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Dear Takoma Sportscamps Families,

I hope you and your families are doing well during these difficult times. I am trying to figure out if I can safely run camp this summer, and at this point I feel I am unable to make a decision. MCPS has not opened schools for in person learning, and they are not renting out their facilities. I have been running this camp since 1996 and I truly missed it last summer. To hold camp I need to feel it would be safe for campers and staff, and to find a suitable facility to rent. I would like to run our normal 5-week summer schedule (see potential dates below), but I need more time to make a decision. I will update this message at the end of February with the hope that I will have a clearer understanding of whether I can hold camp this summer.

Louis Hoelman

2021 Takoma Sportscamps Softball Camp Sessions:

Session 1: July 12 - July 16 (Girls Only)

Ages: 6.5 Years Old - 16 Years Old

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

$250 per session
Scholarships are avaiable for those with considerable need, and are awarded on a case by case basis.

What to Wear / Bring:
  •  A camp t-shirt is provided on the first day. (Campers must wear it to camp each day or a shirt of the same color.)
  • Softball glove
  • Cleats or sneakers
  • Softball pants or shorts
  • Softball visor or hat
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen

Softball Camp Daily Schedule

Morning Camp Talk:

Daily overview by Coach Hoelman, of skils, stations, contests, game schedule, and daily reminders about sportsmanship, safety, and dealing with the heat.

Warm Up:

Campers participate in a whole camp softball warm-up, to prepare them for the day.

Morning Stations:

Campers participate in four to six stations each day, working on all the skills invovled in softball.


Campers eat lunch in an air conditioned cafeteria. Campers bring their own lunch, except on Wednesdays (pizza day). A small snack bar is also available for campers to purchase drinks and snacks.

Cool Down:

Campers relax before their afternoon games, in an air conditioned gym. A short portion of a baseball movie (League of Their Own) is shown, "stump the coach" is played, and the "play of the day" award is presented.

Afternoon Games:

Campers participate in a week long tournament, which allows them to work on their new skills in game situations to maximize improvement.


Campers participate in morning Olympic stations, where campers compete at eight skills stations as a culminating activity for skill development. In the afternoon, campers play in their championship or consolation activity, followed by a brief awards ceremony in the auxiliary gym.