2019 Povich Summer Camp

Shirley Povich Summer Journalism Sports Camp

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 gain valuable hands-on, real-world experiences.

Held annually in July, the summer camp is for high school students entering grades 9-12 and attracts students from all across the country.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting a summer camp this year. We hope to see you all in 2022.

Here’s a look at what our campers did in 2019:

9-9:30am: Check-In & Breakfast (Knight Hall Atrium)

9:30-10am: Welcome & Overview (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Kaitlyn Wilson, Assist Director, Povich Center
  • Rafael Lorente, Associate Dean, Merrill College
  • George Solomon, Director, Povich Center

10-11am: Sports Media Overview (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Moderator: George Solomon, Povich Center
  • Josh Land, Senior Sports Editor, Baltimore Sun
  • Nina Mandell, Managing Editor, NBC Sports Washington
  • Jeff Zrebiec, Senior Staff Writer, The Athletic-Baltimore

11:30am-12:30 pm: Working for the Team (XFINITY Center)

  • Rose DiPaula, Maryland Athletics

12:45-1:45pm: Lunch (Stamp Student Union)

2pm Welcome from Philip Merrill Dean Lucy Dalglish

2:15-3:10pm: Sports Production A (Tawes Hall)

  • Sue Kopen Katcef, Capital News Service and Merrill College

2:15-3:10pm: Newswriting A (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • David Steele, Sportswriter
  • Ava Wallace, Sportswriter, Washington Post

3:10-4pm: Sports Production B (Tawes Hall)

  • Sue Kopen Katcef, Capital News Service and Merrill College

3:10-4pm: Newswriting B (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • David Steele, Sportswriter
  • Ava Wallace, Sportswriter, Washington Post

4-4:30pm: Introduction to Camp Projects 

9-9:15am: Check-In & Breakfast (Knight Hall Atrium)

9:15-9:30am: Overview of the Day (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

9:30-10:15am: Basics of Writing a Story (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Kevin Blackistone, Professor of the Practice, Philip Merrill College

10:30-11:15am: The Art of the Interview (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Emily Giambalvo, Maryland Beat Writer, Washington Post

11:30am-12:15pm: Mock Press Conference (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Maryland women’s basketball players

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch (Stamp Student Union)

1:30-2pm: David Ammenheuser, Sports Director/USA Today

2-2:15pm: Work on Camp Projects

2:20-3:20pm: Sports Photography A (Location TBD)

  • Joel Richardson, Photographer

2:20-3:20pm: Sports Video A (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Joe Yasharoff, Merrill College

3:30-4:30pm: Sports Photography B (Location TBD)

  • Joel Richardson, Photographer

3:30-4:30pm: Sports Video B (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Joe Yasharoff, Merrill College

9-9:15am: Check-In & Breakfast (Knight Hall Atrium)

9:15-9:30am: Overview of the Day (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

9:45-10am: Board Buses (Outside of Knight Hall)

10 am: Depart for Entertainment and Sports Arena

11:30am-1:30pm: Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury (Entertainment and Sports Arena)

1:45pm: Press Conference (Entertainment and Sports Arena)

2:15pm Board Buses and Depart for Knight Hall

3-4:30pm: Work on Game Stories

9-9:15am: Check-In & Breakfast (Knight Hall Atrium)

9:15-10:20am: Work on Camp Projects

10:30-11:15am: Social Media (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Casey Moore, USA Today

11:30am-12:15pm: Sports Radio (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Andy Pollin, 106.7 The Fan

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch (Stamp Student Union)

1:45-3:30pm: Work on Camp Projects

3:45-4:30pm: Game Story Critiques

  • Alan Goldenbach, Associate Professor, Hood College
  • Amy Rosewater, Former Sportswriter, The New York Times and The Washington Post
  • Kate Yanchulis, Merrill College

8:45-9am: Check-In & Breakfast (Knight Hall Atrium)

9:20-10am: College Admissions (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Adrian Rodriguez, Freshman Admission Counselor, University of Maryland

10:15-11:15am: Making the Most of High School (Knight Hall- Eaton Theater 1208)

  • Moderator: Adrianne Flynn, Merrill College
  • Connor Glowacki, Manager of Communication DeMatha
  • Evva Starr, Journalism Teacher, Wootton High School

11:15-12:30am: Work on Camp Projects

12:45-1:30pm: Lunch & Talking Baseball (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208)

  • Tim Kurkjian, ESPN

1:45-3:15pm: Finish Camp Projects

3-4:30pm: Website Presentations (Eaton Theater – Knight Hall 1208

To receive email notifications about future camps, including registrations details, email povichcenter@umd.edu.

Povich Center Virtual Book Club

The Povich Center Virtual Book Club is a partnership between the Povich Center and area high school teachers and students. At the start of the semester, the Povich Center chooses a book that touches sports and history. The center provides copies of the book to participating students. At the end of the semester, the center hosts a virtual discussion with Merrill College faculty and the book’s authors. Winners of an essay contest about the book are invited to spend a day at the Povich Center to attend classes and for lunch with Dean Lucy Dalglish, faculty and staff. This year's book selection is Silent Gesture by Olympic sprinter Tommie Smith and Merrill College alumnus David Steele.
 

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