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All campers receive a camp water bottle and t-shirt during the camp week. Every day of camp, prizes and awards are presented to campers for outstanding plays in the field, demonstration of improvement, implementing techniques from station drills in game situations, hitting a line drive, fine physical/mental plays, rolling a double play, and more.  In addition, prizes are given based on attentiveness and knowledge during game situations tests/quizzes. Bottles of Powerade are given out along with baseball cards, Big League Chew (or Bazooka Gum), tubs of Dubble Bubble gum, sunflower seeds, t-shirts, and more to distinguished campers. In recent summers, campers have also won prizes to meet Alex Rodriguez and tickets to the 2008 All Star Fan Fest in NYC. 

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ImageCAMPER OF THE WEEK

Every week of camp, a "Camper of the Week" is awarded to a player who has worked hard, performed well, and demonstrated sound mental concentration/participation during camp discussions. Baseball trophies and plaques are awarded to the camper of the week. Some other camper awards have included autographed baseballs from Hall of Famers Dave Winfield and Ferguson Jenkins. On the final day of camp during Summer 2000, a Barry Bonds rookie baseball card was presented to the winner!  

Image GOLD GLOVE AWARD

A "Gold Glove" award is presented every Friday during the afternoon awards ceremony. The camper that displayed tremendous defensive ability all week earns this award. One Gold Glove is awarded in each camp age group category.

"SEEDS FOR SEEDS" & "DUBBLE BUBBLE FOR DOUBLES"

Campers win a bag of sunflower seeds every time they hit a "seed" or line drive. On average, four to five bags of seeds are awarded per camp day. Those campers allergic to nuts, are recognized with a "Bazooka Blast" prize. Any camper that hits a clutch RBI double earns a tub of Dubble Bubble chewing gum.

 

POWERADE PLAY(S) OF THE DAY

During the camp day, campers are awarded bottles of Powerade for fine plays, excellent hustle, and attentiveness during trivia/game situation quizzes. On average, five Powerade bottles are awarded per camp day.

TRIVIA FOR T-SHIRTS & BASEBALL CARDS

Campers will be taught about the history of the game. As a cool down period at the end of every camp day, campers will be asked baseball trivia questions. Campers who do an exceptional job in this realm will win baseball t-shirts and/or baseball cards.

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ROLL A DOUBLE PLAY FOR TOOTSIE ROLLS

Any team that rolls a double play will win a bag of Tootsie Rolls or Fruit Roll-Ups to share among the team.

BIG LEAGUE QUESTIONS FOR BIG LEAGUE CHEW

 At the end of camp scrimmage games, campers will be asked baseball situation questions and rules of the game. Those campers that are adept at answering these questions will win Big League Chew (Bazooka) bubble gum as a prize.