Check-in for Week-Long Experience Day Campers, Rookie Campers, and Skills Campers will be Monday morning between 8:00 am and 8:50 am at The Ripken Experience Aberdeen.
Yes, each field features grass berm seating and/or bleachers. Fans may bring portable chairs and canopies into the complex
Yes. However, we have a strict "leave no trace" trash policy.
No alcohol or tobacco products will be permitted on any of our complexes. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in ejection from the property.
Pets are not permitted at any complex unless they are necessary for documented medical purposes. Boarding kennels are located near each complex.
Yes, a full-service first aid team will be on site to handle any emergency situations or routine medical needs.
Yes, parents/guardians may watch camp sessions from various seating areas around the complex.
A list of team assignments and afternoon game schedules will be shared via email to the address used to register.
We will try to remain as on-schedule as possible with baseball-related activities. This includes moving instruction to the concourse level of Ripken Stadium or our covered batting cages and turf practice areas.
If the fields are judged unsafe, we will suspend, postpone, reschedule, or cancel games/sessions as needed.
We work in conjunction with MedStar Sports Medicine to provide a certified athletic trainer at all of our baseball camp programs. In the event of injuries, the trainer will provide an initial evaluation and recommend that the camper resume playing, rest in the shade/indoors, or be sent to a local medical facility for a more detailed evaluation.
Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace is 7 miles from the Aberdeen complex. Parents are notified immediately if a camper needs to be transported to the hospital or emergency room.
No, parking and admission are free at every Ripken Complex.
Yes, golf carts will be provided upon request for those who need assistance.
A 30% deposit is due at the time of registration for Experience Camp, and Rookie Camp. Final remaining balances are due 45 days in advance of the camp.
Cancellation Protection (CP) is a $50 (Day/Rookie Camp) non-refundable option that entitles you to the following in the event of cancellation:
The camp payment, credit, refund, and cancellation policies can be found here.
All eligible campers must be age-appropriate prior to arriving to the first day of camp. For example, a Rookie camper must be 7 years old prior to the first day of camp.
The overall camper-to-staff ratio is 8:1. This includes all coaches, counselors, and Ripken Baseball staff.
Week-Long Experience campers will receive position-specific instruction. Each camper chooses a primary and a secondary position to focus on throughout their week of camp.
Rookie Camps are designed to introduce campers to all facets of the game of baseball.
We honor one camper per team with a "Gatorade Will to Win" award. It is presented to campers who display a passion, hustle, hard work, leadership, team work, and a competitive spirit.
We also hold contests throughout the week and provide prizes for the winners.
All campers will receive a written evaluation from their coach, and an exit packet of drills and tips at the end of the week.
Yes, one of the Ripkens will be present at each camp each week. However, due to their busy schedules, we cannot guarantee which day Cal or Bill will make an appearance.
Yes. However, Ripken Baseball will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items. Counselors and instructors have the authority to confiscate any items used inappropriately for the duration of the camp.
It is highly encouraged that all campers bring their own equipment, with their names clearly labeled on everything. We will provide bats, helmets, baseballs, and catching gear, but campers must bring their own gloves and cleats.
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