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Cardinals Fantasy Camp

16th Annual Cardinals Fantasy Camp

January 27-30, 2016
Held at Roger Dean Stadium - Jupiter, Florida

Click on the tabs below to learn more about the 2016 Cardinals Fantasy Camp.

 

Details

BIG LEAGUE CAMPER

$6,500 FOR NEW CAMPERS
$6,000 FOR RETURNING CAMPERS, BRINGING BACK AN OLD UNIFORM

  • 4 nights single room accommodations at the Marriott Palm Beach Gardens.
  • Daily transportation provided to/from Roger Dean Stadium.
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided daily in the St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training Clubhouse.
  • Evening festivities (Opening Reception, Talkin' Baseball, 2 Picnic Dinners at Roger Dean Stadium).
  • Cardinal apparel provided including: home white uniform - authentic jersey and pants, red batting practice jersey, authentic Cardinals sweatshirt/jacket, belt, socks, and hat (You must provide your own glove, rubber cleats, and other personal items).
  • Instruction and coaching from St. Louis Cardinals Legends and Hall of Famers.
  • Daily games against other campers.
  • One Cardinal Legend as your manager and One Cardinal Legend as your teammate.
  • One unique item (TBD) provided by the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • A "Camp Reunion" with All-Inclusive Suite tickets to a 2016 regular season Cardinals game (TBD).
  • Access to all training and practice facilities at Roger Dean Stadium Complex.
  • St. Louis Cardinals Clubhouse staff and athletic trainers on site.

**Airfare is NOT included in this cost**

BENCH COACH (12 spots available)

$5,100 FOR NEW CAMPERS
$4,600 FOR RETURNING CAMPERS, BRINGING BACK AN OLD UNIFORM

*Bench Coach is a non-playing experience

  • 4 nights single room accommodations at the Marriott Palm Beach Gardens.
  • Daily transportation provided to/from Roger Dean Stadium.
  • This option is for our long-time campers who are no longer able to participate in baseball activities. You will get the full camper experience excluding actually being drafted/playing in camp. You will work with the Legends and Manager on the team you are assigned to help create the lineup, coach first or third base, and cheer on your team as they compete.
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided daily in the St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training Clubhouse.
  • Evening festivities (Opening Reception, Talkin' Baseball, 2 Picnic Dinners at Roger Dean Stadium).
  • Cardinal apparel provided including: home white uniform - authentic jersey and pants, red batting practice jersey, authentic Cardinals sweatshirt/jacket, belt, socks, and hat (You must provide your own glove, rubber cleats, and other personal items).
  • Instruction and coaching from the St. Louis Cardinals Legends and Hall of Famers.
  • Daily games against other campers, in a coaching role.
  • One unique item (TBD) provided by the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • A "Camp Reunion" with All-Inclusive Party Suite tickets to a 2016 regular season Cardinals game (TBD).
  • Access to all training and practice facilities at Roger Dean Stadium Complex.
  • St. Louis Cardinals Clubhouse staff and athletic trainers on site.

**Airfare is NOT included in this cost**

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be received in writing (via email) and are subject to a forfeiture of the $1000 deposit. To receive a full refund of the deposit, the cancellation must be received before November 1, 2015. A cancellation received between November 2, 2015 and November 13, 2015 will forfeit the $1000 deposit. A cancellation received on or after November 14, 2015 will be subject to a 100% penalty (full cost of camp). The St. Louis Cardinals reserve the right to cancel the camp for any reason at any time prior to commencement of the camp. In the event of such cancellation, participants will be entitled to a full refund. Participants who are unable to participate in the camp as a result of injury, illness, or personal matter will receive a credit for use at a future Fantasy Camp.

Deposits are due at the time of registration.
Final Payments are due no later than October 15, 2015.

Schedule

The Opening Reception will take place on Wednesday evening at the hotel and the Championship game will take place on Saturday night at Roger Dean Stadium. Arriving flights should come in before 5 PM on Wednesday and departing flights should begin in the morning on Sunday, January 31. A more detailed schedule to come.

FAQ

Q. What is St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Camp?
A. Cardinals Fantasy Camp is a four day long baseball camp for Cardinals fans of all ages (27 and up) who love the St. Louis Cardinals and the game of baseball! The camp takes place at the Cardinals Spring Training facility, Roger Dean Stadium, in Jupiter, Florida. Campers will play 5 games and participate in other baseball activities at the Roger Dean Complex as well as attend evening events at the Hotel highlighting great moments in Cardinals history. At the 2016 Fantasy Camp, the theme will be the 2006 World Series Championship team. Former Cardinals players will be amongst your teammates and a Former Cardinals player will be your manager. You will also hear stories and receive insight from Cardinals Hall of Famers. By the time you get ready to leave Jupiter, you will have plenty of stories and memories to last a lifetime!
Q. Where are the hotel accommodations?
A. We stay at the Marriott Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. We have had a long partnership with this great hotel and the staff is phenomenal! The hotel is about 5 miles from Roger Dean Stadium. Each camper received a single-occupancy standard room at the hotel. If you wish to book additional rooms or nights, please contact the Fantasy Camp Staff and we will direct you to the correct contact.
Q. Who can participate?
A. Any adult 27 years of age or older who loves the St. Louis Cardinals!
Q. What is the average age?
A. The average age of participants is about 50 years old, but we see campers ranging from 27 years old all the way up to 80 years old.
Q. What is the ability of the participants?
A. There is a wide range of abilities from the campers who attend camp. Some have never picked up a bat, some played high school and college ball, and some pick up their gloves every summer to play in adult league softball/baseball. Skill is not a requirement; you just have to love the game! No camper has been asked to try out for the big league club, so just relax and have fun!
Q. What kind of physical shape must I be in to attend?
A. There are many levels of skill and ability at camp, but our main goal is for you to have a blast and create memories that will last you forever. We have our certified major & minor league trainers available to you all week long in case injury or other physical needs occur.
Q. Which players will be in attendance?
A. Former Cardinals are asked throughout the year to attend, expect to see some players from all time periods. Currently scheduled to attend are Willie McGee, Ozzie Smith, Whitey Herzog, Rick Horton, Scott Terry, Al Hrabosky, Dave LaPoint, Gene Roof, Jose Oquendo, Bob Tewksbury, Tom Henke, John Tudor, Tom Pagnozzi, Kyle McClellan, Reggie Sanders, Brian Jordan, Rick Ankiel, Jason Isringhausen, Randy Flores, Gary Bennett, and Ryan Franklin. Players are subject to change.
Q. What is the cost?
A. Big League Camper is $6500 and the Bench Coach is $5100. Please see our "Details" tab for more information.
Q. Is a portion of Fantasy Camp tax-deductible?
A. Yes, a portion will be tax-deductible. After camp is over, staff will send an email with information about the amount.
Q. How can I get a discounted rate?
A. Previous Campers who will bring back a uniform from a previous year will receive a $500 discount. Campers who already have hotel or housing accommodations in Florida can also receive a discount. Please contact a Fantasy Camp staff member or fantasycamp@cardinals.com to inquire.
Q. Is transportation provided?
A. Airfare is NOT included in Camp prices; this will be an additional cost for travel accommodations.

Transportation will NOT be provided from the Airports to the hotel on Wednesday, but transportation WILL be provided on Sunday morning leaving the hotel to the Airports. If your flight leaves earlier or later than the determined departure time, you will need to find your own transportation to the airport.

Daily transportation will be provided to/from Roger Dean Stadium.
Q. Do I need a rental car?
A. You shouldn't need a car once you arrive to the hotel. Transportation will be provided daily to and from the RDS Facility. If you wish to get a rental car, however, it is your decision and the cost will be the responsibility of the camper.
Q. Will there be a photographer to capture your moments of glory?
A. An official Fantasy Camp photographer will be shooting great plays all week. These photos will be available for you to download for free after the camp.
Q. Can we take pictures and get autographs?
A. As stated above, we will have a camp photographer present taking photos of the entire camp. However, if you wish to take photos, you may. Photos are allowed out on the fields and at the hotel during the evening events. However, no video or photos are allowed in the morning meetings. Also, no video is allowed at the evening events at the hotel. If you have questions about the policy, please see a Fantasy Camp staff member.

You may ask for autographs from the former players, but we ask that you do not bother them during meals and please do not overwhelm them with requests. Please refrain from asking for Hall of Famer autographs; each camper will have a Hall of Fame autograph session in which they are allowed to get 2 items signed by each Hall of Famer. If you have any questions, please see a Fantasy Camp staff member.
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. You need to bring anything that you feel will be required to participate in baseball activities - glove, rubber cleats or turf shoes (no metal spikes), batting gloves, protective cup, shower shoes, and other personal items. We will provide all necessary baseball equipment - helmets, wooden bats, catchers gear, baseballs. If you wish to bring your own wooden bat, you may do so. We will also provide the uniform (if you are a new camper or returning camper ordering a new uniform), shorts, t-shirt, Red hat and Blue hat, belts, socks, and some other items. You will get to keep your entire uniform and all the goodies that you receive at camp!

If you are a returning camper bringing back an old uniform, do not forget it!

A detailed list will be sent to all campers in the weeks leading up to camp.
Q. What shoes are acceptable for games?
A. Participants can wear turf shoes with plastic spikes only. No metal cleats will be allowed.
Q. What is the difference between a Big League Camper and a Bench Coach?
A. The only difference is that the Bench Coach will not play in games. This camper option was created for those Cardinals fans that want to attend Fantasy Camp, but are not able to participate in baseball activities due to injury. You will get the full camper experience excluding actually being drafted/playing in camp. You will work with the Legends and Manager on the team you are assigned to help create the lineup, coach first or third base, and cheer on your team as they compete.
Q. How many people attend camp?
A. Camp will consist of 6 teams with 10-12 campers per team. The maximum number of Bench Coaches is 12.
Q. How are the teams formed?
A. Thursday is the first day at the Roger Dean Stadium Complex. You will complete a workout and tryouts in the morning where you will be evaluated by all of the former Cardinals and Hall of Famers. Then, the managers will hold an official draft where they will create their teams. After their meeting, teams are revealed in the multipurpose room at Roger Dean Stadium and you will go out to play your first game!
Q. What is the Fantasy Camp Game Schedule?
A. A detailed schedule will be given to campers upon registration. Generally, you will play one game on Thursday, two games on Friday and two games on Saturday. Other activities are mixed in with the games.
Q. What is the dress code?
A. During the day, the dress is casual baseball attire. For the evening events at Roger Dean Stadium, this dress code is also acceptable. For the evening events at the Hotel, campers can dress on the casual end of business casual - khakis, polo shirts, etc. Some campers wear blazers and dress pants to dinner at the hotel, but it is not required.
Q. What meals are provided?
A. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily for all campers at the Roger Dean Facility. Dinner is also provided 2 nights at Roger Dean Stadium for all campers as well as one complimentary guest. The guest must be registered to have dinner. Dinner is provided 2 nights at the hotel for all campers as well as one complimentary guest. The guest must be registered to attend the evening events/dinners at the hotel.
Q. Can I bring my family?
A. Yes, families are welcome. Each camper can bring one (1) guest free of charge to each of the evening events. Any additional guests will come at an additional cost. Watching games at Roger Dean Stadium is free - campers are allowed to invite as many guests as they'd like. However, all guests must be registered with Fantasy Camp staff and will need credentials to visit Roger Dean Stadium.
Q. What will there be for my family to do?
A. The Jupiter/West Palm Beach area has much to offer for family activities - shopping, beaches, parks, golf, and other attractions.

Your family is also able to come out to Roger Dean Stadium to watch you play free of charge throughout the week. They will require credentials to get in and out of the park, and those credentials will be given to you by a Cardinals Fantasy Camp Staff Member.

Welcome Reception (Wednesday at Hotel) - $100
Thursday Dinner at Roger Dean Stadium - $50
Talkin' Baseball (Friday at Hotel) - $150
Saturday Dinner at Roger Dean Stadium- $50
Q. What if I need to cancel my camp slot?
A. REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations must be received in writing (via email) and are subject to a forfeiture of the $1000 deposit. To receive a full refund of the deposit, the cancellation must be received before November 1, 2015. A cancellation received between November 2, 2015 and November 13, 2015 will forfeit the $1000 deposit. A cancellation received on or after November 14, 2015 will be subject to a 100% penalty (full cost of camp). The St. Louis Cardinals reserve the right to cancel the camp for any reason at any time prior to commencement of the camp. In the event of such cancellation, participants will be entitled to a full refund. Participants who are unable to participate in the camp as a result of injury, illness, or personal matter will receive a credit for use at a future Fantasy Camp.

Deposits are due at the time of registration.
Final Payments are due no later than October 15, 2015.
Q. What is the payment policy?
A. Your deposit must be made to reserve your camp slot. Your full balance must be paid no later than October 15, 2015. To set up payment plan, please contact Fantasy Camp staff at fantasycamp@cardinals.com.
Q. Can I share a room?
A. Each camper's fees include the cost of his or her own hotel room. You are more than welcome to share a room with another camper. However, this will not alter the fee. If you wish to share a room, please notify camp staff when registering.
Q. Where do I get my welcome packet with all the final camp information?
A. Once you arrive to the hotel, you will go through a welcome registration. You will check in, receive credentials & goodie bag, have a headshot taken for photos at RDS, and get your camp schedule. A schedule will be sent out prior to arriving to camp, but a final schedule will come at registration.
Q. Who do the proceeds benefit?
A. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mercy Cardinals Kids Cancer Center in St. Louis.
Q. Additional Questions?
A. Please contact Fantasy Camp staff at fantasycamp@cardinals.com and a staff member will reach out to you.

Cardinals Legends Attending

Legends Attending Include:

  • Willie McGee
  • Ozzie Smith
  • Whitey Herzog
  • Rick Horton
  • Scott Terry
  • Al Hrabosky
  • Dave LaPoint
  • Gene Roof
  • Jose Oquendo
  • Bob Tewksbury
  • Tom Henke
  • John Tudor
  • Tom Pagnozzi
  • Kyle McClellan
  • Reggie Sanders
  • Brian Jordan
  • Rick Ankiel
  • Jason Isringhausen
  • Randy Flores
  • Gary Bennett
  • Ryan Franklin

*Players are subject to change

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