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  (5-6yo half-day option)

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.


1 June 17 - June 21, 2019 -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
2 June 24 - June 28, 2019 -Youth Baseball Camp  
No Camps Offered the Week of July 4th
3 July 8 - July 12, 2019 -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
4 July 15 - July 19, 2019 -Youth Baseball Camp
-Youth Softball Camp
5 July 22 - July 26, 2019 -Youth Baseball Camp  
6 July 29 - August 2, 2019 - Youth Baseball Camp  
7 August 5 - August 9, 2019 -Youth Baseball Camp  
8 August 12 - August 16, 2019 9-Youth Baseball Camp  

Summer Camp Staff

Ethan Soderna

Ethan Soderna started playing baseball for Welles Park, playing travel ball with the Wolves starting at 8u. He joined the Mudcats during his 13u season, and has been helping out at summer camp ever since. This year he was promoted to Head Summer Camp instructor for Brands Park camps. He graduated from Jones College Prep in 2017, playing 4 years of varsity baseball and 2 years of varisty soccer. Ethan currently pitches at Ohio Wesleyan University and is studying Sports Management & Marketing. In 2018, Coach Soderna lead the 9u Mudcats as Head Coach and played on the Mudcats College 22u team. 


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.


GSB Head Instructor- TBA

We will update the Girls Softball Head Instrucotr when they are named for 2019.





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.