REDS BASEBALL & SOFTBALL CAMPS

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A word from the Reds Camp Executive Director…

“We head into our 10th Reds Camp season with high confidence that health conditions will permit a return to near-normal camp operations. We expect the 2021 Red Camp Season will be terrific. However, if the health environment demands that alterations be made for the purpose of protecting your kids, we will do that. As we did in 2020, we will take whatever steps are necessary to keep your kids and our staff safe. If changes are made, we will keep you informed.”

-Tim Rappé

"Because of COVID, one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make as a parent was deciding to send my son to Reds Camp in 2020. My wife and I decided to put our trust in you guys and boy did you deliver. Not only did you keep the kids safe, but the camp was absolutely outstanding. Thank you and GO REDS!”

-Mike and Joanna H. (Mason Camp)

Subject to change if required by the Department of Health or MLB.

2022 CAMP INFORMATION

Stay tuned later this offseason for 2022 Reds Camps information to be announced. If you would like to sign up to be notified once next summer’s camp dates and locations are announced, please click the “Request Info” button below. Past camp participants and those who sign up below will be notified via e-mail when 2022 dates and locations are confirmed.

2021 CAMP DATES

May 31-June 4

June 14-18

CAMP PHILOSOPHY

Camp Culture

The Curriculum

The curriculum is adjusted every day to meet the diverse and changing needs of kids at camp. The most important thing to understand about the Reds Baseball and Softball Camps is that it doesn't matter if your athlete is six and picking up a bat for the first time or 14 and preparing to play high school baseball. This camp will significantly improve each player's ability to play the game. The camper would have to sleepwalk through the week to NOT be a better ballplayer on Friday than he or she was on Monday.

Safety, Safety, Safety

Let's get this big question answered right away. How can we have a camp with six year-olds and 14 year-olds? Look at it this way. A K-8 school does not have second graders and eighth graders in P.E. or math class together. They may pass in the hallways, take the same bus and be in the same yearbook but they are not in class together. Get the picture? At a Reds Camp, they will not be in "class" together either.

That being said, not all players of the same age have equal ability. For safety reasons and because it facilitates the best learning environment, players will be grouped by age and ability. These "teams" will then stay together throughout the week with the same coach. There will be cross-pollination of instructors but we have found that the bonds created between teammates and their primary coach is one of the truly special dynamics at camp.

And yes, at our instructors' discretion, tennis balls, Wiffle balls and safety balls will be used liberally at camp. Of course, we will use regulation baseballs when appropriate but fear-free confidence is a critical foundation for fun and learning success.

Have questions about the camps? Send them to [email protected] or call toll free at (855) 8GoReds (846-7337).

Day Care? No.

It’s true that we welcome players of every skill and experience level. It’s also true that we put a high premium on having fun. However, this is an honest-to-goodness baseball/softball camp and not a daycare service. Please keep that in mind when deciding to sign your little one up.

Travel Player? This camp is for you, too.

We get lots of travel players. This we can tell you for sure. The coaches we line up in front of your young travel player are expert baseball and softball instructors. There is no reason why a travel player should shy away from what promises to be an extraordinary camp.

We understand that travel ballplayers' schedules can be hectic in the summer. But give us one week of your summer. It will pay off in that night's game or next weekend's big tourney.

INSTRUCTION

Instructors

Video Analysis with Blast Motion

PRICE

LET'S TALK STRAIGHT ABOUT THE FEE

For the tenth year, the camp price will remain at $395, plus a small processing fee. This fee gets 30 hours of terrific instruction, four Reds game tickets, a V.I.P. day at the ballpark, a full Reds uniform and the unforgettable friendships and memories all for about what some of us pay a babysitter on an hourly basis ($13.17).

Read below and see how you might be able to reduce the price.

TIME TO SIGN UP

The cost is $395 and you may pay in full online OR, before May 1, 2021, you may reserve your spot with a refundable $175 deposit. The balance will be due on May 1, 2021.

PARTICIPANT AGES

Camps are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DISCOUNT

If two or more children sign up together, each will receive a $25 discount*. In order to receive this Family/Friends Discount the registrations must be submitted together.

*This discount may not be combined with any other discount

EARLY BIRD SIGN UP DISCOUNT

Register prior to March 15, 2021 and receive a $25 discount. This discount may not be combined with any other discount.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You may cancel your registration up to 30 days prior to the first day of camp and receive a full refund.

CAMP TIME

Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm

EXTRA INNINGS (Early Arrivals and Late Pickups)

Camps begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. However, to accommodate parents' schedules, you may drop off your camper as early as 8 a.m. and/or pick him/her up as late as 5 p.m. An additional $5 will be charged for each early or late "Extra Inning." No pre-registration is necessary. Simply check in with the camp Field Director on Monday morning.

LUNCH

Campers should bring their own lunch and drinks. Please make sure to affix your player's name to these items and PLEASE make sure to put the camper's name on his/her bat, glove and water bottle.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

In the event of inclement weather, outdoor camp activities will be moved indoors. Our curriculum has provisions for excellent indoor activities and instruction. We reserve the right to cancel camp days for weather-related reasons and no refunds will be given. Every effort will be made to complete instruction. In our first nine years, no camp days have been lost.

FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS

Once you have registered we will communicate additional important camp information via e-mail. Please enter your e-mail address accurately on the registration form. Also, be sure you are entering the parent or guardian e-mail address, NOT the camper's.

CAR POOLING

We will assist you in making car pool arrangements. If interested, check the "Car Pool" box on the registration form. Prior to camp, parents who check the "Car Pool" box will be connected with others who are interested in this convenience.

Got a Flexible Spending Account at Work?

Many parents use their employer's FSA benefit to save even more. Check with your employer to see if the camp fee qualifies as Dependent Care. Our FEIN is 45-0643499. You will need that for reimbursement.

EXPERIENCE

V.I.P. Day Trip to Great American Ball Park for a behind-the-scenes experience

On one of the five camp days, campers will be transported by bus to Great American Ball Park for a day they will never forget. Your athlete will get a chance to experience Great American Ball Park in a way that few others can. It’s hard to overstate the special feeling that comes from being so close to Major League action. Now, how cool is that!

Subject to change if required by the Department of Health or MLB.

Four tickets to a Camper Reunion Game

Each participant will receive four tickets to a choice of one of several 2021 Reds games. These Camper Reunion Games provide a great chance to reunite with new friends from camp. If health conditions or limited seating capacity does not permit distribution of tickets in 2021, your four tickets will be honored in 2022.

Subject to change if required by the Department of Health or MLB.

Every camper will be given a full Reds uniform (jersey, pants, hat and belt)

If you are going to train like a Major Leaguer, might as well dress like one.

Special Patch for "Veterans"