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Summer Elementary Half Day Camp (grades 1-5)

Messiah College Softball 2023 Summer Elementary Half Day Camp

Grades 1-5

Location: Messiah College Starry Field

Monday June 19, 2023 to Thursday June 22, 2023   (Registration will open on February 1, 2023)

9am – 11:30am

Camp Cost $200/person

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. You can expect these guidelines to possibly include recording your temperature and a symptom assessment each day, social distancing, frequent hand sanitation, and mask wearing.

 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.

There is a high emphasis placed on fundamental skill learning as well as good sportsmanship and a positive approach to the game. Our camp will stress fundamental skills in a very fun and positive environment.

We desire to help young players improve their skills. Most players are playing summer tournament ball all summer which is a great way to improve your game; however, players also need individual instruction and breakdown of skills.

Our camp will give you an entire week of skill breakdown and top level instruction. Individual skill work occurs every morning.

General Information


Note: Elementary camp is for campers in grades 1-5. This is a day camp only.  

What to Bring:
Softball cool practice clothes
Softball glove, batting gloves
Softball bat (if you have one - labeled)
Sneakers and cleats 
Catchers (bring your gear if you have it)
Sun screen
Swimsuit for pool/creek 
Great Attitude
Water bottle 

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 31 year tradition at Messiah, as a player, assistant coach and now head coach for the last 23 years. Assistant coaches Jen Thuma, and Dana Randall have over 20 years experience each and have their own specialty areas that they help instruct all week. 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 3 conference championships in a row, two regional championships and one National championship.    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 on Monday June 19 at 8:30am at the Softball fields.     Pick up is at 11:30am each day at the softball fields.  

***Rain location is TBD.

Camp ends early on Thursday June 22 at 11:30am followed by a closing ceremony

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