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The Nike Big League Baseball Camp at the Lawrenceville School is operated by Professional Sports Camps. These camps challenge every young athlete to expand their skill set all in a fun setting!

 The camp was originated by Lou Haneles. Mr. Haneles love of sports instilled in him a desire to operate a camp where athletes could not only come and learn the fundamentals of each sport, but a place where they could also enjoy themselves as well. Since 1980 the camp has been run by the Carlesi family. The Carlesi's consider all their campers and staff an extended family and conducts the camp with traditional family values.

Highlights Include
  • Lectures - Lectures are given on the fundamentals of the game.
  • Position Play - During the week all positions will be covered by our staff.
  • Drills - Drills are used to teach campers the skills necessary to succeed and the notion of teamwork.
  • Instructional Games - We want every moment of the week to be a learning experience for every camper. It is for this reason that during games, if a camper makes a mistake or does not execute properly, one of our coaches will show him what he did wrong and how to do it right.
  • Individual Instructions - Our camp is known for offering that personal touch and giving the individual attention some campers may need to truly learn and understand the game more thoroughly.
  • Teach To Understand - We want every camper to understand the reasoning behind the methods we use. It is for this reason that our coaches take the time to explain the reasoning behind why you execute a certain way.
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director John Carlesi

    Director John Carlesi has been leading instruction for past 20 years. The current head baseball coach at Stuyvesant High School, John is a former Division II player and coach at St. Leo College (Fla.). John also served as Director of Staten Island YMCA baseball program.  

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Camp Details

Since 1946 tens of thousands of campers have passed through our doors. Over the years we have had the satisfaction of seeing our former campers make their town league, high school and college teams, with some even advancing into professional sports. 

Experience and trust are two factors that cannot be overlooked when exploring a camp for your child. Our experience in running sports camps is second to none. Over the years, thousands of parents have trusted us to not only teach their chidren, but also with their well being.

No camp, or business for that matter, would be around for this amount of time unless we were doing something right. We look foward to having the honor and privilege of showing you and your child what a great experience professional sports camps can be.

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CHECK-IN

Check-in time and place TBD. 

CHECK-OUT

Camp concludes on Thursday between 4:00-6:00pm.  

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

OVERNIGHT CAMP

Includes all baseball and and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to lunch on Thursday.

EXTENDED DAY CAMP

Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch Monday-Thursday. Day campers will be picked up and signed out each day by his/her parent or guardian at 4:00pm each day.

DAY CAMP

Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch

Monday-Thursday. Day campers will be picked up and signed out each day by his/her parent or guardian at 4:00pm each day.

Camp Code: PSBALV

Professional Sports Camps are owned and operated by Professional Sports Camps LLC which is a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Nevada.

The Lawrenceville School is not in any way involved in the ownership or management of the Camp.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. Extended Day/Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. Stretching Exercises
  • 9:15 a.m. Instructional Session
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Drills/Games
  • 3:30 p.m. Recreational Time/Free Time
  • 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Drills/Contests/Games
  • 8:30 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 8:45 p.m. Recreational Time/Movie/Contests
  • 10:00 p.m. Bed Check/Lights Out

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The Lawrenceville School is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Lawrenceville has 17 dormitories, 10 classroom buildings, and 7 other support buildings on 700 acres in a rural setting.  

At the Lawrenceville School, the outdoor facilities include two lighted artificial FieldTurf surfaces for Field hockey, Soccer, and Lacrosse, four baseball and softball fields, 12 combination Football, Field Hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse fields, one football game field, a nine-hole golf course, 12 tennis courts, a 400 meter all weather track, a state of the art ropes course, and a fitness trail.

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Camp Reviews

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    • 5/5.
    My grandson learned sportsmanship

    "My grandson learned about self discipline especially sporstmanship."

    — Grandparent

    • 5/5.
    My 3 sons enjoy this camp and learn a lot!

    "We have three boys -- every summer for the last seven years some combination of them attends this camp. They really enjoy the camp and learn a lot. Coach Carlesi is the best!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Genuine knowledgeable coaches

    "My coach surpassed my expectations as a coach and as a person. He is very genuine and knowledgeable about the sport of baseball."  

    — Overnight Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Better appreciation for the game

    "They helped my son to appreciate the game of baseball on and off the field. I would highly recommend this camp to other ball players. I look forward to my son attending the camp next year with his little brother."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Every young baseball player should attend this camp

    "This was a very good camp. I would say every baseball playing child should go to this camp or one similar."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Overall quality instruction

    "I was impressed that the coaches worked with us individually. At other camps it was almost always as a group. They covered everything about baseball and even introduced me to some new strength training exercises. I enjoyed the camp very much."

    — Day Camper

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Nike Big League Baseball Camp The Lawrenceville School

John Carlesi, Camp Director
2500 Main Street
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

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