June 13, 2017 / Sam Nagurny

We are so excited to be kicking off a busy summer here at the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation with our overnight camp! Overnight camps are a great time for growth in children of all ages, and our campers are in for a fantastic week of making friends and learning new skills both on and off of the baseball diamond.  We will post blogs here throughout the week, but our program team is also sharing updates on our twitter accounts! You can follow the #CRSFCamp adventures at https://twitter.com/CalRipkenSrFdn/lists/crsf-program-team, or check out the #CRSFCamp hashtag on Twitter! 

Yesterday was our first day and campers arrived from all corners of the United States! This week, we have campers attending from: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia! 

Camp is a great place to try new things, and for many campers this started the moment they left their homes and got on their first flight! Many thanks to Southwest Airlines for helping our campers travel  to Maryland in style for this amazing experience. 

Our first day was filled with campers arriving and getting decked out with some amazing gear to make this week a success! A huge thank you to Under Armour, Rawlings, BSN Sports, and Walmart for providing us with supplies to make this week unforgettable. 

Campers are already having a blast learning the fundamentals of baseball, all while creating some lasting memories and gaining valuable life skills in the process. Here are some exciting pictures from our first two days at camp. Be sure to check back throughout the week for more! 

Enjoying a meal in the dining hall!

High fives all around for our rockstar campers

Practicing with a playground ball before moving to a baseball to practice the mechanics of a proper swing

Our law enforcement partners help campers hone in their skills

Campers practice what they've learned with scrimages after lunch!

All our teams lined up ready to go for another fun activity

Our evening program was Mr. Van Brooks who spoke to the camp about overcoming adversity and the importance of never giving up even when things don't go our way!

Getting some serious air during skill drills

 

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