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 four-day residential workshop will include instructional sessions on sports broadcasting, sports writing, sports photography and much, much more. Students will be housed on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.

The Carolina Sports Journalism Camp will include practice in the field. The camp will feature visiting 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.

Apply today and explore a future in sports journalism.

Important Updates:

Congratulations to the students accepted to the 2020 Virtual Carolina Sports Journalism Camp. Applications have closed for the 2020 summer camp.

Stay tuned for details on the 2021 camp. Application materials will be posted in September.


#CSJC2020 application deadlines have been extended to the following received-by dates:

April 1                   Priority Review
                                (All applications received by this original application deadline will receive priority review.)

April 15                 Extended Deadline
                                (Original deadline extended to this date.)

May 1                   Final Deadline
                                (Should spaces remain available, applications will be reviewed until this date.)

2020 program

June 24-27, 2020

The 2020 program application deadline is April 1, 2020. Students accepted to the camp will be notified on May 1, 2020. Registration fee of $550 for in-state students and $1,100 for out-of-state students covers lodging, meals, instruction, press pass and camp T-shirt.

Apply now using one of the PDF application forms below.


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Complete electronically. Print. Mail.

View the camp flier.



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