July 8 – 12, 2019

Location: Holiday Inn – Skokie

Ages: 10 - 18

Camp length: 5 days

Overnight camp tuition: $1,325.00
- All meals included

Day camp tuition: $675.00
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
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

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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