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Baseball and Softball Camps

Camp Locations

Presented by UnitedHealthcare
Mon.-Fri. 9a-3p

  • Cincinnati, OH:SOLD OUT
  • Louisville, KY:SOLD OUT
  • Harrison, OH:SOLD OUT
  • Northern KY:SOLD OUT
  • Indianapolis, IN:SOLD OUT
  • Mason, OH:SOLD OUT
  • Columbus, OH:SOLD OUT
  • Northern KY : July 11-15
  • West Virginia:SOLD OUT
  • Lexington, KY:SOLD OUT
  • Dayton, OH: August 1-5
  • Cincinnati, OH:SOLD OUT
  • Cincinnati, OH: August 15-19

Open to boys/girls ages 6-14

  1. Camp Philosophy
  2. Instruction
  3. Camp Price
  4. Reds Experience
  5. Camp Locations / Dates


Philosophy Kids will come to camp that have never played ball before and kids will come to camp that may someday play at Great American Ball Park. Some kids will come just to see a Reds player and others to become a Reds player. Regardless, we owe all players the camp experience of a lifetime. And we won't settle for anything less.

The magic of a great camp resides within these four "walls": fun, competition, learning and camaraderie. On Monday when you meet the camp staff, they will be off the charts with baseball and softball smarts and unbridled passion to share it with your kids. But what we know without question is that the best way to teach is to pull back on those reins and build in some serious fun. We're talking shaving cream pie in the face kind of silliness. And boy-oh-boy do kids love friendly competition. That's why, every day, we include fun competitions and award special Reds merchandise.

The bottom line is that when we mix in one part competition, two parts fun, one part friend building and five parts instruction, you have a camp concoction that is magical. Smother them with positive reinforcement and encouragement...well, you get the idea.

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This is the most important thing to understand about the Reds Baseball and Softball Camps. It doesn't matter if your athlete is six and picking up a bat for the first time or 14 and is a stud shortstop for the Tri-State's top travel team.

This camp will profoundly improve each player's ability to play the game. The camper would have to sleepwalk through the week to not be a better ballplayer on Friday than he or she was on Monday.


Let's get this big question answered right away. How can we have a camp with six year-olds and 14 year-olds? Look at it this way. A K-8 school does not have second graders and eighth graders in P.E. or math class together. They may pass in the hallways, take the same bus and be in the same yearbook but they are not in class together. Get the picture? At a Reds Camp, they will not be in "class" together either.

That being said, not all players of the same age have equal ability. For safety reasons and because it facilitates the best learning environment, players will be grouped by age and ability. These "teams" will then stay together throughout the week with the same coach (Team Votto, Team Bruce, Team Bailey, etc.). There will be cross-pollination of instructors but we have found that the bonds created between teammates and their primary coach is one of the truly special dynamics at camp.

And yes, at our instructors' discretion, tennis balls, Wiffle balls and safety balls will be used liberally at camp. Of course, we will use regulation baseballs when appropriate but fear-free confidence is a critical foundation for fun and learning success.

Have questions about the camps? Send them to or call toll free at (855) 8GoReds (846-7337).


Nearly half of the participants in 2015 were travel players. This we can tell you for sure. The coaches we line up in front of your young travel player are expert baseball and softball instructors. There is no reason why a travel player should shy away from what promises to be an extraordinary camp.

We understand that travel ballplayers' schedules can be hectic in the summer. But give us one week of your summer. It will pay off in that night's game or next weekend's big tourney.

Reds Coaches At Camp
Coach Bill Hatcher

"Hi, I'm Billy Hatcher, third base coach for the Reds and I spent time with the kids at every camp in 2015. So, I can tell you first hand that the Reds Camp coaches know baseball, softball and really know how to relate to kids. I've been part of the camps from the beginning and can't wait to help out again in 2016."


Parents know that when you find a great teacher, you grab him or her and hang on for dear life. They can be game changers in our kids' lives. Great baseball and softball coaches are the same.

That's why we carefully select, screen, train and monitor our instructors. Then we encourage them to unleash all the passion and creativity they can muster.

Each camp day for your child should be a masterpiece. These coaches get that, and they love it.

The bottom line? The men and women entrusted with the training of your kids are as good as they come. We promise.


Much of what happens in the baseball/softball swing happens too fast to be tracked by the human eye. If you would like your athlete's swing recorded and personally analyzed featuring a comparison to Joey Votto please check the appropriate box on the registration form. There will be a $25 additional fee for this service.

Every instructor will undergo a thorough background check.


For the fifth year, the camp price will remain at $395. This fee gets 30 hours of terrific instruction, four Reds game tickets, a V.I.P. day at the ballpark, meeting a top Reds player, getting instruction from a Reds coach, a full Reds uniform and the unforgettable friendships and memories all for about what some of us pay a babysitter on an hourly basis ($13.17).

Read below and see how you might be able to reduce the price.


The cost is $395 and registration will be available soon.


Camps are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14


If two or more children sign up together, each will receive a $25 discount. In order to receive this Family/Friends Discount the registrations must be submitted together.


Register prior to 3/1/16 and receive a $25 discount. This discount may not be combined with any other discount.


You may cancel 45 days prior to the first day of camp and receive a full refund. Cancellations between 45 days and 14 days prior to the first day of camp will be subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the first day of your camp.


Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm

EXTRA INNINGS (Early Arrivals and Late Pickups

Camps begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. However, to accommodate parents' schedules, you may drop off your camper as early as 8 a.m. and/or pick him/her up as late as 5 p.m. An additional $5 will be charged for each early or late "Extra Inning." Just check in with the camp Field Director on Monday morning.


Campers should bring their own lunch and drinks. Please make sure to affix your player's name to these items.


In the event of inclement weather, outdoor camp activities will be moved indoors. Our curriculum has provisions for excellent indoor activities and instruction. We reserve the right to cancel camp days for weather-related reasons and no refunds will be given. Every effort will be made to complete instruction. In our first three years, no camps days have been lost.


Once you have registered we will communicate additional important camp information via e-mail. Please enter your e-mail address accurately on the registration form. Also, be sure you are entering the parent or guardian e-mail address, NOT the camper's.


We will assist you in making car pool arrangements. If interested, check the "Car Pool" box on the registration form. Prior to camp, parents who check the "Car Pool" box will be connected with others who are interested in this convenience.

Every camp will receive instruction from a current Reds coach


Please note: Specific Reds players and coaches to appear will be selected by the Reds and may not be represented in these photos.

V.I.P Day Trip to Great American Ball Park for a behind-the-scenes experience

On one of the five camp days, campers will be transported by bus to Great American Ball Park for a day we are sure they will never forget. Imagine sitting in the dugout just hours before Joey Votto walks out of the tunnel. Or toeing the bullpen rubber shortly before Homer Bailey. Wow.

Four tickets to Your Choice of Three Camper Reunion Games Including an On-Field Pre-Game Parade

Each participant will receive four tickets to a choice of one of three 2016 Reds games. These Camper Reunion Games provide a great chance to reunite with new friends from camp. And it gets even better as one of those games will include a pre-game parade (weather permitting). Stay tuned for the three dates.

Skills Competition with Champions Day at Great American Ball Park

Kids love to compete so we've made sure they have an opportunity to strut their competitive stuff while using the very skills we will be teaching them at camp. Every camper will participate in a baseball or softball skills competition. Each week, scores will be posted on the Web site. After the last camp, the top scorers will be invited to the Champions Day finals at Great American Ball Park. Boys and girls will compete separately in the following groups: Grades 1 and 2, grades 3 and 4, grades 5 and 6, grades 7 and 8. Friends and family are welcome to attend this exciting day.

Every camper will be given a full Reds uniform (jersey, pants, hat and belt)

If you are going to train like a major leaguer, might as well dress like one.

Note: The 2016 uniform style will not be the same as 2015


Those players who have attended camp previously will receive a unique commemorative patch to proudly display on his/her new uniform.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio


    May 30-June 3
    Reds Urban Youth Academy
    2026 Seymour Ave.
    Cincinnati, OH 45237

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Louisville, Kentucky


    May 30-June 3
    Bellarmine University
    2001 Newburg Road,
    Louisville, KY

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Harrison, Ohio


    May 30-June 3
    Harrison High School
    9860 West Road
    Harrison, OH 45030

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Northern Kentucky


    June 6-10
    Covington Catholic High School
    1600 Dixie Highway
    Park Hills, KY 41011

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Indianapolis, Indiana


    June 6-10
    Billericay Park
    12690 Promise Rd
    Fishers, IN 46038

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio


    June 27-July 1
    Mason High School
    6100 Mason-Montgomery Rd.
    Mason, Ohio 45040

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Coumbus, Ohio


    July 11-15
    Hilliard Bradley High School
    2800 Walker Rd.
    Hilliard, OH 43026

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Northern Kentucky

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    July 11-15
    Walton-Verona Sports Complex
    2740 Verona-Mudlick Rd.
    Verona, KY 41092

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Hurricane, W. Virginia


    July 18-22
    Hurricane High School
    3350 Teays Valley Road,
    Hurricane, WV 25526

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Lexington, Kentucky


    July 18-22
    Lexington Christian Academy
    450 W Reynolds Rd
    Lexington, KY 40503

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Dayton, Ohio

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    August 1-5
    Centerville High School
    500 E. Franklin St.,
    Dayton, OH, 45459

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio


    August 1-5
    Summit Country Day Sports Complex
    5580 Ehrling Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45227

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio

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    August 15-19
    Reds Urban Youth Academy
    2026 Seymour Ave.
    Cincinnati, OH 45237

    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.




Have other questions about Reds Baseball Camps? contact Executive Director, Tim Rappé or call toll free (855) 8GoReds (846-7337)