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What is the Tax Identification # (E.I.N.) of the camp? 
Rising Star Baseball Camp LLC's tax ID # is: 74-318-0953

Where is the camp located?
Glover Field - East Sanford BLVD, Pelham, NY 10803. Take Hutchinson River Pkwy to E Sandford Blvd. Take exit 8 from Hutchinson River Pkwy S/Take exit 9 from Hutchinson River Pkwy N.. Turn left onto E. Sanford BLVD; Turn left onto Glover Complex Access Road. Field(s) will be on the right.

What is the camp "waitlist" and what are my chances of coming off of it and getting into the camp?
Given that the camp roster fills up by May or June annually, parents should register as soon as possible. When the camp has no space remaining, campers are placed on the waitlist. Travel baseball tournaments, injuries, and family summer plans changing can open up spots on the camp roster. In this case, our camp administrator will sometimes contact families to alert them that they are coming off the waitlist and able to attend camp. 

How is camp going to be different during summer 2021 with Covid-19 precautions and protocols?
All campers must arrive to camp every morning with a RSBC completed Covid-19 questionnaire form. Our camp trainer/ATC will use a touchless thermometer to take camper temperatures upon player arrival. Campers will be expected to bring their own beverages and hydrating fluids to camp as the camp will not be using water/Powerade coolers as usual to maintain safe, sanitary drinking conditions. In addition, players will not interact or play in drills with other age groupings but rather remain only in contact with their own pod/field assignment. During summer 2021, drop-off/pick up times will be staggered so as to avoid condensed clusters of people at the Sanford BLVD. camp entrance. There will be no gum, sunflower seeds, or other candy allowed at camp. 

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. During summer 2021, campers will NOT be given a water bottle due to Covid-19 precautions. Campers are encouraged to bring beverages, small snacks, 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 accommodate 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). 

What happens if it rains?
On rainy or overly hot days (NYS heat index guidelines), camp will be cancelled and re-scheduled for a Friday rain make-up day. If the weather turns inclement in the middle of a camp day, parents will be contacted by a camp staff member via phone or text message for an early pick-up. A given camp week will contain a minimum of 3 1/2 camp days regardless of weather cancellations/early dismissals. 

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 1998. Since its inception, the camp has helped produce hundreds of high school and dozens of NCAA baseball players. Currently, there are six former campers playing professional baseball. In the 2008 MLB Draft, former camper Tom Koehler was selected by the Florida (Miami) Marlins in the 18th Round. In June, 2018, Jojo Gray and John Valente were selected by the Cincinnati Reds (2nd Round) and Detroit Tigers (21st Round), respectively. Luis Guerrero was drafted in the 8th round of the 2019 MLB draft by the Houston Astros.

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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