“The game of baseball is made up of many things. If we do all the little things right, then we’ll never have a big thing to worry about.” - Cal Ripken, Sr.
Group of girls making new friends at camp
Badges for Baseball mentor with two campers
Campers discuss what it means to be uncommon
“It is important to bring in role models when kids are learning to make choices. We want to help them find the right choices to be healthy and productive.” - Roy Cooper, Attorney General, North Carolina
“It’s not about building big league ball players. It’s about building big league people.” - Bill Ripken
August 26, 2016 /
Janice Chan

We'll share a full recap next week, but I wanted to share this final thought on this Friday when all our kids are headed home from the last overnight camp of 2016.  On the last night of #CRSFcamp, we ask campers to vote on a camper of the week from their team.  There is only one from each team, but there are usually many nominees.  One chaperone remarked that it was neat to see that the kids all saw different things in each other, despite having only known each other for a few short days.  Usually they just write names, but one camper wrote a reason:

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August 22, 2016 /
Janice Chan

It is our final week of Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation summer camp before the last of our kids head back to school, and we’re going to make it another great one!  This week, we have program participants and their mentors coming from New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and even from Canada!

Today, they are all arriving at camp—many thanks to Southwest Airlines for flying in many of our campers!  When they get to camp, we check them in, assigning everyone to a team of new friends for the week.  Then we give them...

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August 18, 2016 /
Janice Chan

Another excellent week of #CRSFcamp is in the books, thanks to an uncommon group of campers, mentors, and Badges for Baseball coaches from as close as Baltimore and as far away as Nicaragua!

We stayed in cabins on the Chesapeake Bay:

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