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. 

Ready to apply? Click the gold “Apply” button (coming soon!).

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

Social Media Boot Camp

Obsessed with TikTok? Can’t stay off the ‘gram? Want to build a stronger YouTube channel? Social Media Boot Camp will help you boost your skills in content creation, audience growth, brand development and beyond. Campers spend two weeks at the Cronkite School learning social media strategy, working with the tools the pros use and connecting with social media professionals.

Camp dates: June 5 to June 17, 2022

Application deadline: April 8, at 5 p.m. MST (Campers will be notified of acceptance the week of April 25)

Cost: $2,500

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.

Camp Dates: June 5 to June 17, 2022

Application Deadline: April 8 at 5 p.m. MST (Campers will be notified of acceptance the week of April 25)

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 Deadline: April 8 at 5 p.m. MST (Campers will be notified of acceptance the week of April 25)

Cost: Free to campers! Programming generously supported by The Arizona Broadcasters Association, Tom Chauncey, Susan Karis 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 deadline: April 15 at 5 p.m. MST (Campers will be notified of acceptance the week of April 25)

Cost: $3,250