BETHESDA BIG TRAIN BASEBALL CAMP OVERVIEW        

The Bethesda Big Train Summer Baseball Camp returns for its 22nd summer of fun and affordable summer baseball camp for girls and boys aged 5 - 12.  Camp Director, and Big Train Manager Sal Colangelo, has been named Maryland State Amateur Coach of the Year and most recently the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Manager of the Year by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches (MSABC), leading Big Train to a CRCBL championship in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.  Big Train Associate Head Coach, Galvin Morris, will help direct the camp with Sal. Coaches Sal and Galvin, along with his star-studded college roster, will be in the instructors each week, teaching kids the FUNdamentals of baseball. The best collegiate baseball talent from across the country comes to play for Big Train. Over 100 Big Train alumni have been drafted by Major League teams to play professional ball, including four who currently play in the MLB.

All campers will receive excellent instruction in all the fundamentals of the game as well as the opportunity to play in a live game each day.  Every camper will receive an official Big Train Summer Camp t-shirt that will get them free admission to all Big Train home games at Shirley Povich Field during the 2020 regular season. Along with our General Camp, we also offer specialized camp sessions including Pitching Camp and Advanced Camp. Both of which are for older and more experienced 9-12 year olds.   

We use semi-hard baseball's at all camp sessions. RIF 1 - RIF 5.                                                                       

                    

Camp Descriptions

General Camp: All campers will receive instruction on the basic fundamentals of the game through drills and play in live games throughout the week. The session is designed for players of all skill levels - beginner, to casual, to advanced. Kids with no baseball experience should sign up for this session. Campers will work on a mix of drills including bunting, fielding, throwing, hitting, and catching, while also playing fun games that help with hand-eye coordination and agility. All campers will recieve an official Big Train Summer Camp T-Shirt that will entitles the camper to free admission to all Big Train home games played at Shirley Povich Field during summer 2020.  Ages 5-12.


Advanced Development Camp: This session is designed for kids who play Select or Travel Baseball. All campers will receieve instruction on the fundamentals as well as more advanced training. Campers will have the chance to play in a live game action with teams selected by the counselors. Campers will work on rundowns, cutoffs, reading the ball off the bat, and base running techniques. While this session is more advanced, campers will participate in fun games to work on hand-eye coordination and agility. All campers will receive an official Big Train Summer Camp T-Shirt that entitles the camper to free admission to all Big Train home games played at Shirley Povich Field during summer 2020.  Ages 9-12.

Pitching Camp: This session is designed for kids who want to focus specifically on pitching, whether you have been pitching for years or just getting started now. All campers receive highly specialized training that includes work on stamina, throwing motion, strength, and balance. This session is limited to 25 campers. All campers will receive an official Big Train Summer Camp T-shirt that entitles the camper free admission to all Big Train home games at Shirley Povich Field during the 2020 regular season. (Note: Pitching Camp will not meet on Wednesdays to prevent the risk of campers straining their arms. Campers are encouraged to attend General Camp on Wednesday afternoon)  Ages 9-12.  Limited to 25 campers.

 

DISCOUNTS:

-Early Bird Special runs until April 13, 2020!

-Look for a special BCC Baseball Holiday Sale. Our biggest discount available.

-Receive a $10 multi-child family discount when registering multiple campers together.

-Sign up online and get 50% off a Big Train Family Pass. Email Davids@bigtrain.org for details.

 

Camp Dates

June 15 - June 19: Session 1: General Camp

June 22 - June 26: Session 2: General Camp | Advanced Camp | Pitching Camp

June 29 - July 2: Session 3: General Camp (no camp on 7/3 due to holiday)

July 6 - July 10: Session 4: General Camp | Advanced Camp | Pitching Camp

July 13 - July 17: Session 5: General Camp | Advanced Camp | Pitching Camp

July 20 - July 24: Session 6: General Camp

 

Camp Information

TIMES:                                                                                                                           

General Camp: 9AM-3PM                                                                

Advanced Development Camp: 9AM-12PM

Pitching Camp: 1PM-3PM (off on Wednesdays)

Before Care: 7:15AM-9PM

After Care: 3PM-5PM

 

PRICES:

General Camp: $295

Advanced Development Camp (morning only): $250

Pitching Camp (afternoon only): $225

General Camp/Pitching Camp: $330

Advanced Camp/General Camp: $330

Advanced Camp/Pitching Camp: $360

 

*Look for discounts!

 

Additional Information


Before Care/After Care:

Morning (7:15AM-9AM) + Afternoon (3PM-5PM) = $80 for both or $40 each, per week. Drop off and pick-up location is Shirley Povich Field. Kids will not receive intstruction during Before or After Care but will be supervised by Big Train staff members inside the confinements of Shirley Povich FIeld. Kids have the opporunity to play card games and watch batting practice, among other informal activities. Picking up your child after 5pm on multiple occasions will result in an additional charge.

REFUND POLICY:

People who cancel their camp registration 30 days or more prior to the start of the camp are entitled to a full refund, minus a $30 administrative fee. No refund will be given for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of the camp.

People who change their camp session two weeks or less prior to the start of the original or newly signed up week of camp will be charged a $30 administrative fee.

RAINY DAY POLICY

This is an outdoor summer camp, and when it is raining kids will be placed underneath the Pavillion at Shirley Povich Field where coaches will show movies, talk baseball, play trivia and cards. During a rainy day, you are allowed to pick up your kid early. There will be no refunds because of weather. 

REGISTRATION FORMS AND WAIVERS

All parents or legal guardians of campers must also submit a signed CAMP WAIVER in order to participate.

For carpool pickups and drop offs, please have a note signed by all parents of campers included. 

 

Contact Us

If you have any day-to-day quesitons duing your child's camp session, please call Sal Colangelo at 703-967-5855 or Galvin Morris at 703-203-5059.

If you have any administrative or sign up questions, please call 301-365-1076 or email davids@bigtrain.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                              

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