August 13 – 17, 2018
Location: Total Turf, the training home of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul
Ages: 10 - 18
Camp length: 5 days
Day camp tuition: $650.00
- Lunch and snacks included
Day camp hours: 9 am – 4 pm*
*Thursday 8/16: 12:30 pm - 7:30pm
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!
Celebrity Guest Instructors
Neil Hartman is an award-winning sports personality formerly for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
Hartman was honored by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as the state's Sportscaster of the Year in 2000. Hartman's career spans over 30 years. Before joining CSN, Hartman was sports anchor and reporter for KYW-TV as well as WPHL-TV.
Hartman is best known for instigating Allen Iverson's famous "Practice" Rant at a Philadelphia Press Conference.
He received two Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and a Philadelphia magazine "Best of Philly" Sports Talk Show Award while working for 1210 AM.
Leslie Gudel joined Comcast SportsNet in 1997 where she became the first female sports anchor in the city of Philadelphia. In addition to her primetime anchor duties on "SportsNITE," Gudel was part of the Philadelphia Phillies' telecast team as a roving reporter on game nights.
Gudel began her career in sports as an intern at Primeticket, which later became Prime Sports. At Prime Sports, Gudel was the anchor and a reporter for "Press Box," a national nightly sports news show. She also hosted "NASCAR Garage," a weekly auto racing show on TNN.
Gudel was named by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the eight personalities to watch for in 2000.
Ron Jaworski is a former NFL quarterback and 1980 NFC Player of the Year. He worked as a sports commentator for WIP, co-hosted Celebrity Sports Talk and Eagles wrap-around shows, and was an NFL analyst on ESPN.
He is currently the CEO of Ron Jaworski Golf Management, Inc. and part owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League, where he also serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee for the league.
In 1998, The United Way honored Jaworski with their Volunteer Leadership Award, which is the highest award given by the United Way.
9 am – Introduction
10 am – Interactive activity
11 am – NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski visits
12 pm – Lunch
1 pm – Interactive activity
2 pm – Former NBC Sports Philadelphia anchor Leslie
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
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – Press conference Philadelphia Soul
9 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
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – Guest visit
12:30 pm – Guest visit
1:30 pm – Leave for Citizens Bank Park
2:30 pm – Interview with Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster
4 pm to 7 pm – Play by play from our seats into recording devices at Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets game
7:30 pm – Return to Total Turf
9 am – Guest visit
10 am – Podcasting
11 am – Interactive activity
12 pm – Lunch
1 pm – Sports Jeopardy
3 pm – Camp concludes