SHARK Baseball Camp
August 11 @ 9:30 am - August 15 @ 4:00 pm
Our annual SHARK Baseball Camp will be held August 11-15, 2014 at Franciscan Hospital for Children.
Session 1: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (for Kennedy Day School students)
Session 2: 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM (Limit 15 children)
Session 3: 1:15 PM – 4:00 PM (Limit 25 children)
The 2 shorter morning sessions are for children who require a shorter exercise session and 1:1 child to staff supervision. The longer afternoon session is for older children who are working on their endurance and independent ball playing skills and can tolerate a 2:1 child to staff ratio.
Goals of this one-week baseball camp are to:
1) Teach basic or advanced baseball skills such as throwing, catching, fielding, batting, running bases and rules of the game
2) Provide children with an opportunity to play baseball on a team with other children
3) Provide children with the opportunity to get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity in a fun, noncompetitive environment
Participants: The program is open to school-aged youth with disabilities and their siblings.
Camp Staffing: Therapists from Franciscan as well as local college students will staff the program. We will have a 1:1 child to staff ratio in Sessions 1 & 2 and 2:1 child to staff ratio in Session 3.
Cost: Session 1: $20/child for the week-long program; Session 2: $25/child; Session 3:$50/child. We have received funding from the Steve Haley Active Recreation for Kids (SHARK) Fund, Pappas Foundation, and Genzyme to help with camp costs. All camp participants will receive a baseball card, hat and T shirt.
Preregistration required: For more information or to register your child for one of the sessions please contact physical therapist Maria Fragala-Pinkham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download/print the camp flyer, please click here.