Welcome to the Leaside Baseball Summer Camp
Summer Baseball Camp Registration Opens February 11 at 8am
See you then!
About Leaside Baseball 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. Open to boys and girls, ages 5 to 16 years old, we offer programs that will allow your camper’s baseball skill and passion to grow with them.
Our energetic coaches and instructors 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 Leaside Baseball Camp operates weekly throughout the summer at Howard Talbot Park near Eglinton and Bayview Avenues in Leaside, Toronto.
Hours of operation are 8:30AM to 4:00PM with After Care and Lunch Programs available.
NEW for 2020!
Leaside Baseball Summer Camp will offer three camp program options to better customize the experience for your child. If after reading the descriptions below, you’re still unsure of the right option for your child, e-mail us at email@example.com.
The Minor Leagues | Beginners aged 5 to 8
The Minor League program is for kids who are trying baseball for the first time or who are still new to the sport. They may be a new camper or returning camper, but they don’t play on a team (House League, Select, or Rep).
The emphasis is on fun, so this is a great option for kids new to baseball camp, or any kind of summer day camp. Baseball fundamentals will be introduced and reinforced, but blended with general camp games and activities.
The baseball programming will include activities and light drills (including the use of wiffle balls) built around throwing, catching, and running the bases - the essential skills that every baseball player needs to succeed. Each day will also include non-baseball fun games and water activities. Campers in this group will receive a progress report at the end of the week.
The Major Leagues | Experienced aged 7 to 13
The Major League program is best for new or returning campers who have experience playing on a House League, Select or Rep team and want to take their game to the next level.
The program’s specialty instruction will build from the basics to provide enhanced offensive and defensive skill development as well as in depth understanding of the sport’s rules and nuances. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level and the day will be full of high repetition and overall baseball immersion and will end with a friendly competitive game for the campers to have fun and practice their talent.
Elite | Advanced aged 12 to 16
The Elite Camp is for Select, Rep, and Elite players Rep or Select, LBA or other, only.
For these campers with advanced experience, the program is tailored to provide elite skill development through tenured instruction, high repetitions and overall baseball immersion. It is designed to develop individual hitting, pitching and fielding skills; strength and general conditioning; as well as promote holistic development, good sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork and respect for opponents.
For more information about the Elite Baseball Camp and its programming, click here.
Leaside Baseball Camp Instruction
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.
|Program||Age and Experience||Highlights|
|Minor Leagues||5 to 8 years old|
New or returning camper
No experience playing on a House League, Select, or Rep team
|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.
The baseball programming will be blended with general camp games and activities.
|Major Leagues||7 to 13 years old|
New or returning camper
Experience playing on a House League, Select, or Rep team
|For campers with some 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 rules and strategy of baseball so they have a stronger understanding and appreciation of the game.
|Elite||12 to 16 years old|
New or returning camper
Experience playing on a Select, Rep, or Elite team
|For players looking for additional specialty instruction to sharpen their skills and 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.
For more information about Elite Baseball Camp and its programming, click here.
For those already registered and attending the Leaside Baseball Camp, details for preparing for your camper's first day can be found here.
The Leaside Baseball Summer Camp Advantages
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 4:00 pm. For a weekly fee of $30, extended hours are available from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. All campers must be picked up by 5:00 pm as the camp staff leave for the day and Talbot Park is used by competitive teams.
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.
Apparel | We have all the special gear for your camper to be wearing “Leaside Baseball” 24/ 7! Visit our online store and make your purchase by March 25th to get delivery in time for summer camp!
Leaside Baseball has partnered with Millwood Outfitters, a proud Leaside company, to bring you top quality t-shirts, sweatshirt, and cap. A sizing chart is provided. Delivery or pick-up options are available. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaside Baseball Camp Schedule
The Camp operates over the following weeks, and will be closed on the July and August holidays:
- Week of June 29 (reduced rate as closed Canada Day)
- Week of July 6
- Week of July 13
- Week of July 20
- Week of July 27
- Week of August 3 (reduced rate as closed for Civic Day)
- Week of August 10
- Week of August 17
- Week of August 24
A Typical Leaside Baseball Camp Day
|Minor and Major Leagues|
|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 PM||Camper pick-up
(Extended hours available until 5:00pm)
On hot days, campers will be taken to the nearby splash pad or enjoy the slip ‘n slide at the field.
For Elite Camp schedule information click here.
Leaside Baseball Camp Fees
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.
|Minor and Major League|
|Minor and Major League|
The Leaside Baseball Association provides an opportunity for players in Leaside and the surrounding community to develop their skills and passion for baseball by offering a wide spectrum of quality baseball instruction and programming. To make this more feasible for youth who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy the sport, we are proud to offer the Leaside Baseball Play Ball Financial Assistance Program. Leaside Baseball is committed to an equitable baseball experience for all of our families. For more information, click here.
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, refillable water bottle, water or sports drinks.
- 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 impacts your child’s ability to participate in the drills and activities in any way, 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 before 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 before 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, there’s no refund or credit available.
Need to learn more to see if our camp is right for your child? Please email us email@example.com and we would be pleased to answer all of your questions.