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Cooperstown Baseball
Beaver Valley Cabins & Campsites

138 Towers Rd.

Milford, NY  13807

Mailing Address:
Cooperstown Baseball
PO Box 704
Cooperstown, NY 13326

607-293-7324

For information about our onsite accommodations, please visit:

Beaver-Valley.com

Juli Sharratt

Cooperstown Baseball Camp

Parent Page

2020 DATES

July 19 - August 1

Overnight Campers

Check-in Sunday 3-5PM

Saturday 8:30 AM Breakfast, Family Game. Saturday Pick-up by noon

Day Campers

Mon Registration  8:15AM - 4PM

Tues-Fri  8:30AM - 4PM

Saturday 8:30 AM Breakfast, Family Game. Saturday Pick-up by noon

ADD-ON WEEKEND

Attend the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Session 1 Campers can extend their stay until after the Induction Ceremony on Sunday 7/26 (Pick-up Sunday 7/26 4PM)

Session 2 Campers can arrive early on Friday 7/24, spend the weekend with us, attend the Induction Ceremony on Sunday 7/26, and stay the remainder of the week. (Pick-up Saturday 8/1)

* The pickup day is now SATURDAY instead of Friday *

Cooperstown Baseball Camp is located at Cooperstown Beaver Valley Cabins & Campsites approximately 4 miles south of Cooperstown. (138 Towers Rd., Milford, NY 13807). We are licensed as an overnight children’s Camp by the Oneonta District Office of the New York State Department of Health and meet or exceed their strict requirements. They can be reached at (607) 432-3911

 

Your child’s safety is our top priority. Campers are under direct supervision at all times. We have Medical staff on site and when we go on outings. There is a hospital less than 10 minutes away.  We have 30 years of experience as a children’s camp.

"The depth of the coaching my son received at camp this year was the best he'd ever had!   The attention to detail was outstanding!" --Dom's Dad
Ages 8 - 17
  • Enrollment limited to 60 players.

  • Personalized instruction. Written evaluation at end of camp.

  • Pay in full by May 31 and receive a Cooperstown Baseball Camp baseball bat laser engraved with the camp logo and player's name!

  • Tuition includes baseball instruction, personalized evaluation, meals, admissions on outings, camp hat and shirt.

  • 2-week campers will attend the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (weather permitting)

Typical Daily Schedule
 7:30 AM   Breakfast

 8:30 AM  Day Campers arrive

 8:30-11:30 AM   Stretching.   Proper Throwing Talk.

          Warm-ups.   Proper Hitting Talk. 

          Individualized instruction.   Stations. Rotations.  

          Baserunning, bunting, batting.

11:30 AM -1:00 PM   Lunch/swimming/free time.

 1-4:00 PM   Defensive positions.

           Infield, outfield, pitching, catching.

           Individualized instruction.   Stations. Rotations.

 4:00 PM   Dinner and showers. (Day Campers leave)

 6:30 PM   Nightly outing.

10:30 PM   Lights out.

On the Field

We have 2 professionally maintained baseball fields.

Major League Field: 90’ baseline, sunken dugouts, bleachers.  Little League Field: 60’/70’ baseline, dugouts, bleachers.

The players are on the field Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30-11:30AM and again from 1-4PM.

Although some skills are demonstrated to the entire group, the coaches make sure each player has ample individual attention.

 

Meals & Special Diets

Overnight Campers: We provide all meals from Sunday night pizza to our Family Breakfast on Saturday morning. The all-you-can-eat meals are prepared with attention to nutrition and great taste. We always have plenty of fresh fruit and milk at each meal.

Please discuss special dietary needs with us prior to registering.

Day Campers: We provide lunch.

Weekend Campers: All meals are provided.

Saturday Mornings: We provide breakfast for the campers and their families before the Family Game.

Medical Forms, Prescription Medicines, & Over-the-Counter Medicines

You will be able to meet with the nurse during registration to discuss your child's needs.

We require:

   -A copy of the camper's most recent physical within the last 2 years. Be sure the doctor’s office signs the physical form

   -A copy of their immunizations

   -A copy of the front and back of their insurance card

   -A completed and signed copy of our form "Individualized Medical Orders for Standard Over-the-Counter Medications"

   -All Prescription medicines must be in the original containers and must be accompanied by a physicians written prescription

    with specific dosing instructions. Please be sure the containers are labeled with your child’s name.

 

 

Bunks

Overnight campers stay in Beaver Valley’s 2-room bunkrooms. The larger room has 12 beds for the boys. The smaller room is for one or two coaches. Each bunk has at least one staff person bunking in with the campers. We group the boys by age/grade as much as possible. If your child comes with a friend or a group of friends, they will be able to bunk together. The boys are responsible for daily upkeep of their bunk. Each player will have a locker to store some of their things.  (Approximate size 18" x 12" x 30")

 

Swimming and On-site Activities

All Campers are given the opportunity to swim in our solar-heated pool Monday – Thursday for about an hour. A certified lifeguard/water safety instructor will be present.  All Campers who want to swim during the week must take the swim test on Monday. Monday is the only day that the test is given.  All Campers have free time during the lunch break. Beaver Valley has a small camp store for soda, snacks and sundries, coin-operated video games, a pool table, basketball hoop, volleyball, and tetherball.

 

Spending Money & Outings

On our nightly outings, campers receive free admission to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum, an Oneonta Outlaws game (schedule & weather permitting). They receive 3 tokens at the Doubleday Batting Range and a free round of mini-golf, laser tag & an ice cream cone at the Barnyard Swing.   (Outings may change without notice.)

Weekend Campers will visit Cooperstown Saturday afternoon and in the evening enjoy roller-skating and laser-tag at Interskate 88.

There will be time to shop in the baseball card and baseball memorabilia stores in Cooperstown.  $100-$150 should be ample unless the camper plans on purchasing more expensive items in Cooperstown. We encourage campers to wait until their parents arrive on pickup day to purchase more costly items.  Please be sure that purchasing restrictions or guidelines are understood by the camper.

A Special Note for Parents of Spendthrifts and those inexperienced with money:  The shops in Cooperstown are very tempting to a young baseball fan. You may want to set a daily budget for your child.

We recommend that the money be secured with the Camp Director at check-in and disbursed in small amounts as desired.  We suggest that you leave smaller bills for them. For example: ten $10 bills rather than one $100 bill.  A wallet of some kind would be useful for your son to carry in his pocket on the outings. They do not need to bring quarters. We are able to exchange their dollars for quarters.

We have an excellent reputation in Cooperstown.  Our campers, who are always polite and well-behaved, are rewarded with 10% discounts at several of the stores in the Village.

Day Campers can participate in the outings provided we have room on the bus.  The fee is $25 and includes admission and dinner.

 

Bats

If tuition is paid in full by May 31, your overnight camper will receive a free wood bat engraved with his name, the dates of the camp and the camp logo from the Cooperstown Bat Company.   The bats are sized to each player and are meant to be used. (They also look pretty nice displayed on a wall).  If you miss the early payment deadline or if your child is a Day Camper, bats can be purchased for $68.  Be sure you are certain of the wording on the bat.  Check with your ballplayer before you submit the order. We are now ordering the bats in advance of your arrival so you will not be able to make changes.

 

Hat & Shirt

Each camper will be given a Cooperstown Baseball Camp hat and t-shirt. Additional hats and shirts will be available for purchase when you arrive.

 

Transportation

Campers must provide their own transportation to and from camp.  We can make arrangements for pick up at the bus station in Cooperstown or Oneonta only.

Phones & Electronics

We do not allow phones or any other type of electronics at camp.  If your camper wants to take pictures, he will need to bring a camera.  Phone calls home can be made at mealtime using the camp phone. You may also leave messages for your camper at the camp office (607) 293-7324.

What to Bring:

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS:

  • Enclose a list of all of the items a camper brings with him so he will be sure to pack the same items when returning home.

  • LABEL everything!

  • Pillow & Pillowcase. Twin fitted sheet, top sheet, blanket or sleeping bag

  • 4 towels, 4 wash cloths, pool towel. Shower shoes.

  • Slippers or sandals to wear in the buildings (no cleats in the buildings) 4 or more streetwear outfits, shoes or sneakers,

  • Light jacket or sweatshirt (evenings can be cool), Swimsuit.

  • Sleeping attire. Sufficient socks underwear. At least 2 sets for each day.

  • Sunblock, lip balm, sun glasses, comb, soap and soap holder, shampoo, toothbrush and tooth paste, deodorant, etc. Water bottle.

  • Baseball glove, cleats, 4 or 5 pair baseball pants (no shorts on the field), shirts for practice, baseball socks, extra hat, cup if needed.

  • Optional: bat, batting gloves, batting helmet, catcher’s equipment, compression shorts for sliding, camera

 

DAY CAMPERS:

  • Baseball glove, cleats, baseball pants (no shorts on the field), shirt for practice, cup if needed.

  • Swimsuit, sunblock, lip balm, sun glasses, comb, pool towel.

  • Optional: bat, batting gloves, batting helmet, catcher’s equipment, compression shorts for sliding

  • You may want to send along a change of clothes just in case

  • Bring a swimsuit on Monday to take the swim test. If he misses the test on Monday, he won’t be able to swim all week.

  • A small amount of spending money for snacks and video games.

DO NOT BRING A PHONE OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE