2024 Baseball Camps

Registration for summer baseball camps are ongoing. All camps are usually full by June. Applicants are encouraged to register before the school year ends.

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Why BC Baseball Camps when there are so many out there?

Cost and Quality. Our coaching staff that directs one of the most successful college programs in the nation directs youth instruction with the same attentive detail as they do with the collegiate players. We encourage you to speak with ANYONE who has attended our camps in the past to verify this commitment. It is our attempt to offer the best combination of instruction and fun in a quality environment. Our facilities and location are ideal for the entire eastside community. Featuring one of the top outdoor natural grass fields in the state, the facility is second to none. Our offerings have benefited thousands of young ball players for the past twenty five years, as BC’s baseball camps have served the eastside community longer than any other organization. And finally, the cost. Bellevue College baseball camps are one of the most cost-efficient camps when compared to all other camps in the entire region – you are encouraged to compare. Most specialty FULL day camps, whether it be sports or technology-related, are well over $400-500. We challenge you to find a college level instructional full day camp for a lower cost than ours! BC Baseball Camps give an ideal combination of coaching quality and economic savings. Please take time to look through our offerings below and feel free to call if you have any questions.

Here are some feedback notes from previous campers/parents:

  • “There seems to be more coaching/instruction here”
  • “The coaches. The guys running it are the actual main coaches in the college program that are older and have the experience. Most of the others we’ve been to are run by the younger assistants, or all counselors with no real lead instructor.”
  • “Amazing attention and sincere interest in my son. The coach actually e-mailed me back with more advice and guidance even after the camp was over. He really is there for us parents as a resource.”
  • “The discounts. I don’t think any other camp outfit out there gives such a big chunk off a second camp. I thought it was a typo when I first read it.
  • “The field; it’s one of the nicest fields I’ve seen. Dropping my son off each morning and seeing the coaches getting the field ready just like they do in the pros; what a treat for them.”
  • “They treat the kids well. The coaches are really good about giving equal coaching to all the kids.”
  • “The location. Right off the freeway. One of the best camps on the eastside”
  • “I like the stuff they give out. We just get a t-shirt at the other camps, or no shirt at all”

Discounts: NEW for 2024: For the July Skills Camps, half-price ($225 off!) for Skills Camp II when signing up for Skills Camp I. For All-Star / Select Team August camp, $150 off a second session. Also bringing back the $20 Early Bird Discount for those registering before April 30.

July Skills Camp I
Hitting, fielding, baserunning, team defense concepts, and pitching will be covered. Our summer camps emphasize four things: fun, lots of instruction, lots of prizes, and a great facility. Players receive numerous baseball memorabilia goods and have opportunities to win items such as bats, gloves, and pro baseball prizes.
*This is a camp for ALL skill levels. Even advanced players will get individual coaching so they benefit on an individual skill level even though the camp is open to all skill levels. The head coach will ensure that advanced campers get an individual lesson on some aspect of their game. We had several campers who came to one July skills camp and one August select team camp due to holiday travel or some other conflict and benefited from both camps.
*Beginners and intermediates will not be put into advanced groups / will be in a safe learning atmosphere.

Mon. July 1 – Thurs. July 4 5 spots remain as of June 15
Ages 7-12
9am – 3pm
$450

July Skills Camp II – full
*curriculum above: may be altered with new concepts IF there are a high number of returning campers from Camp I.
Mon. July 22 – Thurs. July 25
Ages 7-12
9am – 3pm
$450

August All-Star / Select Team Camp I – full
*must have made in past, or are currently on an all-star or select team
*advanced curriculum that will not be doing much basic fundamental work at all
*the new all-star / select team camp curriculum have been designed in particular for returning campers who have played at that level.
*this is a camp for serious players who want college-level skill development / advanced techniques that likely can’t be covered or honed in standard all-star / travel ball practices due to time/indoor facility restraints.

*Camp I will be Hitting and Advanced Offensive Strategy emphasis. There will be some, but very little defense skill work, and no pitching instruction.
Mon. Aug. 5 – Thu. Aug. 8

9am-3pm
Ages 10-12
$475

August All-Star / Select Team Camp II Pitching & Catching 10 spots remain as of June 16
*must have made in past, or are currently on an all-star or select team
*advanced curriculum that will not be doing much basic fundamental work at all
*the new all-star / select team camp curriculum have been designed in particular for returning campers who have played at that level.
*this is a camp for serious players who want college-level skill development / advanced techniques that likely can’t be covered or honed in standard all-star / travel ball practices due to time/indoor facility restraints.

*Camp II will be Defensive Position Specific Skill emphasis in Pitching & Catching (the defensive position)
*will still have games and hitting work but as secondary emphasis.
Mon. Aug. 12 – Thu. Aug. 15
9am-3pm
Ages 10-12
$475

REGISTER HERE

Common Q & A’s:
Q: We want to come to the first camp, but the Fourth of July is the last day, how will that work?
A: Since the fourth is on a Thursday and we end at 3 p.m. we hope most going out of town will go after camp since Friday is still a no camp day. If a camper has to leave early (which inevitably happens to other camps anyways on frequent occasions) we will give the player their giveaway and any closing camp info.

Q: How do the discounts work as I see they are slightly different this year?
A: There was no price increase this year compared to last, but the discounts are larger. The $225 (50% off) is only if you sign up for both July Skills Camps. If you sign up for both August All-Star Select Camps, you get $150 off. If you register for all four camps (both July, both August), you get $225 and $150 off, since you are registering for two camps in each month. In summary, if you do both July Skills and / or both August All-Star Select camps, you get the discount. If you do one July Skills Camp and one August All-Star Select Camp you get $150 off. This would have to be manually created by e-mailing us after registration since the system cannot automatically generate this discount. We have added an early bird discount also for those registering in the first month once registration opens in mid-March.

Q: What is the all-star / select team camp?
A: We are seeing a bigger spread in regards to experience level and coaching, and also are seeing a need to provide advanced coaching to a bigger audience each year, and have a large base of campers who return on an annual basis and are in need of being challenged and introduced to new things to develop their game. We also will continue to have our standard camps for an increased volume of players who need fundamental coaching as the numbers of baseball players continues to grow. Our goals are to: 1. to challenge and not bore our returning campers who are part of all-star/select teams   2. create a comfortable environment that doesn’t exclude players who don’t have all-star ability

Q: What if the player is a pitcher only or a catcher only for the Select Pitcher/Catcher Camp?
A:They will just stay with that position for the camp

Q: What if my player is equally both a pitcher and a catcher at the Select Pitcher/Catcher Camp?
A: We generally split the instruction 50/50. At times, we may offer the player the choice on the day what to work on, but that is not a guarantee as the number of players on both sides needs to stay in ratio to coach availability.

Q: Is the standard camp just for beginners?
A: No, the standard camps will be run the same as years past, and we feel the coaching base for our standard camps still go beyond basic fundamentals. We bring this up in case siblings, for example a younger lower-skilled player and an older brother who is experienced both come to the same camp. The older sibling will still be getting good instruction. We will not be ‘coaching them down.’ For example, we have many returning campers who get one-on-one instruction from the coaches at the July Skills Camps due to their advanced skill level.

Q: What if I have one player who is on a select team and another sibling who isn’t. Can’t I sign them up together for the all-star camp since it fits our vacation schedule?
A: No.

Q: Can we just come to one of the all-star camps?
A: Yes, but as you see above, the curriculum is split between the two camps, since there is so much to cover to push advanced players, we can only fit in certain components working on advanced topics per week. Ideally, the experienced player comes to both weeks for a discount to get the total package of knowledge.

Q: How are you going to verify if a player is on an all-star or select team to enroll in those camps?
A: We will be asking each person to send a weblink or picture of some sort of roster. If someone ‘slips through the cracks’ and registers for the select team camp when they clearly don’t meet the criteria and don’t turn in verification, we will not be issuing any refund for that camper. We are being firm on this policy because we know there will be someone out there who will attempt to register for the select camp solely because it ‘fits’ their busy summer schedule whether it be for another camp or vacation. Sadly, it might happen.

Q: What if my player has never made an all-star team but makes it for the first time this June?
A: If there are spots, they can come!

Q: What if my player played select or all-stars two years ago, but didn’t last year?
A: If you have verification, even if longer than a year ago, they can come.

Q: Will all-star/select team players be grouped together?
A: Ideally, yes, but not a guarantee due to positions and numbers (Example: if there are 15 from one team, odds are we cannot have all of them on one group. If there are seven or so from one team attending, then odds are good they will all be together.  That is part of why we are offering these new sessions. It is our intent to create sort of a ‘tournament’ atmosphere where we have a team of one select team working together at camp and competing against another. In the years past, due to variations in skill levels by not having a dedicated camp for advanced players, we commonly had to break up all-star groups to make the teams even. Ideally, with this new format, we don’t have to, making it a more enjoyable and challenging experience for all!

INSTRUCTORS -You are strongly encouraged to see the coaches page of this website for more background information. Compare the experience and educational background with others. We are one, if not the only college camp for ANY sport where the head coach is actively involved and takes the LEAD in curriculum and coaching.

General Information

LOCATION:  Located on Bellevue College campus at Courter Field (baseball field).

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: 3000 Landerholm Circle SE (head west off intersection of 148th Ave. SE and SE 30th). Facilities located via north entrance to campus.

PARKING: information here. Use metered parking in lot adjacent (south) of right field. College parking officials are now ticketing, so please pay and use metered parking. Enter Bellevue College on the search bar then zoom in on the map and select lot you are in. Note: this is only for parents staying and watching, not just dropping off or picking up.

AGES: 7-12 (July skills camps). Ages 10-12 (All-Star Select August Camps). As long as your player is still 12 at the start of the summer in June, they can enroll.

DAYS/TIMES: Monday through Thursday from 9AM – 3PM. See the detailed schedule below for dates.

COST: $450 for July skills camp. $475 for select team / all-star camp. Significant discounts (as noted above), up to more than 50% off, are taken advantage of by the vast majority of camper families.

DOOR PRIZES: Various handouts such as shirts, lanyards, and / or gym sacks for all participants. Additional awards and prizes on the final day of camp including: wood bats, gloves, official game hats, hoodies, team apparel and more! You get nice gear here for no additional cost – there is no pro shop at our camps that require you to pay for more than the camp along. We have yet to find another college camp that offers such a bonus.

ENROLLMENT:
All participants must pre-register via the website. Hold onto/save your confirmation screen after online registration: This is your confirmation of your enrollment. We do not guarantee a ‘reminder’ notification. Your registration confirmation being saved IS your reminder.

WHEN TO ARRIVE: 15-30 minutes early. Parent should accompany camper on first day if registered by phone in case waiver needs to be signed/payment needed.

WHAT TO BRING: baseball pants/sweats (for sliding), hat, glove, bat, helmet (if available), catcher’s gear (if the player has gear and plays the position of catcher), lunch and beverage in enclosed hard cooler, A limited selection of helmets, bats and catcher’s gear is available for those who do not own them. Please label all personal equipment. Lost and found is held for one week only following camp. E-mail for lost items.

PERSONAL FILMING: Allowed and encouraged at all camps. For the July skill camps, we will be providing film review for all campers.

LUNCH/FOOD/REFRESHMENTS: Bring lunch in a hard cooler or sealable food bag (soft cooler with zipper). If you are a parent bringing a lunch or are taking a camper out, ask the coach the day of camp when lunch break will be. DO NOT bring soft plastic or paper bag lunches. Birds/animals will damage/steal food.

SUPERVISION/STAFF: Members of the college team will serve as assistant instructors to ensure a proper participant: instructor ratio of approximately 8:1. Parents and coaches are encouraged to watch, ask questions, and provide reflective commentary on instructor quality. We value this input and have used this to improve our quality of instruction. Observers must stay clear of the activity area in order to maintain a safe camp environment. Once camp terminates, there will be NO direct supervision of campers (although staff will be present at the facility).

INSURANCE: All participants must have medical clearance and insurance to participate. Medical expenses for accidents and / or illnesses are not the responsibility of Bellevue baseball camps.

HOW TO REGISTER:
via the online registration HERE

*if you register on the day of camp, be prepared to sign a waiver! See e-mail contact below.

CANCELLATIONS-REFUNDS: Refunds granted less $30 administration fee regardless of time of cancellation. No refunds for weather (unless campus is officially closed by college officials). Please plan ahead before signing up. No refunds for partial attendance. For refunds, see contact below.

WAITING LIST: For each camp that is full, a waiting list will be established. Generally, one or two get into each camp in which a wait list is established.

CONTACTS: e-mail to secure a spot and for any questions relating to registration or camp information. 

2024 Schedule

all sessions located outdoors at Bellevue College on main baseball field: Courter Field.

Camp I – 5 spots open
Mon. July 1 – Thurs. July 4
Ages 7-12
9am – 3pm
$450

Camp II -Camp Full
Mon. July 22 – Thurs. July 25
Ages 7-12
9am – 3pm
$450

All-Star / Select Team Camp I- Hitting and Offense – Camp Full
*Camp I will be Hitting and Advanced Offensive Strategy emphasis. There will be some, but very little defense skill work, and no pitching instruction.
Mon. Aug. 5 – Thu. Aug. 8
9am-3pm
Ages 10-12
$475

All-Star / Select Team Camp II: Pitchers and Catchers – 10 spots open
*Camp II will be Defensive Position Specific Skill emphasis in particular Pitching, Catching (the defensive position) *will still have games and hitting work but as secondary emphasis.
Mon. Aug. 12 – Thu. Aug. 15
9am-3pm
Ages 10-12
$475


 

Last Updated June 15, 2024