Loading Events

Franciscan Events

SHARK Baseball Camp

August 11 @ 9:30 am - August 15 @ 4:00 pm

Event Navigation

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 mfragala@fhfc.org.

To download/print the camp flyer, please click here.


August 11, 2014 9:30 am
August 15, 2014 4:00 pm


Franciscan Hospital for Children
30 Warren Street Brighton, MA 02135 United States
+ Google Map