Dear Parents and Players,
On behalf of Baseball World Training School, we would like to welcome you to our Summer Camp Program. We are excited to have you join us! Below you will find all the necessary information for camp including our daily schedule, a checklist of items to bring, and an overview of selected items in our shop. If you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by phone or email.
Where are we Located?
We are at Wakeman Field at Bedford Middle School, 80 North Ave, Westport, CT. We are a stone throw from Wakeman Farm at 134 Cross Highway. Continue on Wakeman Farm Drive and you will see the field immediately on your left.
What is the best way to get in touch?
Call or text us at (203) 984 2500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also look us up on Facebook.
Drop Off and Pick-Up
Drop-off and pick-up will be outdoors, in the Wakeman Field parking lot, and outside Staples High/Field House on days with inclement weather. Please refer to the daily schedule for arrival and dismissal times. If you need to pick up early or drop off late, or if you are running late, let us know by phone so we can prepare.
What if it Rains?
We follow the weather forecasts closely and should there be inclement weather in the forecast, we will relocate to Staples High School Field House. We will send out a group email in the morning. A staff member will be there to greet you at Wakeman to direct you to Staples High/Field House. On hot and humid days, we may also relocate for short periods to a classroom at Bedford Middle School to cool down. In that case, we may show instructional videos.
What about Lunch?
Lunch with bottled water is included in our tuition and will be served daily at Bedford Middle School School Cafeteria. We will follow the cafeteria guidelines and eat socially distanced. We will encourage hand washing/hand sanitizing before and after eating. If your child would like to purchase additional snacks in the cafeteria, they may use their Westport School lunch account or bring cash to pay with.
Are Health Forms required?
Yes. We are a state licensed camp in compliance with Connecticut State health and safety regulations. In accordance with the State of CT Department of Health, every player must have a signed and completed medical form on file prior to the start of camp. This form is mandatory. We do accept the health form that you use for your child’s school (good for three years). Please make sure the form is fully completed, and that both you and your doctor have signed the form before returning it to Baseball World Training School.
What if my child requires Medicine or an Epi-pen?
Should your child require medicine while at camp, parents/guardians must provide the Camp with appropriate written authorization. Paperwork must be complete, up to date and include signatures from both parents/guardians as well as prescribing doctor. An epi-pen must be placed in its original packaging with the prescription sticker on it inside a sealed bag with your child’s name on it. Please bring the epi-pen to the welcome desk, where it will be stored in a cooled and sealed bag during your child’s time at camp. We do have select staff members trained in administration of epi-pen, however, please note that unlicensed staff may do administration of medication.
What are your COVID-19 guidelines?
Yes. We are a state licensed camp in compliance with Connecticut State health and safety regulations. In accordance with the State of CT We will continue to adhere to the State guidelines for Youth Camp programs: Please check in with us prior to start of camp with the most current and accurate guidelines. We will encourage frequent handwashing and proper respiratory etiquette to reduce the spread of infectious disease, including COVID-19. We will have hand sanitizer and soap dispensers on site.
Staying Home When Appropriate
If a camper will be absent, please notify us as soon as possible either by phone or email (see above). If a camper, staff member should exhibit symptoms consistent with, and test POSITIVE for COVID-19, they should follow the appropriate recommendations and remain home.
What equipment/gear should my child bring?
We encourage all campers to bring and use their own equipment. Please make sure to label with your child’s name. Please note, any shared camp equipment will be disinfected between uses and at the end of the day. If your child is new to baseball, check in with us about what is the correct size of bat or any other equipment/gear.
- Equipment bag (or backpack)
- Baseball Glove Baseball
- Bat Helmet (optional)
- Athletic Supporter with protective cup
- Batting gloves (optional)
- Baseball pants (optional)
- Cleats or sneakers (Flip-flops or sneakers are the only allowed footwear in the cafeteria)
When do the Guest Instructors visit? Who will visit?
Having the opportunity to meet and learn from former Major League players is the cornerstone of our camp program, and is an unforgettable experience. Each week, usually on Wednesdays, we will have a guest instructor visit our camp program to talk to our players: they will demonstrate a specific skill followed by a chance for players to practice that skill. The morning ends with an opportunity for player to meet and greet with the guest instructor. As soon as we schedule the
visiting guest instructor, we will let you know!
What does the daily schedule look like?
Players are grouped into Minors (age 5-9) and Majors (age 10-15). This year, due to health and safety guidelines, each group will be kept in cohorts (including staff). We start the day at 9:15AM, however, if you would like to drop off early, that’s great! Early work is for those players who would like a little extra time to practice their throw, their hit, or their catch.
What Are you selling in the Pro-Shop?
We have lots of exciting items and memorabilia in our shop including baseball cards, pictures, and figurines along with bats, balls, and snacks, of course.
Do I tip the instructors?
Over the years, many of our parents ask how they can show their appreciation to various staff members. While tipping is not required, it is certainly an appropriate way to reward those instructors who have gone the extra mile and contributed toward the success of your child’s camp experience.
We continue to pledge ourselves to do our very best to provide players with a safe, exciting and fun-filled camp experience, and most importantly, with quality baseball instruction. If you would like an instructor to work individually with your child to further develop their skills, private lessons are also available all year round at our private turf-lined batting cage. Please call or email to schedule appointments and discuss fees.
The greatest compliment given to us is the referral to friends and family. Thank you for your support and trust. All of us at Baseball World Training School look forward to the upcoming camp season. Please contact us at any time with questions or concerns.
Director of Operations
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