Cubs Baseball Summer Camps Overnight Camp
Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois
June 28 - July 2
Back in 2020, this five-day, four-night residential Cubs camp experience allows ballplayers in rising fourth grade and above to live like a pro while developing their baseball skills, enjoying once-in-a-lifetime experiences and building lifelong friendships.
Throughout the week, your ballplayer(s) will enjoy:
- Small-group instruction in our expanded Cubs Baseball Summer Camps curriculum
- Accommodations at the Lake Forest Academy campus dormitories
- Three meals per day in a full-service dining hall alongside coaches and teammates
- Trip to Wrigley Field for Cubs game
- An official Cubs Baseball Summer Camps uniform including a hat, jersey and pants
- And more!
From the moment your ballplayer(s) arrives, our staff will simulate a major league experience. Your ballplayer's belongings will be taken to their room where their official Cubs Baseball Summer Camps uniform will be hanging up just like in the big leagues. We welcome and find the positives in the nervous energy that comes along with this developmental milestone - one of their first experiences away from home - just as the pros do when they step onto the field in front of thousands of fans for the first time.
Sporting the Cubs emblem on their chest, ballplayers will head to the fields to find out which Minor League team (age appropriate) they have just become a part of and what teammates they'll be competing alongside for the remainder of the week.
Our talented team sources energized baseball coaches dedicated to merging their passion for the sport with a desire to provide young ballplayers with unique, yet fundamentally focused instruction. As the week progresses, small groups allow for the curriculum to build upon itself and become more personalized.
To keep our ballplayers excited and engaged in the next play, our coaches implement modified games to speed up the time between pitches and put your ballplayers in fast-paced situations to amplify their skills and stimulate their baseball minds. Full nine-inning games of baseball are always the cherry on top of each day, allowing each ballplayer to lace up his or her cleats and translate the skills acquired from drills and modified games to a traditional, live game setting.
The long week of baseball inevitably brings the natural highs and lows of the game to light. Our staff recognizes this and uses the game of baseball as a platform to teach life skills that will translate to all facets of life while building resiliency, grit and determination. That means along with the home runs and diving plays, we promote each strikeout as an opportunity to "bounce back" and each tough loss as a time to learn what "resilience" really means. Throughout the camp week, our Cubs scoreboard system will reward individual leadership and team efforts that align with our growth mindset, both on and off the field.
We are excited to use the game of baseball and the mutual love for the Cubs as the foundation for our Cubs Baseball Summer Camps Overnight Camp to play a small, but valuable role in helping your ballplayer achieve success so they can be the absolute best version of themselves! If you have any questions about the accommodations or experience, please contact us at 773-289-1505.