The Bethesda Big Train & BCC Baseball Summer Camp returns for its 18th summer of fun and affordable summer baseball camp for girls and boys aged 5 - 12. Our camps are taught by longtime Big Train Manager Sal Colangelo, who is a two-time Maryland State Amateur Coach of the Year by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches (MSABC), and led Big Train to a National Championship in 2012. Campers are instructed on the field by Big Train coaches and college star players. The best collegiate baseball talent from across the country comes to play for Big Train as over 100 Big Train alumni have been drafted by Major League teams to play professional ball.
All campers will recieved excellent instruction in all the fundamentals of the game as well as the opportunity to play in a live game each day. Every camper will receive an official Big Train Summer Camp t-shirt that will get them free admission to all Big Train home games at Shirley Povich Field during the 2016 regular season. Along with our General Camp, we also offer specialized camp sessions including Pitching Camp, Advanced Camp, BCC Baseball Camp, and Celebrity Camp featuring appearances by Washington Nationals players!
2016 CAMP DATES
June 20 - June 24: General Camp: Session 1 | Advanced Camp: Session 1 | Pitching Camp: Session 1
June 27 - July 1: Big Train Celebrity Camp
July 4 - July 8: General Camp: Session 2 (no camp Monday, July 4th for Holiday)
July 11 - July 15: General Camp: Session 3 | Advanced Camp: Session 2 | Pitching Camp: Session 2
July 18 - July 22: General Camp: Session 4 | Advanced Camp: Session 3 | Pitching Camp: Session 3
July 25 - July 29: General Camp: Session 5
August 1 - August 5: BCC Baseball Camp: Session 1
August 8 - August 12: BCC Baseball Camp: Session 2
August 15 - August 19: BCC Baseball Camp: Session 3
General Camp: 9AM-3PM
Advanced Development Camp: 9AM-12PM
Pitching Camp: 1PM-3PM (off on Wednesdays)
Big Train Celebrity Camp: 9AM-3PM
BCC Baseball Camp: 9AM-3PM
PRICES AND AGES:
General Camp (Ages 5-12): $250 per session
Advanced Development Camp (Ages 9-12): $200 per session
Pitching Camp (Ages 10-12): $165 per session - Limited to 25 campers
Big Train Celebrity Camp (Ages 5-12): $400 per session
BCC Baseball Camp (Ages 5-12): $270 per session
Register online by April 15 for a 10% discount.
Receive a $10 multi-child family discount when registering multiple campers together.
Sign up online and get 50% off a Big Train Family Pass.
Morning (7:15AM-9AM) + Afternoon (3PM-5:15PM) = $50 for both or $25 each, per week. Drop off and pick-up location is Shirley Povich Field.
The Prime Choice Caterers will once again run our camp lunch program. Weekly plans are $25 per week or can be purchased daily at drop off for $6 per day. Lunch will consist of either hot dogs or chicken tenders along with a drink and a bag of chips. Please note: Parents must purchase daily lunch before 9am on that day or a weekly lunch plan before 9am on Monday. Campers can not buy lunch at the concessions window.
General Camp: All campers will receive excellent instruction in the fundamentals of the game as well as the opportunity to play in a live game each day. Each camper will receive an official Big Train & BCC Baseball Summer Camp t-shirt that will entitle the camper to free admission to all Big Train home games at Shirley Povich Field during the 2016 regular season.
Advanced Development Camp: Big Train Manager Sal Colangelo has designed these camps for advanced training for young players with above-average skills. On Monday, Big Train players and coaches will lead the campers through a series of drills designed to improve skills and choose teams for the week's showcase games. Each day from Tuesday through Friday, camp will begin with one hour of skills training followed by a 7-inning showcase game on Field #2. Each camper will receive an official Big Train & BCC Baseball Summer Camp t-shirt that will entitle the camper free admission to all Big Train home games at Shirley Povich Field during the 2015 regular season. For an additional $90, the participants in the Advanced Development Player Camps may attend the regular Big Train Camp in the afternoon until 3 p.m.
Pitching Camp: Affordable pitching camps which provide young players with specialized training can be difficult to find. The Big Train pitching camp provides highly specialized skill development at a very affordable price, just $165 per week. During the camp, 25 players will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one training and participate in pitching drills with Big Train college pitchers. Campers will work for two hours each afternoon in the Povich Field outfield and Povich Field bullpens, building the pitching skills to get them to that next level. (Note: Pitching Camp will not meet on Wednesdays to prevent the risk of campers straining their arms.)
Big Train Celebrity Camp: Over the years, Nationals players that have visited our camp include Gio Gonzalez, Ian Desmond, Anthony Rendon, Denard Span, Wilson Ramos, Tyler Moore, Aaron Barrett, Ross Detwiler, Roger Bernadina, Chad Cordero, Drew Storen, Livan Hernandez and Taylor Jordan plus Racing President Teddy Roosevelt! Along with special visits and autograph opportunities from Nationals Players, campers will get all the benefits of our General Camp including daily instruction and lessons from experienced Big Train coaches and players. (Note: Players scheduled to appear are subject to change without notice. This camp is not affiliated with the Washington Nationals or MLB.)
BCC Baseball Camp: Maryland Collegiate Baseball League Head Coach Scott Middleton will lead these camps with years of coaching experience and teach campers everything from baseball fundamentals to advanced mechanics. Scott is the head coach of the BCC Big Train Stars and will be leading these camps along with the BCC Patriots travel baseball players.
People who cancel their camp registration 30 days or more prior to the start of the camp are entitled to a full refund, minus a $25 administrative free. No refund will be given for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of the camp.
If you do not wish to register and submit payment online (registration button located on top right column of this page), simply download a 2016 Summer Camp Registration Form, by clicking here.
If you have questions, please call (301) 365-1076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org