In order to build the best, safest baseball camp experience, we create divisions based on camper's ages at the start of camp. With this structure, campers will have the opportunity to compete with and against players who are at similar developmental stages and that are often in their peer groups. At the start of camp each week, we conduct confidential player assessments to ensure that each camper is in the division that best matches their skill level. Our general division breakdown is as follows:
- Rookies: 5 Years Old
- Single-A: 6 Years Old
- Double-A: 7-8 Years Old
- Triple-A: 9-10 Years Old
- Majors: 11-12 Years Old
As part of their week-long camp experience, all campers will receive the following:
- An official San Diego Padres Baseball Camp uniform (jersey, pants, cap, belt, and socks)
- Meet & greet with a current or former Padres player or coach at the camp site
- Autographed photo of a current or former Padres player or coach
- Two (2) tickets to the camp reunion hosted at a Padres regular season game in August
- Official limited edition 2017 camper pin
Within each division, all campers participate in the following events:
- A week-long tournament, culminating in a World Series Championship game
- "Legends Series" skills competition, featuring a series of team-based baseball events and challenges in each division
- Daily championship contests, including a Home Run Derby, Gold Glove contest, and Silver Spikes base-running Competition
- More than 30 skill-specific morning competitions, giving campers the opportunity to immediately implement what they have learned in a competitive, fun environment
Total Player Development
Baseball is a tremendous avenue to promote skills that help youth grow on and off the field. Our curriculum helps to nurture the development of these skills by providing campers with the following:
- Immersion in daily character themes
- Strategies to improve campers' mental approach to the game
- Education about baseball culture and the history of the game
- Tips on how to become a valuable teammate
Our Philosophy and Staff
Padres Baseball Camps hires only the highest caliber professional educators and instructors. All coaches go through an extensive screening process that includes interviews, background checks and multiple training sessions. Our team consists of educators who have a passion for working with children, teaching the fundamentals of the game and ensuring a safe and positive experience for each of our campers.
Why We "Coach-Pitch"
Simply put, coach pitching makes for a better camp experience for your player. Why? Kids get more swings on better pitches. More swings equal more contact. More contact means more smiles. Technically speaking, our coaches can tailor their pitching approach to meet the current needs of your player. Coaches can better pitch-to-contact, emphasizing inside pitches, outside pitches, etc. to help maximize the number and quality of at-bats at camp. In addition, coach-pitching keeps campers involved on defense, protects pitch counts for your player's outside team and increases the safety factor of the overall camp experience.
Why We "Train With Contests"
Our campers share the common goals of improving as baseball players, having fun and making lifelong memories at Padres Baseball Camps. With that in mind, our morning curriculum replaces traditional drills with engaging contests. During these competitions, campers get to implement the lessons they learn at camp immediately into an exciting format. With over 30 morning competitions, we show campers the fun that is inherent in the game of baseball, and our campers get immediate feedback on their form through the teachable moments in every event. With this model, our campers:
- Stay engaged throughout the camp day, maximizing their time at camp
- Learn the importance of being supportive teammates
- Receive immediate positive feedback for proper technique
- Become accustomed to applying their skills to a competition
- Improve their ability to work towards larger goals
- Make more memories and have more stories to share with their families at the end of each day
- Fall in love with the game of baseball faster and deeper than ever before
2017 Dates and Locations
|June 19-23||Chula Vista||Mount San Miguel Park||OPEN|
|June 26-30||4S Ranch||4S Ranch Sports Park||OPEN|
|July 24-28||Point Loma||Bill Cleator Community Park||OPEN|
|July 31- Aug 4||Carlsbad||Stagecoach Community Park||OPEN|
|Aug 7-11||Del Mar||Ashley Falls Park||OPEN|
What are people saying about Padres Baseball Camps?
"I am beyond impressed with the Padres baseball camp. My son had the best time. He learned so much."
"I can't say enough positive things about this camp! My son came home, each day, so excited to tell me about what a great time he had. The staff/coaches were all friendly, professional, and happy to be there and happy to see the campers each day. We'll definitely sign up again and have highly recommended it to all of our friends."
"Padres Baseball Camp was well run, very organized and professional. Felt very safe leaving our child."
"Coaching staff was professional, organized, great with the kids and parents went above and beyond."
Q: How much does Padres Baseball Camp cost?
A: Cost of camp for five (5) days of instruction is $525.
Q: What are the camp hours?
A: Camp operates from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday-Friday
Q: What is the camper age range?
A: 5-12 year olds (at the time of the start of camp).
Q: What should my child bring to camp?
A: Campers should bring their Padres Baseball Camp uniform (will be provided prior to camp), baseball glove, a clearly marked lunch, sunscreen, water bottle (water will also be available at every field) and baseball bat (optional).
Q: Should my camper wear his/her uniform every day of camp?
A: Yes, campers should wear their uniform every day of camp.
Q: Do Padres Baseball Camps provide lunch?
A: Lunch is not provided. Campers need to bring a lunch with them each day in a clearly marked bag. Refrigeration will be provided.
Q: How are campers grouped?
A: All campers are divided by age and skill level.
Q: Do Padres Baseball Camps have a trainer on staff?
A: Yes, a medically certified trainer is on-site the entire camp day.
Q: Can I request that my camper be placed on the same team with another camper?
A: Yes, we allow one teammate request per camper.
Q: Do Padres Baseball Camps offer Extended Care?
A: Yes, for an additional fee Padres Baseball Camp offers extended day programs for campers that need to be dropped off before and/or picked up after normal camp hours.
Q: How do Padres Baseball Camps accommodate children with allergies?
A: Safety is a cornerstone of our camp program. We have detailed safety procedures regarding allergies, and each of our staff members is trained on how to identify an allergic reaction and how to make use of an EpiPen. Each camper's coach is made aware of all allergies on his/her team. Also, each camper with allergies is given a bracelet to identify them during lunch hours and throughout camp.
Q: What is the cancellation and change policy?
A: Due to the limited capacity of Padres Baseball Camps, we do not offer refunds. Camp credit, however, may be applied to another week of camp during the summer (space permitting).
Q: How do Padres Baseball Camps benefit the Padres Foundation?
A: Net proceeds from the Padres Baseball Camps will benefit the Padres Foundation and support the club's youth baseball and softball outreach efforts. Learn more about the Padres Foundation.
Q: What does the Camp Reunion entail?
A: The camp reunion is a great chance for our young Padres campers to experience Petco Park in a special way and will take place during late August or early September. As part of your camper's enrollment, you will receive two (2) tickets (one for your camper and one for a parent or guardian). Campers will be recognized in-game on the video board and will have the opportunity to participate in a post-game on-field experience. This will be a special opportunity to watch a Padres game and show your pride as a part of the Padres Baseball Camps program. Additional tickets will be available for purchase and additional details will be communicated to families by April of 2016.
Q: My question isn't answered here, who has the answers?
A: Please call 619-213-1600 and one of our Customer Experience team members will be happy to answer any of your questions!
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