Summer Camps

The Chicago Mudcats Sport and Social Club has been offering Summer Camp to Chicago’s youth since 2001. Our camps not only center around the games of baseball and softball, but other games and sports as well that allow all participants to have fun and learn in a relaxed environment. As we know summers can be busy for families, our camps are very flexible, with full and half day options that can be booked for a day, a week or the entire summer.

If you are looking for structured development options during the summer months geared toward the more serious or older baseball/softball players please check out our Summer Clinics.

Details At-A-Glance


All Summer excluding the week of the 4th of July


Monday through Friday


Full Day 9am to 3pm | Half-Day 9am to 12pm*


Brands Park | 3259 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
St. Thecla Catholic School | 6323 N Newcastle Ave | Chicago, IL 60631


7 to 13 years old  

Camper/Instructor Ratio:



Full Day $150/week
Half Day $80/week
One Day $40/day

What Players Need:

Baseball/Softball equipment, water bottle & bag lunch (an option to purchase lunch daily is also available)


Additional Requirements:

Parents are required to sign a medical and media waiver prior to sending their child(ren) to camp. Campers will not be allowed to participate without a completed waiver on file.

* Early drop off options available.


1 June 12 - June 16, 2017 -Youth Baseball Camp -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
2 June 19 - June 23, 2017 -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
-Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
3 June 26 - June 30, 2017 -Youth Baseball Camp  
No Camps Offered the Week of July 4th
4 July 10 - July 14, 2017 -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
5 July 17 - July 21, 2017 -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
6 July 24 - July 28, 2017 -Youth Baseball Camp  
Week A July 31- Aug 4 -Youth Baseball Camp  
7 August 7 - August 11, 2017 -Youth Baseball Camp  
8 August 14 - August 18, 2017 -Youth Baseball Camp  

Summer Camp Staff


Henry Szumal

Henry Szumal played baseball at Welles and Horner Parks as a youth and attended Lane Tech High School from 2005 until 2009, playing Varsity baseball in 2008 and 2009 as a pitcher and shortstop. After graduation, Henry attended Oakton Community College where he pitched and played a key-role in the team's best season in school history. Once Henry's playing days ended, he immediately began coaching and spent a season as the pitching coach for the Niles West 13u feeder team. Before joining the Mudcats program in 2013, Henry coached for the Niles West Junior Wolves. Currently, Henry is the Varsity Pitching Coach and Program Pitching Coordinator at Lane Tech High School and when not focusing on baseball, he runs his own animal care business. Henry is the Head Coach for the 2017 Chicago Mudcats 15u travel team.

Henry runs the Mudcats Horner Park Baseball Camps


Max Torres

Max Torres has served as a coach with the Chicago Mudcat organization since 2012. As a youth Max played baseball at Norwood Park where he was on the All Star Team, and later he played for the Niles North Vikings Summer Team. Max played both basketball and baseball for Taft High School and is currently attending Malcolm X College for Athletic Training. Max is the Head Coach of the 2017 Chicago Mudcats 10u travel team.

Max runs the Mudcats St. Thecla Baseball Camps


Jillian Gomez

Jillian Gomez was born and raised in Chicago and began playing softball at the age of five. Jillian began playing softball at Chicago’s Gompers Park where she also played 16u travel softball. Jillian attended Lane Tech High School where she won three city championships as the starting pitcher and played on the Oak Park Windmills’ 18u travel softball team. Jillian, who began working for the Mudcats in 2016, attends North Park University where she is studying Physics and Mathematics and plays on their softball team.

Jillian is the Assistant Coach for the 2017 16u Lady Mudcats’ Softball Team and a Mudcats softball pitching instructor.

Jillian runs the Mudcats Softball Camps at St. Thecla & Horner Park



Please print and sign the waiver and email it to or have your camper bring it with them to the first day of camp.

Campers will not be allowed to participate without a signed waiver.