All of the kids are back home now, either in school or getting ready to start school right after Labor Day. But we had another great camp with 122 program participants and their mentors from 7 states and Canada! Here are some highlights from last week:
CCSO escorting @CalRipkenSrFdn Badges4Baseball campers to 1st day of camp. @Janice_CRSF #rockstar #cecilcounty pic.twitter.com/47cBB7sYha— Cecil County Sheriff (@CecilSheriff) August 24, 2016
#ThankYou @CalRipkenSrFdn for bringing our #Milwaukee youth out to #Baltimore for #BadgesForBaseball camp! pic.twitter.com/6X0s9APiKy— COA Youth & Family (@COAYFC) August 24, 2016
We asked campers and mentors what their wishes were for this week at camp:
Some wishes for #CRSFcamp and beyond: pic.twitter.com/w1FYlIAn8C— Janice Chan (@Janice_CRSF) August 25, 2016
Some more from our #CRSFcamp coaches: pic.twitter.com/Lzd9BoAesh— Janice Chan (@Janice_CRSF) August 25, 2016
An #UncommonAthlete doesn't let crutches get in the way! #adaptivesports #CRSFcamp pic.twitter.com/ZC5U8IY1h6— Janice Chan (@Janice_CRSF) August 23, 2016
Campers enjoying a game of kickball 2.0 on our last day of camp! #crsfcamp pic.twitter.com/sSz1GElJeH— Interns (@Intern_CRSF) August 25, 2016
Thank you @MDNG @AberdeenPDMD & US DEA for presenting at #CRSFcamp! pic.twitter.com/KI5vEI9fUU— Janice Chan (@Janice_CRSF) August 23, 2016
Great presentation today from @PGPDNews at #CRSFcamp! pic.twitter.com/FlgWB1I3DA— Brooke Austin (@Brooke_CRSF) August 25, 2016
In addition to presenting to the campers about their jobs and the types of equipment they use, our Badges for Baseball partners also acted as coaches throughout the week!
Special thanks to our Badges for Baseball partners: US Marshals Service, Maryland National Guard, Montgomery County Police Department, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, DEA, Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Anne Arundel County Police Department, Baltimore City Police Department, US Department of Homeland Security, Laurel Police Department, Aberdeen Police Department, Prince George's County Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Baltimore Sheriff’s Office, and the Bel Air Police Department. We are also very grateful to the military veterans who served as coaches throughout the week!
While we played lots of baseball, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation camp is about so much more, like reflecting on the type of people we aspire to be and how we can achieve our goals:
Van Brooks came to #CRSFcamp to teach us education is the key to success! @CalRipkenSrFdn pic.twitter.com/NRTadH9hjN— Kaitlin Rowan (@Kaitlin_CRSF) August 24, 2016
Thank you @RachelsChalleng for speaking at #CRSFcamp! Can't wait to start a chain reaction! @CalRipkenSrFdn pic.twitter.com/s8pTdhETEl— Kaitlin Rowan (@Kaitlin_CRSF) August 25, 2016
Check out the great teamwork by our Green 5 team as they work their way through a team building exercise. #CRSFcamp pic.twitter.com/EID3bWH4iq— Scott Swinson (@Scott_CRSF) August 24, 2016
…and testing our limits and rising to the challenge with some help from our teammates…
Check out a couple of our campers conquering the high ropes at #CRSFcamp. pic.twitter.com/tlU3Z9VRov— Scott Swinson (@Scott_CRSF) August 24, 2016
Speaking of rising to the challenge… Congratulations to our campers of the week and team of the week!
Our campers of the week! #CRsFcamp @CalRipkenSrFdn pic.twitter.com/g1otPAQPdr— Kaitlin Rowan (@Kaitlin_CRSF) August 26, 2016
Team of the week goes too... Drum roll please ...... BLUE 2 !!!!! #CRSFcamp pic.twitter.com/v2Faygzs6G— Darius Gardner (@Darius_CRSF) August 26, 2016
It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we know these memories will last us a lifetime!
Some proudest moments of #CRSFcamp pic.twitter.com/qgDkrCA9QG— Janice Chan (@Janice_CRSF) August 25, 2016