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What is the Tax Identification # (E.I.N.) of the camp? 74-318-0953

Where is the camp located?
Albert Leonard Middle School Field - Sussex Road, New Rochelle, New York. Take the Hutchinson River Parkway to Weaver Street.  Get off and make a left turn on Weaver Street (Rt. 125 South). Travel .7 miles and make a right turn on Quaker Ridge road.  Travel .55 miles and turn left on Sussex Road. Travel .4 miles - field is on the right up on the hill.

What do I need to send my child to camp with every day?
Campers should bring cleats, sneakers, baseball pants/hat, glove, and any other
baseball equipment they normally play with. Campers will be given a water bottle on the first day of camp which they should bring all week. Some campers choose to bring a small snack or lunch to eat at break time before the afternoon game at 11:45am.

Can I change the camp week(s) that my child is registered for? Send us an email by clicking on the Contact Us link to check whether there is availability for the camp week that you would like to switch to. If possible given the camp enrollment in your child's age group, we will accomodate your request.  All requests should be made 30 days in advance of a given camp week.                                  

Can girls attend camp?
Yes. Several girls have attended the camp over the years, especially in the Prospects One Hour Program (ages 4-5) and the Rookie Field (ages 6-8).

Can I send my child for just one week of camp?
Yes. Campers may attend for as many weeks as desired. Some enroll for every camp week, while others come for just one week.

Are actual games played at camp or is it just instruction? Every camp day an afternoon game is played. Generally, drills and instructional activities are focused on in the morning and seven inning games take place in the afternoon. Much of the instruction from the morning is reinforced during the afternoon game.

Does the camp provide transportation to and from the field? No. Many parents carpool upon finding out who/where the other campers live.

How are campers placed for groups/teams? On the first day of each camp week, campers are evaluated on various baseball skills.  Using this data gathered by the coaching staff, campers are placed by age and ability level (not by grade or social preference). 

Are the foods/drinks served at camp kosher?
Yes. The camp provides daily refreshments such as coolers filled with Powerade and ice cream pops. Daily prizes are also awarded which have kosher alternatives.

What happens if it rains?
On rainy or overly hot days, camp is held indoors at the Albert Leonard Middle
School site. Indoor drills and competitions are organized in the gymnasium. For this
reason, campers should bring their sneakers daily. In addition, instructional baseball videos and entertaining films are viewed on the full movie screen in the auditorium.

Why does the camp day not run until 5pm?
Many campers that attend play on summer travel teams that have games starting at
5pm- 6pm in various locations. These campers prefer to get some rest in between
the camp day and starting to travel to evening games.

Who are the coaches/counselors at the camp?
Perhaps the greatest feature of the Rising Star Baseball Camp is the quality of the
coaching staff. The instructors are a combination of college coaches and players with college and/or professional playing experience. Several local high school coaches will also be present during the camp week. Many of the staff members are NY State Certified classroom teachers. The camp maintains an excellent camper:coach ratio in providing a personalized, educational experience.

How long has the camp been running for?
The camp began in July of 1999. Since its inception, the camp has helped produce
dozens of high school baseball players. Twenty two former campers have gone on to play college baseball with several earning scholarships. In the 2008 MLB Draft, former camper Tom Koehler was selected by the Florida (Miami) Marlins in the 18th Round.

If we cancel the camp week that we registered for do we get a refund? Camp insurance policies, staffing of coaches, t-shirt sizes and other equipment orders are based directly on specific camper enrollment prior to a given camp week.  Therefore, parents/campers must provide at least 30 days notice before cancelling or switching camp weeks without a doctor's note. 

I mailed in my application.  Do I receive a confirmation in the mail?
No.  Just come to camp on the week(s) you signed up for.  If there are problems with your application forms we will contact you.


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