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Our Week-Long Experience Camps allow campers to select two different defensive positions and spend that time developing their skills in those areas through on-field instruction. All players will also focus on the fundamentals of hitting, base running, and situational team strategy.

Ripken Baseball employs certified instructors, including former Major League players. The entire team is trained in the ‘Ripken Way’ philosophy of teaching, and will focus on the values of the game, proper technique, and fun. We strive to provide a camper to instructor ratio of 8:1.


Camp Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9AM - 4PM
Friday: 9AM - 12PM

Note: We encourage all parents to attend closing ceremonies on Friday at 11AM

Items to Bring:

  • Baseball Glove/Equipment
  • Baseball Cleats/Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Appropriate Clothing (Pants/Socks, etc.)

Note: Make sure camper's name is written on all personal equipment

Age Determination

We use April 30th as our cutoff date, but will also take into consideration a campers’ age at the time of camp. Experience camp age groups include 9 & 10, 11 & 12, and 13-16. Please view our Age Determination Charts for more information.

Base Paths

  • 9 & 10 year olds: 60 ft. bases
  • 11 & 12 year olds: 70 ft. bases
  • 13 - 16 year olds: 90 ft. bases


All Campers

  • Lunch
  • Team Photo
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. autographed photo
  • Under Armour gear including home & away camp t-shirts, two hats, a bag, and a belt
  • Digital exit packet complete with takeaway drills, training information, and written evaluation by primary coach

Overnight Campers Only

  • Lodging 
  • Meals
  • Evening Activities that have included trips to Aberdeen IronBirds games, Jurassic Golf, Forest Hill Bowling Alley, and the Aberdeen Swim Center 


Overnight campers will stay at the West Nottingham Academy during the Week-Long Experience Camp.

Ripken staff will be on-site at the academy with the campers, and breakfast and dinner will be provided. Lunch is provided at The Ripken Experience Aberdeen Complex during camp hours. 


There is a minimum of two (2) and maximum of four (4) campers per room. Campers that mutually request to be roommates are guaranteed to share a room.