By Jon Weisman
Chan Ho Park, Jerry Reuss and Ken Landreaux have joined the team of Dodger legends serving as instructors at the 53rd Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, from November 9-15.
Park, Reuss and Landreaux will join such previously announced instructors as Ron Cey, Tommy Davis, Steve Garvey, Mickey Hatcher, Rick Monday, Maury Wills and Steve Yeager. Tommy Lasorda and former National League umpire Bruce Froemming are also set to be guest instructors. Former Dodger scout Guy Wellman has returned as camp coordinator, a position he has held dating back to 1983.
“We are looking forward to providing a unique experience for those campers in attendance in November,” said Historic Dodgertown chairman and former Dodger owner Peter O’Malley. “With our latest additions of popular Dodgers Chan Ho Park, Jerry Reuss and Ken Landreaux, this will only enhance the camaraderie, storytelling and instruction for the participants, making this camp the best one ever. It is advisable for those who are considering signing up to do so now.”
Why sign up? Well, read on …
As in past camps, Dodger legends serve as instructors and interact on a daily basis with campers to improve skills, impart their baseball knowledge, compete in a game and share stories about their baseball careers. To date, campers from 16 states are represented.
The success and popularity of the camp begins with the unique, all-inclusive experience, as participants train, play, dine and stay in one place. Campers will take a beautiful, short walk in a park-like setting from their newly-designed rooms to the baseball fields, the major league clubhouse (formerly used by the Dodgers), the inviting dining room, fitness center and Stadium Club lounge with large screen TV, card tables and billiards.
Hours of enjoyment and the opportunity to learn and hear baseball stories from Dodger stars of the past fill the six nights and five days camp schedule. It is around-the-clock, first-class baseball fun, with campers treated the same as when the Dodgers trained at Dodgertown.
Included in the camp package: three meals a day; double occupancy (six nights) in one of Historic Dodgertown’s newly-designed rooms; two authentic personalized Dodger jerseys, both home and road; a video of camp activities and team photo; an autographed baseball by the instructors and other Dodger personnel in attendance; 50 baseball cards with your picture and camp statistics; instructors vs. campers game at iconic Holman Stadium; a poolside cocktail party on the first day; and use of fitness center and on-site recreational facilities (including basketball and tennis courts and the competition-size swimming pool). Cost for this exclusive experience is $4,995.