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REDS BASEBALL & SOFTBALL CAMPS

presented by UnitedHealthcare

"I was counting the days waiting for Travis to be old enough to join a Reds Camp. When he turned six last year, we signed him up and could not have been happier. Great, GREAT camp!"

"I admit to being a bit skeptical about sending my 13 year-old to a summer camp. He wasn’t sure if he wanted to go. But he did. And now we regret that it took so long to pull the trigger. He loved it. Too bad he only has one more year to attend. These guys really know their stuff. GO REDS!"

2020 CAMPS UPDATE

We are committed to providing the best Reds Baseball/Softball Camp experience for your athlete this summer. While we put a high value on the quality of instruction, we place an even higher value on the safety of all the kids and staff. We promise to put on a first-class camp that will operate within appropriate safety guidelines as determined by the State of Ohio.

Please read this document for a detailed description of how 2020 Reds Camps may be different from the description on the website.

2020 CAMP DATES

July 13-17

Cincinnati

Reds Youth Academy
2026 Seymour Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45237

Harrison

Harrison High School
9860 West Rd.
Harrison, Ohio 45030

July 20-24

Mason

Mason Sports Park
3200 Mason-Morrow-Milgrove Rd.
Mason, Ohio 45040

Louisville

Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205

July 27-31

Cincinnati

Summit Country Day
5580 Ehrling Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Columbus

Location TBD

August 3-7

Dayton

Centerville High School
500 E Franklin St
Dayton, OH 45459

Florence KY

UC Health Stadium
Home of the Florence Y’alls
7950 Freedom Way
Florence, KY 41042

August 10-14

Cincinnati

Reds Youth Academy
2026 Seymour Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45237

Cincinnati

St. Xavier High School
600 W North Bend Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

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 (Team Votto, Team Barnhart, Team Suárez, etc.). 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).

Travel Player? This camp is for you, too.

Nearly half of the participants in 2019 were 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

Reds Coaches At Camp

Video Motion Analysis

Instructors

PRICE

LET'S TALK STRAIGHT ABOUT THE FEE

For the ninth 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, meet a current Reds player, interact with a Reds coach, 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, 2020, you may reserve your spot with a refundable $175 deposit. The balance will be due on May 1, 2020.

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.

EARLY BIRD SIGN UP DISCOUNT

Register prior to 3/1/20 and receive a $25 discount. This discount may not be combined with any other discount.

CANCELLATION POLICY (REVISED FOR 2020)

Due to the changing health environment in 2020, you may cancel your registration up to one week prior to the first day of camp. You can request a full refund or a credit for a 2021 camp.

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 eight years, no camps 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 spend time with one of the Reds Coaches and meet a current Reds player. He/she will also have a photo taken with the Reds player along with their Reds Camp team in the home dugout. Now, how cool is that!

"The specific Reds player your camper will meet will be selected by the Reds and may or may not be depicted here."

Four tickets to a Camper Reunion Game Including an On-Field Pre-Game Parade

Each participant will receive four tickets to a choice of one of several 2020 Reds games. These Camper Reunion Games provide a great chance to reunite with new friends from camp. And it gets even better as one of those games will include a pre-game parade (weather permitting).

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.

Note: The 2020 uniform style will not be the same as 2019.

Special Patch for "Veterans"