Povich Center Announces 2019 Camp Schedule

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Povich Center Announces 2019 Camp Schedule
May 31, 2019

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism is excited to announce the schedule for its sixth annual summer camp, which will take place July 8-12.

The Shirley Povich Summer Journalism Sports Camp has become one of the most popular camps for high school students interested in sports media. Students are taught by professionals in the field and will be able to gain valuable hands-on, real-world experiences.

Here’s a look at what our campers will be up to this year:

Monday, July 8

9-9:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast

9:30-10 a.m. Welcome & Overview

10-11 a.m. Sports Media Overview

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Working for the team (Xfinity Center)

1-2 p.m. Lunch (Stamp Student Union)

2:15-3 p.m. Sports Photography A

2:15-3 p.m. Newswriting A

3-3:45 p.m. Sports Photography B

3-3:45 p.m. Newswriting B

3:50-4:30 p.m. Introduction to Camp Projects

Tuesday, July 9

9-9:15 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast

9:15-9:30 a.m. Overview of the Day

9:30-10:15 a.m. Basics of Writing a Story

10:30-11:15 a.m. The Art of the Interview

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Mock Press Conference

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch (Stamp Student Union)

1:45-2:15 p.m. Work on Camp Projects

2:20-3:20 p.m. Sports Production A

2:20-3:20 p.m. Sports Video A

3:30-4:30 p.m. Sports Production B

3:30-4:30 p.m. Sports Video B

Wednesday, July 10

9-9:15 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast

9:15-9:30 a.m. Overview of the Day

9:45-10 a.m. Board Buses

10 a.m. Depart for Entertainment and Sports Arena (Washington, DC)

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury (Entertainment and Sports Arena)

1:45 p.m. Press Conference (Entertainment and Sports Arena)

2:15 p.m. Board Buses and Depart for Knight Hall

3-4:30 p.m. Work on Game Stories

Thursday, July 11

9-9:15 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast

9:15-10:20 a.m. Work on Camp Projects

10:30-11:15 a.m. Social Media

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sports Radio

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch (Stamp Student Union)

1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Work on Camp Projects

3:45-4:30 p.m. Game Story Critiques

Friday, July 12

9-9:15 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast

9:20-10 a.m. College Admissions

10:15-11 a.m. Making the Most of High School

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Work on Camp Projects

12:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch (Pizza in Knight Hall)

1:45-3 p.m. Finish Camp Projects

3-4:30 p.m. Website Presentations

Speakers and presenters are still being finalized and will be announced closer to camp.

This camp is for high school students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2019. The cost is $100 for the week and includes breakfast and lunch each day. A limited number of spots remain. Click here to register.

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