Published on: Sunday, May 1, 2016 Takoma Park Newsletter

Thunderbolts 2016 Summer Camps

The Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts play in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, a wooden bat league composed of ten teams in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. Top college players are recruited to play for the team. Weeklong: The team runs summer baseball camps in June and July for boys and girls 7 to 15. Instruction is from Doug Remer, the Thunderbolts head coach. He is assisted by T-Bolts coaches and players. This is a camp for baseball players; kids have fun, and they learn the game of baseball. The emphasis is on fundamentals, baseball values and discipline, conditioning and healthy lifestyle choices. Each camp session is limited to a total of 50 campers. After camp in the evenings, campers can attend T-Bolts games where they can cheer on their coaches. We provide bats, balls and equipment. Campers bring their own gloves and lunch. Each camper gets a Thunderbolts T-Shirt. The weeklong camps are June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8 (no camp July 4), July 11-15, and July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The location is Blair High School, 51 E. University Blvd., Silver Spring, Maryland. The cost is $205 per week except for the week of July 4, which is $175.

Three-Day: We also offer three-day specialty camps for kids ages 11-16. These camps will provide intensive training from Thunderbolt coaches and players on batting (Day 1), pitching and catching (Day 2), and the camper’s choice of an expanded session on pitching or catching (Day 3). There will be a 3 to 1 camper to counselor ratio. The dates are June 20-22, June 27-29, and July 5-7. The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, and the price is $250 for each three-day session. The location for these camps is also Blair High School, 51 E. University Blvd. in Silver Spring.

For early bird, sibling and multiyear discount information, refund policy, and application forms, go to For questions, call 301-270-0794. The Thunderbolts are not associated with the Takoma Park Recreation Department.

This article appeared in the May 2016 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.