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Nationals Baseball Camps World Series Experience - $599

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four days of baseball instruction and competition in our custom-built curriculum
  • Day-long visit to Nationals Park
  • Meet & Greet with a current Nationals player
  • Autographed photo by a current Nationals player
  • Full Nationals Camp Uniform
  • Access to exclusive Nationals ticket discounts
  • Extended Day options available

Open to boys and girls ages 5 - 13

2018 DATES AND LOCATIONS

June 18 - June 22: Washington, DC
Catholic University

July 2 - July 6*: Alexandria, VA
Episcopal High School
*Week of Fourth of July - 5-day camp week

July 30 - Aug 3: Bethesda, MD
Norwood School

Aug 6 - Aug 10: Oakton, VA
Flint Hill School

Aug 13 - Aug 17: Bethesda, MD
Norwood School

Aug 20 - Aug 24: Rockville, MD
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy

Nationals Softball Camps World Series Experience - $599

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four days of softball instruction and competition in our custom-built Nationals Softball curriculum
  • Day-long visit to Nationals Park
  • Meet & Greet with a current Nationals player
  • Autographed photo by a current Nationals player
  • Full Nationals Camp uniform
  • Access to exclusive Nationals ticket discounts 
  • Extended day options available

Open to girls ages 5-8

2018 DATES AND LOCATIONS

July 30 - Aug 3: Bethesda, MD
Norwood School

Aug 6 - Aug 10: Oakton, VA
Flint Hill School

Aug 13 - Aug 17: Bethesda, MD
Norwood School

All-Star Overnight Experience - $1,195

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Six days of baseball instruction and competition in our custom-built curriculum
  • Trip to Nationals Park & Admission to the all-Star Futures Game
  • Six (6) nights of lodging at World-Class private boarding school
  • Thee (3) meals daily
  • Exclusive All-Star Camp competitions
  • Full exclusive All-Star Camp uniform
  • Access to exclusive Nationals ticket discounts

Open to boys and girls rising 4th grade and up

2018 DATES AND LOCATIONS

July 14 - July 20: Alexandria, VA
Episcopal High School

All-Star Fanfest Experience - $599

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four days of baseball instruction and competition in our custom-built curriculum
  • Day-long visit to Convention Center for FanFest Experience
  • Meet & Greet with MLB All-Star Legends
  • Divisional homerun derby
  • Full Nationals Camp uniform
  • Two (2) tickets to a select home game included with tuition
  • Extended day options available 

Open to boys and girls ages 5-13

2018 DATES AND LOCATIONS

July 9 - July 13: Middleburg, VA
The Hill School

Nationals Baseball & Softball Camps

World Series Baseball Experience

Camp Highlights

  • Four days of baseball instruction and competition in our custom-built curriculum
  • Day-long visit to Nationals Park
  • Meet & Greet with a current Nationals player
  • Autographed photo by a current Nationals player
  • Full Nationals Camp Uniform
  • Access to exclusive Nationals ticket discounts
  • Extended Day options available

Price - $599

Open to boys and girls ages 5 - 13

Camps World Series Experience

*Week of Fourth of July - 5-day camp week

All-Star Fanfest Experience

Camp Highlights

  • Four days of baseball instruction and competition in our custom-built curriculum
  • Day-long visit to Convention Center for FanFest Experience
  • Meet & Greet with MLB All-Star Legends
  • Divisional homerun derby
  • Full Nationals Camp Uniform
  • Two tickets to a select home game included with tuition
  • Extended Day options available

Price - $599

Open to boys and girls ages 5 - 13

WAS Camps All-Star Fanfest Experience Table

All-Star Overnight Experience

World Series Softball Experience

World Series Experience

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four days of baseball instruction and competition in our custom-built curriculum
  • Day-long visit to Nationals Park
  • Meet & Greet with a current Nationals player
  • Autographed photo by a current Nationals player
  • Full Nationals Camp Uniform
  • Extended Day options available

WORLD SERIES EXPERIENCE - $599

2017 Dates & Locations

June 19 - June 23: Washington, DC
St. Albans School
*This session is now on a waitlist

June 26 - June 30*: Alexandria, VA
Episcopal HS of Virginia
*Lunch will be provided by Episcopal HS ($649)
*This session is now on a waitlist

July 3 - July 7: Washington, DC
Catholic University

July 24 - July 28: Bethesda, MD
Norwood School
*This session is now on a waitlist

August 7 - August 11: Oakton, VA
Flint Hill School

August 14 - August 18: Bethesda, MD    
Norwood School

Presidential Package

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Five days of baseball instruction and competition in our custom-built curriculum
  • Youth tailored professional scouting day
  • Digital scouting report
  • Divisional homerun derby
  • Full Nationals Camp Uniform
  • Extended Day options available

Presidential Package - $499

2017 Dates & Locations

July 10 - July 14: Chantilly, VA
Westfield High School

July 31 - August 4: Springfield, VA
Lee High School

Our Philosophy

At Nationals Baseball Camps, we share one ultimate goal - which is that every drill, swing, throw, and eye-popping young fan experience is designed to unlock your child's personal best. Whether it's a drill to work on their throwing technique or the excitement of a stadium visit, we pack every day with experiences to bring kids closer to who they will someday become - and to the team they love. By equipping young ballplayers with the tools to help them find and be their personal best right now, our mission is to prepare their future self to take on the world, both on and off the diamond. Inherent to this purpose is a recognition of the unique gifts and skills in each of our campers and athletes, as well as an awareness that to best coach them we have to engage with them, understand them, and meet them where they are on their developmental journey.

We like to call these tools the "Super Six". These aren't just any tools, they're character-building social skills that are highly correlated to success and leadership. By developing these skills, and in partnership with families, we are playing a small, but valuable role in helping our campers achieve success so they can be the absolute best version of their future selves.

EMOTIONAL MASTERY "EXPRESS YOURSELF"

Kids who can identify and talk about their emotions build healthy relationships and avoid the frustrations of feeling misunderstood.

OPTIMISM "YOU CHOOSE THE FRAME"

Viewing life through an optimistic lens helps young people achieve at higher levels and avoid the struggles brought on by negative thinking.

RESILIENCY "BOUNCE, DON'T BREAK"

Learning how to rebound from setbacks is an important component of building confidence and an integral part of personal development - as well as a fundamental skill to growing in baseball.

SELF-EFFICACY "MAKE YOUR DIFFERENCE"

Kids with the awareness that they have the power within themselves to create change and new outcomes in their life are more confident and develop a greater sense of responsibility for their future.

HOPE & GOAL-SETTING "SEE IT TO BE IT"

Goal-setting teaches kids important skills such as focus, decision-making and communication. Studies have strongly linked goal setting to both high levels of achievement and long-term happiness.

GRIT & DETERMINATION "PRACTICE IS PERFECT"

With the right exposure to apprenticeship and preparation, kids can learn the important relationship between practice and self-mastery. This teaches tenacity and how to achieve their personal best.

Camp Curriculum

The Nationals Baseball Camps curriculum is designed to accommodate all levels of youth baseball players - from young beginners to travel-team participants, and every player in between, all through the fan experience of a lifetime for any young Nats fan. With a focus on the fundamentals of the game, players of all ability and experience levels can benefit from small-group instruction as it develops and reinforces baseball-specific skills. Over the course of the week, the curriculum builds upon itself to expose young players to new skills, while simultaneously reinforcing the very basics that they've seen throughout the week.

Beyond the baseball-specific skills of Nationals Baseball Camps, we focus on the development of leadership and character-building skills that translate to success both on and off the baseball field. We're dedicated to developing the personal best in each and every one of our campers, and to accomplishing this through the power of play, and through a connection to a team and sport that campers love. Our activities map to age-appropriate content in six critical developmental skills: Optimism, Resiliency, Goal-Setting, Emotional Mastery, Self-Efficacy and Grit - all aimed at inspiring each camper's personal best.

In addition to the four days of baseball programming, campers spend one day at Nationals Park for a behind-the-scenes tour, World Series Ring & Trophy experience, and meet-and-greet with a current or alumni player.

FAQs

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 info@natssummercamps.com or 202-715-6683.

CAMP BASICS

What are the camp hours?

Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Optional extended day programs are available before and after camp beginning at 7:30 a.m. and running until 6:00 p.m.

We also offer semi-private lesson program which run after camp until 4:00 p.m. - these hitting and pitching lessons have limited capacity, and fill well before the camp week begins. They are a great way for campers to continue building on the skills they've learned at camp through additional instruction and coaching.

What does my camper need to bring to camp?

Note: a Nationals Baseball Camps uniform and hat will be provided to each player during the morning of the first day of camp.

Everything brought to camp should be labeled with your camper's first initial and last name. Your camper should bring:

  • Baseball glove
  • Cleats and athletic shoes (please bring sneakers so that your camper is able to participate fully in indoor activities in the event of inclement weather)
  • Sunscreen (spray sunscreen is recommended over lotion)
  • Lunch in a lunch bag labeled clearly with the camper's name
  • Water bottle to be refilled throughout the day (we provide plenty of water at all times)

We have helmets, bats and catcher's gear available for campers to use if they do not bring their own.

What is the age range for campers? Do campers need prior baseball experience?

All children between rising kindergarten and rising eighth grades are welcome at Nationals Camps. We do not have ability or experience requirements; we welcome campers of all levels of experience - from first-time ballplayers to travel team players.

Do you separate children by age and grade?

Yes - all Nationals campers are separated into divisions based on their rising grade. Campers take part in drills and competitions within their division, to ensure the best possible competitive balance for a fun and developmental experience while at camp.

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

Yes! During our registration process, you may submit up to three (3) teammate requests per camper. You will be asked to provide the name of the teammate you are requesting, as well as an email address of the child's parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will receive an email prompting them to sign up for camp using a registration code provided, and the teammate request will register in our system.

If your camper's friend(s) register for camp without using the teammate request code, please contact us at least 10 days prior to camp and we will input the request into our system.

Please note: We do not guarantee that all teammate requests will be fulfilled. We will do our best to make sure friends and teammates are paired together on the same team at camp, but do separate teams by age, and balance them by experience to ensure competitive balance while at camp.

What is the camper to counselor ratio at Nationals Baseball Camps?

We aim to provide an environment where campers are able to benefit from individual and small group learning and instruction. For our younger campers (6 and under), our goal is to maintain a camper to coach ratio of approximately 7:1 on their individual team. For older campers (7 and up), the approximate ratio is 9:1. For the site as a whole, the camper-to-coach ratio is 6:1 - including our Leadership Team, such as our Site Leader and Camp & Safety Coordinator.

REGISTRATION

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer a 10% sibling discount. This discount applies automatically at registration checkout when two or more campers are enrolled in the same family. We also offer team discounts - please contact us at info@natssummercamps.com for more information.

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.

Will I receive additional information about camp after I register?

As we approach the summer, we'll be communicating via the email that you provide at registration with further details. Email communication goes through the primary account email address provided at registration - if you registered for camp and did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us.

The week before camp, we'll send out more detailed information about your camp session(s), including drop-off location and instructions, procedures for Monday morning, and what to bring to camp, in addition to friendly tips and reminders. In addition to this pre-camp information, you'll receive a handful of emails while your camper is with us during the week, including some details on what they're doing during the day and how to plan for the stadium visit.

What happens when a camper is enrolled on a waitlist?

When a camp session reaches capacity, we will move that session to a waitlist. Adding your camper'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 do open up in sessions that have reached capacity as summer plans change. If a spot opens for your camper, we will contact you immediately via phone to confirm that you'd still like to enroll your camper in the session. At that time, we will take credit card information and enroll your camper(s) into camp.

Do you accept "walk-up" registrations?

Due to the fact that we expect each camp week to sell out, we do not accept walk-up registrations. All registrations must be completed online prior to Monday before camp begins, if the camp program is not already sold out.

What are Nationals Camps policies on refunds, credits and transfers?

Due to limited enrollment and popularity of Nationals Camps programs, no refunds will be offered, either of deposits made or payments in full. In the event that a camper is unable to attend camp the week for which they are registered, there are options - please see our "Policies" tab at the top of the page, which dictate our guidelines for receiving a future credit.

THE CAMP WEEK

When will my camper(s) receive a uniform?

Campers will be provided an official Nationals Camp uniform on the first morning of their camp session. On the first day of the session, campers should arrive dressed as follows:

  • 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 prior to the first day of camp

For the first day of camp, campers will wear their Nationals Camp jersey and hat with the pants they wear that morning. At the conclusion of Monday's camp day, campers will be sent home with their full Nationals Camp uniform - jersey, pants, hat, socks, and belt. On Tuesday, and for the remainder of the camp session, campers should wear their full Nationals Camp uniform each day.

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

Campers are expected to wear their Nationals Camp uniform each day of camp, with the exception of Monday, when they will wear the jersey and hat. An additional jersey ($40) and baseball pants ($25) are available for purchase during the registration process and can also be purchased after registration is completed as well.

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

Yes. Please send your camper(s) to camp with a lunch bag labeled clearly with his or her name. If you pack anything that needs to be kept cool, please include an icepack in the lunch bag. We will keep all lunches in a cool area, but we do not refrigerate them. If your camper's lunch requires utensils, please include those in the lunch bag.

Does Nationals Camp provide sunscreen?

We encourage campers to bring their own sunscreen. However, we have sunscreen on-site if your camper(s) forgets or loses their own.

How do you handle inclement weather?

Regardless of weather, camp will not be canceled. If we encounter heavy rain or thunderstorms or if the fields are too damp to play on for a particular day, we will temporarily move programming inside - and will move activities back outside as soon as it is safe to do so.

What precautions do you take to handle the summer heat?

Our entire coaching staff is well aware that the summer heat can drain a camper throughout the day and week. Water is always available, and campers are required to take water breaks and sunscreen re-application breaks throughout the day. In extreme cases, we will seek indoor facilities 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 camper for a hot camp day, as well as information on what precautions we will be taking to combat the heat.

Can parents come watch the camp activities?

Yes! Parents are more than welcome to stay and watch camp. We try to encourage little to no camper-to-parent interaction, however, as we'd like our campers to be focused on the on-field activities and their teammates. We've found that the best way to facilitate a positive and developmental experience for campers is to have them acclimate as quickly and as independently as possible on Monday morning. Please also keep in mind that parents are unable to attend the trip to Nationals Park.

Can Nationals Baseball Camps accommodate children with life-threatening allergies?

Yes. Families with children who have peanut, tree nut, or other life-threatening allergies can feel safe and comfortable at our summer camps. At the beginning of each camp day, our camp staff will take special note of children with life-threatening allergies by placing a mandatory, but inconspicuous, colored bracelet around the child's wrist marked with the child's name for identification purposes (in case of Epi-Pen use, etc). During lunch and snack breaks, these campers will sit with our Camp & Safety Coordinator at our Allergen-Free Table. Parents will have the option to release their camper(s) from this table. If your camper is required to sit at the Allergen-Free Table, please keep in mind that their snack and lunch must be free of common food allergens (including tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, soy, and shellfish) to ensure a safe environment for other campers also required to sit at the table.

If your camper is bringing medication to camp (i.e. Epi-Pen), your camper's coach will have the medication on hand in a fanny pack at all times during camp. The medication will be checked in on Monday morning of camp with our Camp & Safety Coordinator and will be returned on Friday afternoon. These procedures and policies will be clearly communicated in advance of camp to campers who have indicated that they'll be bringing medication to camp.

VISIT TO NATIONALS PARK

How do the campers get to and from Nationals Park?

Nationals campers will travel to and from the stadium in a charter bus, in the same fashion that the Nationals would arrive at an opposing ballpark! Coaches are spread throughout each bus to ensure proper supervision, and conduct attendance checks regularly throughout the time at the stadium and on the bus.

Is the trip to Nationals Park an all-day visit?

Yes. The camp hours will stay roughly the same, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In some cases, buses will leave earlier or arrive later than the schedule camp hours - if that is the case, we will communicate any changes regarding the times well in advance of the visit to Nationals Park.

Can parents go on the visit to Nationals Park?

No. Due to safety and logistics concerns, only Nationals Campers and Nationals Camps coaches are allowed to enter the stadium during our visit. Every detail about the trip and tour has been designed with safety (of campers and parents/guardians alike) as the top priority, and to maximize their fan experience at Nationals Park.

Policies

Transfer Policy

Campers are welcome to transfer to any session that has availability. Any transfers require a $30 transfer fee.

Credit Policy

In the event that a camper is unable to attend camp the week for which they registered, we are able to offer a credit to a future camp.

  • Before June 1, 2018, a full credit of camp tuition will be issued and can be used on any available 2018 camp sessions, as well as 2018 camp sessions.
  • After June 1, 2018, a partial credit of camp tuition will be issued.

Refunds

Due to limited enrollment and popularity of Nationals Camps programs, no refunds will be offered, for either deposits or payments made in full.

Contact

Washington Nationals Baseball Camps Customer Service Team

E-mail: info@natssummercamps.com
Phone: 202-715-6683

You can reach our team by phone or email from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday through June 2. Beginning June 5th and through the summer, we're available from 7:00 am - 6:30 pm Monday to Friday via phone or email.

Employment Opportunities

For more information regarding summer coaching opportunities with Red Sox Baseball Camps, please contact us through phone or email:

 

Locations

Please see below for camp locations in the tri-state area. All camps run from 9:00am - 3:00pm. We also offer Extended Day programs:

  • Morning Extended Care (7:30-9:00 am) can be added for an additional $60 for the entire week or $20 a day.
  • Afternoon Extended Care (3:00-6:00 pm) can be added for an additional $140 for the entire week or $40 a day.
  • Extended Day is available on a weekly and daily basis. If interested, please add "Extended Day" for your camper(s) during the enrollment process or by calling our office to add it at any time, including during the week of camp - or even the same day.

 

Camp weeks in red will be a World Series Experience in grey will be a 2018 Exclusive All-Star Game Package

 

Washington Nationals Summer Camps Locations