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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

Hours:
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Fee:
$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.


Lunch:

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.


Fridays:

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.