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Padres Baseball Camps

The San Diego Padres offer a series of baseball summer camps that enrich the lives of children through exceptional instruction, character development and a unique Major League experience that creates lasting memories. Padres Baseball Camps are offered Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. throughout the San Diego area. For specific dates and locations, please click "Dates & Locations" below. Camp tuition is $525 for five days of camp instruction and includes:

  • Official Padres Baseball Camp uniform
  • Meet & greet with a current or former Padres player or coach
  • Autographed photo of a current or former Padres player or coach
  • Five days of baseball instruction, competitions, and games for campers ages 5-12
  • Two (2) tickets to the Camp Reunion hosted at a Padres regular season game in August

Net proceeds from the Padres Baseball Camp program benefit the Padres Foundation and support the club's youth baseball and softball outreach efforts.

Enroll Now

To speak with a member of the Padres Baseball Camps staff, call 619-213-1600 or email us at info@padrescamp.com.

Camp Details

Age-Based Divisions

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

Unforgettable Experiences

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 2018 camper pin

Camp Curriculum

Padres Baseball Camps features five action-packed days of individualized instruction, marquee competitions, and special events. Each day of Padres Camp features a personal character theme, teaching campers lessons on the diamond that they can utilize off the field to become more outstanding young men and women.

Each morning, Padres Camps coaches provide campers with individualized tips and tools for improvement during our "Train and Compete" stations. The structure of these stations allows campers to immediately apply the skills they have learned to an exciting competition where prizes are on the line. Campers' opportunities to improve their skillsets continue each afternoon during the weeklong World Series Tournament. During these tournament games, coaches utilize teachable moments to help each camper develop their game even further.

In addition to the "Train and Compete" stations and World Series Tournament, the Padres Camp curriculum is loaded with unforgettable events and experiences, including:

  • Home Run Derby
  • Gold Glove Competition
  • Silver Spikes Competition
  • Camp-Wide Opening Day Ceremonies
  • Division-Wide All-Star Games
  • Team Skills Competition
  • Daily Awards Ceremonies

Our Philosophy and Staff

Our Coaches

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

Dates and Locations

Dates Location Camp Site Enrollment
June 18-22 La Jolla Cliffridge Park Open
June 25-29 4S Ranch 4S Ranch Sports Park Open
July 9-13 Chula Vista Mount San Miguel Park Open
July 16-20 Poway Sportsplex USA Poway Open
July 23-27 Point Loma Bill Cleator Community Park Open
July 30 - Aug. 3 Carlsbad Stagecoach Community Park Open
Aug. 6 - Aug. 10 Del Mar Ashley Falls Park Open

Testimonials

What are people saying about Padres Baseball Camps?

"This was a great week of instructional baseball with a fun group of kids and coaches!! I will highly recommend this camp to all of our little league parents!"

"This camp was amazing! The coaches and everyone involved were great. Our son learned a lot, had a great time, all in a positive environment. We look forward to this being an annual camp for our son. Thank you!"

"My great nephew had a wonderful time. He felt his skills improved, he met friends, had terrific support and gained expertise from the coaches and truly enjoyed the game. We couldn't ask for more. I loved taking him every day and felt very comfortable that I was leaving him in a nurturing, teaching environment. I thank you sincerely!"

"Our son came home more enthusiastic about baseball every day. All the coaches were outstanding in introducing him to the sport. He had a great time and learned a lot of the game's fundamentals."

FAQ

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 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 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 a 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: Early Care (7:00 AM-9:00 a.m.) is available at all Padres Baseball Camp sessions. We do not offer After Care. Pickup is at 3:00 p.m. each day.

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: 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!

 

Contact Us

Have questions? Call our camp office anytime at 619-213-1600 or email us at info@padrescamp.com.