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This four-day camp designed specifically for 7 & 8-year-olds focuses on teaching campers to build a foundation for skills in infield, outfield, hitting positions, and throwing mechanics.

Our experienced staff are 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, and personal attention and instruction is guaranteed for every player.

Rookie Camp

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New to the sport? Check out our Beginner's Guide.



  • Monday - Thursday from 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Morning: Infield, outfield, hitting and throwing fundamentals
  • Lunch: Provided daily
  • Afternoon: Fun instructional games focused on fundamentals taught throughout the week

Please Note: Check-In on Monday is between 8AM - 8:50AM

Items to Bring:

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

Note: Make sure to write camper's name on all personal equipment

Items Included:

  • Appearances by Bill & Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Lunch
  • Team Photo
  • Ripken Baseball gear including 2 (two) Ripken Baseball t-shirts and hat
  • Digital exit packet complete with takeaway drills, training information, and written evaluation by primary coach

Age Determination

In order to be eligible for this program, all campers must be 7 years old by the first day of camp. Any camper turning 9 on or before the first day of camp may only register for Experience camp, or other age appropriate offerings.

The knowledge Austin gained from attending this camp is simply priceless, and the coaches are great with the kids. 




The quality and care of the staff were world class. Thank you for taking good care of our son. You challenged and inspired him!




My son has not stopped talking about the camp. He wants to do some of the drills every day, all day, since we returned home. His love for the game has grown.





We were not in the car for more than 5 minutes when my son began talking about his plans to attend next year with the boys he met.