High School Program

Camps at Cronkite

High schoolers get a head start at #CampCronkite!

Our summer enrichment camps allow high schoolers to dive head-first into media right here at the Cronkite School. By day, Cronkite faculty, staff and student counselors lead campers in hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art building on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus; then, campers retreat across the street to Taylor Place, our residential dormitory, for supervised R&R. 

Questions? Reach our camps team at CronkiteCamps@asu.edu.

Nuestros campamentos de enriquecimiento de verano permiten a estudiantes de secundaria primera fila en medios de comunicación en la escuela Cronkite. Durante el dia, profesores de Cronkite, personal y consejeros estudiantiles dirigen participantes en experiencias practicas de aprendizaje en nuestro edificio equipado con lo mejor en la industria ubicado en el ASU campus del centro de Phoenix. Participantes se retiran al otro lado de la calle a Taylor Place, nuestro dormitorio residencial, para descanso y relajación bajo supervision.

¿Preguntas? Ponte en contacto con nosotros via CronkiteCamps@asu.edu.

Applications for Summer Camps are now closed.

Please check back in spring 2023 for info and applications for Summer 2023 Camps.


Media Innovation Camp

Media Innovation Camp at the Cronkite School offers future journalists, game developers and any high schooler interested in media and technology the chance to experiment with cutting-edge tools and techniques. Campers get a taste of augmented and virtual reality technologies, game development, app development and more while completing a cutting-edge immersive project that they’ll show off to family and the leaders of azcentral.com. *Open only to Arizona-based students.

Camp Dates: June 5 to June 17, 2022

Application requirements: Must be an Arizona-based student, an online application, a letter of recommendation, and a high school transcript.

Cost: Free to campers! Programming is generously supported by The Arizona Republic.


Summer Journalism Institute

The Cronkite School’s flagship camp, the Summer Journalism Institute guides top-performing high school students in intensive, hands-on experiences in broadcast and digital journalism. Participants will spend two weeks fully immersed in reporting and writing stories, producing newscasts and creating multimedia content.   

Camp Dates: June 19 to July 1, 2022

Application requirements: an online application, a letter of recommendation, a high school transcript, and samples of work.

Cost: Free to campers! Programming generously supported by The Arizona Broadcasters Association, Tom Chauncey, Susan Karis, Pat Kenyon and RIESTER.


Sports Broadcast Boot Camp

Sports Broadcast Boot Camp is for every high schooler who dreams of calling games, sideline reporting and telling important sports stories in front of (or behind!) a camera. Students drop into the middle of the action, covering professional teams such as the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Mercury and learning reporting techniques that jump-start careers.

Camp dates: July 17 to July 30, 2022

Application requirements: an online application and a YouTube video (no longer than 2 minutes) answering the prompt “why does this camp interest you and how does it fit into your career/future plans?”

Cost: $3,250