcer
Chris Boden – Chicago Blackhawks pregame and postgame host, WGN-AM 720
Bill Wennington – Chicago Bulls analyst and former NBA player
Ryan Arcidiacono – Chicago Bulls player

Shoutout to Play By Play camp for the best experience ever! Staff and campers made it the absolute best. I’ll be back in Chi-Town next year!
— Alex S.

SBC Across the Nation

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