What are the ages for the camp?
Boys and girls age 10-18. Generally, half the kids are 10-14 and half 15-18 at each camp. We will make exceptions to the age range if necessary
I have a girl who is interested in going to camp. Would this be a good experience for her?
This is the best time ever for girls to go to SBC! One out of three jobs in the field are going to women. The number of girls varies every year in each city but we have had anywhere from 1 to 11 girls at each camp. We always have female counselors and are female friendly camps.
Will I be with 10 year olds all day?
No. We divide the groups up during interactive activities and TV Studio days. When speakers come to the camp, the camp is all together.
Do you provide transportation for day campers?
No. We will provide a list of other campers coming from you area and you can try to make car pool arrangements.
If my child is coming for the overnight camp, how do they get from the airport to the camp?
We will provide pick up and drop off for overnight campers.
How do you get to all camp field trips?
When going on trips, we rent big yellow school buses.
Does my child need to bring anything to camp?
Please bring a Pen, Notepad, and a hand held recording device. Some campers use a digital recorder, some use cell phones, and others bring a recorder with cassette tape. These recorders can be purchased at Staples, Office Max, etc. for around $25. Many campers do like to bring cameras to take pictures with our celebrity guests. We do provide lunch and snacks but if your camper has special dietary restrictions we recommend bringing your own. Lunches usually consist of pizza, burgers, chicken sandwiches or tenders, pasta, etc.
Is a 17-18 year old too old to be in this camp?
Absolutely not. We generally break up in groups 10-12, 13-14, and 15-18. We have had many high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have benefited by making professional contacts with our celebrity speakers and receiving an opportunity to work with us in our on-air projects during the school years. We have helped land internships for many of our older campers. Many of our former campers since 2002 are working professionally today.
Is one camp different than another? Can my child go to multiple camps or attend the same camp again next summer?
All camps share common components but field trips and speakers are unique. We are also constantly updating camp activities. We have had many campers who have enjoyed excellent yet different experiences in different cities. We have had many campers come to multiple camps during a summer in different cities as well as attend the same city 3 or 4 years in a row.
Is there a dress code?
No. Normal teenage attire (shorts, t-shirts, caps, etc.)
Do we miss out by not going to the overnight session?
You will not miss any broadcasting elements of camp. You only miss out on the fun camp bonding experience that the campers enjoy immensely, not to mention our amazing overnight camp wiffle ball games. We also usually go to a game or a trip to a TV studio one of the nights.