Carolina Sports Journalism Camp

Carolina Sports Journalism CampThe Carolina Sports Journalism Camp is now accepting applications. Rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in sports and media are encouraged to apply. This camp will include instructional sessions on sports broadcasting, sports writing, sports photography and much, much more. 

The Carolina Sports Journalism Camp will include practice in the field and will feature sports reporters and sports personalities. Students will take a behind-the-scenes tour of UNC’s sports media facilities. They will cover a press conference, write a sports feature story and experience what it's like to work on a sports media deadline.

Lead instructor Tim Crothers is a former senior writer for Sports Illustrated and author of three books: "The Man Watching;" co-author with Roy Williams on Williams' autobiography, "Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court;" and "The Queen of Katwe," which has been made into a Disney feature film. His work has also appeared in New York Times Magazine and ESPN The Magazine.

Last year's #CSJC2020 students encourage you to apply: "Attending the 2020 Carolina Sports Journalism Camp was one of the best decisions I have ever made," writes Miranda Harris of New Jersey. And Nolan Wick of Maryland says, “I significantly improved as a journalist because of this camp, and I encourage anyone who is interested in sports journalism to apply." Read more student testimonials here.

Apply today and explore a future in sports journalism.


June 23-25, 2021

The 2021 program application deadline is April 1, 2021. Students accepted to the camp will be notified on May 15, 2021. Registration fee of $250 for in-state students and $500 for out-of-state students covers all instructional sessions, plus the camp T-shirt and water bottle.

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Important Updates:

We are excited to open the application period for #CSJC2021! 

  • April 1: Priority Review Deadline (All applications received by this original application deadline will receive priority review.)
  • May 1: Final Deadline (Should spaces remain available, applications will be reviewed until this date.)
  • May 15: Registration Fees due (Those accepted to the camp must submit camp registration fees by this date.)

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For more information

North Carolina Scholastic Media Association
School of Media and Journalism
284 Carroll Hall, CB# 3365
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone: (919) 962-4639
Toll free: (888) 562-6276