Saturday, June 04, 2011

Gaudet All-Star Baseball Camp

The 25th Annual Camp

Friday, June 3, 2011

Macon, Georgia

 The Historic Luther Williams Field in Macon, Georgia was the site of the 25th Annual Gaudet All-Star Baseball Camp.  394 Campers participated in this Camp and represented 101 Elementary and Middle Schools from throughout Middle Georgia.

 As part of the opening ceremonies the Campers were led onto the field and greeted by civic leaders, government officials and members of the law enforcement community.  The morning session was for six, seven, eight and nine year old Campers.  The afternoon session was for ten, eleven and twelve year old campers. 

 There were six stations where the campers learned about the various aspects of the game of baseball.  Shown here is a demonstration on how to set up to be a great Catcher.

 Of course everyone learned how to bat the ball and were given plenty of time to hone this skill.  In addition to the swinging opportunity, experienced players gave the campers points on how to improve their batting.

 Outfield practice was the emphasis of this station.  Here you see two camp instructors showing the campers the hows of this aspect of the game of baseball.

This is a view of Luther Williams Field at the end of the Camp Day.  The temperature equaled a record set many years ago.  The high for the day was recorded as 103 degrees.  The camp staff provided plenty of water for the Campers and the Instructors.  While I did not count the volunteers I was informed that this camp had over 100.  Thus there were 3.94 campers for each volunteer.  The check in staff, the group leaders and the instructors  all played a vital part of this successful camp and all appeared to  enjoy the camp.

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