Welcome to the Leaside Baseball Summer Camp
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Registration will open February 18th, 2019 at 8AM
About the Camp
The Leaside Baseball Summer Camp helps kids learn, practice, and improve their baseball skills and enthusiasm for the sport in a friendly, safe, and encouraging environment. Our energetic coaches cover the fundamentals of baseball — throwing, fielding, and hitting — through a combination of drills, competitions, and games that emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play.
The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 6 to 13 years old for the General Camp and ages 12 to 16 years old for the Elite Camp.
It operates weekly from the third week of June to the third week of August at Howard Talbot Park near Eglinton and Bayview Avenues in Leaside, Toronto. Hours of operation are 8:30AM to 4:30PM with extended hours and lunch service options.
We offer baseball instruction for various age groups and experience levels. Whether campers want to learn how to field a ground ball, run the bases, or hit a homerun, our experienced staff will help them reach their goals.
|General Camp for Ages 6 to 13 (born in 2006 to 2013)|
|Beginner and Intermediate|
New and House League
(6U to 9U)
Rep and Select players up to Rookieball
(7U to 9U)
For campers who are new to the sport or have limited experience, we offer enthusiastic exposure to the game and focus on the fundamental skills - throwing, catching, and running - that every baseball player needs to succeed.
We will take time to thoroughly explain the rules of baseball to build a stronger understanding of the game.
House League Atom and Peewee
(10U to 13U)
Select and Rep Mosquito and Peewee players
(10U to 13U)
For campers with advanced experience, the program is tailored to provide enhanced skill development through specialty instruction, high repetitions and overall baseball immersion.
We will take time to explain the strategy of baseball so they have a stronger understanding and appreciation of the game.
|Elite Camp for Ages 12 to 16 (born in 2003 to 2007)|
|Elite League Players up to Minor Midget|
(15U to 16U)
Rep Players (A, AA, AAA) from Minor Peewee to Minor Midget
(12U to 16U)
|For players looking for additional specialty instruction to sharpen their skills and to get in extra practice time.
Our expert trainers are university and elite players who will provide tailored instruction to take campers’ game to the next level.
The Leaside Baseball Summer Camp Package
Expert Leadership & Counsellors | We have an exceptional staff of elite and university baseball players, professional coaches, and experienced counsellors to teach and mentor your children. Campers are grouped in a 1:5 coach-to-camper ratio. All staff are Standard First Aid- and CPR-certified, and have gone through a National Background Check.
We have been extremely choosy in selecting our counsellors for maximum creativity and enthusiasm, so they will make a positive impact on your child in a supportive and safe environment.
Programming that Fits the Camper | Our goal is to ensure your child has a positive experience at camp and develops the baseball skills to reach their athletic and sportsmanship goals. Our instruction and activities have been prepared to meet the developmental stages of our camper age and experience groups.
Progress Reports | At the end of the week, campers will receive a progress report on sportsmanship and the five development levels.
After Care | Standard hours for the camp are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For a weekly fee of $30, extended hours are available from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm. All campers must be picked up by 5:00 pm.
Lunch | Leaside Baseball Camp has partnered with Healthy Kidz, a catering company owned by Kathy Woodgate, a Leaside Baseball parent and a longtime camp supporter, to provide lunches to players Monday through Thursday. The lunch program focuses on healthy, kid-friendly food. On Fridays, our Leaside Baseball Association sponsor, Pizzaville, supplies cheese and cheese + pepperoni pizzas to those in the lunch program. The weekly fee is $45.
Fun Extras | On hot days, we’ll cool off and find shade at the nearby splash pad, or set up a slip ‘n slide. Campers can also cool down with drinks, freezies and other treats at our Snack Bar. Leaside streetwear apparel will also be available for purchase.
The Camp operates over the following weeks, and will be open on holidays where applicable:
- Week of June 24 (General Camp only)
- Week of July 1 (General Camp open Canada Day)
- Week of July 8
- Week of July 15
- Week of July 22
- Week of July 29 (General Camp open Civic Holiday)
- Week of August 5
- Week of August 12
- Week of August 19
A Typical Camp Day (General Camp Only)
|8:30 AM||Camper Arrival, Warm-up and Break into Groups|
|9:00 to 11:30 AM||Skills Development, Shade and Water Break|
|Noon||Lunch and then Running Bases|
|1:00 PM||Skills Development, Shade and Water Break|
|4:00 to 5:00 PM||Camper Pick-up|
On hot days, campers will be taken to the nearby splash pad or enjoy the slip ‘n slide at the field.
Various options are provided to fit your schedule and your child’s programming wishes. As Leaside Baseball is a non-profit, programming is free of HST charges.
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Ages 6 to 13
8:30 AM to Noon, or
1:00 to 4:30 PM
for Ages 6 to 13
|General Camp in AM
Elite in PM
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
for Ages 12 and 13
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
for Rep and Elite
Aged 12 to 16
|Full Summer Early Bird|
(first 10 registrants)
Located at the Famous Talbot Park in the Heart of Leaside in Toronto
We are located at Howard Talbot Park in Toronto, the home of the Leaside Baseball Association and the Leaside Leafs! The field is southeast of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East. Located next to Leaside High School, the drive-up entrance is located off Parklea Drive.
Preparing for Camp Week
What Campers Should Bring
- Comfortable athletic outdoor clothing (i.e. shorts and tee-shirt)
- Baseball glove
- Hat and sunscreen
- Lunch, snacks, and water or sports drinks (or purchase at the snack bar)
- At least 2L of water (there is a water fountain and a hydration station; however, it is recommended campers have their own water bottle, labeled with their name)
- Baseball bag or knapsack
- Athletic sunglasses (optional)
- Baseball pants (optional)
- Jock or jill (optional)
- Swim trunks and towel (optional)
- Cleats, batting gloves, bat, and helmet (optional)
We ask campers not to bring their own bat to avoid the risk of it getting mixed up with the camp’s equipment. Also, note we are an electronic device-free camp. If campers need to be reached, please call or text the Camp Director at 647-381-1632.
Relevant Health Information
If you have any health information that at all impacts your child’s ability to participate in the drills and activities, please let us know so we can do what is necessary to accommodate them during their time with us. Any medication to be administered during the camp day is to be provided to the Camp Director or Administrative Manager with instructions.
In the event you need to cancel the camper’s registration, a refund or credit may be available. The Leaside Baseball Association reserves the right to grant exceptions to the policy stated below.
If written cancellation notice is made by March 1st, a refund is available. Eligible refunds will be issued in the format the registration fee was paid and are subject to a $25 administrative fee (per session/per player) deducted from the total allowable refund. Refunds may take 4 to 6 weeks for processing.
If the written cancellation notice is made by July 1st, a credit is available. Credits are valid for one calendar year and may only be applied to Leaside Baseball house leagues, camps or clinics.
If the written cancellation notice is made on or after July 1st, neither a refund or credit are available.
Need to learn more to see if our camp is right for your child? Please email us at email@example.com and we’d be pleased to answer all your questions.