Baseball

SPECIAL NOTE: This summer, there will be three distinct programs running simultaneously.  Please read the descriptions and eligibility to select appropriately for your child.

List of 3 items.

  • Bulldog Baseball (Ages 4 - 12)

    From first-time ballplayers to little league all-stars and travel ball players, Bulldog Baseball Camp is where ballplayers go to improve their game and have a fast-paced and fun week on the diamond. Join St. Albans Head Baseball Coach RJ Johnsen and Coach Dan Thorner for a week of high-octane motivation, up-tempo drills, and plenty of game time. Our first rate, all turf facility is perfect for maximizing drills and game time. Our coaching staff will put players through drills that are scaled to each ballplayers ability, allowing even the most advanced ballplayers to be challenged. We will teach basic baseball fundamentals including sportsmanship, teamwork, and character all while fostering a love for america's pasttime. Campers will get high quality repetitions of core baseball skills, 100's of swings of batting practice, 100's of fly balls and ground balls, and extensive work on proper throwing and catching mechanics. We will play at least one game every morning and one game every afternoon. We will also incorporate baseball-style games like kickball, pitchers-poison, wiffle ball, and others that promote the understanding of baseball rules and the development of baseball skills yet are faster paced and more fun for beginners than our traditional 9 vs 9 baseball. Groups will be broken down by age and will take into account players ability so that all will find success in the right environment.

    Eligibility:
    Ages 4 - 12 (Grades Pk - 6)

    Time Options:
    AM = 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    PM = 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    All Day = 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Bulldog Elite 60/90 Skills Camp (7-9 graders, aged 12-14)

    Prepare your baseball player for the next level. St. Albans Head Baseball Coach, RJ Johnsen and staff will run a three-hour morning session for middle school ballplayers looking to take their game to the next level. If you are a serious ballplayer trying to have your best season yet and prepare for high school baseball, this is the camp for you! Hitters will get individualized swing correction while working through a variety of hitting drills and simulated at bats, both in the cage and live on the field. All position players will work through progressive series of drills designed to both introduce new techniques and work towards improving fundamentals. Pitchers will get individual work and learn proper throwing mechanics, arm care, and how to compete in games. Players will also get light strength and conditioning each day in order to help teach some ways they can work on their own.
    Eligibility:
    Ages 12 - 14, who will be in Grades 7-9

    Time Option:
    AM = 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Counselor in Training Program (Grades 9 - 10)

    Come join our staff for our 2nd summer offering Counselor-In-Training! Rising freshman and sophomores that are new to coaching and would like the opportunity to volunteer and learn the ropes of coaching and teaching younger ballplayers are welcome to spend time with us this summer under the tutelage of our outstanding coaching staff. Come learn how to teach baseball fundamentals and work with children. This is great experience for those that ultimately want to work in summer camps, at baseball organizations, or even babysit in their neighborhood! NO COST!

    Eligibility:
    Rising 9th and 10th graders

    Time Option:
    All Day = 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Weeks Offered:
Week 1: June 13-17
Week 2: June 21-24 *No camp Monday, June 20
Week 3: June 27-July 1 
Week 4: July 5-8 *No camp Monday, July 4
Week 5: July 11-15
Week 6: July 18-22
Week 7: July 25-29
Week 8: August 1-5

Costs:
Weeks 1,3, 5-8: AM or PM $310 or All Day $480
Holiday Weeks 2 & 4: AM or PM $250 / All Day $390

Facilities:
Baseball campers & CITs should report to Zone B (Herman Entry Plaza) on Pilgrim Road and will then be escorted to the Baseball field at camp time.
What to Bring to Camp
  • Mask(s) Optional; personal preference
  • Water bottle (easily refillable)
  • Glove
  • Hat
  • Lunch (for all day Bulldog Baseball campers or Bulldog/Bulldog Elite campers going to another afternoon STA activity)
Director
The St. Albans Baseball Camp will be under the direction of STA Head Varsity Baseball Coach, RJ Johnsen, and some of the Varsity staff. Coach Johnsen is in his fifth year as the Head Coach, after serving as Assistant Head Coach for eight seasons.  Alongside being a four-year starter and All-Conference Honoree, RJ earned his B.A. from the University of Rochester.
Co-Director
Coach Dan Thorner joins the staff of Bulldog Baseball Camp as its Co-Director.  Dan has over 20 years of experience coaching summer baseball camps.  He is currently a 2nd grade teacher at The Beauvoir School.  Dan and RJ have been coaching together since high school and are excited to be reunited this summer as the welcome you to Bulldog Baseball Camp!
Located in Washington, D.C., St. Albans Summer Programs – a combined summer camp and summer school for area and out-of-town boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 – provides half- and full-day academic and art classes and athletic camps for football, golf, rowing, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.