The Bethesda Big Train & BCC Baseball Summer Camp returns for its 19th 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. Coach Sal 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 as over 100 Big Train alumni have been drafted by Major League teams to play professional ball, including six 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 2017 regular season. Along with our General Camp, we also offer specialized camp sessions including Pitching Camp, Advanced Camp, and BCC Baseball Camp.
-Register online by April 14 for our Early Bird Discount.
-Receive a $10 multi-child family discount when registering multiple campers together.
- Sign up online and get 50% off a Big Train Family Pass.
2017 CAMP DATES
June 19 - June 23: Session 1: General Camp
June 26 - June 30: Session 2: General Camp | Advanced Camp | Pitching Camp
July 3 - July 7: Session 3: General Camp (no camp on 7/4 due to holiday)
July 10 - July 14: Session 4: General Camp | Advanced Camp | Pitching Camp
July 17 - July 21: Session 5: General Camp | Advanced Camp | Pitching Camp
July 24 - July 30: Session 6: General Camp
July 31 - August 4: Session 7: BCC Camp
August 7 - August 11: Session 8: BCC Camp
General Camp: 9AM-3PM
Advanced Development Camp: 9AM-12PM
Pitching Camp: 1PM-3PM (off on Wednesdays)
BCC Baseball Camp: 9AM-3PM
Before Care: 7:15AM-9PM
After Care: 3PM-5PM
General Camp: $270
Advanced Development Camp (morning only): $220
Pitching Camp (afternoon only): $200
General Camp/Pitching Camp: $300
Advanced Camp/General Camp: $300
Advanced Camp/Pitching Camp: $330
BCC Baseball Camp (Ages 5-12): $280 per session
*Look for discounts!
General Camp: All campers will receive excellent instruction in the fundamentals of the game as well as the opportunity to play in a live game each day. Each camper will receive an official Big Train & BCC Baseball Summer Camp t-shirt that will entitle the camper to free admission to all Big Train home games at Shirley Povich Field during the 2016 regular season. This session is designed for the casual baseball player and the player looking to get better. Kids with no baseball experience should sign up for this camp. Ages 5-12.
Advanced Development Camp: Big Train Manager Sal Colangelo has designed these camps for advanced training for young players with above-average skills. On Monday, Big Train players and coaches will lead the campers through a series of drills designed to improve skills and choose teams for the week's showcase games. Each day from Tuesday through Friday, camp will begin with one hour of skills training followed by a 7-inning showcase game on Field #2. Each camper will receive an official Big Train & BCC Baseball Summer Camp t-shirt that will entitle the camper free admission to all Big Train home games at Shirley Povich Field during the 2016 regular season. Ages 9-12.
Pitching Camp: Affordable pitching camps which provide young players with specialized training can be difficult to find. The Big Train pitching camp provides highly specialized skill development at a very affordable price, just $200 per week. During the camp, 25 players will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one training and participate in pitching drills with Big Train college pitchers. Campers will work for two hours each afternoon in the Povich Field outfield and Povich Field bullpens, building the pitching skills to get them to that next level. (Note: Pitching Camp will not meet on Wednesdays to prevent the risk of campers straining their arms.) Ages 10-12. Limited to 25 campers.
BCC Baseball Camp: Maryland Collegiate Baseball League Head Coach Scott Middleton will lead these camps with years of coaching experience and teach campers everything from baseball fundamentals to advanced mechanics. Scott is the head coach of the BCC Big Train Stars and will be leading these camps along with the BCC Patriots travel baseball players. Ages 5-12.
Before Care/After Care:
Morning (7:15AM-9AM) + Afternoon (3PM-5:00PM) = $60 for both or $30 each, per week. Drop off and pick-up location is Shirley Povich Field.
The Prime Choice Caterers will once again run our camp lunch program. Weekly plans are $25 per week or can be purchased daily at drop off for $6 per day. Lunch will consist of either hot dogs or chicken tenders along with a drink and a bag of chips. Please note: Parents must purchase daily lunch before 9am on that day or a weekly lunch plan before 9am on Monday. Campers can not buy lunch at the concessions window. Refunds will be given when not enough campers sign up for lunch.
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 $25 administrative free. 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 $25 administrative fee.
REGISTRATION FORMS AND WAIVERS
All parents or legal guardians of campers must also submit a signed CAMP WAIVER in order to participate.
If you have any administrative questions, please call 301-365-1076 or email email@example.com
If you have any day-to-day questions, please call 703-967-5855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org