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Messiah College Softball 2022 August Elite ID Camp II  

Grades 10-12
Location: Messiah College-Starry Field
 Monday August 8 - Tuesday August 9, 2022

Camp Cost: $150 for one day only and $235 for both days  (2 day camp).  This camp does build on each day and is a more comprehensive 2 day camp that allows you to really get to know what college softball is all about including spending time with current players and coaches.  2 days is preferable.  

No on campus housing is available- local hotels include Hampton Inn Mechanicsburg, Homewood suites, Wingate Inn - all 3 are within 5 min. Of campus. Some meals are provided in our cafeteria during sessions.  

Camper safety is our highest priority. Messiah University reserves the right to cancel camp if necessary in order to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations. 
Messiah University will implement safety protocols and strategies closer to the time of the camp, in accordance with CDC and PA DOH guidelines in order to minimize risk of spread of COVID-19. These details will be outlined closer to the start of camp. 

Camp Description


Our camp is modeled after our own very successful Messiah Softball program. We have been providing a quality camp learning experience for over 27 years.

This camp is an ID camp for Messiah College Softball.   You must play on a travel team at a high elite level to attend.    Our camp is run like a college program and will put you thru the rigors of college softball as well as taking time to provide fundamental skill instruction in a highly elite softball atmosphere. 

Our camp will give you a two day college elite level experience as you also get to work with our coaching staff and players and experience college softball for two days with our program. .

General Information


Note: Elite Camp is for advanced elite athletes only entering grades 10-12 by Fall of 2021 (these are the 2022, 2023, and 2024 H.S. graduation years). This camp will challenge the elite athlete and expose them to college level training.

What to Bring:
Softball cool practice clothes
Softball glove, batting gloves/helmet
Softball bat (if you have one - labeled)
Sneakers and cleats 
Catchers (bring your gear if you have it)
Sun screen
Great Attitude
Water bottle with your name on it - extra water
Snacks - energy bars, etc.

Starry Field is the home of the Messiah College softball team. It features the same infield mix as the infield at the beautiful Orioles' ballpark Camden Yards, along with enclosed brick dugouts, electronic scoreboard, a press box, audio system, outdoor batting cages, and a fully enclosed playing field.

About the staff:
Coach Weaver has a 30 year tradition at Messiah, as a player, assistant coach and now head coach for the last 22 years. Assistant coaches Alex Quigley, Taylor Dorman, and Dana Randall have over 20+ years experience and have their own specialty areas that they help instruct. The Messiah College Softball players are a vital part of our staff. We also employee several grads from our program who are now teachers and coaches in the area. All of our staff are committed to great instruction and high standards while looking after the well-being of each camper.

Softball at Messiah:
The Messiah College Softball team has a winning tradition and a tradition of excellence. During the last 4 seasons the team record is 155-30 as well as winning 4 conference championships, three regional championships and one National championship.  In 2016 the team competed for a National championship for the second time in school history and finished second in the country.  The team holds itself to a high standard of excellence on and off the field.

Any camper driving themselves to the camp will be asked to register their car for public safety reasons. They will be required to turn in their keys when they arrive on campus. Their keys will be returned to them when they leave. They will not be allowed to use their cars while at the camp.

Alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, tobacco products of any kind and illegal drugs or substances will not be permitted. Any prescription drugs must be checked in with the camp trainer upon arrival. Each camper will be responsible to take their own prescriptions and keep them in their rooms - but camp trainer must be aware that any prescription drugs are on campus.

Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.

Camp Check-in


Check in the morning of camp 15 min. before camp begins.   Registration location and details will be emailed to you closer to camp.  Please register early if you wish to participate in campus tours and college informational sessions before camp begins.  



Some meals will be provided - - please pack your own clearly labeled water bottles for each day. 

Miscellaneous Information


Refund Policy:
In case of emergency only refunds will be given minus a non-refundable $50 registration fee.   

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