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Pre-College Summer Programs

Modern Storytelling: Sports Journalism

Quinnipiac professors and sports journalism professionals champion this 1-week program for students to gain hands-on experience as sports journalists and develop an understanding of potential career opportunities. Attendees write, edit, record and produce sports stories both on and off campus while learning the basics of interviewing athletes and conducting press conferences.

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Calling all future ESPN anchors, sports writers, color commentators and sideline reporters! This summer, Quinnipiac is offering the perfect summer program for aspiring journalists, broadcasters or media production professionals with a passion for sports.

High school students will have the opportunity to learn directly from Quinnipiac professors and sports journalism professionals as they spend a full week getting hands-on experience learning how to write and produce their own stories, host press conferences and interview professional athletes. Students will learn the fundamentals of sports journalism and journalistic writing while using our state-of-the-art media production studio to record, edit and produce work at a professional level. Participants will also meet a variety of sports journalism professionals (including special guest speakers) who can offer insight into career possibilities in the industry.

At the end of this program, you’ll walk away with:
  • An understanding of the sports journalism field and relevant career opportunities 

  • Broadcasting and journalism skills including journalistic writing, interviewing, sports photography/videography and production techniques

  • Hands-on experience with conducting interviews

  • Meaningful relationships with working professionals embedded in the sports industry

Program Dates and Schedule

Session 1: July 15, 2024 - July 19, 2024

Session 2: July 29, 2024 - August 2, 2024

Sample Daily Schedule: This is only a sample schedule and is subject to change due to a variety of factors.

Time Activity Detail

9 a.m.

Group Workshop Session

Quinnipiac professors and/or sports journalist professionals lead the group in learning a key skill or technique (e.g., journalist writing, interviewing, sports photography/videography, production techniques).

11 a.m.

Guest Speaker

We welcome a special guest to share their knowledge and experience in the industry with us, with the opportunity for a Q&A session at the end of the session



Eat and socialize with your classmates.

1 p.m.

Field Work

Get hands-on experience developing and recording journalism using the same techniques the pros use.

3 p.m.

Lab Time

Edit your work to produce a professional-quality result under the guidance of knowledgeable instructors.

4 p.m.

Review and Debrief Meeting

A chance to reflect and discuss the day as well as look to the days ahead.

4:30 p. m.


Open activities and/or break for participants.

5 p.m.


Dinner will be provided for those students with full room and board.

6 p.m.

Evening Activities (Group Recreation in our new Recreation and Wellness Center, Games, Guest Speakers, Independent and Group Enrichment Projects)

The evening is reserved for overnight students to have fun, experience our on-campus amenities, and bond with each other and staff through organized group enrichment activities. There will also be additional guest speakers some evenings and opportunities for extra projects.

10 p.m.

Quiet Time


Participation Requirements

Participants must be current high school students. Typically, participants are between the ages of 15 to 18 years of age at the start of the program. 

Equipment and Materials

Quinnipiac University will provide all required materials, including laptops, for students within this program. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops or other devices for use outside of instruction periods or with the approval of their instructor.

Program Costs

Option 1: 1-week overnight program from Sunday to Saturday. Includes full room and board as well as evening and weekend activities: $1,680

Option 2: 1-week on-campus commuter program from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Includes lunch daily: $1,400

All options include:

  • One week of faculty-designed and delivered programming, administered online or on campus with educational support staff and program materials

  • Technology and software support

  • A Quinnipiac T-shirt

  • A digital badge for use on social media, resumes or portfolios

  • Access to special Quinnipiac Admissions events

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Discounts and Financial Aid

Partial financial support may be available for those who indicate the need for financial assistance in their online application. Financial support awards are based on a combination of financial need and academic merit.

We are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all summer camps and experiences to current Quinnipiac employees, Quinnipiac alumni and employees of our corporate partners. 

Application and Payment Deadlines

Space is limited per session; applications are reviewed when they are received and students are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Registration: Students must register for summer programs prior to June 2, 2024.

Deposits: All students must submit a non-refundable $250 deposit at the time of registration to ensure a spot is reserved for 30 days.

Payment: Payment is due within 30 days of applying to fully register for a program.

Payment Methods and Refund/Cancellation Policy

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How to Register for Summer Programs

  1. Visit our registration page
  2. Create a new account or log in to your existing account
  3. Select the program(s) you wish to enroll in and click "Continue"
  4. Complete your registration details
  5. You will receive an email confirming space is available and providing information about next steps, such as how to make payment and completing the final required registration steps. If a program is full, a waitlist option will be provided.

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Quinnipiac University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an institution of higher education. Students who have a current IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to share any accommodations or modifications they may require in order to access the fundamentals of a QU summer program or camp they plan to attend.

Students requesting disability-based accommodations should indicate this within the application as well as email summerprograms@qu.edu about any and all specific accommodation needs.


Rules & Regulations

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies