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Nike Baseball Camps is excited to host another year of camp in Michigan at Davenport University. This camp will be instructed by the Davenport University coaching staff and guarantees campers will take their game to the next level.

Directing the Nike Baseball Camp at Davenport University is Head Baseball Coach Kevin Tidey. Tidey is in his fifth year as Head Coach for the Panthers Baseball Program. 

Highlights Include
  • Professional instruction from college coaches
  • Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
  • Low camper/staff ratio
  • Discussion topics: preparing for college baseball and personal goal setting
  • Multi-level ability grouping
  • Nike Camp T-shirt, Lanyard and Prizes
  • Nike Baseball Camp Graduation Certificate
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Kevin Tidey

    Kevin Tidey is in his seventh season at the helm of the Davenport baseball team and is in his 10th campaign with the program as he served as an assistant from 2009-2011. He has been a member of the coaching staff for the entire existence of DU baseball.

    View Kevin Tidey's Bio
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    Coach Doug Wabeke

    Doug Wabeke returns for his fifth season at Davenport University as the baseball program's hitting coach. Wabeke also guides the Panthers from the third base line.

    View Doug Wabeke's Bio
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    Coach Ryan McCosky

    Ryan McCosky returns for his fifth season as a member of head baseball coach Kevin Tidey's staff. McCosky served as the head junior varsity coach until the 2012 season. While working with the defense, he has guided the Panthers from the first base line since 2014.

    View Ryan McCosky's Bio
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    Coach Eric Lawrence

    Eric Lawrence enters his fourth year as an assistant coach at Davenport University and will continue his role in guiding the pitching staff. Under Lawrence's watch in 2014, the Panthers

    View Eric Lawrence's Bio
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    Coach Bob Youngs

    Bob Youngs returns for his sixth year as an assistant coach for Davenport. While he runs batting practice, he served as first base coach until the 2014 season as he moved into the dugout to assist head coach Kevin Tidey.

    View Bob Youngs's Bio
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Camp Details

This camp is for baseball players of all abilities ages 10-18. Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, specific position fielding, base-running, and game situations. In addition, pitchers will have the opportunity to work with pitching instructors. See "More Camp Details" for further information.

2018 Camp Dates

  • July 9-12 (Monday-Thursday)
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Please note: The following information may be subject to change.

2018 SESSION SCHEDULE

CAMP DATES: JULY 9-12 (mon-thurs)
  • Check-in: Monday, see registration packet for specific location.
    • Overnight Campers: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    • Extended Campers: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday: 2:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Thursday: 9:00-12:00 p.m.

What's included in the fee? 

  • Daily baseball instruction
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
  • Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision, and participate in all activities. 
  • Camp T-shirt & Nike Lanyard: All campers receive a Nike Softball Camp t-shirt and Nike Lanyard.

INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY

  • Low camper to coach ratio
  • Players Grouped by: age and ability
  • Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own glove, cleats, bat and a helmet and wear baseball attire (baseball pants recommended)
  • Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities available during inclement weather conditions.
  • Medical Protocol: In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.

2018 HOUSING 

  • Dorm: See registration packet for specific on-campus dorm.
  • Campers Per Room: 2 (unless otherwise noted in registration packet)
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
  • Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
  • Air Conditioning: No, campers are encouraged to bring a fan.

TRAVEL

Nike Baseball Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service. 

Team/League Discount

If you have a group of campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.

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 in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.

Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

Panther Baseball Tradition

Davenport University finished 2013 with their most successful season in school history.  The program finished the season with a 36-14 record just missing out on an at-large bid for the NAIA National Tournament.  Davenport also finished the season ranked #34 in the final regular-season poll. 

Camp Code: BAXRDU

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:45 a.m. Arrival (Extended Day Campers), stretching
  • 9:00 a.m. Individual instruction and drill work
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch, free time
  • 1:00 p.m. Fundamental instruction and drills, position play
  • 4:30 p.m. Free time, relax, visit with friends
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:15 p.m. Games
  • 8:30 p.m. Chalk talks, evening activities
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out!

Davenport Baseball Facility 2018

Nike Baseball Campers will get to train on the field where the Davenport baseball program hopes to bring their first conference championship home to. This became the new home of DU's baseball, softball, and tennis programs in the fall of 2012.  The complex is located on 68th Street just south of the University's W.A. Lettinga Campus and Farmers Insurance Group offices in Caledonia Township. Dimensions for the baseball field are 330' to left and right field and 400' to center with seating for 300 fans. Artificial turf will be utilized for the entire baseball field and outfield for the softball stadium.                 

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.86 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Hard work and fun with other campers

    August 11, 2018: Lots of work and sweating, but I mostly remember the dormroom experiences with other campers.

    — Raymond Camper

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    • 4/5.
    He had a great time.​

    July 18, 2018: I was pleased that my son was evaluated for his skills verses age and was able to play up. 

    — Erika W. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    My son had a great time.

    July 16, 2018: Enjoyed getting to know other kids from the area. It was a nice balance of instruction, games/scrimmages, and free time.

    — Angela H. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    So much fun!

    July 15, 2018: The scrimmage games were great!

    — Marilyn A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    It was a lot of fun for him!

    July 13, 2018: My son really enjoyed himself and gave it his all. He was even awarded “Mr. Hustle”!

    — Jessica Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great instruction and competition

    July 27, 2017: My son enjoyed the instruction and the competition against others from out of the area

    — Bill S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Got better

    July 20, 2017: This camp helped my shyer son make a ton of friends and to learn to be aggressive on the field in how own way. He learned to better lead off bases and stealing. Hearing him talk about the baseball game of the coaches and the building of friendships was priceless.

    — Casey O. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait for next year

    July 20, 2017: My son thoroughly enjoyed camp. The director and staff were great to work with and he enjoyed the campus as well. Highlights for him included scrimmages and learning new drills. He can't wait to attend next year!

    — Kelly J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    1/1 help

    July 18, 2017: My son loved drills & games. Evan loved the 1/1 help with catching when he asked.

    — Angela U. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Unique drills

    July 18, 2017: My son enjoyed the unique drills and the coaching staff.

    — Danielle B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I want to thank Coach Tidey!

    "Coach Tidey: I just wanted to thank you for putting on a quality baseball camp for  my grandson. You taught him some new things ,& reinforced some things that he was taught previously. The facilities I understand from my wife & daughter were 1st class! Last year as an 11 y/o he played for a Springfield,Ohio 10U team that had a coach   that was good friends with Ohio State’s Baseball Coach. He used a lot of their drills & fundamentals which was quite helpful . He had an excellent experience at your camp!"

    — Grandparent

    • 5/5.
    I enjoyed the food!

    "I really enjoyed the food. The coaches were good and there were a lot of activities to do. The turf field was sweet and I enjoyed playing on it."

    — Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Coach Wabeke is an asset to your organization

    "Thank you for a great experience. Coach Wabeke is an asset to your organization."

    — Overnight Camper

    • 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.
    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

    • 5/5.
    NIKE Baseball Camp is Awesome

    "I really loved this camp. It was awesome. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much."

    — Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Quality Individual Attention

    "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."

    — Extended Day Camper

    • 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.
    Loved it

    He loved it. Please make it for longer though. The time was too short for my kid, he loved it so.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Second year

    This was my sons second year attending Nike camp at Davenport Grand Rapids MI and he loved it. This year he took a friend. =) I, as a parent, wish there were more just in time training and redirection but was overall very satisfied. He will be back next year and likely bring more friends.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Extremely positive

    Our experience was extremely positive. I was nervous sending my 10 year for the first time to an overnight camp. Coach Tidey was very organized and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone who loves baseball.

    — Parent

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Nike Baseball Camp Davenport University

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Kevin Tidey, Camp Director
6191 Kraft Avenue
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512

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