Send Two Students to Sports Media Camp
The Sports Media Camp Experience
Since 2007, the OSU Sports Media Camp has allowed high school students to get hands-on experience in sports broadcasting and journalism. Each summer, Oklahoma State hosts a four-day, on-campus Sports Media Camp for high school students interested in working in the sport communication industry. The OSU Sports Media Camp is directed by OSU Sports Media faculty member Dave Hunizker, the official voice of the OSU Cowboys, with other OSU Sports Media faculty serving as camp instructors.
Turning Fans into Journalists
In its first year, the camp hosted eight campers and served as an introductory experience for all. This year, OSU is excited to expand its capacity to support up to 24 high school students! The practical experience camp attendees attain in broadcasting play-by-play, sport media production, sports reporting fundamentals and sports writing is converting fans into journalist and increasing enrollment in OSU's Sports Media degree program.
"A high percentage of the best students in our program have been to this camp. This has been a tremendous recruiting tool"
- Dave Hunziker, "The Voice of the Cowboys"
Daily activities will center on preparation, practice and opportunities to use newly acquired skills in actual sports media events. Campers are scheduled to work a live sporting event while learning the basics of play-by-play. Each camper will also have the opportunity to experience sports reporting for both broadcast and print media.
Your Gift Supports Our Goal is to Provide Opportunity
The cost of this horizon expanding experience is $725 for overnight campers. This fee includes all meals, housing, transportation, camp insurance, shirt and tuition. Aspiring sports media professionals come from all over the country to attend this camp, with many eventually enrolling in the OSU Sports Media program. Our goal is to award two $350 registration fee stipends for promising high school students otherwise unable to afford the full cost of the camp. Your gift, no matter the size, has the power to provide opportunity to a future OSU Cowboy and journalist.
Know a Future Sports Journalist?
Know a high school student with a passion for sports media? Encourage them to learn more about our camp by visiting http://sportsmedia.okstate.edu/sports-media-camp today!
Gifts to this project through the OSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible as allowed by law. If you have questions about your gift, please contact the OSU Foundation at 800.622.4678.