What is the Boston Baseball Fantasy Camp?

The Boston Baseball Fantasy Camp is a perfect opportunity for Red Sox fans or other MLB baseball fans to share in the major league baseball experience. Held each year at the former Red Sox Player Development Complex in Ft. Myers, Florida, the camp provides participants the opportunity to dress in a big league locker room each day, wear a major league uniform, play a minimum of 8 games on the same beautiful and well-manicured diamonds used by the professionals, be coached by former major league greats and rekindle the passion you had as a child for America’s pastime.

Where & when?

The camp is held in beautiful Ft. Myers, Florida. The camp is typically held during the end of January and first week of February. The 2018 camp is scheduled to be held January 27th-February 4th, a full 8 day and night camp.

Who is eligible to play in the camp?

Any player 30 years of age or older is eligible to attend. Campers under the age of 30 are also eligible to participate in the camp, provided they are playing with an eligible relative (parent, grandparent, etc.). (Some playing restrictions apply based on their age, ability and former experience level.

What is the level of competition?

The camp truly attracts players of all ages and of all levels – from players who may not have played since little league to those who may have played college or some level of amateur ball. Following opening day stretching, baseball clinics and an inner-squad game, our former Major Leaguers, who will serve as your coaches, draft their teams for the week. The teams always prove to be very balanced and competitive.

How much playing time can I expect to get?

The answer is quite frankly, as much as you want. Some of our campers want to play all the time and do and others play as much as they want and sometimes would rather sit in the dugout and listen to the Pros tell jokes and stories. Every camper will be scheduled to play a minimum of 8 games during the week (double headers most days). To ensure that “at bats” are equally distributed, batting orders are set to run consecutively from game to game. In other words, whoever was due up after the last out of the previous game, becomes the lead-off hitter for the next game. In addition to the daily games, you will find our staff of Pro’s more than happy to work with you on additional batting practice or to share other tips that can improve your game.

Who are the former major league players that attend camp?

Our camp staff consists of many of the greats from Boston Red Sox history. Our current staff is listed on this website PROS Page, all of whom have been with us for at least one or more camps. In 2018 we are adding Bill Buckner and hope to add a few more. In addition, Sox Hall of Fame announcer, Joe Castiglione, a camper in the past himself, is around to share his experiences and stories.

How much time can I expect to spend with the pros off the field?

Without fail, the most frequent feedback we get from campers concerns there amazement as to just how approachable our Pros are, and how much quality time they spend with each of the campers. In addition to the time in the clubhouse and fields, our Pro’s attend the evening dinners and events and are more than willing to pose for pictures and to sign autographs. We also have a camp photographer who will be taking action photos, or poses with Pro Legends or teammates that you would like.

What do I need to bring to camp?

All you’ll need to bring is your glove, shoes (rubber spikes) and your personal undergarments (navy blue sleeves or a T-shirt, jock, compression shorts, etc.). We’ll provide you with a home and away MLB jersey of the team of your choice, game pants, belt, socks and a New Era Cap. We will also equip each team with batting helmets, catcher’s gear, bats, balls, etc. Our Camp uses only wood bats. We will have an adequate supply of wood bats in various sizes for campers to use. You are certainly welcome to bring along a personal bat to use at camp, but the camp cannot be responsible for personal bats broken by you or another camper during the course of play.

What kind of clubhouse and trainer staff can I expect?

Our goal is to recreate a real major league experience? To that end, while at camp you’ll be assigned your own big league locker and your uniforms, sleeves or T-shirts, and baseball underwear will be laundered daily by our team of clubhouse professionals. You will also have available to you, our team of professional trainers to assist you in working through any injuries, aches or pains that you might encounter from a week of baseball. Trust us when we say that our trainers will do everything in their power to get you out on the field each day.

Will I need to rent a car?

While many of our campers do elect to rent their own cars during camp week, we do provide daily round-trip transportation from the hotel to the ballpark. We have traditionally negotiated a camp “discount” with one of the major rental car companies and would plan do so again in 2017. We will make that discount information as we approach camp week.

Are there baseballs, bats and photos available for purchase for autographs?

Yes, we will make available, bats, Rawlings baseballs or other items that you might want to have signed by the Pro’s or your teammates. There is also a camp apparel vendor that will display and sell MLB licensed accessories during camp.

Where will I stay while attending the camp?

Our camp headquarters is the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Towers in Ft. Myers. Your registration fee includes your hotel stay (double occupancy – single occupancy is available for an additional $600 for the week), a breakfast at the clubhouse each morning, daily lunches at the ballpark, the welcome reception (full banquet meal), as well as the four evening banquets included in the schedule.

Any reservation for an additional night at the hotel due to early arrival or late departure can be made through the camp. By booking through the camp, we can adjust your room reservation in advance of camp and ensure you receive the camp rate of $125.00 per night – which includes the 11% state and local taxes.

Can I bring my spouse, family and friends?

The Twins Fantasy Camp is truly a family affair! Each year, on average, approximately 35-40% of our campers will have their spouse or significant other accompany them to Ft. Myers. Private rooms for you and your spouse are available upon request, and private rooms do require an additional $600 up-charge.

Spouses or friends may also join you for lunch or one, or all of our evening banquets. There is an additional per meal charge for family members and friends. Reservations can be made for family members at the registration desk on the opening Saturday registration. Family and friends are welcome to join us at any of the baseball games played the week of camp at no charge.

What is the attire at camp for non-baseball events?

Attire for the camp is casual. The sunshine of Florida in January is a real departure from the cold most experience throughout most of the US. Don’t forget your swimming trunks – the Crowne Plaza has a full size outdoor pool if you want to take a dip or just lay in the sun. However, the evenings can be cool and recommend that you bring a light jacket with you.

Individual camper awards?

Yes, at each camp we make several awards in both an over and under age 50 categories, including camp “Most Valuable Player”, “Cy Young”,”Gold Glove”, “Rookie of the Year” and others. We also recognize an MVP for each of the games played. All recipients are selected by our staff of former Major Leaguers.

How much does camp cost?

The camp experience, which includes your personal uniforms, cap, meals, room, instruction from the Pro’s and awards, the cost is $4,595. $3,995 for veteran campers as they already have their personalized uniform. A $1,000 deposit is required with registration and the balance due by November 1st, 2017. There is also a payment plan available. Because we have to make commitments and pre-payments to the hotels and caterers in advance of the camp, cancellations after November 1st will result in the forfeiture of $300 of the original deposit (however, you can be use this $300 as a credit for a future camp). Cancellations after December 1st are not eligible for refund as we have committed funds by that time. However, we may be able to arrange for the cancelled camper to use those funds already committed to a future camp. All base fees assume a semi-private room (you would either select or be assigned another camper room-mate). Private rooms are available upon request for an additional $550 for the 8 night stay at the camp hotel.

Are there any other discounts available?

As stated earlier, veterans receive a discount because they already have their uniforms. Repeat participants can also receive a discount by registering the week of camp for the following year. Any camper not needing a hotel room also receives a $600 discount off the listed registration price. Additionally, we offer a $300 discount to you for each additional “Rookie” or first year camper that you recruit and that names you as the reference.

How do I register for camp?

You can register on line by clicking on the registration icon found on our home page at www.sports-adventures.com. You may also contact us and register by phone at 1-888-901-PLAY(7529). We accept  Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover Cards. We are also more than happy to take personal checks in lieu of the use of a credit card and/or discuss a payment plan that best matches your needs.

More questions, call or email anytime?

If you still have a question that we haven’t addressed here, please don’t hesitate to call and speak live with us! We’re happy to answer any of your questions. You can reach us toll free in the office at 1-888-901-PLAY (7529). Of course you may e-mail your question to us at info@sports-adventures.com, as well.

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