Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

What are the ages for the camp?

Day and overnight camps are for boys and girls ages 10-18. Our advanced workshop is for ages 18-25. We will make exceptions to the age range if necessary.


When does camp begin and end?

For day campers, camp begins at 9 am on Monday. Overnight campers can arrive either Sunday night or Monday morning. If arriving Sunday, you can arrive anytime after 7 pm at the dorm. Any overnight kids arriving Monday morning should report straight to our meeting room by 9 am with all your bags. We will check you into the dorm after camp on Monday. Camp ends at 3 pm on Friday. Pick up location for everyone is at our meeting room, not the dorms.


I registered but haven’t received any information. When will I receive camp info?

If you register online, you will receive an automated email with your registration confirmation. If you mail in your registration, we will send you an email confirmation. After that, we will email the camp FAQ in May/June. If for some reason you don’t have the FAQ, please check your spam folder or email info@playbyplaycamps.com and we will resend it. Our camp FAQ email will answer all of your questions including where to go, what to bring, camp times, etc. We will also email you a camp schedule 1 week prior to camp.


I have a daughter who is interested in attending camp. Would this be a good experience for her?

This is the best time ever for girls to attend to Play by Play Sports Broadcasting Camps! One out of every three sports broadcasting jobs are going to women. The number of girls varies every year in each city and we always have female counselors.


Are campers divided up by age groups?

Yes. We divide the groups up during interactive activities and TV Studio days. However, when speakers come to the camp, the campers are all together.


Do you provide transportation for day campers?

No. We will provide a list of other campers coming from your area and you can try to make carpool arrangements.


If my child is coming for the overnight camp, how do they get from the airport to the camp?

We will provide pick up and drop off for overnight campers who are not flying as an "unaccompanied minor." We cannot pick up or drop off unaccompanied minors at the airport. Please be sure that you choose an airline where your child can fly alone without any restrictions.


How do you get to all camp field trips?

When going on trips, we rent big yellow school buses.


Does my child need to bring anything to camp?

Please bring a pen, notepad, and a hand held recording device like a digital recorder or cell phone. Digital recorders can be purchased at Staples or Amazon for around $25. Many campers bring cameras or cell phones to take pictures with our celebrity guests.


What kind of food do you serve for lunch and snacks?

Lunches usually consist of pizza, burgers, chicken sandwiches or tenders, pasta, etc. If your camper has special dietary restrictions, we recommend you send them with their own lunch and snack.


What are the benefits for older campers?

We have had many high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have benefited by making professional contacts with our celebrity guest speakers and receiving an opportunity to work with us in our on-air projects during the school year. We have helped older campers land internships at major networks. Many of our former campers since 2002 are working professionally today.


Is one camp different than another? Can my child go to multiple camps or attend the same camp again next summer?

All camps share common basic components while field trips and celebrity guest speakers are unique. We are constantly updating camp activities. We have had many campers who have enjoyed excellent yet different experiences in multiple cities. Many campers come to several camps in different cities during one summer as well as attend camp in the same city many years in a row.


Is there a dress code?

No. Normal teenage attire (shorts, t-shirts, caps, etc.)


What are some of the benefits of attending the overnight session?

Overnight campers will have a unique, fun camp bonding experience. Evening activities include attending a Major/Minor League game (if possible), wiffle ball, basketball, sports games, and much more.