Welcome to the Leaside Baseball Summer Camp!
Leaside Baseball Summer Camp 2024 Update
Registration for the 2024 Leaside Baseball Summer Camp will open on February 6, 2024 at 10am.
We look forward to another great summer of baseball with our amazing campers and our exceptional counselor staff!
About Leaside Baseball Camp
Great Person. Great Athlete. Great Player.
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 15 years old, we offer a variety of 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. Elite Camp also operates at Grit Athletics at 53 Laird Dr.
Hours of operation are 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Campers must be picked up by 4:00 PM.
Leaside Baseball Camp Programs
Leaside Baseball Summer Camp will offer three camp programs based on age and baseball experience to better customize the experience for your child. 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.
If after reading the descriptions below, you’re still unsure of the right option for your child, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Minor Leagues
Age | 5 to 8 (2019 - 2016 born)
Baseball Experience | May play in House League but does not play on a Select or Rep team
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, and may play in House League, but they don’t play on a Select or Rep team, with the exception of players on the 6U Select and Rep teams.
The emphasis is on fun, and includes lots of non-baseball programming as well, 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
Age | 7 to 13 (2016 - 2011 born)
Baseball Experience | May play in House League or on a Select or Rep team
The Major League program is best for new or returning campers and who may 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 an 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, ending with a friendly competitive game for the campers to have fun and practice their talent.
Ages | 13 to 16 (2011 - 2008 born)
Baseball Experience | Plays on a Rep, or Elite team
The Elite Camp is for Rep and Elite players 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 Advantages
Counselors + Programs
Expert Leadership and Counselors
We have an exceptional staff of former elite and university baseball players, professional coaches, and high-energy, experienced counselors to teach and mentor your children. Staff are Standard First Aid- and CPR-certified, and adult staff have gone through a National Background Check.
We have been extremely choosy in selecting our counselors 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.
We hope to provide a hot lunch option for camp this summer but we are still working out those details. You’ll hear more about this option closer to the start of camp.
PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING: Rain Day Policy
This year there is NO indoor facilities available for Leaside Baseball Camp
A summer sprinkle certainly won’t ruin a camp day, but if the weather is stronger than that, we regret that we may need to cancel. Due to the cost of the permit for access to Leaside High School, we are not able to offer indoor programming on rainy days.
- If it is raining before the start of camp and is expected to last for the duration of the day, camp will be canceled. Parents will be sent a communication by 8 am.
- If it is raining before the start of camp but is NOT expected to last for the duration of the day, the camp will be open. Parents will be sent a communication by 8 am and can send their campers as they wish. Late arrivals will be directed to call the designated staff to meet them at the camp entrance for the check-in process.
- If it is NOT raining before the start of camp BUT if it interrupts the camp activities, campers will seek shelter in their respective group tents. If the rain lasts longer than 1 hour, camp will be canceled. Parents will be sent a communication to collect their camper within 30 minutes.
Refunds will be offered for full day rain day cancellations at the end of the summer.
Hot Day Relief
We take the dangers of overexposure to the sun very seriously. We will provide breaks throughout the day for shade, water refills, and sunscreen application, and the campers will also get to cool off in the sprinkler. On some days, there is also an option to go to the Splash Pad, located 150 metres from the clubhouse. Campers should bring a bathing suit, towel, change of clothes, and water shoes to participate.
Leaside Baseball Camp Schedule
The camp operates over the following weeks from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The camp will be closed on July 1st for Canada Day and August 1st for the Civic Holiday, with a prorated fee for those weeks.
- Week 1 (July 2 to 5) - 4 day week; no camp on Canada Day Monday, July 1st
- Week 2 (July 8 to 12)
- Week 3 (July 15 to 19)
- Week 4 (July 22 to 26)
- Week 5 (July 29 to August 2)
- Week 6 (August 6 to 9) - 4 day week; no camp on Civic Monday, August 5th
- Week 7 (August 12 to 16)
- Week 8 (August 19 to 23)
A Typical Leaside Baseball Camp Day
Minor and Major Leagues
|Camper arrival, warm-up and get ready for the day
|9:00 to 11:30 AM
|Skills development (varies from day to day), shade and water break
|Lunch, then running bases
|Skills development (varies from day to day), shade and water break
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
|Multiple Week Discount
Camp Fee Discounts
Benefit from a 5% discount off the total fee for additional weeks you register for.
If you have a credit with us there are two options:
- Register your athlete and complete the payment process in full
- Email email@example.com to apply the credit to your registration manually
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your credit and have it applied to your account prior to purchase of programs
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 Talbot Park, in the Heart of Leaside
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 parking lot and drop-off point are located off Parklea Drive near the front entrance of the school.
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 are a water fountain and a hydration station; however, it is recommended campers have a water bottle labeled with their name)
- Baseball bag or knapsack
- Mask, preferable a well-fitting N95 or KN95
- Athletic sunglasses (optional)
- Baseball pants (optional)
- Jock or jill (optional)
- Swim trunks and towel (optional)
- Cleats, batting gloves, bat, and helmet (optional)
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.
Our Staff for Summer 2024
Lee Mosbaugh, Camp Director
Baseball is Lee’s driving passion and Leaside Baseball Camp is truly his home away from home! Lee has played baseball for over 20 years at the rep, elite, and collegiate levels where he learned from many of Canada’s top coaches and baseball minds. He's a graduate of the Sport Management Program at Humber College. Lee brings a fun and enthusiastic attitude to the ballpark every day, with the hope to continue to inspire a love for the game. This is Lee’s 5th year as Camp Director and his 10th year with the camp. He also is Head Coach of the Leaside Leafs 13U and 14U teams.
Zach Stevenson, Camp Senior Manager
Zach Stevenson has been an integral part of the Leaside Baseball community since 2017 and brings a wealth of experience and passion to the role. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Zach holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, and was a member of the university's Varsity Blues baseball team from 2016-2021. During his time with the team, he helped lead them to an OUA championship in 2017 and a silver medal in 2018. Zach's leadership skills were acknowledged and he was awarded two All-OUA academic awards in 2019/2020 and 2020/2021. After graduating, Zach continued his involvement with Leaside baseball and is currently the Head Coach of the 18U Elite program. He is also completing his Master of Teaching at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, which he will finish in June. Zach is a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers and is currently working for the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Isaac Lue, Camp Manager
Isaac Lue joins Leaside Baseball Camp and brings a lifetime of baseball experience. Isaac is currently an Assistant Coach with our 18U elite program and spent over a decade playing rep and elite baseball growing up. Isaac graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He followed that by completing his teacher education in the Master of Teaching program at The University of Toronto. In his time away from baseball Isaac is a high school teacher with Durham District School Board, where he teaches Health, Physical Education and Science.
Lexi Rumer, Camp Administrative Manager
Lexi joins us for her 6th Summer at the Leaside Baseball Camp! She is a wealth of information on all things Leaside baseball. She bring a wealth of administrative experience and a customer service gold star standard. She graduated from Western University in 2020 with a degree in Psychology. If you would like to reach out to Lexi, she runs our camp email, email@example.com.
In the event you need to cancel the camper’s registration, a refund or credit may be available.
- If written cancellation is made to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st, 2024, a full refund is available minus a $25 administrative fee (per player and per week).
- If written cancellation is made to email@example.com after May 31st, 2024, a credit will be applied. Please note credits are subject to a $25 administrative fee (per player and per week) deducted from the total credit.
If you need to cancel due to health-related reasons, we will provide you with a credit to be valid for one calendar year and applicable to Leaside Baseball house league, camps or clinics.
In the event we are unable to run our summer camp for any reason, you will be provided a full refund.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.