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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

  • John Carlesi

    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.  

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 time and place TBD. 


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


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.


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


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.


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

The Lawrenceville School Field

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.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.88 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Amazing camp!

    August 08, 2018: We have been to a lot of sports specific camps and this was one of the best experiences he had.

    — Jason H.

    • 5/5.
    Lovely experience overall.

    August 07, 2018: This was Julian's first sleepaway camp, and he had a great time. The coaches made him feel comfortable, accommodated our roommate requests to keep the younger campers together. Julian would like to come back again next year. We loved the Lawrenceville campus!

    — Amy G.

    • 5/5.
    This camp was super fun and he can't wait till next year!

    August 07, 2018: Great individual instruction. Very focused on improving the campers skills. My son really liked camp and cant wait to go back next year!

    — Christine M.

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    • 5/5.
    Very friendly staff!

    August 07, 2018: It was Jake's first time at this particular camp and we had no reservations about leaving him. The staff was fun and welcoming. He'll be going back next year for 2 weeks instead of one!!!

    — Fatima B.

    • 5/5.
    Thank you for taking care of my child!!

    August 07, 2018: He had a blast the entire time. Coaches were fun and knowledgeable. First thing that my son said when he got in the car was "I'm going back next year!"

    — Meg A.

    • 5/5.
    Coaches are amazing!

    August 06, 2018: Coaches and staff remembered him from last year, have great sense of humor and he loved hitting 6 home runs this year!

    — Julianne M.

    • 5/5.
    This camp is very knowledgeable and a lot of fun!

    August 06, 2018: Coaches Soto, Carlesi and Don are always very helpful and they have improved my game a lot. They create a fun environment and I look forward to seeing them every year.

    — Gena S.

    • 5/5.
    Awesome, anxiety free sleep away camp for my 12 yo

    "My 12 yo camper had a fair amount of anxiety his first night on his own and camp director John went above and beyond to make him comfortable and help him transition to an awesome first week of sleep away camp! He can't wait to come back for 2 weeks next year - THANK YOU"

    — Pamela S

    • 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

    • 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

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait to come back!

    "Coach Carlessi is very organized. Counselors were helpful and encouraging. 2nd year my son has done this and he had a great time again."

    — James L.

    • 5/5.
    Great individual instruction

    "Great coaching, individualized instruction and nice facility. My son had a really enjoyable experience and we hope to return next summer."

    — Sari S.

    • 5/5.
    All around great camp

    "I thought the field condition was great; the dinning area was pleasant and the food was good. The camp environment was very friendly and I learned a lot."

    — James A

    • 5/5.
    Wants to do 3 weeks next year

    "My son loved the camp so much he asked us to sign him up for a second week at Dobbs Ferry....and now he says he wants to do 3 weeks next year. Thanks for providing such a great experience."

    — Jim L

    • 5/5.
    Thank you

    "Just wanted to say thank you for a great week. My son had a great time, and learned a lot. He was very impressed with the coaching and hopes to return next summer. We have recommended the camp to several people, and will continue to do so. Very well-run and organized program!"

    — Sari S

    • 5/5.
    Made him want to work harder

    "The coach told my son he'd love to have him come be a catcher at his High school in ny in 2 years when he'll be in 9th grade. Made him feel very good about himself, and want to work harder at his deficiencies."

    — Julianne m

    • 5/5.
    Interactive coaches

    "Liked how interactive the coaches were. Looking forward to going next year."

    — Bret F

    • 5/5.

    "I met new friends and improved my baseball skills."

    — Ryan M.

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait!

    "My son can't wait to go back next summer!!"

    — Jennifer E

    • 5/5.
    I want to go back next year

    "At the end of camp, Robert simply said, "I want to go back next year!"

    — Anthony C

    • 5/5.
    My son loved it

    "Camp was awesome! My son loved it so much that he decided to do the extended day and is interested in doing the sleep away next year!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    It was a great experience. I learned some new techniques and received positive feedback on the things I already knew. I had a good time and made new acquaintances.

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    My 10 year old loved it

    "My 10 year old loved it...it was his first time away from home...he can't wait to go back.  Drop off a little unorganized wasn't sure what he was suppose to do or how long we should stay with him."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Best coach he's ever worked with

    "My son was very enthusiastic about his coach at Nike baseball camp, saying this was the best coach he's ever worked with."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    High level of instruction

    "This camp provided such a high level of instruction at a very advantageous camper to counselor ratio. The instruction was superb. My kids felt like they learned more in one week than they do in years in their regular baseball program at home."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Outstanding counselors

    "My son had a great time - the camp counselors were outstanding - can;t wait to come back next year."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great as always

    "As always, a great experience with Coaches Carlesi, Sotto and Don!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Amazing and inspiring

    My son loved the camp. The coaches were amazing and inspiring. He loved all his coaches, but specially coach Soto's individual attention. M son showed significant improvement on all skills. He said that a few days at this camp was comparable to what he learned in months somewhere else. We are trying to see if we can send him again to another location this Summer!

    — Cesar P

    • 5/5.
    Very nice

    "This camp was very nice I loved the food and the sleeping situation. And the coaching staff was very nice."

    — Camper

Nike Big League Baseball Camp The Lawrenceville School

John Carlesi, Camp Director
2500 Main Street
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $775.00
Availability: Yes

Extended (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) $615.00
Availability: Yes

Day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) $465.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $775.00
Availability: Yes

Extended (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) $615.00
Availability: Yes

Day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) $465.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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