Check-in for overnight campers will be on Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at West Nottingham Academy.
Check-in for day campers will begin Monday morning at 8:15 am at The Ripken Experience, Aberdeen. Check-in for the rest of the week will begin at 8:45 am.
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 and 11 miles from West Nottingham Academy. Parents are notified immediately if a camper needs to be transported to the hospital or emergency room.
Possibilities include trips to Wilmington BlueRocks games, swimming at the Aberdeen Swim Center, bowling, miniature golf, and field day.
We use a reputable bus service to transport campers to these activities, and each driver goes through an extensive background check.
Breakfast and dinner will be served at the West Nottingham cafeterias, and lunch will be catered on-site at the Ripken Experience Aberdeen complex for all campers. Vegetarian options are available, and all food is served peanut-oil free.
Yes. Camp staff stay overnight with campers in the dorms, and there is also a security staff person on site from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am at West Nottingham Academy.
Yes, there will be a certified nurse at West Nottingham Academy at all times when the baseball campers are there.
Yes. Please make sure that mail will arrive between Monday through Thursday of the week your camper will be attending. Mail can be addressed to:
(Name), Ripken Baseball Camps, 873 Long Drive Aberdeen, MD 21001
No, parking and admission are free at every Ripken Complex.
Yes, golf carts will be provided upon request for those who need assistance.
A 20% deposit is due at the time of registration for Experience Camp, and a 50% deposit for Rookie Camp and Skills Camp. Final remaining balances are due 45 days in advance of the camp.
Cancellation Protection (CP) is a $50 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.
Skills campers receive instruction specific to their personal set of skills, and 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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