COVID-19 Update – June 10, 2020
Listed below is a featured Q &A as it pertains to camp status this summer, as we have seen a surge in both registrations and questions:
Q: What is the current status?
A: As of now, we are hoping to run the Senior Camp I in late July but with doubts. We are currently presenting a safety plan in order to run the August sessions, provided King County is in phase 3 by August. Considering they are near the end of summer and are one of the latest camp offerings in the area, those are the two sessions that have the best chances of occurring. If you have a 10-12 year-old and are possibly looking for some sort of outlet with baseball this summer, we recommend looking at only the August session.
Q: Would you possibly re-schedule/alter the camp session weeks?
A: No, with the delays of each phase here in King County, available weeks are becoming limited.
Q: Have you made any plans to make the camps different because of everything happening now?
A: Yes, as noted above, we are working on a safety plan. Since we have gotten a surge of contacts from families indicating their Little League season has officially been cancelled, we are doing everything possible to salvage some sort of baseball season. Also due to the restrictions, we will be reducing our capacity to fit those.
Q: What if the August sessions don’t happen either?
A: If by chance the college/state/federal policy does not allow us to hold camps, you will get FULL refund.
Q: When would you know if the August sessions will occur or get cancelled?
A: Like with many other situations surrounding COVID-19, only time will tell unfortunately.
TRAIN WITH THE NATIONALLY RANKED BELLEVUE COLLEGE TEAM AND COACHING STAFF!
Registration for summer baseball camps are ongoing. All camps are usually full by June. Applicants are encouraged to register before the school year ends.
To get on the mail list, e-mail David Olson at email@example.com
Why Bellevue College 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 (ranked in the top 40 nationally multiple years) 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 $350. Bellevue College 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, former players with outdated teaching techniques, 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 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”
Junior and Senior Camps – geared towards the intermediate (has 1-2 years minimum experience in a league) to advanced (high level). One session will be offered for 7-9 year-olds and one or two for 10-12 year-olds. 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.
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…
LOCATION: Located on Courter Field. Both facilities are on north end of the campus.
DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: 3000 Landerholm Circle SE (head west off intersection of 148th Ave. SE and SE 30th). Facilities located via north entrance to campus.
AGE DIVISIONS: Junior Camps ages 7-9, Senior Camps ages 10-12. The ages listed means the league age your player is this spring for the 2020 spring season. See the master schedule for breakdown of eligible ages for each offering. Examples: If he was league age 9 this spring but turned 10 in summer of 2020, he is a 9. If he played as league age 12 this upcoming spring 2020 but turned 13 in July 2020, he is considered 12 and can attend. Call if you have questions or specific requests.
Junior and Senior Camps are our traditional Monday through Thursday from 9AM – 3PM. See the detailed schedule below for dates.
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, apparel and more!
ENROLLMENT: 42. All participants must pre-register via the website or phone-e-mail. Hold onto/save your confirmation screen after online registration: This is your confirmation of your enrollment.
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. Items are then turned over to Campus Security. Call (425) 564-2356 for lost items.
PERSONAL FILMING: Allowed and encouraged at all camps.
LUNCH/FOOD/REFRESHMENTS: Bring lunch in a hard cooler. 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.
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 College.
HOW TO REGISTER:
via the website – HERE
or via land mail. check to Bellevue College Baseball. Mail to same. 3000 Landerholm Circle SE G-150, Bellevue, WA 98007. Due to college policy we can no longer take credit card over the phone.
*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 for summer camps 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 contacts 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 Coach Olson for any questions relating to registration or camp information. firstname.lastname@example.org
all sessions located outdoors on Courter Field. 9AM -3PM ALL CAMPS
Junior Camp II (ages 7-9) Mon. Aug. 10 – Thu. Aug. 13
Senior Camp II (ages 10-12) Mon. Aug. 17 – Thu. Aug. 20
Last Updated June 10, 2020