Cubs Baseball Summer Camps

"I had two sons at camp this week. They had a wonderful time, made new friends, and further developed their love for baseball. Great experience!"


Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some frequently asked questions regarding our camp program. If you cannot find the answer to your question or would like to speak with someone in more detail, please contact us at [email protected] or give us a call at 773-289-1505.

What are the camp hours?

Camp runs from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Optional extended day programs are available before and after camp beginning at 8 a.m. and running until 6 p.m and can be added during registration.

Lessons are also offered after camp and run until 4 p.m. These lessons foster an environment for ballplayers to continue building skills they have learned at camp through additional drills. These hitting and fielding lessons have limited capacity and fill up well before the camp week begins.

What does my ballplayer need to bring to camp?

Everything brought to camp should be labeled with your ballplayer’s first initial and last name. Your ballplayer must bring:

  • Baseball glove
  • Cleats and athletic shoes (please bring sneakers every day so that your ballplayer can participate fully in indoor activities, if available at your site, in the event of inclement weather)
  • Sunscreen (spray sunscreen is recommended over lotion).
  • Lunch in a lunch bag labeled clearly with your ballplayer's name. Please include an icepack if lunch items need to remain cold. We do not provide refrigeration.
    • We are a nut/peanut free program. Campers should avoid packing any food items containing these ingredients.
  • Water bottle to be refilled throughout the day (we provide plenty of water at all times).
  • Bat*
  • Helmet*

*We strongly encourage campers to bring their own bats and helmets. In the event a camper needs to borrow equipment, coaches will be able to provide some for use during the camp day. At the end of the day, the equipment will be returned to the coach.

What is the age range for ballplayers?

All campers between rising kindergarten and rising eighth grade are welcome at Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps.

Do ballplayers need prior baseball experience?

We welcome all levels of experience from first-time ballplayers to travel team players.

Do you separate children by grade?

Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps ballplayers are separated into teams based on their rising grade. Ballplayers take part in drills and competitions within their teams, so we work to balance skill levels within each team to ensure the best possible competitive environment for a fun, safe and developmental experience while at camp.

Can my ballplayer be on the same team as his friend/teammate/sibling?

Yes! During our registration process, you can request that your ballplayer is placed on the same team as his or her friends by creating a new Buddy Group or joining an existing Buddy Group.

Ballplayers may request up to three teammates. We do our best to group your ballplayer with at least one requested teammate provided that both teammates are members of the same rising grade.

Please note, we are unable to guarantee that your ballplayer will be teamed with his or her requested friends, depending on age group, enrollment and team distribution.

Who are the Coaches?

Our coaching staff is made up of experienced coaches from all levels, including high school, current and former collegiate players. All Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps staff are subject to a rigorous screening process.


Do you offer any discounts?

We offer a 10% multi-program discount both for siblings and repeat campers. This discount is applied automatically at registration checkout when your family enrolls in more than one week of camp. Please note, the 10% multi-program discount is only applied to the tuition of additional enrolled weeks.

We also offer Little League discounts. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Do I receive a confirmation when I register?

Once you register and pay for your camp session(s), you will receive a confirmation email for your records. This email serves as your confirmation of registration for camp. If you complete your registration and do not submit payment, you will still receive a confirmation email, but you will be added to a waitlist.

Will I receive additional information about camp after I register?

As summer approaches, we will share information for your upcoming camp session(s) to the email address provided at registration. If you registered for camp and did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at [email protected].

The week before camp, we'll send out detailed information about your camp session(s), including drop-off location and instructions, procedures for Monday morning, what to bring to camp, as well as friendly tips and reminders. In addition to this pre-camp information, you'll receive a handful of emails while your ballplayer is with us during the week.

What happens when a ballplayer is enrolled on a waitlist?

When a camp session reaches capacity, we will move that session to a waitlist. Adding your ballplayer's name to the waitlist for a session is free of charge and you will not need to provide credit card information at that time. Each year, some spots open in sessions that have reached capacity as summer plans change. If a spot opens for your ballplayer, we will contact you immediately to confirm whether you would still like to enroll your ballplayer in the session. At that time, you will submit credit card information and enroll your ballplayer(s) into camp.

Do you accept "walk-up" registrations?

We do not accept walk-up registrations.

What are Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps policies on refunds, credits and transfers?

Please see our Policies page for guidelines on credits and refunds.


When will my ballplayer(s) receive a uniform?

Ballplayers will receive an official Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps uniform on the first morning of their camp session. On the first day of the session, ballplayers should arrive dressed in the following:

  • Regular T-shirt (regular cotton or performance wear)
  • Athletic shorts, sweatpants or baseball pants
  • Shoes and/or cleats of choice
  • Please note there is no need to wear or bring a hat as one will be provided to campers when they arrive to camp Monday morning

For the first day of camp, ballplayers will wear their Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps jersey and hat with the pants they arrived at camp in that morning. At the conclusion of Monday's camp, ballplayers will be sent home with their additional uniform pieces (pants, belt and socks), in a uniform bag, that can be worn throughout the rest of the week.

For the remainder of the camp session, ballplayers must wear their Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps jersey and hat to camp each day.

On days of ballpark visits, campers are required to wear their full Chicago Cubs Camps uniform including jersey, hat, pants, belt and socks with gym shoes. Cleats are not allowed in the ballpark.

Does my child need to wear his/her jersey every day?

Ballplayers are expected to wear their Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps jersey each day of camp. The only exception is their first day of camp on Monday. Other portions of the provided uniform are optional for each day.

If your camper is attending a World Series Experience week they are required to wear their full Chicago Cubs Camps uniform during the ballpark visit.

Do I need to pack a lunch for my ballplayer(s) each day?

Yes. Please send your ballplayer(s) to camp with a lunch bag labeled clearly with their name. If you pack anything that needs to be kept cool, please include an icepack in the lunch bag. Lunches are not able to be refrigerated at camp. If your ballplayer’s lunch requires utensils, please include those in the lunch bag as well.

Does Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps provide sunscreen?

Yes. We encourage ballplayers to bring their own sunscreen. However, we have sunscreen on-site, and with permission granted in the enrollment process, we will supply sunscreen if your ballplayer(s) forgets or loses their own.

How do you handle inclement weather?

In all events of inclement weather, we will proactively communicate our plan to enrolled families and will do everything in our control to host camp for your ballplayer that day.

If we determine that the weather is too severe or fields are too damp to play on for a particular day, camp cancellation for that day is a possibility depending on the camp facilities. In the event of a weather-related cancellation of a camp day, we will offer a Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps credit in an amount commensurate to the missed day of camp.

What precautions do you take to handle the summer heat?

Our entire coaching staff understands the summer heat can drain a ballplayer throughout the day and week. Water is always available, and ballplayers are required to take water and sunscreen re-application breaks throughout the day. In extreme cases, we will consider brief delays from baseball instruction under on-site sheltered or shaded areas to escape heat. Should this situation arise, we will send out a message prior to the start of camp with helpful instructions on what you can do to prepare your ballplayer for a hot camp day as well as information on what precautions we will be taking to combat the heat.

Can parents/guardians come watch the camp activities?

Camp activities are reserved for camp participants only, spectators are not allowed.

Can Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps accommodate children with life-threatening allergies?

Yes. We put measures in place to try and provide a peanut / tree nut free environment at our summer camps. As a nut/peanut free program, campers should avoid packing any food items containing these ingredients.

At the beginning of each camp day, camp staff will take special note of children with life-threatening allergies by placing a mandatory, but inconspicuous, colored bracelet around the ballplayer's wrist marked with the child's name for identification purposes (in case of Epi-Pen use, etc.).

If your ballplayer is bringing medication to camp (i.e., Epi-Pen or inhaler), your ballplayer's coach will always have the medication on hand in a fanny pack during camp. The medication will be checked in on Monday morning of camp with our on-site safety representative and will be returned on Friday.


How do the ballplayers get to and from Wrigley Field?

Ballplayers registered for the World Series Experience will travel to and from the ballpark in a charter bus, in the same fashion that the Chicago Cubs would arrive at an opposing ballpark! Coaches are seated throughout each bus to ensure proper supervision and conduct attendance checks regularly throughout our ballpark experience and each time we board or depart the bus.

Is the trip to Wrigley Field an all-day visit?

Yes. The camp hours will stay roughly the same, 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CT. In some cases, buses will leave earlier or arrive later than the scheduled camp hours – we will communicate any changes regarding the times well in advance of the visit to Wrigley Field.

Can parents go on the visit to Wrigley Field?

No. Due to safety and logistics concerns, only Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camps campers and staff are allowed to enter the ballpark during our visit. Every detail about the trip and tour has been designed with safety as the top priority and to maximize their fan experience at Wrigley Field.

If you cannot find the answer to your question or would like to speak with someone in more detail, please contact us at [email protected] or give us a call at 773-289-1505.