Sportscasting Camp FAQ's

What does your camp tuition cover?

At the Chris Carrino & Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp your tuition covers the following:
  • Instruction, feedback, and critique from Chris, Tim, and other broadcast professionals
  • Recorded version of on-camera teleprompter work
  • Access to the facility and on-site studio
  • Field trips to area sports venues, including Met Life Stadium
  • Lunch, drinks, and snacks during camp hours
  • Ticket for campers to minor league baseball game (final night of camp).

What are some of the highlights of the facilities?

A sportscasting camp is only as good as it's facilities, and we have access to some of the best facilities in the New York Area:
  • Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center - Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University has quickly become a "must see" for sports fans. The Museum & Learning Center houses permanent and rotating exhibits about baseball and Yankee history as well as Yogi Berra's storied career. The Museum serves as a dynamic educational facility with topical programs for all ages.
  • Campus- The Chris Carrino & Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp is held at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University. Campers enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of the Museum's spacious auditorium, which serves as the camp's home base.
  • Barclays Center - One of the week's highlights includes a visit to the Barclays Center, where campers tour a professional sports venue, meet coaches/athletics, and see what a first-class press box looks like

Will there be a chance to make a live play-by-play call?

Chris Carrino & Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting campers head to an area minor league ballpark to do play-by-play of a minor league baseball game with Chris and Tim there to assist. Families enjoy spending time with Chris and Tim and watching their son/daughter do play-by-play of a real game.

What will I need to bring to camp?

A successful sportscaster always arrives at the game/venue/studio equipped with the proper tools. Therefore, in order to insure that your week with us is a successful one, please come with the following implements:
  • Audio recording device (smart phone, digital recorder)
  • Charger/extra batteries for recording device
  • Calculator
  • Paper (preferably in binder)
  • Pens (at least 3 different colors)
  • Pencils

Is there an age minimum?

We have found 13 to be the right minimum age, as campers are mature enough to digest the information and benefit from the fast-paced environment. If you have a younger son or daughter who is interested, they will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Why is "space limited"?

Chris and Tim recognize that a major plus of the camp is the interaction they – and the guest speakers – have with the campers. Therefore, we limit the number of number campers so that each student can gain the most out of their Chris Carrino & Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp experience.

Is transportation provided?

The Chris Carrino & Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp does NOT provide transportation to/from camp or the minor league ballpark. However, bus transportation is included for field trips.

Is housing provided?

Camp is a "traditional" day camp. We do NOT provide housing. Many out-of-town families choose to stay in the Secaucus (NJ) area near the Meadowlands Sports Complex, equidistant from Montclair State University and New York City or in nearby West Orange. Many also use New Jersey Transit from Manhattan’s Penn Station directly to the Montclair State station where we pick up/return campers each day.

What should I wear?

They say "to play the part, you have to look the part." So, we suggest all of campers adhere to the following dress code:
  • Presentable and acceptable school clothes.
  • Shorts are OK. Collared shirts suggested on field trip day.
  • The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is air-conditioned and our outside visits consist of short walks on campus.

What is your refund policy?

A full refund, minus the $50 application fee, is provided for cancellations three weeks prior to the camp start date. There are no refunds after that time, except in extreme circumstances. If Imagine Productions, LLC cancels the Chris Carrino & Tim Capstraw Sports Broadcasting Camp for any reason, campers will receive a full refund.