Future television and radio stars are “going…going….gone” to Brookwood Camps for a summer of stardom and fun.  For kids who enjoy getting on the field in front of the camera, The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps offers a sports broadcasting specialty camp that puts kids in the broadcasting booth with professional sportscasters.

Enjoying all the activities of a New York sleep away summer camp, kids have the opportunity to broadcast live games played at each of Brookwood Camps’ Sports Academy integrated youth sports camps including: football camp, basketball camp, soccer camp and baseball camp.

Boys and girls who want to learn how to be sports broadcasters at a summer overnight camp find out from the experts how to call plays, provide color commentary and create their own signature “it’s outta here” calls, coached by the top names from around the TV and Radio sports dial, including:

  • Steve Levy, the popular anchor of Sports Center on ESPN, is a familiar face to sports fans around the country and to New Yorkers from the WFAN lineup.  Levy comes to Brookwood Camps to share his expertise in a range of sports broadcasting roles.  A long time NHL commentator, nicknamed “Mr. Overtime,” he has also covered college football and was a play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s baseball coverage.
  • Rich Ackerman, a familiar voice on ESPN Radio and WFAN shares his talents with Brookwood campers.   He has served in a wide variety of broadcast roles over his nearly 20-year career, including as a play-by-play voice, talk show host and news anchor for some of the nation’s leading networks and affiliates. In his latest role as Brookwood Camps sports broadcasting coach, Ackerman teaches kids to sound like stars.
  • Adam Schefter will make a special one-day guest appearance at Brookwood Camps sports broadcasting camp.  Schefter is USA Today’s best football “Insider,” according to their nationwide poll of fans.  Schefter, a veteran NFL Network host has appeared on NFL Total Access and also wrote for NFL.COM. Also an alumni of ESPN, he appeared frequently on ESPN’s Around the Horn and on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters. In October 2010, Sports Illustrated writers included Schefter in its “Power 40+”, a listing of the NFL’s most influential officials, executives, coaches, players and media members.

Kids who want to be on the field in addition to being in the broadcasting booth have the option of also participating in one (or more) of the professionally coached baseball, football, basketball, soccer and cheerleading programs at Brookwood Camps.