Welcome to the Leaside Baseball Summer Camp!

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Leaside Baseball Summer Camp 2022 Update

We look forward to another great summer of baseball with campers and our exceptional counsellor staff again in 2022.

Please note: We require all of our counsellors to be fully vaccinated to work at the Leaside Baseball Camp.

The Leaside Baseball Association’s policies on vaccinations for those under 18 years of age are as follows:

Age 12 and up: Must be fully vaccinated in order to participate

  • ‘Fully vaccinated’ is currently defined as having 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Participants will have a grace period of 12 weeks from their 12th birthday to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19

Ages 5-11: We strongly encourage campers to be fully vaccinated for the safety of all campers and counsellors. Vaccine requirements may change closer to the start of the season based on provincial guidelines

Lunch Program

This year we will be re-implementing the Lunch Program with daily lunches (Monday to Friday) provided and served by Healthy Kids Catering.

Click here to see the weekly menu!

Register for small or large lunches on our registration site, here.

 

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 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 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

Ready with COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

The Leaside Baseball Camp will operate in accordance with, and subject to, provincial and municipal COVID-19 requirements and guidelines similar to that of our 2020 and 2021 seasons. As such, we will continue to follow policies and recommendations built off of the “COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Day Camps” published on July 15, 2021 and will revise this as 2022 information is released. We appreciate your patience as we navigate changing conditions.

We ask that all parents read the Leaside Baseball Summer Camp COVID-19 Policies and Guidelines for Minor and Major League camp or for the Elite camp. The key points are:

  • Campers will be in small groups and assigned at least 2 staff for the duration of the week with dedicated equipment. Group programming and activities, as well as their breaks, will be staggered to meet physical distancing requirements.
  • Physical distancing between groups will be enforced across the entire camp
  • A strict “no sharing” rule will apply to personal water bottles, food, clothing, and equipment.
  • Personal hygiene breaks to wash and sanitize hands will occur at least four (4) times during the day.
  • Camp will be canceled due to inclement weather, as we do not have access to indoor facilities. Families will be notified by email. Parents need to be prepared to collect their camper(s) within 1 hour of being contacted due to illness or weather-related cancellation.

 

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 programs@leasidebaseball.com.

The Minor Leagues

Age | 5 to 8 years old during the camp

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 team (Select, or Rep). Players on the Leaside Baseball 6U Team can register for this camp. Players in the TBall and Coach Pitch House Leagues can register for this camp.

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

Age | 7 to 13 years old during the camp

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 and will end with a friendly competitive game for the campers to have fun and practice their talent.

Elite

Ages | 13 to 15 years old during the camp

Baseball Experience | Plays on a Rep, or Elite team

The Elite Camp is for Rep, and Elite players.

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.

If you are a 2006 (16 years old) and are interested in the program, please email Lee @ lee@leasidebaseball.com.

Leaside Baseball Camp Advantages

Counsellors  + Programs

Expert Leadership and Counsellors

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. Most staff are Standard First Aid- and CPR-certified, and 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.

 

Weather-Ready

Rain Day Activities

A summer sprinkle certainly won’t ruin a camp day, but if the weather is stronger than that, we may need to cancel. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions and school permits, we are not able to provide an indoor alternative in the case of inclement weather.

  • 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.

Please note refunds will not be available for weather cancellations.

 

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 will need to 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 August 1st for the Civic Holiday, so a pro-rated fee is applicable for that week.

  1. Week 1 (July 4 to 8)
  2. Week 2 (July 11 to 15)
  3. Week 3 (July 18 to 22)
  4. Week 4 (July 25 to 29)
  5. Week 5 (August 2 to 5) - 4 day week
  6. Week 6 (August 8 to 12)
  7. Week 7 (August 15 to 19)
  8. Week 8 (August 22 to 26)

 

A Typical Leaside Baseball Camp Day

Minor and Major Leagues

TimeActivity
8:30 AMCamper arrival, warm-up and get ready for the day
9:00 to 11:30 AMSkills development (varies from day to day), shade and water break
NoonLunch, then running bases
1:00 PMSkills development (varies from day to day), shade and water break
2:30 PMGame
4:00 PMCamper pick-up

Elite 

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

Full Day
Minor and Major League

Half Day
Elite

Half Day
One Week$395$240$295
Multiple Week Discount5%5%5%
Full Summer$2,120$1,200$1,500

Camp Fee Discounts

Multi-Week Discount

Benefit from a 5% discount off the total fee for additional weeks you register for.

Credit Use

If you have a credit with us there are two options:

  1. Register your athlete and complete the payment process in full
  2. Email programs@leasidebaseball.com to confirm your credit and have it applied to your account prior to purchase of programs

 

Financial Assistance

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 drive-up entrance is located off Parklea Drive.

 

Preparing for Camp Week

What Campers Should Bring

  • Mask, preferable a well-fitting N95 or KN95
  • 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 their 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.

Our Staff for Summer 2022

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 4th year as Camp Director and his 9th year with the camp! He also is Head Coach of the Leaside Leafs 15U team.

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Lexi Rumer, Camp Administrator

Lexi is the program administrator for the Leaside Baseball Association running the Spring/Fall House Leagues, Winter Development Clinics and Summer Camp. This will be her fourth year helping manage the camp! She runs all the parts of the camp that keep it moving smoothly behind the scenes - registration, camper health, and parent inquiries. She is a Leaside local and a Western graduate. Lexi is extremely excited for another great summer at the Leaside Baseball Camp.

Derek Craig, Camp Manager

Derek has been playing baseball since he was 4 years old and is a coach for the Victoria Park High School baseball, softball and rugby teams! He has completed his training in hopes of one day becoming a firefighter. Derek is thrilled to be joining the Leaside Baseball Camp this Summer as the Camp Manager!

 

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Cancellation Policy

In the event you need to cancel the camper’s registration, a refund or credit may be available. 

  • If written cancellation is made to programs@leasidebaseball.com by May 31st, 2022, a full refund is available.
  • If written cancellation is made to programs@leasidebaseball.com after May 31st, 2022, 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 due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be provided a full refund.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email programs@leasidebaseball.com.