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Cubs Summer Camp


Developing Ballplayers, Leaders & Young Cubs Fans!

The 2014 Cubs Summer Camp schedule is now available and registration is open! Please view the 'Dates' tab below to see our convenient locations in the greater Chicago area. Click on "Enroll Now" to secure your camper's spot with the Cubs this summer!

The Chicago Cubs Summer Camps offer boys and girls ages 5-13 -- of all abilities -- the ultimate Major League Experience for one-week sessions in convenient locations around the Chicago area. Join fellow teammates for a week of top-notch baseball instruction combined with unforgettable moments such as meeting a current Cubs player and taking a tour of Wrigley Field in a full Cubs uniform.

This is the baseball summer camp experience kids dream about. Our professional Cubs coaching staff is the best in the area and committed to the individual development of each ballplayer.


Check out some photos from past summers:
  Camp Day | Wrigley Visit

Check out what some of our parents have said about their experience: Customer Testimonials

ALL Chicago Cubs Summer Campers will receive:

  • Major League experience for boys & girls
  • Full Cubs uniform including hat, jersey, pants, socks & belt
  • A 45-minute "Meet and Greet" with a player on the Cubs current roster
  • Cubs player exclusive Q&A and training tips session
  • Receive an autographed photo of a Cubs Major League player
  • Professional instruction for all skill levels
  • Field trip to Wrigley Field on a Major League charter bus
  • Camp curriculum specific to campers' age and ability that builds character, teamwork & develops leaders at all ages (for more information, please see 'Curriculum' tab)
  • Before and after care available
  • Wrigley Field visit and tour, including on-field access (subject to availability based on weather)
  • Memories that last a lifetime!
  • PLUS, as a benefit of purchasing a Cubs Summer Camps package for the 2014 season, you will be among the first to receive notification when packages become available for the 2015 season!

Campers will be suited up in an official Cubs Camp uniform on the Monday morning of the camp session that they attend.

We believe this is the best way to ensure campers receive a uniform that fits perfectly, while also starting camp in a safe, positive, fun and organized fashion. We are confident this adjustment will get each of our campers off to a great start on Monday. Please note that the process for 5 and 6 year old campers will differ from the process for campers who are 7 years old and up.

Parents of 5 and 6 year old Cubs Campers, please click here.

Parents of Cubs Campers who are ages 7 to 13, please click here.

If there are any issues or questions regarding uniform fitting at the end of the day:
All issues or questions can be handled by our coaching staff and parents may either request a different size after camp on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning prior to camp.

All camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $399 per child per session. Tuition may be paid in full at the time of enrollment - or families may pay a deposit of 50% of the total tuition. The balance will be collected on March 1.

Before Care (7:30-9am) can be added on for an additional $30 for the entire week. Extended Day Afternoon care can be added on for an additional $90 for the entire week.

2014 Cubs Camps Schedule

Dates Location Venue Enroll
June 23 - June 27, 2014 Lake Forest, IL Lake Forest Academy
1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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July 7 - July 11, 2014 Chicago, IL St. Rita of Cascia High School
7740 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60620
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July 21 - July 25, 2014 Palatine, IL Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL, 60067
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July 28 - August 1, 2014 Naperville, IL Benet Academy
2200 Maple Ave
Lisle, IL 60532
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August 4 - August 8, 2014 Evanston, IL Evanston Township HS
1600 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60204
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August 11 - August 15, 2014 New Lenox, IL Providence Catholic College Prep
1800 West Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, Illinois, 60451
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Chicago Cubs Camps Enrollment Team
Phone: 773.289.1505
Fax: 202-599-9575
e-mail: camps@cubs.com

The following are some frequently asked questions regarding our camp programs. If you cannot find the answer to your question, or would like to speak with someone in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What are the camp hours?
Camp goes from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Optional extended day programs are available before and after camp.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
  • Official Chicago Cubs Summer Camps uniform and cap (provided to each player on the first day of camp)
  • Baseball glove
  • Cleats or athletic shoes (please bring sneakers for inclement weather)
  • Sunscreen and/or sun-stick
  • Lunch in a well-marked lunch bag (we keep lunches in a cool area, but do not refrigerate them)
  • Snack (for campers 6 and under)
  • Water bottle (we provide plenty of water at all times)
Do you separate children by age and grade?
We do. All Cubs campers are appropriately separated into groups by their rising grade. We also take into consideration physical strength and ability. We do our best to keep buddies together. We ask that families understand and respect that grouping decisions are made by the Site Director and Program Director and not by parents.
How do I enroll for a Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camp?
Online registration is simple. Please note that all programs are one-week sessions. Families have the option of paying in full today, or paying a 50% deposit today with the balance to be automatically charged to the same credit card on March 1, 2013. Since Chicago Cubs Summer Camps have very limited enrollment, we encourage you to register early.
What are Cubs Camps policies on refunds, credits and transfers?
Please see our "Policies" tab.
Do you offer discounts?
We offer Early Bird discounts, sibling discounts, and group/team discounts.
Do you accept "walk up" registrations?
Due to the fact that we expect each camp week to sell out, we do not accept walk-up registrations.
Do I receive a confirmation when I register?
Once you register and pay for your camp program(s), you will receive a camp confirmation email for your records. You will not receive a confirmation telephone call or any USPS correspondence. However, you will receive an informational email the week prior to the camp week. This email will provide you with all information necessary to prepare for camp including carpool information, a list of what to bring to camp, directions and more.
Is there a camp orientation?
We do not run Cubs Camps orientation sessions. Uniforms will be handed out on the first day of camp - see "Uniforms" tab.
Do I need to complete any health forms for my child to participate?
Each camper will have to complete health forms order to participate in the Chicago Cubs Summer Camps. These forms are required by both the County and the State in most of our camp locations. We will also email these forms to you in PDF format after you enroll online.
What is the coach to camper ratio at Cubs Summer Camps?
In each Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camp we aim to provide a unique environment where campers are able to benefit from individual and small group learning and instruction. For our younger campers (6 and under), our goal is to maintain a counselor to camper ratio of approximately 6:1. For older campers (7 and up), the approximate ratio is 8:1.
How do you handle inclement weather?
Regardless of weather, camp will never be canceled or rained out! If the camp encounters heavy rains or thunderstorms or if the fields are too damp to play on, we will temporarily move the programs inside. If we see lightning or hear thunder, outdoor camp programs are immediately brought inside as we take extreme precaution to ensure that attending campers are safe.
What precautions do you take to handle the summer heat?
Our entire Leadership Team and Coaching Staff are well aware that the summer heat can drain a camper throughout the day and week. Water is always available, and campers are encouraged to take water breaks approximately every 15-20 minutes. We take the heat, the humidity index and the air quality index seriously. On a daily basis, the Chicago Cubs Baseball Summer Camp Director communicates with the Site Directors at each camp location to discuss the heat and air index. On extremely hot days (Code Red) and for those campers spending the majority of their time playing outdoors, participants will take mandatory and extended breaks throughout the day, an extended lunch break and plenty of water breaks.
Can Chicago Cubs Baseball Academy Summer Camps accommodate children with peanut or life-threatening allergies?
Yes. Families with children who have peanut, nut, or other life-threatening allergies can feel safe and comfortable at our summer camps. We are well aware of the dangers and concerns with allergies and take our allergy procedures and systems seriously. Upon registration (and in the morning of each camp day), our Leadership Team will take special note of the children with allergies by placing a mandatory, but inconspicuous, colored paper bracelet around the child's wrist marked with the child's name for identification purposes (in case of EpiPen use, etc). During lunch and snack breaks, we have a separate "nut free" area, taking special care not to make campers with allergies feel alienated from other campers and teammates. At the end of each eating period, we require all campers to wash their hands with soap and warm water to ensure they thoroughly clean their hands. If you have any questions about our policies, please feel free to contact the camp office anytime or see the Site Leader on location. If your child requires an EpiPen at camp, please be sure to place the EpiPen in a clear plastic bag along with a head shot photo of the child and the name of the camper printed on the bag. This bag (and any necessary instructions) should be presented to the location Site Leader upon check-in on Monday morning. The EpiPen should stay on location throughout the week and then picked up on Friday. All counselors in charge of campers with life-threatening allergies wear a first aid fanny pack at all times which contain the appropriate EpiPen(s). Please note that these procedures and policies will be clearly communicated in advance of each camp week for those families who will be working with us in this regard.
Applying for a Credit - Medical Reason
For a cancellation due to a medical condition that directly impacts the camper attending a Cubs Camp session he or she has enrolled in, Cubs Camps requires a signed physician note scanned to our office (camps@cubs.com) prior to the start date of camp. The camp registration may be transferred to either of the following:
  • To another camp session in the same year that is not sold out (full credit; no additional fees)
  • To any camp session the next year (85% credit of the camp tuition; no credit towards any additional fees)
Rules (for credits for medical reason)
  • Credit is non-transferrable except to an (age-eligible) direct sibling
  • Extended care fees can be credited (100% credit) for one year or refunded minus a 20% fee.
  • Within 10 days of the start of the camp session in which a camper is enrolled - and after the camp session begins, there are no refunds (full or pro-rated) or credits.
Applying for a Credit - Non-Medical Reason
For a cancellation due to a non-medical reason, Cubs Camps provides the following options (depending on the time of year):
Through April 15:
  • Transfer to another camp in the same year that is not sold out; or
  • If paid in full, a partial credit for another camp date the next summer (deposit forfeited; 50% credit towards cost of next summer's camp session)
April 16 through 20 days prior to start date of camp session::
  • Provided that the camp session is not sold out, a camper may transfer to another camp in the same year that is also not sold out
  • Partial credit for another camp date the next summer (deposit forfeited; 25% credit towards cost of next summer's camp session)
Within 20 days of start date of camp session::
  • No credits allowed
  • Registration only transferrable to (age-eligible) direct sibling and for same camp week
Rules (for credits for non-medical reason)
  • Credit is non-transferrable except to a direct sibling
  • Extended care fees can be credited (100% credit) for one year or refunded minus a 10% fee.
  • Once the camp session begins, there are no refunds (full or pro-rated) or credits.
  • Within 10 days of start date of camp, credits and refunds are not allowed (only transfers to age-eligible direct sibling for same camp week)
Reporting Illnesses & Absences Due to Illness
Cubs Camps should be notified by phone (773) 289-1505 or email (camps@cubs.com) if a child is ill, especially if the illness is communicable. The Cubs Camps staff will post a notice of communicable illness (confidentiality is respected) to notify the parents of all children that may have been exposed. Families are still responsible for paying tuition for the day of the absence.
Disciplinary Issues
Cubs Camps staff uses the positive techniques of guidance, including logical or natural consequences applied in problem situations, redirection of children to more acceptable behavior, anticipation of and elimination of potential problems and encouragement of appropriate behavior rather than comparison, competition or criticism. Consistent and clear rules are established. Staff members encourage the children to solve the problems rather than imposing a solution. Our counselors will help children to recognize and respect one another's feelings. Counselors encourage pro-social behavior such as cooperation, helping, taking turns, and constructive verbal communication to solve problems. The goal is to help children internalize rules and become self-directed in their behavior.

Cubs Camps reserves the right to dismiss any child, at any time, due to circumstances that indicate the child's needs may no longer be met or the child is not a good fit for our program. This will occur without a refund (or portion thereof) or credit towards a future program. This will occur only after parent/staff discussion has occurred.
Sunscreen
Parents/guardians are asked to apply sunscreen to their child(ren) before they arrive each day. Staff will assist and supervise children to reapply sunscreen to children's exposed skin prior to outdoor activities. If sunscreen is needed and a child has not provided their own, the camp may provide sunscreen to be applied unless there is written notice to the contrary from a parent or guardian. Children in the program may apply sunscreen to themselves under direct supervision of a staff member. Sunscreen sent to camp must be labeled with the child's first and last name. Cubs Camps uses "Rocky Mountain" sunscreen. For more information, please see www.rmsunscreen.com.
Electronics, Toys, Trading Cards & Pins
Cubs Camps strives to provide a program free from video games, cell phones, audio players, toys and other distractions. Please do not permit your child to bring any of these items to camp as they will be busy throughout the camp day and these items also tend to get lost or misplaced when brought to camp. We also ask that these items (including trading cards, etc.) not be brought to camp on the day of our Wrigley Field visit.

The curriculum for Cubs Summer Camps is designed and implemented by our Cubs Summer Camps Director of Curriculum Roc Murray, a highly decorated baseball coach and professional scout from California. Roc has coached, tutored, and trained ballplayers at various levels of age and skill for the past 30 years with incredible distinction. His experience and recognition includes:

  • 2009 ABCA/Diamond High School Division II West Region Coach of the Year
  • 2010 California Coaches Association Coach of the Year
  • MLB Scout
  • Curriculum and training implementation for various NCAA teams

Our Cubs Camp curriculum employs simple yet comprehensive principles of the physical world around us. These principles are paired with straightforward vocabulary designed to promote fluid, consistent, and productive movement. By pairing physical principles with clear-cut vocabulary, the time necessary to understand fundamental baseball skills is compressed. The direct benefit for the campers, as well as parents, is the development of a tangible skill set over a short period of time. The application of the basic skills learned during Cubs Camp will provide each player with a springboard for future baseball learning.

The Chicago Cubs Summer Camps coaching staff is comprised of professionally trained coaches with extensive experience at the youth, high school, collegiate and professional coaching levels. We specifically target teachers and educators with outstanding backgrounds working with and motivating children and extensive background checks are performed.

Aside from considerable experience on the field, our coaches are all motivators and teachers with goals that stretch beyond teaching the game of baseball. Through our all-camper assemblies and daily individual and teamwork challenges, we strive to teach the core values of leadership, teamwork and effort over results. It is our mission that each camper has the experience of a lifetime and leaves our camps as both a stronger baseball player and a better leader off the field - not to mention a more dedicated Cubs fan!

Cubs Camps Extended Day Programs
(Early drop-off and late pick-up)

Chicago Cubs Camp Before Care is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. for camp families who wish to drop their children off early. Campers enrolled in Before Care will participate in a variety of well-supervised, age-appropriate activities in a relaxed environment.

The Chicago Cubs Summer Camps After Care (extended day afternoon care) is designed for families who require a pick-up of their child(ren) later than 3 p.m. After Care activities begin at 3:30 p.m., after snack and juice are offered, and run until 6 p.m.

Campers in After Care will participate in fun outdoor games, more relaxing activities and some informal baseball skill work.

  • Before Care is offered from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • After Care is offered from 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Chicago Cubs Summer Camp has an extremely strict late pick-up policy and associated penalty fees. Please pick your camper up by 6:00 p.m. to avoid extra fees.
  • Before and After Care is available on a weekly and daily basis. Please enroll your camper online for weekly extended day programs. Day-to-day extended care or "walk-up" campers for extended care should complete the enrollment paperwork provided by e-mail the week prior to the start of camp. If possible, please call or email the main office at least one day ahead of time so we are able to process your daily enrollment in a more efficient manner.
  • Before Care costs $30 for the entire week, and After Care costs $90 for the entire week. You can add extended day options during the online registration process.
  • Campers attending a Cubs Camp who wish to enroll in extended day, must do so through the Cubs Camps enrollment process. Extended care is available as an add-on during check-out.