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 that allow all participants to have fun and learn in a relaxed environment. As summers can be busy for families, our camps are 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 Advanced Player Development Memberships.

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 $175/week
Half Day $90/week
One Day $50/day

What Players Need:

Baseball/Softball equipment, water bottle & bag lunch (an option to purchase a low cost, healthy 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.


2 June 18 - June 22, 2018 -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
3 June 25 - June 29, 2018 -Youth Baseball Camp  
No Camps Offered the Week of July 4th
4 July 9 - July 13, 2018 -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
5 July 16 - July 20, 2018 -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
6 July 23 - July 27, 2018 -Youth Baseball Camp  
7 August 6 - August 10, 2018 -Youth Baseball Camp  
8 August 13 - August 17, 2018 -Youth Baseball Camp  
9 August 20 - August 24, 2018 -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. 


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. 


Eddie Torres

Eddie Torres grew up playing baseball at Norwood Park. Eddie attended Taft High School where he played both baseball and basketball. Eddie began his collegiate studies at the College of Lake County where he also played baseball and basketball. In 2017, Eddie was recently released by a California professional independent baseball league and is currently playing ball for Harper College while finishing a degree in Kinesiology. Eddie has been with the Mudcat organization since 2012 as both a coach and running our summer 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.





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.